Welcome to the seventh installment of the Quick Fact blog series! These posts are meant to give you a bite-size overview of performances you’ll find in the 2014 Festival season. Each post in the series includes who, what, when, where, and why. We’ll even throw in some images, videos, and staff recommendations to sweeten the deal. Enjoy!

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Lucinda Williams


Louisiana-born singer and guitarist whose modest upbringing taught her the importance of artistic expression at a very young age. Lucinda’s sound blends American rock, country, folk, and blues.



June 4 at 8pm – Buy Tickets


TD Arena at College of Charleston


A recording career of nearly 4 decades says it all. Lucinda Williams is a musical force that hasn’t slowed down since her first album, Ramblin‘, debuted in the late 70’s. She continues to tour the world, making her highly anticipated Spoleto Festival USA debut this spring.

“…breathtaking vocal delivery and unflinching honesty.” –Dallas Observer



Rhys Williams, Director of Production – no relation to Lucinda Williams

When I was a young man I saw Lucinda Williams in a 300 seat theater near Nyack, New York – around 1994 or 1995.  It was life changing – she was a force of nature, a raw talent so powerful that I left the concert and immediately bought three of her CDs – which are part of my core listening to this day.  She touched my soul, her words and music so perfectly spun together.  I cannot wait to have a chance to see her perform again, and almost 20 years later I actually get to meet her!

An oldie but goodie from Lucinda’s 1989 performance on “Live from Austin TX”…

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Tickets to Lucinda Williams and all other Festival performances are available online at spoletousa.org, over the phone at 843.579.3100, in person at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting Street, or through your mobile device.