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Music: Lucinda Williams plays the Mount Baker July 22

Lucinda Williams performs July 22 at Mount Baker Theatre.
Lucinda Williams performs July 22 at Mount Baker Theatre. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

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.

Her guest band for the concert is Buick 6.

Tickets, $35, are at 360-734-6080 and mountbakertheatre.com.

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