Lucinda Williams. Photo: David McClister

Lucinda Williams To Bring “This Sweet Old World” To New Orleans

Three-time Grammy Award-winning and Lake Charles native Lucinda Williams will perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans next month in support of her latest project — a brand new studio recording of her classic album, Sweet Old World, newly titled This Sweet Old World.

Produced by Williams and Tom Overby, the album features completely reinterpreted versions of the 1992’s 12 songs, plus four never-bef0re-released cuts that didn’t make the original album. Ms. Williams recorded This Sweet Old World with backup from her studio band, Buick 6 (guitarist Stuart Mathis, bassist David Sutton and drummer Butch Norton). In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Williams explained of the project, “When you look back at your early albums, probably a lot of people go, ‘God, I should just recut these songs,’ because, needless to say the production is like night and day between the original one and this one. It’s like a whole new album.” This Sweet Old World was recorded to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sweet Old World, and is described as sounding “tighter and rawer than the original.”

On Saturday, January 27, Williams will take to the House of Blues stage for the 18+ 9 p.m. show. Tickets range from $40-$75 and can be purchased here.