Lucinda Williams

After 'The Ghosts of Highway 20,' Lucinda Williams looks ahead to her next step

After 'The Ghosts of Highway 20,' Lucinda Williams looks ahead to her next step

Lucinda Williams is feeling a little restless these days and is talking about shifting gears musically in 2017.

It’s not that the acclaimed singer-songwriter is remotely unhappy with her work. Last year’s “The Ghosts of Highway 20” double album was another career high watermark creatively, exploring topics of family, home, love and wanderlust in 14 powerfully atmospheric songs that stretched out musically thanks in large part to the work of guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz.

But the moodiness of those songs, some of which emerged from the deaths of her mother in 2004 and her father, poet Miller Williams, on New Year’s Day in...

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