Despairville

December 18th, 2014

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That’s how NPR described the place Lucinda Williams writes and sings from. It might seem weird to tout her new double album that so beautifully catalogs regret and misery and loneliness in this month of holly jolliness, but she bears witness to the human condition with the whisky, graveled voice of gritty truth. She’s the bitter night that shepherds endure alone. She’s the long dark night of the soul of anyone who has to go through this holiday alone. She’s the lonesome train that passes through town in the middle of the night. ┬áPut this music in someone’s stocking this year — someone who has a stand-up soul and is willing to go down to where the spirit meets the bone.

One Response to “Despairville”

  1. Veronica says:

    Check out Karen Jonas–bluesy delivery, literary storytelling, great hooks. She’s up and coming, making a splash in the Americana genre.

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