Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Highway 20 Records
Grammy, Schmammie. This is the album of the year. Lucinda Williams has been an artist I've long admired and wanted to like but hadn't yet quite found my way into. Somehow the pieces hadn't fallen into place for me. But here she's in the zone, and by that I mean the Blaze Foley zone of heartrending melody, searing lyrics and undeniable soul without, we hope, ever paying quite the price he did.
Band, mixes, mastering: impeccable. It's all that and a 12-string.