Dar Williams

Dar Williams has been a touring singer songwriter for the last 25 years. In her early twenties, she went from the proving grounds of tip jar gigs and bars to a year long tour with Joan Baez that launched the career she has today.

She has recorded 11 studio albums, written two young adult novels for Scholastic, Amalee and its sequel, Lights, Camera, Amalee, and in 2017 released a book with What I Found in a Thousand Towns (Hachette Publishing Group), a guide to building and sustaining social capital as a means of creating unique, resilient, thriving communities. Besides concerts, she presents collaborative Town Talks, based on the work in her Thousand Towns book. She also leads a songwriting retreat at the Garrison Institute called Writing a Song That Matters and has taught at Wesleyan University, Lafayette College and Barnard College on music and social movements after 1960.

After building the foundation of her career in New England, Dar did a fundraising tour down the Hudson River in 1999 called “Where the River meets the Land“ and realized that she wanted to return to her native Hudson Valley. She has been a river advocate ever since, and she wakes up to see the Hudson River every morning.

Keep the Hudson River flowing!
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