Lucinda Williams returns to Macon for Saturday performance at Cox Capitol Theatre

lshirley@macon.comMay 30, 2014 

Lucinda Williams will perform at the Cox Capitol Theatre on May 31.

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Lucinda Williams spent part of her childhood in Macon when her father, poet Miller Williams, taught at Wesleyan College. On Saturday, she will return to Macon for a show at the Cox Capitol Theatre, a poet in her own way.

“For people who are really into listening to lyrics, her music is such a great experience. She writes about every man’s man, every woman’s woman, just the everyday person. It’s so poetic, it strikes you,” said Roger Riddle, marketing manager for the Moonhanger Group, which manages the theater.

Though Williams’ music often falls under the country music label, it better fits in the Americana genre, Riddle said.

“She was probably one of the first people to make the Americana genre come to life. She was one of the first in country, along with Steve Earle, to really define what that genre was going to become,” he said. “She’s a musician’s musician; she’s something special.”

The Kenneth Brian Band will open the show, which starts at 8 p.m.

Lucinda Williams

When: 8 p.m. May 31

Where: Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St.

Cost: $48

Information: 877-987-6487, www.coxcapitoltheatre.com

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