“When people come together and sing, mountains can be moved.” Folk-star Dar Williams carries on folk in the tradition of moving mountains at the Earlville Opera House on Saturday, August 3rd at 8 pm. Dar Williams will be performing as a duo with her keyboardist. WSKG generously sponsors the performance.
“Today, Dar Williams is the torchbearer for a set of musical sensibilities that have deep roots in America’s history of dissent-from the abolition songs of the 19th century and the labor anthems of the early and mid-20th to the folk revival of the 1960s. Williams’ songs have the feeling of an exhilarant and intellectual coffee shop conversation among friends.” (Madeline Ostrander, YES! Magazine)
“Williams claims to draw much inspiration from her home community. Her love of the folk scene stems from her admiration of its integrity toward honesty and real emotion, and a creative freedom not found in more popular music genres. She loves trying to use traditional methods to express the realities and foibles of contemporary life.” (Sandra Brennan, Allmusic.com)
Her performance at the Earlville Opera House promises interesting conversation as well. “Perhaps even more than her insightful, poetic lyrics and melodic vocals, Dar is well-known for her between-song banter. On this night, her commentary covered everything from wondering aloud about the American attachment to fashion and gentrification, to her Kathie Lee Gifford impression and witty commentary.” (Kim Ruehl, About.com Guide – Folk Music)
Join Dar Williams for an evening of music, intelligence and inspiration on Saturday, August 3rd! Admission is $27 and $25 for EOH members and students are discounted to $22. Premium seating in the first 4 rows is an added $5. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.
During your visit, take advantage of the exhibits in the three EOH Art Galleries, the Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists and the EOH Arts Café! Delicious refreshments will be available before the show and during intermission, including hot and cold drinks. For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online atwww.earlvilleoperahouse.com. The Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street, in Earlville, NY.
EOH events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.
SAMPLE TUNES from Dar Williams:
ARE YOU OUT THERE? (on SIRIUS radio)
(“As Cool As I Am” by Dar Williams is a celebration of the strength of women and a powerful response to recent legislative and personal attacks.
“Every state and every party, both men and women have found creative, resilient ways to say YES to a society that values it’s women (including their reproductive systems),” says Dar. “Recently, we needed to underscore this positive force in our country, so here goes!”)
*You may want to check out the interview with Dar Williams: http://bit.ly/136Duo7 Madeline Ostrander, YES! Magazine – very well written!