This page links to articles and interviews with or
about Dar Williams.
It includes radio, print and on-line articles.
Look for the symbol for
recently added articles.
- The press release
detailing the songs on In the Time of Gods (March 2012)
- The press release
about the release of In the Time of Gods (Jan. 2012)
- The official bio for Many
Great Companions (Sept. 2010)
- A "snapshot" of
Dar written by her new managent for the press (Nov. 2006)
- The press release
from Razor and Tie about the release of Promised Land
- The press release from
Razor and Tie on the release of My Better Self.
- The press release from
Scholastic Books on the release of Dar's first book Amalee
- The press release
from Razor and Tie on the release of Beauty of the Rain
- The press release from
Razor and Tie on the release of Out There Live.
- A Dar biography, culled
from sources all over the place and the veritable cornucopia of
information I have in my head about her career.
- Dar is a big supporter of mpower, musicians for mental health.
takes you to an interview with Dar about mental health on
the mpower website. There is also a short clip of Dar speaking
- Former booking agent Fleming/Tamulevich's Dar biography from July
- Dar's Lilith
bio. I think it's from 1997. There's some quotes from Dar.
- Note from
Charlie Hunter, Dar's former manager, about her first signing
with Razor and Tie in 1994.
Williams Marking Album Anniversary With Iron Horse Concert"
by Erik Ofgang in the Hartford Courant, December
Williams on Planned Parenthood, Raising Children and
Connecting With Your Community," by Darryl Smyers in the
Dallas Observer, December 12, 2013
Williams, In the Time of Gods: Mythic themes – Pete Seeger
as ‘Storm King’ – in everyday life," by Jim Caligiuri,
The Austin Chronicle, December 11, 2013
Williams talks about Greek gods, music myths and her concert
at The Red Cat in Birmingham," by Mary Colurso on
AL.com, December 10. 2013
- Dar discusses
her upcoming show with the Newton, Ma., New Philharmonia
Orchestra, with Anthony Brooks on WUBR Radio Boston. There
some chatting, some singing. It's about 18 minutes long. June
her muse," by
Caramie Schnell in Vail
broadcast on Oct. 11, 2013, here's an interview
on CKUA with Dar.
- Spencer Reece and
Dar Williams: A Video Interview. Bloom sat down
with Spencer (a poet priest) and Dar—who first met 25 years ago
at Wesleyan College—to talk about their friendship; the
relationship between art, spirituality, and social engagement;
blooming in their 40s; and the Our Little Roses project, a film
that Dar is writing the music for. Part
The Time Of Dar Williams" has the folk singer/songwriter
discussing the art of inspiration and her latest studio album,
In The Time Of Gods, in an exclusive video interview with grammy.com,
July 10, 2012
- There's a
half-hour show on BYUtv called "The
Song that Changed My Life" that recently featured Dar
Williams. It offers some great insight into Dar's career, as
well as a glimpse of her home and family. And the videography is
quite delightful. July 2, 2012.
- Watch Dar
discuss the making of In the Time of Gods and hear about
her inspirations behind the album in this video
from American Songwriter. By Evan
Schlansky. May 22, 2012.
Williams, NPR 'darling,' loves her job" by Dan
Armonaitis on goupstate.com/The Herald-Journal, Spartanburg,
S.C. May 16, 2012.
Williams: Positive Proximity" by Sarah Terez-Rosenblum in
the Chicago Sun Times, April 20, 2012.
will ride with me tonight: An interview with Dar Williams"
by Erin Lyndal Martin from PopMatters, April 19, 2012.
Songwriter's Evan Schlansky has a Q&A
with Dar. April 16, 2012.
Williams Climbs Mt. Olympus": a Q&A with Pollstar.
April 13, 2012.
queen of banter hits the road," by Eben Shapiro in the Wall
Street Journal, April 13, 2012. There's also an
link for the podcast for Dar's segment on WNYC's
Soundcheck April 12, 2012.
Politicians and the Pagans: Catching Up With Dar Williams,"
in which Dar discusses the fall of Zeus, the public’s aversion
to solar panels, feminist child-rearing and her new album. April
10, 2012 by Melissa Bounty in Ms.
Williams And Her Time With Gods" by Peter Zimmerman in Glide magazine. April 9, 2012
Williams Exploring Greek mythology on Latest Album In The
Time Of Gods" by Rick J. Bowen on innocentwords.com. Feb
First Peek at Dar Williams' Upcoming Album" is a good
Q&A about In the Time
of Gods by Ilyssa Panitz on More.com. Feb. 22, 2012.
