Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her acclaimed album “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” with a show Aug. 8 at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, a recent news release reminds us. (News releases do have a way of reminding you about cool shows you saw referenced a while back and then forgot all about.)
And Williams is worth remembering.
“Few roots-leaning songwriters have inspired such intense adoration, or as much emulation, as Lucinda Williams,” reads a quote from the release attributed to NPR music.
Here’s more of what the release has to say about the show by the three-time Grammy winner celebrating an anniversary that actually came last year:
Williams will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from throughout her remarkable career. …. The influence of ‘Car Wheels On A Gravel Road’ is immeasurable, and it is considered one of the cornerstones of what is now called Americana. Following its release, the record was named Best Album of 1998 in the Village Voice’s annual ‘Pazz & Jop’ critics poll and received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone, while garnering critical praise throughout the press. The album went on to win the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Rolling Stone has ranked it #304 on their list of the ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ In a long and celebrated career, Lucinda Williams’ art is as genuine and soulful as when she began writing.
Get show details here.