Lucinda Williams talks about her memoir ‘Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You’, and shares the music that inspired her. From Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan & Joan Baez to John Coltrane, James Brown & Prince.


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Lucinda Williams is one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters of her generation. Her first two albums ‘Ramblin’ on My Mind’ and ‘Happy Woman Blues’, recorded in 1979 and 1980 respectively, received critical acclaim. Her 1988 self titled release opened the doors to a career that has has seen her mix of Rock, Blues, Punk and Country Americana establish her own unique lane in the music business. Her 1988 release ‘Car Wheels on a Gravel Road’ earned her a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album; the follow-up, ‘Essence’ released in 2001, hit the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 28, and garnered three Grammy nominations, winning the award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single “Get Right with God”. Other albums include ‘Blessed’, ‘The Ghost Of Highway 20’, ‘Good Souls’, ‘Better Angels’ and at the time of our conversation she was readying the release of her 16th studio album, ‘Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart’. Lucinda recently published her first book, a memoir, ‘Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You’.

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