Country’s Right Here: Dar Williams Turns to 'Gods' for
Insights" by Nancy Dunham on ourstage.com. Feb. 16, 2012
- Paste Magazine has the premier of the first song from
Dar's soon-to-be-released In
the Time of Gods. It's called "I
am the one who will remember everything." Jan. 10, 2012
- There's a segment on
Cafe of April 27,
2011 featuring Dar and Allison Moorer performing on the Cayamo
Cruise in February 2011.
- The Jersery Arts blog has aQ&A
Dar. July 19, 2011.
Williams: Big Sister" is an interview with Dar
about all kinds of stuff including The Island Musical, the musical for kids
that she is working on. By Peter Aaron, The Chronogram (Hudson
Valley, NY), June 28, 2011.
tumblr blog about visiting summer camps and planting bee
songwriting" By Jay Smith at Pollstar.com, Aug. 19, 2011
Williams: She's Aging Well" by Mary Kate Frank in More magazine, Aug. 24, 2011.
Dar talks about her upcoming tour with Joan Osbourne,
the legacy of Lilith Fair, and the importance of matching
wrote a My New York piece on Oct. 20, 2011 entitled "Nature
meets culture on the Hudson."
Williams pens big songs from small places," by Naila
Francis at phillyburbs.com, Nov. 8, 2011
folksy touch of Dar Williams returns to the Birchmere" is a short bit by Marie
Gullard in the Washington Examiner. Nov. 9, 2011
reflects on her career" in the Toledo Free Press by Vicki L. Kroll, Nov. 17,
World According to Dar" is a good Q&A from Swerve
Pennsylvania. By Michael Allshouse, Nov. 18, 2011
and interview with Gary Graf for the Journal
Williams says 10 years of recording is a 'terrific feeling'". Nov. 18, 2011
Rumpus Interview with Dar Williams by Erin Lyndal Martin, Nov. 18,
- Dar's November 2010 talk at Smith College in
Northampton, Ma., is availabe as a full
video podcast from iTunes U. You'll find out things you
never knew about Ms. Williams.
Williams poetic landscape" is a Q&A with Teen Voices'
Michelle Golden. December 10, 2010
- There's a pretty good "songwriter interview" with Dar on Songfacts.
By Dan MacIntosh. December 2010
Williams Talks Music & Motherhood" is an interview on
The New Gay website by Kaysey Crump. October 18, 2010
- Dar discusses Many Great
Companions with Mike Ragogna at the Huffington
Post, October 6, 2010 (scroll down past KT
Williams to perform for her Florida folks," is a short
Q&A by Susan Thurston, St.
Petersburg Times, October 1, 2010
Saturday," another Q&A by Travis Newbill on
Broward-Palm Beach New Times County Grind blog, October 1, 2010.
back to move ahead," has Dar being interviewed by
long-time fan Vincent Scarpa for Performer magazine. October 2010
think the world of her: an interview," with Dar Williams by Gregg Shapiro in Chicago's Windy
City Times, September 27, 2010
- Dar's radio
interview with South Florida's Michael Stock on WLRN,
September 26, 2010
Williams is 'aging well'" by Bill Lynch in the Charleston,
W. Va. Gazette. July
- A short Q&A
with Dar from New York
Newsday. By Kevin Amorim, April 14, 2010.
- The Planet Green website has an interview with Dar called "Dar
That Kicked Her Ass" so you can imagine what it's about.
April 13, 2010 by Ronnie Citron-Fink
- The Portland, Maine
newspaper has a short interview with Dar
called "The two happy lives of Dar
Meredith Goad, June 4, 2009.
- Buns and Chou, yes they are
rabbits, interview Dar at Salon.com. May 26, 2009
Song" is an article in New York House Magazine in which Dar talks
about the greening of her family home. There is also an
accompanying video on
YouTube in which you get to check out her fabulous
kitchen. By Anne Pyburn Craig, April 2009.
- In "Singer/songwriter
Dar Williams casts into deep waters," Dar compares songwriting to
fishing. From Lancasteronline.com, March 5, 2009, by John
- There's a Q&A with Dar
on the blog Rock Om. "Dar
Williams' ongoing sense of meaning" by Tom Crenshaw, March 3, 2009.
- Glenn Hatchell in Tampa,
Fla. recorded an interview
with Dar and played it
on his morning show on WMNF on February 2, 2009. This
version will be available only until Feb. 9. The interview is
at the beginning of the third hour.
Carla Jean Whitley has a
Q&A interview with Dar from January 27, 2009
- Tammy Paolino from the South
Jersey Courier Post
interviewed Dar as she was grocery shopping. "Williams
is getting out there," January 23, 2009
roots, artistry at core of Williams’ music" by Bill
Craig, Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 22, 2009
- Watch Dar Williams' radio
interview at WDST
Studios in Woodstock, N.Y. There's some chat and some songs.
