WHO: LUCINDA WILLIAMS WHAT: 20TH ANNIVERSARY CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD TOUR WHEN: AUGUST 7 WHERE: BYHAM THEATER PITTSBURGH, PA
“Few roots-leaning songwriters have inspired such intense adoration, or as much emulation, as Lucinda Williams.” – NPR Music
Three-time Grammy award winner Lucinda Williams is set to perform at Byham Theater on August 7, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her highly-influential masterpiece, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road in 2018. Williams will perform the album in its entirety, followed by a second set of songs from throughout her remarkable career. Pitchfork recently revisited the music by sharing an in-depth album review and Rolling Stone spotlighted Williams’ revered work in an interview feature. You can learn more about the lasting impact of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road via this extensive Billboard Feature and also read a thoughtful, insightful essay about the album’s influence by Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield in Stereogum.
The influence of Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is immeasurable, and it is considered one of the cornerstones of what is now called Americana. Following its release, the record was named Best Album of 1998 in the Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” critics poll and received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone, while garnering critical praise throughout the press. The album went on to win the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and Rolling Stone has ranked it #304 on their list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
In a long and celebrated career, Lucinda Williams’ art is as genuine and soulful as when she began writing. As Pitchfork said of 2016’s The Ghosts of Highway 20, “She’s a singing testament to sticking around and, at 63, she is more versatile than she’s ever been.” Now in the middle of the most prolific period of her career, Williams’ introspective lyrics and honest vocals continue to connect with fans worldwide.