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New Studio Album - In The Time Of Gods (Razor & Tie) - Out Now
"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
"Known for her lyrical, evocative songwriting and singing…Ms. Williams has been a leading figure in the folk-rock world for nearly 20 years." Wall Street Journal
"Seasons change, but Williams remains both ambitious and pleasingly plainspoken." Rolling Stone
"A new generation of pop-folk enthusiasts lauds her as one of the genre's central figures." Paste
"One of our most thoughtful singer-songwriters." New York Daily News
New York, NY – Thursday, September 13, 2012 – Renowned singer-songwriter Dar Williams kicks off a U.S. tour today, September 13th. The national headlining tour will make stops from New York to Alaska, and also includes a series of co-headlining dates with Loudon Wainwright III (full tour dates below). Dar Williams released her ninth studio album, In The Time Of Gods, this April 2012 on Razor & Tie. Interviews and photos are available upon request.
In The Time Of Gods, Dar’s first album of original material in four years was produced by Kevin Killen (U2, Elvis Costello, and Peter Gabriel), and features special guests Shawn Colvin and Larry Campbell, and a remarkable set of musicians including Charley Drayton, Gerry Leonard, and Rob Hyman. Williams presents 10 original compositions on In The Time Of Gods, which explores many of today's most challenging social issues told against the parables of Greek mythology. The inimitable collection of songs includes some of the richest and most evocative writing of Williams' career.
One of the most lauded singer-songwriters of her generation, Dar Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since the early '90s. As documented on her last album, the 2010 two-disc retrospective Many Great Companions, Williams’ growth as an individual over her almost two-decade-long career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. She has toured with such distinguished artists as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, and Shawn Colvin, and recently became a regular contributor to the Huffington Post's Green Blog. When not on the road, Dar will also be teaching a course at Wesleyan University entitled, “Music Movements in a Capital Democracy,” throughout November 2012.