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10 Questions For ... Lucinda Williams

After releasing her debut album in 1979, Lucinda Williams amassed a substantial cult following that grew ever bigger over the course of two decades. With 1998?s Grammy-winning Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, however, she achieved a mainstream success commensurate with her reputation as one of America?s finest singer-songwriters. Subsequent albums have seen Williams solidify that reputation while maintaining her maverick spirit. Recently, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road was reissued as a two-CD set that includes two unreleased studio tracks and live ?World Cafe? performances from 1998. Williams recently talked to Goldmine about her influences, her songwriting, and her alleged perfectionism.

After releasing her debut album in 1979, Lucinda Williams amassed a substantial cult following that grew ever bigger over the course of two decades. With 1998?s Grammy-winning "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road," however, she achieved a mainstream success commensurate with her reputation as one of America?s finest singer-songwriters. Subsequent albums have seen Williams solidify that reputation while maintaining her maverick spirit.

Recently, "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" was reissued as a two-CD set that includes two unreleased studio tracks and live ?World Cafe? performances from 1998.