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Lucinda Williams records new CD, slates new shows

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 – Lucinda Williams is getting some new music out in 2011.

Williams, whose last release was "Little Honey" from 2008, announced via Facebook that "Blessed" would be out March 1, 2011 with a deluxe version containing a second disc, "The Kitchen Tapes." The second disc will be comprised of home recordings Williams made of each song on the day she wrote them.

Songs on the disc are:

1. Butter Cup

2. I Don't Know How You're Livin'

3. Copenhagen

4. Born To Be Loved

5. Seeing Black

6. Soldier's Song

7. Blessed

8. Sweet Love

9. Ugly Truth

10. Convince Me

11. Awakening

12. Kiss Like Your Kiss

Williams also scheduled shows in Toronto, New York, New York, Austin and Houston starting in March.

Shows are:

March 4-5: Toronto, Massey Hall

March 11-12: New York, Webster Hall

May 5: New Orleans, New Orleans Jazz Festival

May 7: Austin, Stubb's

May 8: Houston, The Houston International Festival

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