" Dar Williams has become a major force on the New England folk scene. An idiosyncratic songwriter who writes folk songs from a unique, often insightful perspective, 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 but with a few acidic and, at times, hilarious twists.
She was born in Mount Kisco, NY, but raised in Chappaqua the daughter of medical writer/editor Gray Williams and Marian Ferry , an active figure in Planned Parenthood. Her parents were educated at Yale and Vassar respectively. Raised in a decidedly liberal arts atmosphere, Williams began studying guitar at age nine and wrote her first song at eleven. In high school she was interested in athletics, but an ankle injury led her to audition for the musical Godspell . She became active in drama and by her senior year, after composing more ... " - Allmusic.com
"In Short An idiosyncratic songwriter with a deep love of the folk tradition, Dar Williams has built a solid career that has featured a number of successful collaborations. On acclaimed CDs like 2000's "The Green World" and 2003's "The Beauty of the Rain," Williams has demonstrated an ability to craft deeply personal songs that contain a universal, "you-can-relate" slant." - Citysearch.com Reviewer
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Added by zebratickets on December 7, 2006