Victoria Williams

A pal, a peer, a playmate, an inspiration. Known as Lou’siana Lou when she first came to LA and played on the punk circuit, she was probably out of place then. She’s out of place right this very minute -- how often is there a simple place for anyone this great, this natural, this instinctive, this deep, this pure, this true? And yet, Victoria is more often in place, more in time and beyond, than all the rest of us can ever hope to be. Michelle, who doesn’t cover many songs, covered her song “Holy Spirit” on an album dedicated to her, and she sings it still sometimes, whenever the Spirit moves her. The same Spirit that moves whenever Sister Vic sings.