Best of Boston

1996 Best Music Group, Songwriter

Dar Williams

Just off tour with folk legend Joan Baez, Dar Williams is now home in Belchertown savoring the critical success of her latest CD, Mortal City. When Williams originally moved to western Massachusetts from New York, she got a job with the Boston Opera Company and aspired to become a playwright or to direct operas. But the call of the coffeehouse was too strong, and Williams’s modern folk style soon drew a following that recognized a new talent on the rise.