Lucinda Williams’ ‘Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone’ is an expection to the rule of double albums being full of filler. This one is all killer.
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Willie Nelson’s presence here means a debt has finally been repaid.
There might not be a more pure and genuine underground country artist.
White’s “old, yet new” vibe again has him brilliantly mixing seemingly unrelated styles.
Here’s a voice so entrancing that it delays my processing of the delivered lyrics.
Willie Nelson sounds at peace. At peace with where he’s been but, even more importantly, where he’s headed.
Johnny Orr assumes the role of an autistic boy and says what that boy might say if he were able communicate like a neurotypical kid in his gently swaying ballad, “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song).”
There are musicians who carry an impressive resume, laden with sparkling session work and songwriting credits, and yet they never manage to channel that talent into their own work. This certainly does not describe Will Kimbrough.
Rosanne Cash’s completely realized, stunningly detailed, profoundly touching new album isn’t just a journey through the American South. This is a journey through its soul, its heartbreak, its redemption — and her’s, too.
Ask anyone familiar with Lucinda Williams’ music and early on in their reply they’ll almost surely include mention of 1998’s Car Wheels On a Gravel Road, but Williams’ abilities as a singer and songwriter came to full bloom ten years before.