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Dar Williams and the Search for a 'Better Self'

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Dar Williams and the Search for a 'Better Self'

Dar Williams and the Search for a 'Better Self'

Dar Williams and the Search for a 'Better Self'

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Set List

Songs Dar Williams plays for 'World Cafe':

  • "Teen For God"
  • "So Close To My Heart"
  • "Comfortably Numb"
  • "Empire"
  • "You Rise And Meet The Day"

Modern folksinger Dar Williams has just released My Better Self. The album is a collection of new songs that are smart and serious — with Williams's trademark wit thrown in for good measure.

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The songs take on political and environmental undertones, as Williams takes stock of modern life. And fittingly, the 10 originals and three covers — from Neil Young and others — were recorded in Woodstock, N.Y.

This appearance first aired on Oct. 25, 2005.

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