Personalities | Lucinda Williams | Alt. Country & The Bluegrass Revival

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1953)

Williams began as a blues revivalist on Woody Guthrie’s old label, Folkways, releasing an album of standards in 1979 and an album of originals in 1980. But it wasn’t until she formed a partnership with guitarist-producer-arranger Gurf Morlix that her songwriting and singing became more focused and country in style. Their 1988 album together, Lucinda Williams, was her peak achievement. Its country credentials were certified when two of the songs were later turned into Top 10 hits by Patty Loveless (‘The Night’s Too Long’) and Mary Chapin Carpenter (‘Passionate Kisses’). Williams made two more superb albums, 1992’s Sweet Old World and 1998’s Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, before splitting with Morlix and losing her momentum.

Styles & Forms | Alt. Country & The Bluegrass Revival

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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