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.
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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.