Dar Williams’ career began in the New England folk scene of the mid-1990s, but since then she’s become one of the premier singer-songwriters in America, an idiosyncratic songwriter who writes folk songs from a unique, often insightful perspective.
Her songwriting and performing style have been compared to Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez. The thing is, people believe Dar Williams. People believe her because – if you’ve ever seen her live – you know she is a terrific performer: funny, communicative and powerful. And she’s an accomplished singer; her three-octave voice is supple, fluid and gorgeous. But more than that, Dar Williams is a great writer.
A few of those believers: Richard Thompson and Bruce Cockburn, who toured with Dar as “Real Life Songs,” Joan Baez, who has recorded three of Dar’s songs and toured with her in the U.S. and Europe, Ani DiFranco, who toured Australia with Dar earlier in 1998,Pete Seeger – who did the Conan O’Brien show with Dar – The Indigo Girls, with whom Dar played a now-legendary show at Alcatraz to benefit the prisoner-rights group Bread and Roses, and Sara McLachlan, who brought Dar on two years’ for two years of the Lilith Fair.
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