16 Facts About Dar Williams


Dorothy Snowden "Dar" Williams was born on on April 19,1967 and is an American pop folk singer-songwriter from Mount Kisco, New York.


Dar Williams is a frequent performer at folk festivals and has toured with many artists, such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, the Nields, Shawn Colvin, Girlyman, Joan Baez, and Catie Curtis.


Dar Williams was born in Mount Kisco, New York, and grew up in Chappaqua with two older sisters, Meredith and Julie.


Dar Williams began playing the guitar at age of nine and wrote her first song two years later.


Dar Williams moved to Boston in 1990 to explore further a career in theater.


Dar Williams worked for a year as stage manager of the Opera Company of Boston, but on the side began to write songs, record demo tapes, and take voice lessons.


In 1990, Dar Williams recorded her first album, I Have No History, produced by Jeannie Deva and engineered by Rob Lehmann at Oak Grove Studios in Malden, Massachusetts.

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One year later in 1991, Dar Williams recorded her second album, All My Heroes Are Dead, most of which was recorded at Wellspring Sound in Newton, MA.


Dar Williams's growing popularity has since relied heavily on community coffeehouses, public radio, and an extensive fan base on the Internet.


Dar Williams recorded her first full album, The Honesty Room, under her own label, Burning Field Music.


Dar Williams soon secured a licensing-and-distribution deal for Burning Field with Razor and Tie, and in 1995 reissued the album on that label, with two re-recorded bonus tracks.


Dar Williams founded the Snowden Environmental Trust and has been a part of many benefit concerts.


Dar Williams performed in a show at Alcatraz with Baez and the Indigo Girls, to benefit the prisoner-rights group Bread and Roses.


In 1998 Dar Williams co-authored a second edition with Elizabeth Zipern.


Recurrent themes in Dar Williams' songs include religion, adolescence, gender issues, anti-commercialism, misunderstood relationships, loss, humor, and geography.


Dar Williams has visited the college several times to perform at concerts.