Sahara Smith, who headlines KXT 91.7’s Concert on the Square tomorrow night, recently released her debut record, helmed by T-Bone Burnett. This track, the lead single, shows her smoky vocals and understated, bluesy style. Reminiscent of Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, and early Sheryl Crow, Sahara Smith is a rising star in the roots music world. Click here to reserve your tickets for Concert on the Square.
This song, from the landmark 1996 record Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, had a long road before it saw the light of day. The record was originally recorded with Gurf Morlix in Austin, but was scrapped and re-recorded in Nashville with Ray Kennedy and a fresh-out-of-rehab Steve Earle. After those sessions became hostile, Lucinda finished the record in Los Angeles with E Street Band piano wizard Roy Bittan. When it was finally released, it became a career-defining moment for Ms. Williams, as well as earning her a Grammy nomination.