Photo by David McClister
20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets
Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams will perform at 20th Century Theatre in Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00 p.m. in support of her highly-acclaimed new album The Ghosts of Highway 20. Press reactions to the album have been fantastic with Pitchfork lauding the record as one that is, “…among the best works of her career…” and The New York Times highlighting her voice as “…rougher and more compelling than ever.” Featured on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Rolling Stone and PBS Newshour, Williams opened up about the new album, which explores how Interstate 20 has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life. For more highlights, click HERE.
Recorded in the middle of arguably the most prolific period of her nearly four-decade career, The Ghosts of Highway 20 is unlike any other Williams’ album. The narratives revolve around the 1500-mile Highway 20 (aka Interstate 20) that runs in part from Georgia to Texas. Whether it is cities she has resided in (Atlanta, GA, Macon, GA), has family ties to (Shreveport, LA, Monroe, LA) or previously written about (Jackson, LA, Vicksburg, MS), Williams’ experiences and connections to these areas are the basis for one of her most uniquely personal albums yet.
The Ghosts of Highway 20 features some of the most expansive and experimental arrangements Williams has ever recorded. Revered guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz provide incredible sonic textures and ethereal tones that enhance her brilliant writing and wise and weathered vocals on the new 14-song collection.
Co-produced by Williams, Leisz and Tom Overby, The Ghosts Of Highway 20 was recorded with Williams’ ace band Buick 6, who was recently named Best Backing Band of 2015 by Garden & Gun. View HERE.
Williams’ live performances are filled with passion and intimacy as she connects with her audiences on a very personal level allowing insight into the soul of her artistry.