Lucinda Williams has announced that she will be back with a new album, titled Stories from the heart of rock and roll, out June 30 via Highway 20 Records / Thirty Tigers. As a preview, the country icon collaborated with Bruce Springsteen on their first single, “New York Comeback.”
Stories from the heart of rock and roll It was recorded while Williams was recovering from a stroke she had suffered a few years earlier. At the time, she was unable to write songs with her guitar and continued to collaborate with her husband/manager Tom Overby while also bringing in singer-songwriter Jesse Malin to co-write three tracks and flesh out the melodies. Williams’ longtime road manager, Travis Stephens, also co-wrote six songs on the album.
Produced by Williams, Overby and Ray Kennedy, Stories from the heart of rock and roll It features backing vocals from Bruce Springsteen, Margo Price, Angel Olsen, Tommy Stinson, Jeremy Ivey, and more.
Springsteen and his wife Patty Scialfa contribute backing melodies to “New York Comeback,” a triumphant rock ballad that contains evocative lyrics like, “Let me have the last word/One last chance to do it my way/One last shot, one last swing/One last song you sing.” Stream the track below.
Williams’ last album was in 2020 Angels are the best of souls. She will be touring extensively in support of the new album, including a handful of co-headlining gigs with Big Thief. See the full schedule below, and get your tickets via StubHub Orders are 100% guaranteed through StubHub’s FanProtect Program.
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Lucinda Williams Tour Dates 2023-2024:
04/06 – Tyagarah, AU @ Byron Bay BluesFest
04/09 – Melbourne, Australia @ Bluesfest Melbourne
04/20 – New York, NY @ City Winery
04/21 – New York, NY @ City Winery
04/22 – New York, NY @ City Winery
04/26 – Norwalk, CT Theater @ Wall Street
04/28 – Beverly, MA @ The Cabot
04/29 – Westhampton Beach, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Centre
02/05 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theatre
03/05 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Bell
05/06 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
05/07 – Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Music Festival
05/20 – Prescott Festival, AZ @ Pure Imagination Festival
06/15-17 – Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES Festival @ Azkena Rock Festival
06/16 – Eridge, UK @ Black Deer Festival
06/30 – Berwyn, IL @ FitzGerald’s
07/21-23 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
07/31 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks*
08/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre*
04/08 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater*
08/05 – Seattle, WA @ Marymore Coliseum*
08/08 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre*
02-12-06 – Puerto Aventuras, MX @ Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky
02/04-10 – Miami, FL @ Outlaw Country Cruise