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Singer-songwriter Dar Williams makes her seventh appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. A veteran of the New England folk scene, Williams emerged nationally in the mid-1990s, winning fans (including folk heavyweights like Joan Baez) with her idiosyncratic songwriting, acerbic wit and lovely soprano voice. Here, Williams is backed by her own band, along with the Mountain Stage rhythm section, for a set drawn from her 10th studio album, In the Time of Gods.

Before turning to writing and performing full-time, Williams directed plays and served as stage manager for the Opera Company of Boston. In 1998, she teamed up with Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell for an album and tour under the moniker Cry Cry Cry. Her 2008 album, Promised Land, featured collaborations with Jayhawks co-founder Gary Louris and Rob Hyman of The Hooters.

This Mountain Stage performance originally aired on September 24, 2012.

Set List

  • "The Light And The Sea"
  • "What Do You Hear In The Sounds?"
  • "I Am The One Who Will Remember Everything"
  • "You Will Ride With Me Tonight"
  • "I Have Been Around The World"
  • "Storm King"
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