This year marks the 20th anniversary of Lucinda Williams’ Grammy Award-winning album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road. The 1998 album by the famed country, blues and folk singer-songwriter featured the Grammy-nominated hit single “Can’t Let Go” along with guest appearances by Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley and more. Paste ranked the album #2 on our list of the 50 best alt-country albums of all time, with Paste contributor Tim Basham writing, “The stories in the songs, along with a laconic, southern drawl of rock guitars, serve as the perfect soundtrack to a backroads drive through the South.”
To commemorate this album’s milestone year, Williams will embark on a North American tour where she will play the album in its entirety, followed by another set of various songs from her prolific career. The 12-date, 10-city tour will primarily take place in the Northeast, starting on Nov. 2 in Collingswood, N.J., and concluding on Nov. 17 in Berwyn, Ill. Williams will be backed by her long-time band Buick 6, featuring Butch Norton on drums, David Sutton on bass and Stuart Mathis on guitar.
The 1998 Americana album famously changed producers multiple times, was re-recorded and featured a revolving door of musicians, which all added to the folklore surrounding the record. The LP was named Best Album of 1998 in the Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop critics poll and it won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
Check out Williams’ upcoming tour dates—and hear her perform her landmark album’s title track circa 1998—down below. Most dates go on sale Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. local time. Click here for more ticket information.
Lucinda Williams Tour Dates:
02 – Collingswood, N.J. @ The Scottish Rite
03 – Northampton, Mass. @ The Calvin Theatre
05-06 – Boston, Mass. @ The Paradise
07 – New York, N.Y. @ The Beacon Theatre
09 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall
10 – Norwalk, Conn. @ Wall Street Theater
11 – Lebanon, N.H. @ Lebanon Opera House
13 – Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
14 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
16 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall*
17 – Berwyn, Ill. @ FitzGerald’s*
(* – Benefit shows for Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry)