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It's not all that hard to find an artist who's capable of offering a guided tour of life's dark clouds nor is it rare to come into contact with one who can hone in on the silver lining. But the ability to do both with equal grace, well, that's an altogether rarer gift and it's one that Lucinda Williams displays with remarkable lan on her latest Lost Highway album, Blessed.Blessed, recorded at the end of what Williams calls "a really big writing streak that gave me enough to make two albums," brings those textures to play in some of the most straightforward songs she's ever written. While it's not a concept album as such, Blessed recorded with producer Don Was brings together a dozen masterfully-crafted pieces that fall into place beautifully, their welcoming sonic tenor offering an ideal foil for the conversational narrative that runs through the dozen short stories tales that take in plenty of topical territory, but invariably end up offering the listener a sense of affirmation."Being married and feeling comfortable in my life, I've been able to go outside myself and write about other things," she says. "I feel like this album, as a whole, is positive, but it's not my so-called 'happy' album. Yes, I'm in love and I'm happy in my personal life. But my personal life isn't the only focus. There aren't all those unrequited love, 'I've been shot down by a bad boy songs' well, there's one of those but there are songs about all sorts of things. It's just a lot easier to stretch these days."The expanse of Williams' palette is gradually revealed over the course of Blessed, a collection that unfolds in an origami-like fashion. The gentle plaint of "I Don't Know How You're Livin" a stripped-to-the-bone track on which she uses the appealingly weathered edges to carve out a loving message of hope gives way to the pedal-steel laced "Copenh
  • Start:November 11, 2018 Time: 8:00 PM
  • End:November 11, 2018 Time: 11:59 PM
  • Recurring
  • Where:Lebanon Opera House, 51 North Park Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03766
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
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