Dar Williams’s growth as an individual over her two-decade career has gone hand in hand with her evolution as an artist. This is perhaps best typified by the release of "Emerald," a timely and brilliant album of new songs and collaborations with friends such as Jill Sobule, Richard Thompson, the Hooters, Jim Lauderdale, Lucy Wainwright Roche and her mother Suzzy Roche. Raised in Chappaqua, N.Y., Williams spent 10 years living in the thriving artistic community of Northampton, Mass., where she began to make the rounds on the coffeehouse circuit. Joan Baez, an early fan of her music, took Williams out on the road and recorded several of her songs. The rest is history. Along with her numerous studio albums, she has released the onstage document Out There Live (2001) and the DVD Live at Bearsville Theater (2007). She has also released a live recording celebrating the 20th Anniversary of her legendary album The Honesty Room. In addition to being a touring artist, Williams is an author, teaches at Wesleyan University, and conducts annual songwriting seminars. Williams devotes much of her time to environmental issues and causes, and has created “Give Bees A Camp” which combines concerts and the planting of bee-friendly gardens for young campers. This will be Dar's first three night residency at City Winery in New York
LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE set out to explore indie singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche, and you'll discover her unforgettable voice, smart, arresting songwriting, and her stellar stage presence. If you dig a little deeper, you'll find an artist with a colorful musical pedigree who is expanding her sound with an ambitious new recording There’s A Last Time For Everything, and is hell-bent on creating a meaningful career in this post-music business era.