Kelly Willis and Jamie Lin Wilson in concert
Kelly Willis, an Austin-based singer/songwriter, is Back Being Blue, to take a color-coded cue from the title of her seventh album. This is an album of songs about lonesomeness that also happens to be a cracklingly good time.
Jamie Lin Wilson is easy to love. With her warm, strong vocals, sly sense of humor, and lyrics that highlight the details that most of us miss, she creates stark vignettes: footsteps in the hall outside a motel room; the way a lover lays their head down at night; a humble but inviting front porch.
The Black Box Songwriter Series features singer-songwriters in an intimate, listening-room setting. Both newcomers and veteran songwriters have played the series and given fans a chance to hear incredible songs as well as the stories behind them.