Dar Williams Revisits Old Favorites On Many Great Companions

Written by August 18th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Dar Williams will release her latest album, Many Great Companions on October 12 via Razor & Tie Records. The album is William’s eighth studio effort, and includes new acoustic versions of songs from her own catalogue, and features special guests Patty Larkin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Sarah and Sean Watkins from Nickel Creek.

Many Great Companions is split into two discs, “Songs Revisited with Guitar and a Few Friends,” and “Best of Dar Williams,” respectively. Material covered runs as far back as her 1993 release, The Honesty Room, to her most recent 2008 LP, Promised Land.

Williams will also start launch a tour in support of the album, stating in September.

Many Great Companions Tracklisting:

Disc 1: Songs Revisited With Guitar and a Few Friends

1. Calling the Moon

2. If I Wrote You

3. Spring Street

4. I’ll Miss You

5. The Christians and The Pagans (feat. Sara & Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek)

6. What Do You Hear In These Sounds

7. The One Who Knows (feat. Mary Chapin Carpenter)

8. The Babysitter’s Here

9. As Cool As I Am

10. You Rise And Meet the Day

11. Iowa (feat. Sara & Sean Watkins, Motherlode and Mary Chapin Carpenter)

12. When I Was A Boy (feat. Patty Larkin)

Disc 2: Best of Dar Williams

1. It’s Alright

2. Are You Out There

3. As Cool As I Am

4. If I Wrote You

5. February

6. Mercy Of…

7. Easy Way

8. The One Who Knows

9. Teen For God

10. After All

11. Book of Love

12. Beauty of the Rain

13. Babysitter

14. Better Things

15. Spring Street

16. The Ocean

17. Closer To Me

18. Empire

19. End of Summer

20. When I Was A Boy

Dar Williams Tour Dates:

Sept 10 – Easton, MD – The Avalon Theatre

Sept 11 – New Hope, PA – New Hope Winery

Sept 12 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Sept 17 – Westport, CT – Seabury Center

Sept 18 – Cambridge, MA – Residency @ Club Passim

Sept 19 – Cambridge, MA – Residency @ Club Passim

Oct 1 – Gainesville, FL – Common Grounds

Oct 2 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Labyrinth Cafe at UU Church of Fort Lauderdale

Oct 3 – St. Petersburg, FL – Folk Fest St. Pete

Oct 15 – New York, NY – Residency @ City Winery

Oct 16 – New York, NY – Residency @ City Winery

Nov 6 – White River Junction, VT – Tupelo Music Hall

Nov 14 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door

Nov 15 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door

Nov 18 – Arcata, CA – The Jambalaya

Nov 19 – Crystal Bay, NV – The Crystal Bay Club

Nov 20 – Livermore, CA – Livermore Valley Performing Arts

Nov 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe

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