"(It's) probably highly unlikely but let's just say that we are poking around to see if there might be somewhere a stranded band could play and have some fun tonight," her management had posted on Facebook a few moments earlier.
Glick quickly volunteered his
"It was really fantastic she wanted to do something for the fans," said
Williams had been slated to play a Saturday afternoon Taste of Chicago show with
It wasn't a simple task. According to Williams' Facebook page, another
"I also got the feeling (the venue's representative) might not have known who Lucinda was," the page said.
Glick said Williams and her musicians had not brought their instruments to town -- a common practice for bands flying into a city for a quick gig -- so they had to borrow guitars from the
But once the logistics were worked out, Williams announced the show on
"It's funny, because I have tried at least twice to go to her
"I saw her post and headed down there," he said. "Forty-five minutes later, I was standing by the edge of the stage."
Glick said about 150 people jammed into the small, sweltering space to hear Williams and her band play about a dozen songs. The crowd sang along to all of them, and when the show ended a bit after midnight, the audience left energized by the concert that almost didn't happen.
"She put a lot of heart into this one," Murphy said. "You knew she was there because she wanted to be, and the crowd was really, really appreciative."
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