Americana singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams has the wonderfully evocative drawl and Flannery O'Connor-esque Gothic inclinations of her Southern roots. But she's also got local ties up here, having married Minnesota native Tom Overby on stage at First Avenue in 2009, and in recent years settled into town for relatively extended residencies. This four-night stand at the Dakota begins less than a week after her 60th birthday, a couple of years after the release of Blessed. She reportedly has written about 40 new songs for her next album for a still-to-be-decided label, having split from Lost Highway. She also recently recorded a new version of "Joy," a tune from 1998's Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, for West of Memphis: Voices of Justice, a compilation inspired by the documentary film about three teenagers erroneously convicted of murder.
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