October 24, 2008

Dar Williams: Promised Land

Dar Williams
photo: Traci Goudie

Dar Williams is one of those singer-songwriters who will never make it big, but enjoys a solid reputation among her more famous peers, who gladly lend her a hand every now and then. Writing and recording since 1993, her new album Promised Land deals yeat again with serious matters such as the infamous "Buzzer" experiment conducted at Yale in the sixties and rocky relationships (The Tide Falls Away). There are two covers: Fountains of Wayne’s Troubled Times, and Midnight Radio by composer Stephen Trask.

The uninitiated may fall for her smooth licks, those who care to listen will find a hidden treasure in nearly every song. Guest on Promised Land include Greg Leisz, Suzanne Vega and Gary Louris from The Jayhawks.

Dar Williams: Promised Land

Promised Land is released on Razor & Tie.

Tracks:
  1. It's Alright
  2. Book Of Love
  3. The Easy Way
  4. The Tide Falls Away
  5. Buzzer
  6. The Business Of Things
  7. You Are Everyone
  8. Go To The Woods
  9. Holly Tree
  10. Troubled Times
  11. Midnight Radio
  12. Summerday
Live dates:
  • 10/25 Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ
  • 10/28 House of Blues, Dallas, TX
  • 10/30 Texas Union Ballroom, Austin, TX
  • 11/01 Eddie’s Attic Decatur, GA
  • 11/02 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
  • 11/03 The Orange Peel, Ashville, NC
  • 11/06 Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA
  • 11/07 The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
  • 11/08 The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
  • 11/18 Spalding Auditorium, Hanover, NH
  • 11/21 Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO
  • 11/22 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN
  • 11/23 Clifton Center, Louisville, KY
  • 12/06 Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
  • 12/12 Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
  • 12/13 Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
  • 12/14 The Opera House, Skowhegan, ME
  • 12/26 The Iron Horse North Hampton, MA

» darwilliams.com

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