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Williams sets tour

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – Lucinda Williams has announced tour dates following the February release of "The Ghosts of Highway 20" (Highway 20/Thirty Tigers). The tour will kick off in Los Angeles on March 4 and will include a special five night run in New York City from March 13-18.

"The Ghosts of Highway 20," coming Feb. 5, revolves around the 1,500-mile Highway 20 (Interstate 20) that runs in part from Georgia to Texas. Whether it is cities she has resided in (Atlanta, 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.

Guitarists Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz play on the 14-song collection. She puts her signature on a new interpretation of Bruce Springsteen's "Factory" and creates her own musical landscape with lost Woody Guthrie lyrics on "House of Earth."

The disc was co-produced by Williams, Leisz and Tom Overby and recorded with Williams' band Buick 6.

Tour dates are:
March 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Royce Hall at UCLA
March 9-10 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
March 12 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
March 13, 14, 16, 17 & 18 - New York, NY - City Winery
March 19 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 21-22 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
March 24-25 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
March 26 - Kent, OH - Kent Stage
March 28-29 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark 

March 30 - Nelsonville, OH - Stuart's Opera House
April 1-3 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School Of Folk Music
April 5, 6, 8, 9 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
April 12-13 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 14 - Breckenridge, CO - Riverwalk Center
April 17-18 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler Theater
April 22-23 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall

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As impressive as her last album "Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone" was, this much is true about Lucinda Williams: the next album will be as stellar or even more. That's not to say any of her releases are subpar, but the quality (and now consistency) of her output makes her a precious gem. And this record, an album inspired and influenced by I-20, a winding piece of pavement that cuts throughout her home state of Louisiana, is the usual extraordinary affair you'd expect. »»»
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