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The Drop: Lucinda Williams

In conjunction with the Americana Music Association & 88.5FM KCSN, Sponsored by Amoeba Music

As a rule, you can divide music into three categories -- the kind that aims for the head, the kind that aims for the heart and the kind that aims for the hips. Forging two of those connections at once is pretty impressive, but connecting on all three? That’s a rare accomplishment indeed, one that Lucinda Williams manages on her 11th studio album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, the first release on GRAMMY-Award winner Lucinda Williams’ own Highway 20 Records label, is easily the most ambitious creation in a body of work that’s long on ambition. Over the course of two discs, Williams leaves no emotional crevice left unexplored, drinking deeply from a well of inspiration that culminates with an offering that overflows with delta-infused country soul. Lucinda Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades now, emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana (a town with a rich tradition in all of America’s indigenous music, from country to the blues) having been imbued with a “culturally rich, economically poor” worldview. Several years of playing the hardscrabble clubs of her adopted state of Texas gave her a solid enough footing to record a self-titled album that would become a touchstone for the embryonic Americana movement – helping launch a thousand musical ships along the way.  Please join us as we welcome Williams to celebrate the recent release of Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone in the Clive Davis Theater with an interview, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli, and performance. This event is produced in conjunction with The Americana Music Association.

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