Dar Williams, born April 19 1967, is an American singer-songwriter specialising in pop folk. Hendrik Hertzberg of the The New Yorker has described Williams as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters. She is a frequent performer at folk festivals and has toured with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, The Nields, Shawn Colvin, Girlyman, Joan Baez, and Catie Curtis.
Williams recorded her first full album, The Honesty Room, under her own label, Burning Field Music. Guest artists included Nerissa and Katryna Nields, Max Cohen and Gideon Freudmann. 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. The record went on to become one of the top-selling independent folk albums of the year. 1996’s Mortal City, also licensed and distributed with Razor and Tie, received substantial notice, partially due to the fact that it coincided with her tour with Joan Baez. The album again featured guest appearances by the Nields sisters and Freudmann, as well as noted folk artists John Prine, Cliff Eberhardt and Lucy Kaplansky. With that success, Razor & Tie re-released The Honesty Room. By the time of her third release, End of The Summer (1997), Williams’ career had gathered substantial momentum, and the album did remarkably well, given its genre and independent label status.
Williams has since released several more records, her latest being Emerald.
Adapted from source: Wikipedia, retrieved December 23 2015 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar_Williams