Beloved pop folk singer DAR WILLIAMS, described by The New Yorker as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters,” will perform at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, January 23rd. Show starts at 7:30PM. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.
A veteran of the New England folk scene with ten albums under her belt, Dar Williams emerged nationally in the mid-1990s, winning fans with her idiosyncratic songwriting, acerbic wit and lovely soprano voice. Williams takes pains to avoid the coy and the quirky; her songwriting and performing style has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez (an early fan), but with a few acidic and at times hilarious twists.
As documented in the 2010 two-disc retrospective, Many Great Companions, Williams’ growth as an individual has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist. On one level, the sizable body of work accumulated is a continuing narrative of her life — what she’s experienced and what she’s observed during her years of intensive touring. On another, it forms a detailed look at the course of modern-day existence in the twenty years since Williams released her debut album, The Honesty Room. Throughout her career, Williams has employed a reporter’s keen eye and a fiction writer’s feel for nuance in the act of confronting what she’s described as “the big picture of how people approach life,” doing by examining and illuminating the minute details.
The Unity College Center for the Performing Arts is located at 42 Depot Street in downtown Unity, Maine. For more information or to purchase tickets visit uccpa.unity.edu or call 207-948-7469.