Guitarist and singer Lucinda Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades, emerging from Louisiana imbued with a “culturally rich, economically poor” worldview.
Several years of playing the hardscrabble clubs of her adopted state of Texas gave her a solid-enough footing to record a self-titled album that became a touchstone for the embryonic Americana movement – helping launch a thousand musical ships.
She performs in support of her new studio album, “Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,” her 11th, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.
The recording may be her most ambitious creation in a body of work already long on ambition. Williams leaves no emotional crevice unexplored, drinking deeply from a well of inspiration that culminates with an offering that overflows with Delta-infused country soul.
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Her guest band for the concert is Buick 6.
Tickets, $35, are at 360-734-6080 and mountbakertheatre.com.