If you were afraid we’d have a shortage of gravel-voiced, heart-wrenching folksy blues in 2016, you can stop your worrying. Lucinda Williams has announced that she will release her twelfth studio album, The Ghosts of Highway 20, Feb. 5, 2016.
Per a release, the legendary singer was inspired by the experiences she’s had along Interstate 20, which runs along the American southeast from Texas to South Carolina. The places along the highway have been formative for Williams, a Louisiana native, and this album will pay tribute to the experiences or inspirations that these areas have given her.
The 16-track album will include predominantly original music, but also feature two covers: a version of “Factory” originally by Bruce Springsteen, and “House of Earth,” a song Woody Guthrie wrote lyrics for but Williams added music to.
Williams previously released the critically acclaimed album Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone at the end of 2014, and is currently on a worldwide tour.