Lucinda Williams’s New Heart

New Release Lucinda Williams

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Lucinda Williams

New Album – ‘ Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart’

Out June 30, 2023

Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams will release her new album Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart on June 30 (on Highway 20 Records/Thirty Tigers via Cooking Vinyl Australia).

This year will be a special year for this revered passionate: she turned 70 in January and on April 25 will release her long-awaited memoir Don’t Tell Anybody The Secrets I Told You.

The last couple of years have been challenging for Williams. In 2020, a tornado damaged her new home in Nashville, followed two weeks later by the beginning of the COVID lockdown. Later that November, Williams suffered a stroke that partially impaired some of her motor skills on the left side of her body, forcing her to learn to walk again and taking away her ability to play the guitar. Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart will mark a highly anticipated return.

Williams’s new single “New York Comeback” was written by Williams, Tom Overby and Jesse Malin, with Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen on backing vocals.

Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart was produced by Williams, Overby and Ray Kennedy, who also engineered. The album includes guest backing vocals by Jeremy Ivey, Jesse Malin, Buddy Miller, Angel Olsen, Margo Price and Tommy Stinson (see track listing below).

Since the beginning of her celebrated four-decade career, Williams has always written her songs using the guitar. With that capability halted, she had to alter her songwriting process and lean on those close to her for help to fulfil her vision. She began writing collaborations with her husband/manager Overby, which was first documented on her twice Grammy-nominated 2020 album Good Souls Better Angels. On Stories from a Rock N Roll Heart Williams teamed up with singer/songwriter and dear friend Malin, who co-wrote three tracks on the album and helped her flush out some of the melodies on guitar. Williams also looked to her longtime road manager Travis Stephens, a veteran guitarist and songwriter, to bring her ideas to life as he co-wrote six songs on the album.

The result is a ten-song rock offering that is a testament to Williams’ fortitude and perseverance to continue to create under any circumstances.  Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart kicks off with “Let’s Get The Band Back Together,” launching a musical journey that includes rockers such as “Rock N Roll Heart” and “This Is Not My Town.” Williams pays tribute to rock legends Tom Petty (“Stolen Moments”) and Replacements’ co-founder Bob Stinson (“Hum’s Liquor”), to whom she dedicates the album.

Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart Track Listing

1. Let’s Get The Band Back Together

(Backing vocals: Margo Price, Jeremy Ivey, Siobhan Maher Kennedy, Buddy Miller, Sophie Gault)

2. New York Comeback

(BV: Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa)

3. Last Call For The Truth

4. Jukebox

(BV: Angel Olsen)

5. Stolen Moments

6. Rock N Roll Heart

(BV: Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa)

7. This Is Not My Town

(BV: Margo Price)

8. Hum’s Liquor

(BV: Tommy Stinson)

9. Where The Song Will Find Me

10. Never Gonna Fade Away



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New Release Lucinda Williams


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