Lucinda Williams - WXPN
Where They’re From: Lake Charles, LA
Who They Are: A true songwriter’s songwriter, Lucinda Williams is equal parts tough and vulnerable in her infinitely relatable songs. A lifelong musician who has been playing guitar since age 12, Williams released a run of acclaimed albums that draw equally on country, rock, blues and folk. In 1998, she released her celebrated fifth LP, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, and never looked back; she continues to regularly release stellar albums, like 2020’s Good Souls Better Angels.
Years Active: 1978-present
Essential Albums: Lucinda Williams (1988), Happy Woman Blues (1990), Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)