If you were lucky enough as I was to attend last summer’s first outdoor Crossroads music event at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) featuring MerleFest favorites Gillian Welch and her husband, David Rawlings, you know you don’t want to miss the second outdoor show in the series’ six-year history.

Multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Lucinda Williams will be the featured performer for Crossroads @ SECCA at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, on the Sculpture Deck, 750 Marguerite Dr., in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. And if you, like me, have been waiting for a chance to hear Williams perform live, I can’t think of a better venue to catch what promises to be an amazing performance.

“Lucinda Williams is among the most gifted songwriters of her generation,” says Andy Tennille, SECCA Foundation board member and curator of the concert series. “From the eponymous 1988 album on Rough Trade Records that launched her career through her most recent effort, ‘The Ghosts of Highway 20,’ Lucinda’ songs are driven by strong melodies with lyrics that often cut to the quick. We’re thrilled to be able to present her for our second-ever outdoor show in Crossroads history.”

 

 

 

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