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Is White Widow also a "Gold Dust Woman"?
Is White Widow also a "Gold Dust Woman"?

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With the B. Sterling Band, Ricky Stein, James Caronna and Tim Qualls, 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, at Fitgerald's (downstairs), 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838 or www.fitzlive.com.

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According to Google, White Widow is a Cannabis Cup-winning, especially potent strain of marijuana and a movie starring Benicio del Toro, scheduled for release next year, with the following synopsis: "Looking for romance, but attracted to the wrong men, a young woman finds herself with a cache of stolen diamonds on the run from mobsters." Take away the diamonds and the mobsters, and that could describe a third White Widow, this one the twentysomething singer-songwriter who splits her time between New York and Austin. Taking her name not from the pot but a line in Stevie Nicks's "Gold Dust Woman" (although you never know), White Widow may be attracted to the wrong men on last year's Black Heart, but the nine songs of sturdy yet melodic guitar rock — including a cover of Nicks's "Lady From the Mountain" — show she's no pushover. A worthy heir to the sneering '90s femme-rocker examples of PJ Harvey and fellow Nicks disciple Courtney Love would be a lot closer to the truth.

 
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