Dar Williams

Sunday October 3, 2021
7:30pm
$45 public | $40 members

This concert has been rescheduled from April 18, 2021. All tickets for the April 18, 2021 show will be honored for the October 3 2021 performance.

“Dar Williams, one of America’s very best singer-songwriters… Her songs are beautiful. Some are like finely crafted short stories. They are, variously, devastatingly moving, tenderly funny, subtle without being in any way inaccessible, and utterly fresh—not a cliché or a clunker in her entire songbook.” -The New Yorker

Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums. She’s authored three books and working on a fourth. Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy, Dar Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since the ’90s.

Williams’ growth as an individual over her almost two-decade-long career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist, touring along the way with such distinguished artists as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III and Shawn Colvin.

OPENER CRYS MATTHEW 

Already being hailed as “the next Woody Guthrie,”DC resident Crys Matthews is among the brightest stars of the new generation of social justice music-makers. A powerful lyricist whose songs of compassionate dissent reflect her lived experience as what she lightheartedly calls "the poster-child for intersectionality,"Justin Hiltner of Bluegrass Situation called Matthews’s gift "a reminder of what beauty can occur when we bridge those divides." She is made for these times and, with the release of her new, hope-fueled, love-filled social justice album Changemakers, Matthews hopes to take her place alongside some of her heroes in the world of social-justice music like Sweet Honey in the Rock and Holly Near. Of Matthews, ASCAP VP & Creative Director Eric Philbrook says, “By wrapping honest emotions around her socially conscious messages and dynamically delivering them with a warm heart and a strong voice, she lifts our spirits just when we need it most in these troubled times.