Just days before her 70th birthday, triple Grammy-winner and revered Americana pioneer Lucinda Williams returns to Glasgow as the recent – and first female - recipient of the ultra-prestigious BMI Troubadour Award. This follows rave reviews for her latest release, 2020’s searingly raw, righteously impassioned Good Souls, Better Angels. Reuniting Williams with Ray Kennedy, who also produced her 1998 classic Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, the album’s fire-and-brimstone blues-rock attack rails thrillingly against the wrongs of today’s troubled times. Tempered by parallel themes of resilience and hope, it’s been ranked among the best of her long and celebrated career.
“Plain-spoken poetry and blue-collar sensibilities. . . four decades of monumental music-making. ” (Paste)
L.A. Edwards is a Nashville-based quartet, comprised of brothers Luke, Harry, Jay, and Alex Edwards. The band is led by their lead singer and songwriter Luke, who goes by L.A. Edwards and whose voice and story is authentic, powerful, and endearing. This comes from a life spent in a large family, a small California town, and mainly on the road.
Proteges of the Tom Petty camp, the band has been described as, “Eagles-esque harmony, Stones-inspired guitar weaving, the melancholy of Jackson Browne, and the working-class optimism of Tom Petty himself” (88.5FM).