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Listings for November 30th, 2010

APPEARING ON Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Dar Williams

Tuesday 30th November – Tickets – £12.50

Dar Williams is set to release her eighth studio album, Many Great Companions, via Razor & Tie on October 12th.  Many Great Companions is a new album of Dar Williams classics recorded acoustically with special guests, with an additional disc of Williams’ most significant songs.  Songs span Dar’s impressive career from 1993’s The Honesty Room through 2008’s Promised Land.

On Songs Revisited With Guitar and a Few Friends, Dar re-records 12 classic songs from her extensive catalogue, all performed acoustically.  She’s joined by several fellow musicians and friends on the new versions, including Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Larkin, Motherlode, and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks who also produced the album.  The bonus disc, Best of Dar Williams, is not just a compilation, but rather a journey through Dar’s career.  Listeners are able to follow Dar as she transforms from a folk singer just starting out to the seasoned musician she is today.

Many Great Companions showcases classic Dar Williams in a remarkably unique way, different than anything the songstress has ever put out before.  Dar’s personal and artistic growth can be seen throughout her career, and this album is the perfect summation of her natural evolution.  Songs Revisited With Guitar and a Few Friends and Best of Dar Williams complement each other flawlessly, creating the memorable Many Great Companions.  The new album will not only engage and interest Dar’s current fan base, but will surely intrigue those who may not be as familiar with her prior music.

Dar Williams is one of the most respected singer-songwriters of her generation, and continues to engage her loyal fans and growing audience throughout the country.