for June 27, 2003
ALTROK Ordinals 49
Dar Williams - The Beauty Of The Rain (Razor & Tie)
Dar Williams' new CD "The Beauty Of The Rain" is perhaps the most
comfortable and confident album of her already distinguished career. While
it might seem odd that she, a "girl with guitar" type folk singer, has a
bunch of jam-band special guests, she has indeed benefitted from their
input. Among her guests are Stefan Lessard (of the Dave Matthews Band),
John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin & Wood), John Popper (of Blues Traveler),
Alison Krauss, Cliff Eberhardt, and Bela Fleck. Getting married and moving
to New York City before making this album have given her many more things
to write about as well. You've already heard much of the album on 90.5 The
NIGHT including the title track, "I Saw A Bird Fly Away," "The World's Not
Falling Apart," and "Closer To Me." Upcoming tourdates opening for the Dave
Matthews Band will put her in front of a whole new crowd of people and
expand her already relatively large fanbase.
(Ordinals appear by the courtesy of Jeff Raspe.)
All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.
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Friday, August 23, 2019
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Extreme at Starland Ballroom
Old Dominion at Stone Pony Summerstage
Surfer Blood and The Morgan Freemasons at The Saint
Spring Heeled Jack at Stanhope House
Matt Wade Band at Langosta Lounge
Little Vicious, Candy Cavity and Damn Jackals at Asbury Park Yacht Club
Muscians On A Mission presents Songwriters & Storytellers: Channeling Woodstock (Open Mic & Food Drive) at Monmouth Museum (6:30p)
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