The people at Levon Helm Studios know when a hard sell is not required. Their promotional copy in advance of Dar William’s performance there declares simply, “named one of America’s very best songwriters by The New Yorker.” Enough said. Williams is in fact a restless and prolific writer and recording artist who is pretty much willing to go anywhere as a writer (witness for example her brilliant and subtle treatment of ethics studies, “Buzzer” from 2008’s Promised Land).
Supporting 2016’s luminous modern folk/rock record The Beauty of the Rain, Dar Williams performs at Levon Helm Studios on Saturday, January 13 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are seating $45, standing $30. The gates open at 6:30 and doors at 7:30 p.m. Levon Helm Studios are located at 160 Plochmann Lane in Woodstock. For more information, visit www.levonhelm.com.