December 12, 2008
- A short Q&A with Dar appeared in the Hudson Valley, NY, Times Herald-Record on
12, 2008. By Sandy Tomcho.
- Anne Williams of WNRN radio interviews Dar Williams on
her Acoustic Sunrise program, Charlottesville, Va., November
6, 2008. Click for: interview
pt. 1, interview
pt 2., Holly Tree,
- Dar talks about her efforts to green up her lifestyle in this
October 11, 2008 interview
with Sierra Club Radio.
in charge at the Emelin" is a good little article about
working with the Promised Land team. By Alan Sculley in The Journal News (Hudson
Valley, NY), October 4, 2008. The same article appeared in
Washington state's Kitsap Sun on October
- Dar was interviewed and sang a few songs on NPR's Sunday Edition on September
28, 2008. You can listen to it here.
- There's also a Minnesotta Public Radio interview with a couple
of songs from September 23, 2008. You can listen to it here.
- The September-October 2008 issue of American Songwriter has a short
interview called "Dar
Williams - Carry On" by Dave Steinfeld.
- Dar appeared on Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour in July
2008. You can watch and/or listen to the hour and a half show on
the Woodsongs website. This link takes
you to the archive page, scroll down to show #494 and you can
download Windows Media audio and video as well as the show in
- There's a behind-the-scenes
video of Promised Land up on YouTube. It's about 8 minutes
long. August 17, 2008.
Festival" is the first interview with Dar in some time. By
Cisar in Madison, Wi.'s The Capital Times, July 31, 2008.
- The South Jersey Courier
Post has a photo gallery of Dar's performance in Haddon
Heights, NJ on Wed. May 28. So if you've not "seen" Dar in a
couple of years like myself, here's your chance (although most
shots are of the crowd). Click here
for the gallery.
- There is anSBBT/Fuse
#8 interview with Dar on the School Library Journal blog,
mostly focusing on her writing of kids' books. By Elizabeth Bird
and posted on May 22, 2008.
- "Dar Williams show
like a homecoming," by Chris Dondoros from The Repbulican
(Massachusettes), April 10, 2008.
Things" is a short little interview with Dar in the Eugene (Oregon) Weekly. By
Suzi Steffen, February 1, 2007
the environment" by Jon Gilbertson from the February 22,
2007 Milwaukee Journal
- Dar's February 25, 2007 interview on WNUR radio with
host Ron Lewis is available as a podcast.
The show includes the premier of the song The Easy Way.
- This article is mostly about student anti-war protests
at SUNY New Paltz but Dar is mentioned. Students
say they're fed up with war by Eleni Kostopoulos in the New Paltz Oracle, March 15,
Williams not overwhelmed by the mother load," in the
Trenton, NJ Times talks
about Dar turning 40 and much more. March 30, 2007 (no byline).
local church, Dar Williams sings for peace," has a bit of
Dar interview, a bit of concert rehash from her show in
Princeton on March 31 and some comments from members of the
audience. By Owen Fletcher in the Daily Princetonian, Monday, April 2, 2007.
like a refugee," is a short Q&A in Chronogram
Magazine. By Robert Burke, October 29, 2007
- A short interview with Dar from the Fairfield, Ct. Mirror. "Discover
darling Dar Williams," by Marie Montgomery, November 1,
- Big Dar fan Paul Mepschen in the Netherlands has written
the first Dar article of 2006. It's in Dutch and entitled ’Raak niet verdoofd!’
and ran in the January/February 2006 issue of Heaven magazine.
- One of the rare articles about Dar that's been published
recently is this one entitled "Self-Made Woman"
from the St. Louis, Mo., Riverfront Times. April 5, 2006.
- There's a "Dar
Williams Interview" in the June 2006 issue of The Progressive, a peace
and justice magazine. She discusses politics, My Better Self and
more with Matthew Rothschild.
- There's an article from the Westchester, NY The Journal News about the
benefits for Democratic Congressional candidate John Hall that
Dar did with Jackson Browne and Pete Seeger. "Guitar
Heavyweights jam for candidate Hall" by Susan Elan, June
Locally, Act Vocally" is an article by Walter Tunis in the
Lexington, Ky. Herald Leader,
June 11, 2006
- An article in the Chicago
Tribune, called "Fans, readers hang
on Williams' every word," gives a bit of insight into how
Dar got into writing kids' books and talks about Lights, Camera, Amalee, her
latest book. By Chrissie Dickinson, July 23, 2006.
- "Dar Williams
brings 'Better Self' to Crier" is a short article from
the Times-Herald Record
in the Hudson Valley. August 11, 2006.
