Just Announced: Lucinda Williams’ “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” Commemorative Tour in November; Tickets Go On Sale This Thursday

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Lucinda Williams’ Car Wheels On A Gravel Road was released.  Something like that shouldn’t go unnoticed, given the extent of that album’s influence.  And luckily, it hasn’t.  It was announced today that Williams has scheduled a tour this fall to commemorate the success of that album, which was one of the most indisputably influential albums on Americana music.

At the time, the album won a GRAMMY for best contemporary folk album, and has been listed as number 304 of the 500 most influential albums of all time by Rolling Stone.

Williams’ band Buick 6 will be backing her on the celebratory tour (guitarist Stuart Mathis, with drummer Butch Norton and David Sutton on bass).  They will be performing the legendary album in its entirety each night.

Tickets begin to go on sale Thursday, August 23rd.

If you need something to do while you’re waiting for Thursday, we suggest you check out Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus’ recent interpretive recording of her album, Solo Blues Guitar: Jimbo Mathus Performs Lucinda Williams’ Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. For our review of that album, click here: https://americanahighways.org/2018/01/29/review-jimbo-mathus-solo-blues-guitar-jimbo-mathus-performs-lucinda-williams-car-wheels-on-a-gravel-road/  Or, pick up a copy of it, here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/solo-blues-guitar-jimbo-mathus-performs-lucinda-williams/1325092646  Then mark the time and date of Williams’ ticket sale date on your calendar.
To learn more details about Lucinda Williams’ tour, visit www.lucindawilliams.com.

November 2 – Collingswood, NJ @ The Scottish Rite
November 3 – Northampton, MA @ The Calvin Theatre
November 5-6 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise
November 7 – New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
November 9 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
November 10 – Norwalk, CT @ Wall Street Theater
November 11 – Lebanon, NH @ Lebanon Opera House
November 13 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
November 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
November 16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall +
November 17 – Berwyn, IL @ FitzGerald’s +

+ Shows will benefit Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry

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