Lucinda Williams has taken a somewhat unorthodox path to becoming one of the finest voices/storytellers in roots music. Williams didn't truly hit her stride until 1998, with the release of Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. The '00s saw Williams' output increase along with her appeal to both critics and peers, including the likes of Elvis Costello and Tom Petty. It's been a natural progression, one filled with lengthy gaps between albums, and open-diary storytelling that defines some of the best American country songs. Williams recently got married, which has skewed her yarns of lost love. Actually, hearing the new material alongside Williams' older songs might be the most therapeutic thing you do tonight. MARK LORE
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