With room to dream in childhood" was published in
the Lowell, Ma. Sun
on August 18, 2006 by Christine Phelan.
visions of song" is an interesting article that compares
Dar and Ferron's backgrounds and how it affects their
songwriting. Both were appearing at the Ottawa Folk Festival,
hence the basis for the article. By Patrick Langston, The Ottawa Citizen, August
- Justice Through Music has a series of interviews with Dar that
have been done over the past year or so where she discusses
politics, her music and more. Links to them are here.
- Dar is quoted in an article about John Hall being
elected to Congress. "Guitarist
resonates with N.Y. voters" from the Los Angeles
Times, November 24, 2006.
- A short Q&A with Dar in the Portland Herald Press
Books" by Aimsel L. Ponti, December 7, 2006.
- The first article about Dar's new CD My Better Self appeared
July 21, 2005 on Rolling Stones website. Dar
by Brian Orloff.
- Dar appeared on Air America's Morning Sedition show on August
4, 2005. You can hear the archive of the show here.
Her segment starts at about 1:35.
- Dar takes the WFUV pop
quiz. September 2005
- Foster's Online from Dover, NH has an interview with Dar. The
first of many, I would suggest, from Better Self tour. Dar Williams brings her 'better
self' to Exeter by Ryan Alan, Sunday Sept. 18,
- Motherhood leads
Williams to her less intentional self is a
short article by Scott Alarik from the Boston Globe. Sept. 22,
- Seeking a better World is
an article from the San Francisco Chronicle by J. Poet,
Oct. 9, 2005.
- Dar talks about My Better Self and gets political in this
November 2, 2005 interview on
- An amusing article with a boring title from the Rochester
Democrat & Chronicle, Dar Williams performs tonight at
Water Street by Jeff Spevak, Nov. 10, 2005.
- A short article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Revue; Williams puts topical spin in
new CD by Alan Sculley, Nov. 10, 2005.
- Dar's interview on CKUT on Novebmer 28, 2005 is in the
station's archives. Her songs are played throughout the show but
the interview is short and starts about 2/3 of the way through.
and click on "dykes on mykes" in the pulldown menu.
- A quick hit in Toronto's Metro
about Dar's first job. November 29, 2005.
- Eye on the Empire is
in the University of Toronto's Varsity newspaper. By Tabassum
Siddiqui, November 29, 2005.
- Dar Williams makes brave choices
is from The Ottawa Sun by Allan Wigney, November 30, 2005.
a better self is not the best article but it's
an interview with Dar in the November 30, 2005 issue of
Toronto's York University's Excalibur newspaper. Written by Mike
- Dar's End of the Summer is included in a list of back to
school tunes that includes Pink Floyd's Another Brick in
The Wall and “Hot for Teacher” by Van Halen. By Michael Venture
on MSNBC. August 31, 2004
- Inching Forward is
the first real interview with Dar since George W. Bush was
re-elected, much to her chagrin. It's a Q&A style article by
- A preview with a bit of an interview: Dar Williams keeps up a social
commentary by Karen Iris Tucker in the
Bergen Record. November 19, 2004.
- There's a pretty good article by Jason A. Killingsworth
in Paste Magazine's January 2003 issue. It's called The Beauty of Living. Dar
talks about the new CD and life in general.
- Here's an article from a local music store mag, Manifesto, from
Rasputin Music in Berkeley, Ca. (Feb 2003). It's called Dar
Williams exhibits all of her considerable talents on her dark
and gorgeous new album, by j poet. There's an intersting
bit about Dar's Enron stocks being used to support the SET.
- The Washington Blade has an article The
Beauty of Dar : Dar Williams, a
straight shooter and honorary lesbian, talks to the Blade
about her music, by Jen Mabe, Feb. 21, 2003. It's a weird
one, not to mention many of Dar's fans knew she was straight
before The Advocate told us!
Williams 'Beauty' Drizzles Down is an article in the
Georgetown University Hoya from February 21, 2003 by
Connection Magazine has a lengthy feature on Dar by
Jonathan Widram. March 16, 2003.
- Dar was a guest on the NPR show The Infinite Mind:
Depression in the Brain in the last week of
March. She spoke about being depressed in
college and the song After All. The whole show is no longer
available online but here's a link to an MP3 of the Dar portion
of the show.
- You can hear Dar's March interview on the Acoustic Cafe radio
program online at mlive.com.
Decision that Almost Derailed Her Career is a
Q&A interview from Music Connection magazine by
Jonathan Widram, March 3-16, 2003.
Downpour: A conversation with Dar Williams,
conducted by Tim Pulice in Inside Borders magazine,
- Dar Williams'
"Slow Beauty" is an article by Brian Orloff from a
fabulous music, art, culture website called Neumu. April 4, 2003
- The Hampshire Gazette, from Western Massachusetts, has an
article called Patience
its beauty for Dar Williams in the April 10, 2003
- Another solid article from Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe
appeared in the April 11, 2003 issue.
