Lucinda Williams On Mountain Stage
Lucinda Williams first performed on Mountain Stage in 1989, a full 10 years after releasing her debut Ramblin'. Heard here in her fifth appearance, she brings songs from her highly anticipated latest release Blessed.
Williams first industry recognition came in 1993 as the writer of "Passionate Kisses," which won a Grammy for "Country Song of the Year," recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter. In 1998, she broke through as a recording artist with Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, an album that netted her another Grammy and is widely hailed as a high-water mark in the broadly defined genre of Americana music.
Williams has released five studio albums since then, the most recent being Blessed. Armed only with an acoustic guitar, she plays four songs from that new release, as well as "Everything Has Changed" from the album West, and the title track from World Without Tears. She closes with "Joy," the raucous crowd pleaser from Car Wheels.
This performance originally aired on April 18, 2011.