The 30-Day Song Selection Spectacular: #9, A Song That You First Heard Live, That You Became Instantly Obsessed With

Lucinda Williams, “Changed The Locks”

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I had heard Lucinda Williams on the radio and liked her enough to go see her play at Maxwells in the early-mid ’90s, but hearing this song live was what made me a fan. I was impressed at how she got from changing the locks to renaming the whole dang town in just under four minutes.

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Singer-songwriter and American Songwriter contributor Paula Carino lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her latest album, Open On Sunday, is available at


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