12. Ellis Paul - She
A Girl - Transulscent Soul - Philo
Buskin & Batteau : Sun. Oct 17th, 2010 ~ 3pm
13. Buskin & Batteau - Guinevere - Nouveau Retro - www.buskinandbatteau.com/
SHOWS AT THE TURNING POINT in Piermont NY
Monday Sept. 6th, 2010 12:00-6:00pm - The 2nd
Annual Turning Point American Roots Festival
09/25/2010 Sat. Terence Martin CD Release
14. Terence Martin - Rivers Still Rising 3:00 - The Last
Black and White TV - Good Dog Music
Tues. Ramblin' Jack Elliott
15. Ramblin' Jack Elliott w/Tom Waits - Louise - Friends of
Mine - Hightone Records
INTERVIEW WITH DAR WILLIAMS
Dar grew up in Mount Kisco and Chappaqua New York. She said she
listening to disco while growing up on the radio, but at home listened
to her dad's collection of folk/rock and classical. Her dad
alphabetized the records. They seemed to listen heavily to the
beginning of the folk/rock section... B, C and D: Byrds, Dylan,
Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Crosy Stills and Nash.... and then made it to
the Ms for Mama and S for simon and garfunckle, with an especial
penchanget for harmony. Her sisters would sing harmony - as the thrid
child has the thrid harmony challenge aftre the frist two take the
Dar has 7 studio albums and one live release.
She spoke about her relationship with Joan Baez who recorded someof your songs and brought her on the raod in 1996. She was gracious and kept the enterage on a level field. First she palyed for the audience of the indigo girls who insisted the audience listen.
Parents who raised their kids on folk... Joan Baez appealed to one
generation and Dar appealed to the other portion of the family unit. A
successful pairing. Lots of full houses and singing and Joan asked her
on baord. A "rocket launcher for my career"
Joan sang three of Dar's songs, and would often invite Dar on stage. Didnt play a mum to her as much as a fun aunt, showing audience Dar began shaving her armpits.
Dar sang at Pete's Birthday party at Madison Square Garden. She,
like she percieved Pete to feel, was not at ease until she was before
the audience and the feeling of one large campfire emerged. The
whole audiencew singing, it was pete's crowd, so of course the fans
The behind scenes, body guard, dressing room press world was not as
comfortable as finally getting onto the satge.
Joan Baez covered several of her songs, when asked who else she'd
like to cover her, she focused on current young garage bands. Their
energy against her lyrics would interest her. Kids are interested in
music with arragemtns orchestration and a lot of sound, but lacking on
the lyrical edge/
Pure grundge meets lyrical...junping a generation back, just at Joan
Baez does now covering Richared Shindell, a contemporary of Dar, and
band memeber of Cry Cry Cry from 1998, and Dar herself.
Mix teens and twenty somethings
When Asked what she might chose for a Cry Cry Cry - Bill Morrissey,
Patty Larken, Girlyman, Cheryl Wheeler... were a few that came to mind.
Many Great Companions is her new rlease out in October. She is
contractially, sometime along the way, do retrospective...
but she turned that into
her compile at 7 - drtuthers all acoustic retakes, manager russel said, that and collect
hear old stuff...
re recorded acoustic versions,
2nd disk, straigt ahead best of..
Talk a bit - about change in audince audience and venues since
college days? Different flavor. Pelple dont change, a lot of her
audience first starting at 25, younger that her and in college. Now in
30s and 40s still the same really. Im seeing kids of kids at the
concerts. NOt focused on age distinctions, wheel keedps turning.
- every age.
Given a chance to speak about anything she renewable energy - never
comes up. WJFF is hydropowered radio station. Quietly world is
starting to save itself. Shes been travelling a lot, roots movemnts.
SOmething big is happening
Never been to the bethel field.
Many Great Companions coming out October 12th
Babysiters here, was mostly true. HEr babysitter was the unicorn in
the show mentioned in the song. The annoying boy was patterned after a
yicky boyfriend of her own.
18. Dar Williams - Babysitter's Here - Honesty Room - Razor
1 hour 45 min.
DAR WILLIAMS AT BETHEL WOODS
Growing up in Mount Kisco and Chappaqua, Dar Williams listened to Disco on the radio, but at home she listened to her father’s alphabetized collection of half classical and half folk/rock. While listening to the classical vinyl, the family played once through the artists A to Z. However, while listening to the folk/rock collection they found themselves eager to revisit the B’s, C’s and D’s - Byrds, Dylan, Collins, Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Though heavy fans of the Mamas and the Papas and Simon and Garfunkle, the early letters got the heavy rotation.
The Williams family had a penchant for harmony. Her older sisters would grab the melody and obvious harmony, but being the youngest, Dar would have the challenge of adding complementary vocals, honing her musical chops early.
It is now decades later. Dar has released one live and seven studio CDs. She has toured with Joan Baez and performed at Pete Seeger’s Madison Square Birthday bash. She is now a household name herself in folk/rock touring circles. Her next CD, “Many Great Companions”, will be released this October.
Contractually, her label, Razor and Tie, expected a retrospective at some point. The idea came up for the new CD to feature some talented cohorts: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Larkin, Gary Louris (of The Jayhawks, who also produced the album), and Sara and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek). Dar expressed an interest of recording all acoustic retakes as well, so the latest release offers both on two discs.Dar Williams will perform on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Bethel Woods, playing older well-loved material as well as highlights from “Many Great Companions”.
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