After great success last summer, Dar will be
leading two 5-day songwriting retreats along
the Hudson River in the coming months. They
start June 23 and Aug. 29. Details here.
There's some fun pix of Dar's recent trips
to the U.K. up on her Facebook
A bunch of new Honesty Room 20th anniversary
tour dates have been announced. She will also
be playing at Clearwater and the
Mariposa Folk Festival just north of Toronto
in July! I'll be going to that and the
Honesty Room one in Chicago so say hi if
you see me!! Dates all added to the tour sked.
A bunch of new articles and older radio and
video interviews have been added to the library.
Dar was involved in the Concert
for Newtown, a community event that
brought together the people of Newtown in
song, spirit and common purpose in the
aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shooting.
It took place in February 2013. This video is
the full PBS show of the concert.
It's been some time since any new tabs have
been added for guitar playing fans but Tamar
Avishai has sent along a couple. We have the
first one from In the Time of Gods: Storm
King. As well she has done a new
version of This Is
Not the House that Pain Built. So
yay for all that and if anyone else has an of
the newer songs that are missing from the tab library
or just wants to update anything there, I'm
happy to post them if you'll share.
Updated a few other pages here and there,
including the tour
I have been somewhat remiss in updating over the
last month. Life and work just get away from you
sometimes. Anyway here are a few new items.
I got a note the other day
from someone who used one of my old
wallpapers. I have not made any new ones for a
while but I've added a couple of new
ones that are inspired by the new CD.
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.
Dar wrote a blog post on Huffington Post
Dar's also put together a new video for "As
Cool As I Am" supporting woman's women's
rights. I will not be afraid of women!
It's quite moving!
That's it for today. More soon.
Paste magazine and Aloft hotels are
offering free admission to a series of shows
with an online RSVP. One of those shows will
feature Dar in Charleston, S.C. on June
14. All RSVPs are automatically entered
for a chance to win a special VIP pre-show
meet-and-greet with the featured artist.
Attendees will also have a chance to win a
one-night stay at an Aloft Hotel along with
other awesome prizes. RSVP here.
If you were part of the old Dar-list and
loved the Song of the Week, it's been revived
on Facebook. If you're not an old Dar-lister
and want to talk about the songs on Dar's new
CD, then this is for you too. Check out the Old School
Dar-listers group on Facebook and get
Dar discusses In the Time of Gods
with American Songwriter
May 21, 2012
saw Dar in Carrboro, N.C. a few days ago and
she shared the news that she'll be playing at
the Stan Rogers Music Festival in Nova Scotia
this year. If you've not been to Nova Scotia,
it's absolutely gorgeous and this festival is
one of the best in Canada. So that along with
a few other ports of call have been added to
the tour schedule.
After the Carrboro show, I must give a big
shout out the Milk
Carton Kids. They were fabulous. Get
some of their music pronto! That's them on the
right with Dar at the show on May 18, 2012.
As well, Ellery will
be opening the shows in Louisville and
Dar Williams In Concert from Delaware
playing songs from her new album. Part of
NPR's Live Fridays from XPN series.
Dar's added her voice to 98 others on a
protest album called Occupy This Album. She
breaks out one of my classic faves: Play the
Greed. It's available on iTunes and $9.99 for
99 songs is a pretty good deal.
Dar stopped by Relix Magazine's office a few
months back and recorded a live version of her
song "I Have Been A Round The World." It was
posted May 4.
April 23, 2012
Dar Williams' "I Am The One Who Will
Remember Everything" is eMusic's
FREE daily download of the day. Head over to
their website to listen and download away!
A few new additions of new interviews to the
Small update to the discography with the
release of In the Time of Gods.
April 13, 2012
Cool interview with Eben Shapiro from the
Wall Street Journal (!) All I have to say is
who didn't have a crush on Hermes AND
Encyclopedia Brown when they were kids?!
There's also an interview from the WSJ
and some other articles that have been
added to the library.
link for the podcast for Dar's
segment on WNYC's Soundcheck
yesterday. Bryn Roberts is on
keyboards! They perform Crystal Creek,
I Am The One Who Will Remember
Everything, and I Have Been Around The
World. Obviously, there's also
Great excitement as In the Time of
Gods comes out in just a week. I've
had a chance to listen to it and I will say,
it's a strong offering. There are a few
brilliant songs with lots of layers that keep
evolving every time I listen. I look forward
to hearing what others have to say about it.
A few new articles have been added to the library.
Seattle fans, Dar will be doing an in-store
performance at Silver Platters on April 21.
Check the media
appearances page for some upcoming radio
appearances as well. (Thanks
to Thomas R. for the alerts)
schedule has been updated to fill in
some blanks and also add some supporting acts
for a few of the shows.
Time of Gods is now available for
pre-order. The album will be released on April
iTunes: For US fans:
http://bit.ly/DARITTOG and it has a couple
of bonus tracks. Just the basic 10 tracks
for non-U.S. fans: http://glnk.it/127
'Pre-order on CD at Amazon.com,
where you can also listen to song samples.
release date of In the Time of Gods is
17, 2012. Read the official
press release on the new CD including
the track list. It is Dar’s first album of
original material in four years and is
produced by Kevin Killen (who has worked with
such giants as U2, Elvis Costello, and Peter
Gabriel), and features special guests Shawn
Colvin and Larry Campbell, and musicians
including Charley Drayton, Gerry Leonard, and
I have a bunch of new additions to the
library but they are not up yet. Will do them
November 20, 2011
I chatted with Dar a bit before her show in
Toronto last week and shot a bit of video in
which she offers up a teaser for her upcoming
(as yet untitled) new release expected in the
spring with a bit of a new song. Excuse all
the background noise, they were closing up the
bar, and enjoy!