- City living changes the way Dar Williams
sees the world and music, Rashod D. OllisonThe
Baltimore Sun, April 17, 2003. This same article
also ran in the Kansas City Star, and the Everett, Wash., Daily
Williams Slams Industry is a story from the
Fredricksburg, Virginia, newspaper which talks about how
the entertainment industry stifles dissent. There's an
error in it though: Dar doesn't own her Razor and Tie, she is
one of the artists on that independant label. By Michael Zitz,
April 18, 2003.
- Dar Williams takes her time for
beautiful CD 'Rain' is a short piece by Wendy
Case in the Detroit News. April 18, 2003
spreading a little 'beauty' on tour is a pretty good
article from the Chicago Sun-Times. April 20, 2003 by Dave
Williams thrives on N.Y. Bustle is a story from
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 21, 2003 by Dave Tianen.
This article also ran in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
under the headline Country girl Dar Williams finds charms in
city’s nature on May 6, 2003.
Dar Williams Moves to the Mainstream from the Salt Lake
Tribune. By Christy Karras, May 2, 2003.
- There's a mention of Dar in The Boulder, Co., Daily Camera
column by Sebastian.
May 2, 2003.
- There's a shortie called Dar
keeps logging the tour miles on the liveDaily
website. By Rob Evans, May 5, 2003.
- There's an article from the San Francisco Bay-area Mercury
News called Singer makes the most of collaborations by Jon
Matsumoto, May 9, 2003. (Lost
article - if anyone has a copy, please e-mail us).
- Here's a press
release on the Solar Electric Light Fund's draw for a trip
to Bhutan that is being given away as part of the promotional
work Dar is doing with the group.
- FolkWax e-zine had an interview by Kerry Dexter with Dar, FolkWax sittin' in with
Dar Williams, in the May 14, 2003 issue.
World by Greg Reifsteck from Campus Circle, May
- There's a shortie piece in the Nashville
City Paper by Ron Wynne, May 28, 2000
- There's a June 2003 interview and some songs with Dar on New
Jersey radio station WBJB's
- Dar's live June 16, 2003 appearance on the Woodsongs
show is now up in their archives. It's a video of the live
radio taping plus more. It's in Windows Media and you can't fast
forward through it, so it's like watching it live all over
again. This link will take you to the details page - at the top
of it is a link to go back to the show listings - click on that
and look for show #261.
- The MIT Tech newspaper ran a nice long and interesting
Q&A interview with Dar called the Beauty of Dar by Keith J.
Winstein. June 18, 2003.
- Read the official
press release for The Songwriters Tour Dar is doing with
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, and Patty Griffin. August
is as folksy does is article from the Vail Daily.
August 4, 2003 by Wren Wertin.
- There isa short and sweet article on Dar, Dar Williams Fuels her
music with curiosity, in the August 9, 2003 edition
of the Edmonton Journal by Todd Babiak.
- Dar is quoted in an article in the Colorado Daily that's
mainly about the local Folks Festival. A singer/songwriter's paradise
- Dar Williams has a knack for
life was the cover article, by Steve Baylin, of
the August 21, 2003 issue of the Ottawa Xpress weekly
- The Ottawa Citizen ran an interview with Dar as a preview to
her headlining the first Thursday night show of the Ottawa Folk
on to her dreams, by Lynne Saxberg, August 21,
- The following day, August 22, 2003, the Ottawa Citizen
ran a review of
her show with some of her pithy onstage comments.
Singer Songwriters Team Up for Tour is the first
article about the Songwriter Tour Dar is doing with Mary Chapin
Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, and Patty Griffin. By Jay Lustig,
Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger, September 12, 2003.
- The St. Paul Star Tribune has a piece on the Songwriter
on the floor, in which Dar talks about going
shopping with the gals. By John Bream, October 12, 2003.
- Pop Matters has an interview with Dar. Dar
Williams, the happy tortoise, 13 October 2003,
by Jennifer Bendery.
- Dar Williams and fellow
songsters make harmony appeared in the
Cleveland Plain Dealer on October 17, 2003. By Michael
- Four formidadle females raise
voices has amusing biographies of the members
of the Songwriter Tour. October 24, 2003, Charlotte, N.C.
- Williams is inspired and
intimidated by tourmates by Christine Hawes
from the Sarasota Herald Tribune. October 41, 2003
- Melody Alderman has a review of the Singer Songwriter
show in Seattle on Northwest
Music Scene. While ordinarily the library doesn't
have reviews, this one tells the tale of Dar letting her fans
know she's pregnant with her first child. There are also a bunch
of photos and other links you can browse through at the same
time. November 16, 2003
- The first article of the year in the Charlottesville Daily Progress
with quite a bit of information on what Dar is up to at the
moment. By Kate Andrews, Jan. 18, 2002.
