A true country-folk jewel, Lucinda Williams has long since established herself as a cult favourite on the American songwriting scene, drawing comparisons to Bob Dylan. Daughter of poet and literature professor Miller Williams, Lucinda spent her childhood in her native Louisiana, Texas and South America developing a love for the country-blues music and lyrics she was steeped in. Inspired by Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, the artist released a debut album in 1979, Ramblin’ on my Mind, featuring traditional blues, folk, country and Cajun songs; the following year, she delivered a first album of her own compositions. Her follow-up would take 8 years; having moved to Los Angeles, she released a self-titled album with a blend of blues, folk, country and rock that conquered the emerging Americana genre, unfolding her songwriting talents and marking it with her signature. With a now-burgeoning reputation, she delivered Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998), her most well-known collection, winning her a Grammy for Best Folk Album and bringing her success with a gold album. She followed with major touring, both as a headliner and opening act for Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, and a slew of albums: Essence in 2001 (Grammy winner for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for Get Right with God), World Without Tears in 2003, West in 2007, Little Honey in 2008 and Blessed in 2011, featuring Elvis Costello. In 2014, she delivered her 11th solo studio disc, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, an ambitious double country-soul album of passionate country soul, released on her own label, Highway 20 Records.