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Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

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Description of Lucinda Williams's Music:

alt.country singer/songwriter

Comparisons:

Similar alt.country women include Eliza Gilkyson, Emmylou Harris and even, occcasionally, Gillian Welch. Fans of Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt may also appreciate Lucinda Williams.

Recommended CDs by Lucinda Williams:

Ramblin' (Smithsonian Folkways, 1979) Compare Prices
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Mercury, 1998) Compare Prices
West (Lost Highway, 2007) Compare Prices

Artists Who Have Recorded Songs by Lucinda Williams:

Tom Petty recorded "Changed the Locks"
Mary Chapin Carpenter recorded "Passionate Kisses," for which both Williams and Carpenter received Grammy Awards
Emmylou Harris recorded "Sweet Old World"

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Lucinda Williams Biography:

Born in Lake Carles, Louisiana, Lucinda Williams moved around a lot as a child. Her father was a professor of literature, a poet and musician. She began writing songs when she was a young child, and made her debut in Mexico City when she was 17. In 1978, she recorded her first album of folk and blues covers on Smithsonian Folkways. It wasn't until 20 years later that her career really took off with the release of Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Since then, she's received three Grammy Awards, and was named America's Best Songwriter by TIME Magazine in 2002. She's recorded eight albums in all, and has collaborated with artists like Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, and John Prine.
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