- At the end of January, Dar
talked candidly with DarWilliams.Net in a special interview to
get her fans up to date with what she's doing these days. It's
all on one page but was originally posted in parts: Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV
- Teen Magazine has a feature called The Best You've
Never Heard Of and there's a short article on Dar, "the
best singer you've never heard of." There's one glaring
error and that's the inclusion of Keepers of Time as one
of Dar's CDs. In fact, there is no such recording, that was one
of the early names for End of the Summer. January 2002.
- Dar was on the Democracy Now! radio show on the
Pacifica network on Friday, Jan. 25th. You can listen to
the interview and a few songs here.
You'll need RealAudio.
- As Cool As She
Is by Jeff Cannon for the Indiana Daily Student.
Jeff did a little bit of an interview with your friendly
webmaster, so I'm quoted in there right along with Dar. March
- Dar was on the NPR show Marketplace on April 12, 2002,
in a show about the "alternative" vs. corporate music business.
The show mainly discusses house concerts but Dar talks
specifically about how the internet brought her a
significant amount of support and exposure and boosted her
career. Click here
for the archives. It's at about 20 minutes in.
- An article in the Washington Post
about the US Supreme Court has small bit on Dar's private
performance for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. By Charles Lane,
May 6, 2002.
- Dar's appearance on radio station WNYC's Soundcheck
is available at online. She is on for the first 19
minutes of the show and plays After All and Fishing In The
- The New York Times magazine has an article called Queer
Folk about lesbians and folk music. It's long . . .
Dar is interviewed somewhere near the bottom. By David Hadju,
August 18, 2002. You have to register (free) to read the New
York Times online.
- Here is Dar's response
to the Queer as Folk article. It was never published, although
sent as a letter to the editor to the NYT magazine. September
- Here is a scan of
the page with a photo and small blurb that includes Dar.
It was in the Nov. 2002 music issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
- A short story in the Peterborough
(Ontario) Examiner written by your webmistress Gail J.
Cohen. Published Jan. 26, 2001.
Yoko Ono from the Ottawa Sun. By Ian Nathanson , Jan. 25,
2001. There's a couple of factual errors but what can you do.
- Fighting for
free speech by Sam McManis in the San Francisco
Chronicle, Feb. 23, 2001. There's a great quote from Dar at the
end of this piece.
CD produces grace notes, March 4, 200, by Scott
McLennan in the Worcester, Ma. Telegram. (This link is
down at the moment).
- Dar comes out as a total straight girl in this article from
the Washington Blade.
March 23, 2001 by Kristina Campbell.
Ahead, Say It by Amy Kroin is a Valley Advocate
interview with Dar about her upcoming appearance in the stage
production of the Vagina Monologues. It's also got an
interview with Eve Ensler, creator of VM.
- Dirty Linen magazine had a hilarious article on Folk Toys. Here's the
Dar part. It's our favourite singer as you've never seen her
before. From the April/May 2001 issue.
- Dar is the cover girl for the June/July issue of Dirty Linen
magazine. There's an excerpt of the interview posted on the
- Dar talks about learning guitar and how she goes about making
music in this August 27, 2001 interview for guitarnoise.com
by Laura Lasley.
- A Q&A with Dar by Peter Bate on the Americana
UK website, September 2001.
- Dar talks about her faith in an interview with Beliefnet.com.
October 2001 by Rebecca Phillips.
Williams: Out There Living is an interview on the online
'zine for indy music Splendid. It's from 2001 sometime
around when The Green World Came out. I believe the interview
was done by Theodore Defosse, a founding member of Blue Man
- Dar talks about living in New York, September 11, Another
Mystery, growing up and more in an interview with the San
Francisco Gate. She's
'Out There,' Oct. 16, 2001 by J. Poet.
- Building a career slowly but surely is from the San Francisco
Bay-area Mercury News. By Paul Freeman, October 19, 2001.
(Lost article - if anyone
has a copy, please e-mail us)
singer pokes fun at herself and the world by
Christina McCarroll in The Christian Science Monitor, November
- Dar to be
different is an article from the gay and lesbian
magazine The Advocate. by Karen Iris Tucker, November 6,
road well travelled by David Freak on the The
Birmingham (England) Post's website, November 19, 2001.
- Dar joins BBC4
to explain more about the inspiration behind the album, and
performs songs from The Green World live in the studio. You'll
need RealPlayer to listen. November 27, 2001.
