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Lucinda Williams: ‘I hated the way major labels made my music sound’
The maverick singer-songwriter answers your questions – from how she coaxed Bruce Springsteen on to her record to how she’s coping since her stroke

As told to Dave Simpson

01, Jun, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Post your questions for Lucinda Williams
Whether you’d like to ask about her hugely influential career, being a country star on a punk label or what it’s like working with Springsteen, the legendary singer is here for your quizzin’

Laura Snapes

26, May, 2023 @4:25 PM

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John Fogerty review – a triumphant celebration of Creedence Clearwater classics
The 77-year old sings like he’s reclaiming the songs he spent years trying to wrestle back from record labels and former band members

Dave Simpson

26, May, 2023 @10:39 AM

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SBT: Joan of All review – heartfelt but fizzling indie rock
One-time Smog collaborator Sarabeth Tucek returns after a decade away with a double album that works best when it’s spiky

Damien Morris

14, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘We want you to feel overwhelmed by hope’: music, marriage and mortality with the War and Treaty
He was a wounded Army veteran, she was a failed R&B star. Together they’ve transmuted trauma into powerfully uplifting gospel and country music – and John Legend is set to film their love story

Emma John

20, Mar, 2023 @2:14 PM

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Weyes Blood review – spiritual road trip through Americana and beyond
The singer-songwriter’s secular hymnals and eerie psych-folk songs have an almost sacred quality when played live, leaving the crowd in a state of spellbound rapture

Sophie Walker

09, Feb, 2023 @1:12 PM

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Meg Baird: Furling review – a contemplative delight
Expanding her sonic canvas, the American singer-songwriter’s first solo album in seven years is well worth the wait

Phil Mongredien

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Lucinda Williams review – dirt mixed with tears in an evening of consummate Americana
The singer-songerwriter leaned in to the precariousness of life as she paid tribute to lost friends, including Jeff Beck and Tom Petty

Laura Barton

22, Jan, 2023 @12:49 PM

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Martha Wainwright: ‘My happiest decade is also my saddest – this decade’
The singer-songwriter on her famous musical family, coping with death, divorce and parenting, and how her childhood was still easier than Prince Harry’s

Kate Kellaway

22, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Margo Price: Strays review – still country to the core
Adding sobriety and southern rock to her repertoire, this true American survivor is the real deal

Kitty Empire

08, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Ukrainian hardcore, Nigerian alté and Red Bull-soaked bloghouse: 2023’s most promising musical newcomers
From Memphis rap to Manchester post-punk and Laurel Canyon-worthy beauty, a new generation is coming this way

Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

29, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Rab Noakes obituary
Singer and guitarist at the heart of the Scottish music scene who was a founding member of Stealers Wheel and wrote songs for Lindisfarne

Robin Denselow

21, Nov, 2022 @5:57 PM

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