Rockport Music presents Dar Williams, singer-songwriter

    Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Times: 8 PM

    Venue: Shalin Liu Performance Center

    37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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    Rockport Music

    marketingintern@rockportmusic.org

    978-546-7391

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    A major force in the New England folk scene, singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk by fusing blues, rock, and jazz resulting in a uniquely organic sound. In the early 1990s, she rose from the Northeast coffeehouse circuit to the national spotlight when Joan Baez recorded several of her songs and invited Dar to tour with her. Williams has also performed and recorded with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Ellis Paul, Allison Kraus, Béla Fleck, and many more. Her 1998 collaboration with Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky (Cry Cry Cry) was a critically-acclaimed success. Selling over a million albums during her career, she has been named one of the most influential singersongwriters of her time by Rolling Stone, Spin, and Paste Magazine. NPR's World Café praised her "smart and serious songs with her trademark wit." Williams recently released her tenth album, 2012's highly praised In The Time of Gods, which ranks right up there with her best work. Plain spoken and heartfelt, yet inspired & ambitious, she stands as one of the most prolific & endearing singer-songwriters of contemporary folk today. "Dar Williams, one of America's very best singer-songwriters... Her songs are beautiful. Some are like finely crafted short stories. They are, variously, devastatingly moving, tenderly funny, subtle without being in any way inaccessible, and utterly fresh--not a cliché or a clunker in her entire songbook." -The New Yorker

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