The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter returns to SOPAC touring in support of her new album Emerald. Dar Williams has enjoyed a remarkable career which began when Joan Baez, an early fan of her music, took her out on the road and recorded several of her songs. In 1995, two years after self-releasing The Honesty Room, she signed with Razor & Tie Entertainment, beginning a long and mutually beneficial relationship. Along with her six studio albums — also including The Green World (2000) and The Beauty of the Rain(2003), each amply represented on the balanced Many Great Companions (2010) — she’s also released the onstage documentary Out There Live (2001) and the DVD Live at Bearsville Theater (2007). At the core of Dar Williams’ work is a belief in the innate ability of people to make a better world, the product of countless observations in her travels and conversations with her fans.
Hendrik Hertzberg of the The New Yorker has described Dar Williams as
“One of America’s very best singer-songwriters.”
Dar Williams is a frequent performer at folk festivals and has toured with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, The Nields, Shawn Colvin,Girlyman, Joan Baez, and Catie Curtis.
Opening Acts: Lucy Wainwright Roche