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Folk gig of the week: Lucinda Williams, Various venues


When Lucinda Williams played her entire catalogue in LA and New York in 2007, the guest line-up (including Steve Earle, David Byrne and Emmylou Harris) suggested the esteem in which her voice and songs are held.

On an intimate tour with guitarist Doug Pettibone, Williams will mix songs from her latest album, Blessed, alongside nuggets from her back catalogue to wrap her distinctive voice around.

Barbican, London EC2 (020 7638 8891; barbican.org.uk) Mon; Grand Opera House, York (0844 847 2322; atgtickets.com) Tue; Buxton Opera House (0845 127 2190; buxton operahouse.org.uk) Wed; Perth Concert Hall (01738 621031; horsecross.co.uk) Fri