Dar Williams, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Dar Williams

“No, I can’t remember the first album I ever bought. And you know why? Because I so thoroughly pillaged my sister’s record collection that anything that I actually bought was just sort of an enhancement.

But I’m sure that whatever album I first bought was eternally uncool. I listened to pop music and had a very meaningful relationship with my parents’ folk-rock collection.

The Kingston Trio albums were well-worn in my house. I really loved Joan Baez’s ‘David’s Album’ and Judy Collins’ ‘Whales and Nightingales’ and “Wildflowers.’ And, of course, I listened to all the Beatles’ albums – backwards and forwards.

And somewhere along the way I took it upon myself to open my ears to classical music because my father was such a huge fan.

And the cast album of ‘Godspell.’

Simon and Garfunkel.

And, oh yeah, Herman’s Hermits, too.”

Singer-songwriter Dar Williams kicks off the 2011 concert season at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown at 8pm on Saturday, January, 22. General admission tix are $30; students $27.

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