August 11, 2000 |
Like the Southern folk artists she so admires, Williams is enchanted by the everyday miracles to be found in life and nature. She is among the least jaded contemporary songwriters, a chronicler of the incidental moments that transform the prosaic into the transcendent. Williams' latest album (due in stores Tuesday) finds the Louisiana native turned Joshua Tree resident homed in on the same subject matter, but she's using a broader palette this time.
April 19, 1998 |
Peter Case and Victoria Williams' marriage may not have lasted, but the singer-songwriters, alums of the glorious '80s Los Angeles club scene that also produced X and Los Lobos, are reunited in this edition of the Guide, which advises how to keep up with what's fresh in pop music on a budget of $50 a month.
January 24, 1998 |
Singer-songwriter Victoria Williams was surrounded by admirers Thursday night, and it's tough to say who was more delighted--the rapt Roxy audience or the musicians on stage with her. Backed by 10 band members, Williams played banjo, piano, guitar and harmonica, singing her unique folk- and jazz-laced pop tunes to an audience that remained attentive throughout the nearly two-hour performance.
January 11, 1998 |
She's been recording for more than 10 years, but until recently Victoria Williams has probably been known more by reputation than for her eclectic work. The eccentric singer-songwriter is a musicians' cult figure of sorts, so admired by the likes of Lou Reed, Michelle Shocked and Maria McKee that they participated in 1993's "Sweet Relief," a benefit album of Williams songs that helped pay for her multiple sclerosis treatment.
November 19, 1995 |
* * * Victoria Williams, "This Moment in Toronto," Mammoth/Atlantic. If the Louisiana sprite's regular albums are treasures of quirky, home-spun charm, her concerts are even more so. This live set captures that casual, living-room warmth, adding new songs and a lovely, brittle "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" to her repertoire--plus a visit to the stage by her dog, Molly. Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (e x cellent).
December 2, 1994 |
Victoria Williams is probably best known for last year's album "Sweet Relief," a benefit record to assist the singer-songwriter's fight with multiple sclerosis and her efforts to establish health care for uninsured musicians.