Lucinda Williams just announced that she will release her twelfth album, The Ghosts Of Highway 20, in February of 2016. American Songwriter reports that it’s a concept record inspired by Williams’ experiences traveling between Texas and Georgia along Interstate 20. Williams co-produced the album with Greg Leisz and Tom Overby. The album features mostly new material, though Williams also included a rendition of Woody Guthrie’s unfinished song “House Of Earth,” as well as a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Factory” from Darkness On The Edge Of Town. This is excellent news for the Crutchfield sisters and anyone else who counts Williams as one of their heroes.
The Ghosts Of Highway 20 is out 2/5 via Highway 20/Thirty Tigers.