20.45 - 22.00 | STAGE 1 | SATURDAY
Stardom was very far from instant for Lucinda Williams. She made her first album in 1978, but had to wait another twenty years for her commercial breakthrough. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road would prove to be one of the definitive statements of the emerging genre known as Americana, blending country music with elements of blues, rock, pop and soul while retaining an authentic, truth-telling attitude.
Known as an artist who insists on taking the time to do things right, Lucinda Williams has recorded seven further studio albums in the eighteen years since Essence was released, each one a carefully considered and beautifully crafted statement of her mature art.