Featuring Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz!
Weve all heard about the iconic vibe of Route 66, the neon lights on Broadway and the ocean air of the Pacific Coast Highway. But there are untold stories emanating from countless blue highways across the land like Interstate 20, which cuts a 1500-mile swath from South Carolina to Texas, and cuts deep into the spirit of those whove spent their lives traversing it.
Lucinda Williams is one of those people, and with the expansive, enveloping The Ghosts of Highway 20, she brings those stories to life and gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life. The intensely involving 14-song collection may be the most deeply felt, deeply affecting work of Lucinda Williams illustrious 35-plus-year career, a career that has been established on a foundation of remarkably personal songs.
"Lucinda Williams doesn't sound like anybody else, yet she reminds all of us of somebody we know... the star of the of these songs - as always with Williams - is the words. Her lyrics would work as poems or even chapters in a Southern-soaked novel in the Faulkner vein. On song after song, lyrics leap from the speakers, Williams painting pictures of slamming screen doors, scorned lovers, and achingly desolate nights alone." - Karen Bells, The Absolute Sound, 4.5/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sonics.
Pressed at Gotta Groove
Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering
2. House of Earth
3. I Know All About It
4. Place In My Heart
5. Death Came
6. Doors of Heaven
7. Louisiana Story
1. The Ghosts of Highway 20
2. Bitter Memory
4. Can't Close the Door on Love
1. If My Love Could Kill
2. If There's A Heaven
3. Faith and Grace