Lucinda Williams New Album Out Next Week

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Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams returns on February 5 with The Ghosts of Highway 20 . After 11 highly acclaimed studio albums, Williams is in the most prolific period of her nearly four-decade career.

Three-time Grammy winner Lucinda Williams new album Ghosts of Highway 20 (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers), her 12th studio album, is due for release next Friday, February 5. One major music retailer in Australia is taking pre-orders online for signed copies of the album.

A dozen of the 14 songs were inspired by various periods and experiences throughout Williams’ life that all tie into Highway 20 (aka Interstate 20), which runs in part from Georgia to Texas, the focal region of the album. Whether it is cities she has resided in (Atlanta, GA, Macon, GA), has family ties to (Shreveport, LA, Monroe, LA) or previously written about (Jackson, LA, Vicksburg, MS), Williams’ personal experiences and connections to these areas inform the narratives.

Williams previewed several of the songs from The Ghosts of Highway 20 during her recent Australian tour and the album features some of the most experimental arrangements Williams has ever recorded, including a lost Woody Guthrie song Williams wrote the music to.

Guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz are studio guests – with Leisz co-producing the album with Williams and Tom Overby – and recorded with Williams’ rhythm section of Butch Norton (drums) and David Sutton (bass). Guitarist Val McCallum also guests on two tracks.

Williams celebrated her 63rd birthday on Australia Day and is playing the Southern Jam in Florida on Saturday January 30 and will then undertake a 27-date American tour from March 4 through April 23.

Lucinda Williams Tour Dates

January 30 – Boca Raton, FL – Southern Jam 2016 – Sunset Cove Amphitheater

March 4 – Los Angeles, CA – UCLA Royce Hall

March 9  – Philadelphia, PA – World Café

March 11 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café

March 12- New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

March 13 – New York City, NY – City Winery (NYC) 3/13 – 3/18

March 19 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall

March 21 –  Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

March 22 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

March 24 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House

March 25 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House

March 26 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage

March 28 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark

March 29 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark

March 30 – Nelsonville, OH – Stuart’s Opera House

April 1 – Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music – April 1, 2, 3

April 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club

April 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club

April 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club

April 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club

April 12 – Denver,CO – Bluebird Theater

April 13  – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

April 14  – Breckenridge, CO – Riverwalk Center

April 17  – Dallas, TX – The Kessler

April 18  – Dallas, TX – The Kessler

April 19 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler

April 22 – New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall

April 23 – New Braunfels, TX Gruene Hall

 

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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