The title of Lucinda Williams’ latest musical offering, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, accurately describes the region from which her voice comes to us. Caught between melodiousness and growl, she imparts an incredibly grounded “otherworldly” quality to her lyrics. And that electric guitar … well, it gives me the shivers. In a good way, that is. But then, well, I just love the electric guitar.
Suggested Use: Been up driving all night? Get some joe at the nearest Waffle House and keep on going with this album coming over your system. I mean, Lucinda just turned 62 and she hasn’t gotten off the road yet. Why should you?