Dar Williams@Hugh’s Room Live -Fri.,Oct.11th,2019
By Wayne Baggs
On a stage alone with just an acoustic guitar is about as vulnerable as a musician can get. Personal songs that represent her thoughts on not only her own life but those of the broader forces in the world, Dar writes songs that matter.
Like all great songwriters, Dar is more than a casual observer of the human condition. Summing up Dar Williams, I’ll steal this from her site as I can’t do it any better. It’s a cliché that the personal is the political, but for Dar Williams, there really is no separating her life from her worldview.
And in the face of a shifting world, she is more aware than ever of the power this approach can create. “I’m now experiencing the fruits of the alternative culture I was part of in the ‘90s,” she says. “I think I’ve made choices about how I lived my life, outside of the world that was going to fit me among the mainstream norms, and I chose to stay with my friends, to stay with my culture. “That turns out to have been the sturdiest structure I could have built for myself. And that’s in my songs, it’s in my teaching. I’m a believer in what can happen when we make music together.”
The Hugh’s Room Live is the perfect atmosphere for a Dar Williams performance, attentive audience, intimate setting, dining and the fabulous staff.
Often being described as one of as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters,” it is easy to see why. Live is always the best. Also a shout out to Antje Duvekot another great singer-songwriter with a sense of humor for her fabulous supporting set.https://www.darwilliams.com/ – https://hughsroomlive.com/
We would like to thank Jane Harbury for the invitation to this event.