NYU Skirball Center is proud to present singer-songwriter Dar Williams performing live in concert. Williams is set to release her ninth studio album, In The Time Of Gods, in the spring of 2012. The album explores many of today's most challenging social issues told against the parables of Greek mythology. The inimitable collection of songs includes some of the richest and most evocative writing of Williams' career, covering many topics such as retaining one's moral compass, our personal responsibility in aiding to change the world, the politics of power, and following a guiding light in the midst of chaos.
“Dar Williams may be the best female singer/songwriter in America today.”Stereo-type
One of the most lauded singer-songwriters of her generation, Dar Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since the early '90s. She has performed with such distinguished artists as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, and Shawn Colvin, and recently became a regular contributor to the Huffington Post's Green Blog. At the core of Williams’ work is a belief in the innate ability of people to make a better world, the product of countless observations in her travels and conversations with her fans.
Special guests, The Milk Carton Kids are Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, a harmonizing, minimalist duo who use two guitars and two voices to create a new combination of classic folk and sophisticated back-porch Americana. A powerful employ of seamless harmonies and intricately wound acoustics merged into one singular, achingly beautiful articulation. The duo’s recent appearance at SXSW garnered best of picks from The New York Times, NPR, and Time Magazine. Additional praise has ranged far and wide from supporters such as American Songwriter, No Depression, WXPN, KCRW, WFUV, Daytrotter and more.