Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Then And Now: Dar Williams, June 2nd, 2015

Every weekday at 8 PM is Then and Now with Brendan Hogan. This is when Brendan plays a set of songs back to back from the same artist emphasizing the beginning and the current status of their career. Tonight he will be playing "When I Was A Boy" and "Emerald" from Dar Williams.

Boston transplant Dar Williams was born Dorothy Snowden Williams, her nickname comes from the fact that her parents wanted to name her Darcy after Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. They called her Dar-Dar when she was little and she shortened it when she started school. Williams
 has toured with the likes of Catie Curtis, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Joan Baez and more.

Williams' latest album, Emerald, was released on May 26th and focuses on what it means to be a songwriter in the world today. When she isn't performing or writing music Williams teaches at Wesleyan University (her alma-mater) and writing a book. Emerald is the first album she has released independently.

-Kendall Stewart

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