LUCINDA WILLIAMS – ” Stories from a Rock N Roll Heart “

Posted: April 28, 2023 in MUSIC

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 honoured 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.”

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. 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. 

The album Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart is slated for release 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”).

2023 Highway 20 Records marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

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