Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dar Williams Set To Release New Record, October 12

Many Great Companions, the upcoming record from Dar Williams will be released on October 12. The record, her eighth studio effort is a collections of classics recorded acoustically with special guests. It will also include a bonus best of disc. The record was produced by Gary Louris of the Jayhawks who is also one of the special guests on the record. Check out "As Cool As I Am" below in the MP3 Grab. Louris joins her on guitar on the song. Definately grab this one.

Gig alert! Willams will be doing some shows in New York. She'll be at City Winery on October 15 & 16 with Toshi Reagon. Then she'll pay us another visit in December, the 26th at The Bell House in Brooklyn.

On Songs Revisited With Guitar and a Few Friends, Dar re-records 12 classic songs from her extensive catalogue, all performed acoustically. She’s joined by several fellow musicians and friends on the new versions, including Sean and Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Larkin, Motherlode, and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks who also produced the album. The bonus disc, Best of Dar Williams, is not just a compilation, but rather a journey through Dar’s career. Listeners are able to follow Dar as she transforms from a folk singer just starting out to the seasoned musician she is today.

MP3 Grab: "As Cool As I Am"