Asbury Park Music + Film Festival Presents Lucinda Williams on April 26
The Asbury Park Music + Film Festival (APMFF) presents Lucinda Williams at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $25-89 and are available for purchase at apmff.org/tickets.
“It’s all come full circle,” says Williams about her new album, Good Souls Better Angels. After more than 40 years of music making, the pioneering, Louisiana-born artist has returned to the gritty blues foundation that first inspired her as a young singer-songwriter in the late 1970s. And after spending the last year of her sold-out “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” 20th Anniversary Tour, she has reunited with that game-changing 1998 album’s co-producer and engineer Ray Kennedy, recording Good Souls, Better Angels with her ace touring band at his Nashville studio. Joining them as co-producer is Williams’ manager Tom Overby, to whom she’s been married for a decade and who contributed lyrics to her masterful songcraft. Good Souls Better Angels is the most topical album of Williams’ career.
Williams has traveled a long road since her 1979 debut, Ramblin’ on My Mind, followed by Happy Woman Blues, her first album of originals released 40 years ago in 1980. She says that she’s still the “same girl” except that now “I have a bigger fan base and I can afford to stay at better hotels.” Over the course of 14 albums, three Grammy awards, and countless accolades, including Time’s Songwriter of the Year of 2001, Williams has become a revered artist, beloved for her singular vocals and extraordinary songs. Her recent albums, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2014) and Ghosts of Highway 20 (2016), released on her own label, received some of the best reviews of her career.
The not-for-profit APMFF will benefit underserved children in Asbury Park and its surrounding areas by providing music education, instruments, and social connection opportunities.
The APMFF returns for its sixth year and is scheduled for April 23-26 in Asbury Park. The Festival will also feature the return of “The Bruce Springsteen Archives” and “An Evening With the Sopranos Creator David Chase,” both taking place on Saturday, April 25, and a performance by Melissa Etheridge on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., all happening at the Paramount Theatre. For a complete lineup of events, visit apmff.org.
The Paramount Theatre is located at 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park.