Williams warms winter in Unity

Jan 10, 2014
Dar Williams

Unity — Unity College Center for the Performing Arts re-opens its concert series Thursday, Jan. 23, for a concert by Dar Williams. The popular singer/songwriter will 7:30 p.m. at UCCPA, 42 Depot St.

A veteran of the New England folk scene with 10 albums under her belt, Williams emerged nationally in the mid-1990s, winning fans with her idiosyncratic songwriting, acerbic wit and lovely soprano voice. She takes pains to avoid the coy and the quirky; her songwriting and performing style has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez (an early fan), but with a few acidic and at times hilarious twists.

As documented in the 2010 two-disc retrospective “Many Great Companions,” Williams’s growth as an individual has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist.  On one level, the sizable body of work accumulated is a continuing narrative of her life — what she has experienced and what she’s observed during her years of intensive touring. The final song on “In the Time of Gods,” her latest album, manages to bring all of her concerns — social, creative, and personal — under one roof.

Tickets are $30 in advance and will be $35 at the door. For tickets, call 948-7469.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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