- BBC News Online has a piece about Dar by William Gallagher
(who used darwilliams.net for research, so go read it!) called Dar's
Words Say It All. December 19, 2001.
- Here's another Q&A with Dar on the American
UK site. By Mark Whitfield, December 2001.
- The Wall Street Journal
has an article on the end of the collaboration Cry Cry Cry. By
James Ring Adams, January 17, 2000.
- A really great interview on the radio show Public Interest at
host Frank Stasio for an hour of live music and conversation.
Aired March 6, 2000.
over Commerce, an interview done with Dar before the
2000 Winnipeg Folk Festival in July. By Rachel Stone.
- The New York Times
had an article about Dar and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on
July 16, 2000. Written by E. Kyle Minor.
- Dar Williams courts the masses in Billboard
magazine. Article by Carla Hay appeared in the Aug. 5, 2000
issue. This is the link to Billboard.com's
on-line version, which is slightly different/shorter than the
print version, which I will have up shortly.
- Dar Williams Offers Entry To The Green World posted
Aug. 15, 2000, by Kerry Dexter.
- Time Out New York had an article on Dar in the August 17-24
issue. Americana beauty
is written by Stephen McGill. Dar 'comes out' as a straight
girl (There's a BIG surprise. Pay attention!)
- Dar Williams is
wiser about coming of age By Scott Alarik, who has
known Dar for years, in the Boston Globe August 20, 2000.
- New York Newsday has a Fast Chat with Dar
Williams from August 20, 2000.
- Dar did a one-hour online chat through Borders on August 21,
here for the transcript.
- Dar's August 20, 2000 appearance on Vin Scelsca's Idiot's
Delight has her playing lots of tunes and chatting for
hours with Vin.
- Dar's sister Julie wrote a piece on her former teacher that
appeared in the August 24, 2000, in the San Jose Mercury News. It
- Dar is quoted in an article on Salon
about legislative amendments and sound recordings as work for
hire. By Eric Boehlert, Aug. 28, 2000.
- An article from Mother
Jones on-line from September 2000.
- A Q&A with Dar on Barnes
and Noble's web site. By Kerry Dexter. September 2000.
- A fabulous article on and with Dar in the Boston
Phoenix. Sept. 14, 2000 by Wayne Robins.
from September 14th, 2000 on XPN/Public Conversation is
Dar Williams by Pamela Burger appeared in the Brown
Daily Herald on Sept. 15, 2000.
- Toronto's entertainment weekly Now Magazine had a story in
which Dar talks about dedicated fans and her 'uncertain'
sexuality. By Kim Hughes, Sept. 21, 2000.
- An article from the Cleveland
Plain Dealer from Sept. 23, 2000 by Michael SanGiancomo.
Honest Room So Green: A conversation with Dar Williams
on the World Class Rock website. Sept. 2000. It's really long.
- A short and amusing online Q & A with Dar on chickclick.com.
- Rockin'RonD's interview
with Dar Williams from the Music Matters Review. Sept. 2000.
- A Q&A at femmusic.com.
Dar talks about how she writes her songs, her experiences making
TGW, and specifically comments on I Had No Right, Yoko Ono and
Another Mystery. Oct. 2000.
- There's a decent interview with Dar done in the fall of 2000
magazine online. It's a very chatty kind of
interview by Gabino Travassos and Dar even uses some colourful
language!! It also has a section from a live radio interview
Travassos did for an Edmonton, Alberta, radio station in 1998.
- Yahoo has a full-length
at broadcast.com. Not sure of the date but it was done
during The Green World tour some time in the fall of 2000 at the
Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas.
Magic, an interesting article in the Tucson
Weekly where Dar talks about fame, and especially her
level of fame. By David Ryder, Oct. 12-18, 2000.
- A No-Holds Bard Lesson for Williams from the Los
Angeles Times by Randy Lewis. Oct. 13, 2000.
takes ‘70s style for a spin, BY J.D. Considine, Los
Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service. This version ran in
The Herald, Calgary, Alberta. Oct. 25, 2000.
- Green Party:
A child of the liberal folk movement, Dar Williams isn't
above rocking out by Aaron Howard in the Houston
Press, Oct. 26, 2000.
By Rick Bird The Cincinnati Post, Nov. 3, 2000.
in Sojouners, a liberal Christian magazine, by
Kimberly Burge, Nov. 3 edition.
explores the scary is a short interview done before
Dar's show in Vancouver, B.C. By John P. McLaughlin, The
Province, November 5, 2000.
- Dar's interview and performance on KANU radio from
Lawrence, KS, is archived and can be streamed via RealAudio. Go
to KANU's homepage and
click on the link to the Trail Mix show.
