Acclaimed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams’ classic 1998 album now on vinyl. The album won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. It features the songs “Can’t Let Go” and “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road”.
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road won a grammy for Williams for this album, as Lucinda went through music business hassles and a revolving door of producers. The reward for their patience is an album full of rootsy, heartfelt observations that alternately rock and mourn. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is full of songs about loss and longing, like 'Metal Firecracker,' 'Drunken Angel' and 'I Lost It,' but even when she's bemoaning her own lack of happiness on the bluesy 'Joy,' she lets loose with so much passion that it seems inevitable she'll find her emotional center again. Produced largely by Steve Earle, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is immersed in that late-'90s alt-country sound, full of slide guitar, accordion, dobro and other americana touches. It's a tribute to Williams's unique artistic vision that she distinguishes herself from the no depression crowd by virtue of her idiosyncratic songwriting. Full of lust, sadness and the occasional glimmer of hope, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is one small step for Lucinda Williams and one giant leap for those tuned into her wavelength.