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Lucinda Williams Has Forged Her Own Path

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Lucinda Williams Has Forged Her Own Path

Lucinda Williams Has Forged Her Own Path

Lucinda Williams Has Forged Her Own Path

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Set List

  • "You Can't Rule Me"
  • "Bone of Contention"
  • "Man Without A Soul"
  • "When The Way Gets Dark"

Lucinda Williams is one of those artists whose influence goes far beyond her own work. I can't count the number of musicians I've spoken to who cite Lucinda as someone they admire and whose songwriting has shaped their own. She's released 20 albums over the last four decades; throughout that time, she's has never allowed herself to get slotted into one lane – she's forged her own path and has always spoken her own truth. She's also incredibly fun to talk to, as you'll hear in this session. She's funny, clever and can tell a hell of a good story.

I spoke with Lucinda Williams from her home in Nashville at the end of June about her new album, Good Souls Better Angels. She told stories about growing up as the daughter of poet Miller Williams, and about her first memories of getting politically active. Hear ourn conversation, along with live recordings of some of her new songs, all in the player above.

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