- An interview
with Dar in the Massachusettes-based gay weekly Bay Windows.
From the Nov. 16-22 issue.
- Dar did an interview in Lawrence, Kansas, with Bob
McWilliam's on KANU-FM's Trail Mix show sometime in the fall of
2000. Here's the link
to RealAudio versions of the interview.
- Dar Williams
- "I Don't Want to Be Another Mystery" is the first
article written in Dutch that's been posted to DarWilliams.net.
Nov-Dec 2000 by Paul Mepschen.
- An on-line interview with Dar, I'm suspecting from 1999, in
which she talks about the evolution of her career. It's from connect2music.com.
- Listen to the Feb. 8, 1999 edition of Michigan
Live's Acoustic Cafe featuring Cry, Cry, Cry.
- Natural Woman,
an interview in the Winter 1999 Hemp Times. It was done
as a result of Dar's song Play the Greed being included on the
CD Hempilation 2: Free the Weed. Written by John Howell.
- Dar is quoted in an article from
CNN on web music. From Correspondent Rick Lockridge. March
- HABITAT, an article
written BY Dar in the October/November 1999 issue of Ms.
magazine. It's shaped kind of like a house and I hope when you
go to the link that it still looks that way!
- From the University of Toronto's Varsity
Review, there's an article by Gabe Sawhney from Jan.
- The Ottawa Citizen has two articles by Lynn Saxberg
from January 1998 about Dar. 1 2
- New York Times Magazine from January 1998 has an article
called Catching Up With
Cry Cry Cry by Ralph DiGennaro.
- The Victoria
(B.C.) Times Colonist has a story about Joan Baez
that talks about Dar. It was written by John Rogers of the
Associated Press and ran Feb. 22, 1998.
article about Dar. This is different because it takes the
point of view of Dar IN the music business. It's out of date
now, written Feb. 23, 1998, but an interesting perspective
nonetheless. There's also a really cool photo of her that I've
not seen anywhere else. Double click on the top photo of her
when you're reading the article.
to the movement of folk music,
an online article at Spank, a magazine on youth
culture, by editor Robin Thompson. June 1998.
- There's a transcript
of the Borders.com chat with Dar, Richard Shindell and Lucy
Kaplansky about Cry Cry Cry. It's from Nov. 18, 1998. (Lost article - if anyone has a
copy, please e-mail us)
- Planes, Trains,
Automobiles and Beyond is an article by Dar Williams in
Performing Songwriter about life on the road. November 1998.
- The Calgary
Herald ran a story on Cry Cry Cry. The interview is
actually with Richard Shindell. It's by By Ben Wener of Knight
Ridder Newspapers and ran in Dec. 1998.
- Cool As Can Be by
Lucy O'Brien. From the English lesbian magazine Diva's December
1996/January 1997 issue.
- An article from the Village Voice in
the Winter of 1997.
Stone webcast recorded at The Park West in Chicago on Mar.
- Tower Record's magazine Pulse
had an article mostly about the soon-to-be released End of the
Summer. April 1997.
of good songs article by Tim Sheridan on Launch.com.
Written shortly after End of the Summer was released.
- An article from Billboard
magazine in June 1997
<> A Rising
Voice in Folk Music from the Philadelphia Inquirer by
By Faith Quintavell. July 18, 1997.
get Happy: Dar Wins Battle with Depression by David
Veitch, Calgary Sun, July 26, 1997
- From The Music Matters
Review interview with Dar in August 1997, there's
an excerpt about If I Wrote You.
- There's a piece about Dar's performance (see 6
p.m.) at Lilith Fair in the daily
press release from Aug. 19, 1997 in Milwaukee, Wisc.
- From the Oregon Voice, an interview from October
Williams: "Ani DiFranco meets Doris Day" by Chris
- An article by Vickie Gilmer from the St. Paul Pioneer
Press in October 1997.
- An article about Dar's success through the Internet from the
Science Monitor, Oct. 20, 1997. Written by Jef
- An article in the online magazine the Kerrville Kronikle.
The inte view with Dar Williams was conducted in her dressing
room at Labatt's Apollo, Manchester on the afternoon of Sunday
21st October 1995. A few hours later, Dar made her British stage
debut supporting Joan Baez. This is the online version but I
believe the two-part interview can be purchased in back issues
from the Kronikle's homepage.
- Finding a new
approach is an early interview with Dar in Performing
Songwriter magazine. By Scott Alarik. Sept./Oct. 1994.
- Dar's intro to
the book Backstage Pass: Interviews With Women in Music.
- A DarWilliams.Net exclusive
interview with Canadian singer-songwriter Jim Bryson, the
opening act for Dar's Nov/Dec 2001 tour of the UK.
- Dan Nooter's essay on The
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