Posts Tagged ‘Dar Williams’

LIVE: Dar Williams @ The Egg, 2/7/14

Monday, February 24th, 2014
Dar Williams

Dar Williams

Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Singer-songwriter Dar Williams paid a visit to The Egg’s Swyer Theatre earlier this month, with Nashville songstress Angel Snow opening the show.



LIVE: Dar Williams @ the Eighth Step, 12/10/11

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Dar Williams

Dar Williams

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Since she was barely out of her teens, Dar Williams has had a long-standing relationship with the Eighth Step coffeehouse. Back then in the early 1990s, she opened up for the likes of John Gorka and moved up to headlining status in the intimate church basement on Willett Street, singing “The Babysitter Song” and other tunes on youthful topics.

Today, Williams is a leading folk-icon representing her generation of songwriting troubadours. The songs Williams sings and composes are about more relevant things. After all, she’s lived a bit of life by now and had a chance to observe the human condition close up while criss-crossing the country as a performer.


Dar Williams, What Do You Listen to When You Clean the House?

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Dar Williams

Dar Williams

“OK, true confession. Murder mysteries or detective thrillers – on my computer. Particularly, these days, dreary Norwegian and Swedish ones. It goes with the weather.”

Singer-songwriter Dar Williams steps into the spotlight at the Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady at 7:30pm on Saturday. Tix are $28.

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

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

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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“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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