Lucinda Williams On World Cafe : World Cafe The prolific musician sings and speaks of her late father, the poet Miller Williams, in this intimate session.
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Lucinda Williams on World Cafe

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Lucinda Williams On World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Place In My Heart"
  • "If My Love Could Kill"
  • "Ghosts Of Highway 20"
  • "When I Look At The World"

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams' new album, The Ghosts Of Highway 20, is her second double album in a row — she's most certainly been prolific in recent years. The titular stretch of highway passes through resonant places in Williams' life and provides perfect context for songs about the people and events she's encountered along the way.

One of the most important of those events was the death of her father, the poet Miller Williams, at the beginning of 2015. She sings songs about him, openly discusses his final days and sheds a tear in this session. Hear the complete interview and performance above, and check out a video of "If My Love Could Kill," recorded live in the World Cafe studio, below.

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