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Lucinda Williams | Stories from a Rock N Roll Heart (2023)

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Lucinda Williams, a celebrated singer-songwriter known for her powerful storytelling and emotional authenticity is set to release her 15th studio album titled “Stories from a Rock N Roll Heart” on June 30th. This album will follow closely after the release of her highly anticipated memoir “Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You: A Memoir” due out April 25th. “Stories from a Rock N Roll Heart” features guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Margo Price, and Angel Olsen among others. This album features an all star cast of musicians as well, featuring members of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers and The Replacements. Throughout her career, Lucinda has been honored with numerous accolades, including three Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association and induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone describes her as “one of America’s best songwriters.”

Lucinda Williams: Stories from a Rock N Roll Heart

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Beloved songwriter and performer Lucinda Williams has announced her newest album, Stories From A Rock n Roll Heart, which features big names like Bruce Springsteen and Angel Olsen. The album, which is set to drop on June 30, also features the new single, “New York Comeback,” which Williams has shared this week. The song features backing vocals from Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. Williams, a three-time Grammy Award winner, turned 70 earlier this year. She is also set to release her long-awaited memoir, Don’t Tell Anybody The Secrets I Told You, on April 25. Though there is much to celebrate, Williams has been going through a tough time as of late. In 2020, a tornado damaged her home in Nashville, followed (two weeks later) by the beginning of the COVID lockdown. Later that year in November, Williams suffered a stroke that partially impaired some of her motor skills on the left side of her body, forcing her to learn to walk again and taking away her ability to play the guitar. American Songwriter

Over the past two years, it’s been the force driving her recovery from a debilitating stroke she suffered on November 17, 2020, at age 67. Her masterful, multi-Grammy-winning songwriting has never deserted her. To wit, her stunning, sixteenth studio album, Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart, brims over with some of the best work of her career. And though Williams can no longer play her beloved guitar – a constant companion since age 12 – her distinctive vocals sound better than ever. The band rocks out on the album’s jubilant opening track, “Let’s Get the Band Back Together,” which features a gang of background singers, including Margo Price and Buddy Miller. Inspired by “that need for community after all the isolation of the pandemic,” Williams offers, the song is “about getting old friends together again who’d drifted apart.” Price also joins her on the bluesy protest, “This Is Not My Town.” The evocative “New York Comeback” also includes guest vocalists – Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa. Bluestown Music

The album Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart is slated for release June 30 via Highway 20 Records and Thirty Tigers. It’s Williams’ first album since a November 2020 stroke that impaired some movement and rendered her unable to play guitar. That caused her to shift her songwriting process, according to a press release announcing the album. She now works in closer collaboration with her husband and manager Tom Overby, and also got an assist writing this album from her friend and fellow musician Jesse Malin and her road manager Travis Stephens. The album is dedicated to Replacements co-founder Bob Stinson and features a song paying tribute to him (“Hum’s Liquor”), as well as a song celebrating Tom Petty (“Stolen Moments”). No Depression

  • Let’s Get The Band Back Together
  • New York Comeback
  • Last Call For The Truth
  • Jukebox
  • Stolen Moments
  • Rock N Roll Heart
  • This Is Not My Town
  • Hum’s Liquor
  • Where The Song Will Find Me
  • Never Gonna Fade Away

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Highway 20 Records
Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2023
Label ‏ : ‎ Highway 20 Records
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C1BG78N5
Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1

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