A whack of additions to the library. Dar's been
busy talking to lots of media lately. I'll
have something more on the new release and
other tidbits from our chat posted shortly.
Updates to the tour
schedule with dates coming up for 2012
September 22, 2011
and Bob Pittman, the founder of MTV, will
take part October 20 in the the Katonah
Museum Of Art’s lecture series Crosstalk
on the topic of “Music makers and shakers”
on October 20 in Katonah, N.Y. The evening
starts with a reception and money raised
goes to support children's programming at
the museum and library. For more
information and to purchase tickets, call
(914) 232-9555, ext. 0 or visit www.katonahmuseum.org.
Some much needed updates . . . where did August
Dar is on the road visiting summer camps and
building bee gardens. Follow her adverntures
on her new tumblr
Again, it has been some time for updates.
Apologies. Life getting the best of me and
all!! But the cool news is that Dar is
going on tour with Joan Osborne for two weeks
in September. Check the tour sked to
see if there is a date near you!
You can hear the audio of Dar`s set at the
XPoNential Festival on July 23 here.
It includes a song from her forthcoming
release and a cute little verse about a
lightening bug from The Island Musical for kids
that she is working on. There are also
pictures of her set here.
Babysitter performance here.
Thanks to Tom R for the links.
Dars management is looking for some
enthusiastic individuals to join Dar's Street
Team, specifically for the upcoming CT, NY and
WI shows in August. Click here
for more info.
There is an interview
with Dar on the Jersey Arts blog that has
some info about her kid`s musical. Also
from Chronogram magazine also talks about
the musical. They've been duly archived in the
New dates added to the tour schedule
including one in Toronto! Yay. It's been a
while. And I'll only have to drive across
town, not across borders.
Dar recently announced the dates/locations
for her summer camp tour. It'l be great for
counsellors and campers, who are the only ones
who'll get to see them.
7/24/2011 Camp Moshava - Streed, MD
7/27/2011 Hole in the Wall Gang Camp -
7/28/2011 Camp Kinderland - Tolland, MA
8/1/2011 Camp Runoia - Belgrade Lakes, ME
8/3/2011 Camp Howe - Goshen, MA
8/5/2011 Camp Aloha - Fairlee, VT
8/6/2011 Camp Aloha - Fairlee, VT
8/7/2011 Clara Burton Camp - Oxford, MA
May 4, 2011
Land, Mortal City, and The Beauty of
the Rain are available now as MP3
downloads for $5 each from Amazon.com.
Great time to buy if you don't have them or
try them just because!
You can win a jet black guitar
autographed by Dar and 12 other great
stars... or one of 20 other fine prizes and
American public radio program Peace Talks
Radio by buying a raffle ticket. Check
it out here: http://www.goodradioshows.org/raffle.htm
Deadline extended until Thursday May 5 at 2
New dates added to
schedule, including the recording of
an appearance on eTown with Hot Tuna.
There's a segment on NPR's World
Cafe featuring Dar and Allison Moorer
from the Cayamo Cruise in February.
On July 17, a children's musical Dar has
written called The Island Musical will be
workshopped at Vassar College's 2011 Powerhouse
Theater season. The show is a musical
fable about a faraway island whose inhabitants
must confront the forces which threaten their
magical home, and come together to protect
their beloved island.
It was Dar's birthday a few days ago. To
celebrate, I'm sure, a whole slew of new
concert dates have been announced. Find them
on the tour
schedule page. Note, nothing near
Toronto (Ann Arbor is still 5 hours away!!)
Dar still has the call out to camps to
request a visit from her. An intrepid youth
from Camp Kadimah near Halifax, N.S., made this
great video request and posted it to
Dar's Facebook page. He rewrote the lyrics to
Party Generation and plays and sings it.
Fantastic. I hope they get a visit!
So today Dar announced that she wants to
visit and play at some summer camps this year
and invites her fans, camp counsellors, and
camp directors to request that she come and
play at their camp. Go here
to make your request.
Yipes, it's been some time since I have been able
to update the site. Life sure gets in the way
sometimes. But I'm back and hope to be doing
a bit of work on the site over the next little
For now, I've started by updating the tour schedule
and hopefully over the next few weeks some
good stuff will come in. But it is exciting
that Dar will be playing at the Newport Folk
Fest on July 30!
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and The Artisphere
of Arlington, Virginia are giving away one
pair of tickets to Dar Williams with the IBIS
Chamber Ensemble on Sunday January 30 at 7:30
PM. Contest ends Jan. 21. Click here
for more info.
A second show at with IBIS Chamber Music at
Artisphere has been added, apparently by
popular demand, on January 30th at 4:30pm. The
7:30 show is sold out.
A bunch of new dates have been added to the
Dar is apparently doing a songwriter's
workshop in October at the Fur Peace Ranch.
Here's a more
direct link to Dar's talk at Smith
College that is up on iTunes
Thanks to W. Gallagher
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