Dar Williams’ lyrics contain bouquets of optimism, delivered on melodies alternating between beguiling lightness and understated gravity.
Always in the right place at the right time for the success she’s had over a 25+-year career, Dar rose out of the vibrant mid-90’s Boston scene, inspired by the eclectic influences of alt-rockers, Berklee jazz musicians, slam poets, and folk artists like Patty Griffith, Melissa Ferrick, the Throwing Muses, Vance Gilbert, and Jonatha Brooke.
Through all the ups and downs, however, it’s always been about staying true to herself.
“Good and bad things happen, and it’s not necessarily a reward or indictment. I’ve just got to meet it,” she observes. “Like, I’m bringing my whole life to this moment; it will surprise me, challenge me, show me where I was wrong, even make a fool out of me, but my job is to show up and not take adversity personally. Real happiness doesn’t have to feel like Snoopy dancing with Woodstock; it can just be knowing you have the resilience to meet whatever comes to you. I will call that a good life.”
Dar will be joined by special guest Heather Maloney, a Massachusetts-based singer songwriter whose voice is her “not-so-secret weapon” (Boston Globe) and whose “lyrics cut to the chase” (Huffington Post).
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