Released earlier this year on Razor & Tie, In The Time Of Gods features Dar Williams’ take on Greek mythology and includes guest appearances by Shawn Colvin and Larry Campbell along with performances by several excellent musicians including Charley Drayton, Gerry Leonard and Rob Hyman.
At the time of the album’s April release, Williams talked with Pollstar about her fascination with the Greek gods of old and how the mythology always “made sense” to her.
“Because the Greek gods and goddesses are so vulnerable and flawed themselves, the stories of Greek mythology to me are much more sort of the whole enchilada of the human psyche, certainly the Western psyche,” Williams said.
“They always kind of made sense to me, whether it was Icarus wanting to drive the chariot of the sun and driving [it] too close to the sun, or Hermes, who is the messenger of the dead and the god of travelers and people who live by their wits. Just that weird combination of things one god had. It always made sense to me. It would seem like a blueprint of the psyche that I loved.”
While Williams’ current road plans are somewhat East Coast-centric, the artist plays Alaska later this month and has a string of Pacific Northwest appearances scheduled for early 2013.
Here’s the plan:
Sept. 14 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground – Ballroom
Sept. 15 – Somerville, Mass., Somerville Theatre
Sept. 16 – Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, Center Theatre
Sept. 21 – Iowa City, Iowa, The Englert Theatre
Sept. 22 – River Forest, Ill., Dominican University
Sept. 28 – Fairbanks, Alaska, Blue Loon
Sept. 29 – Anchorage, Alaska, Discovery Theatre
Sept. 30 – Palmer, Alaska, Vagabond Blues
Oct. 6 – Princeton, N.J., McCarter Theatre
Oct. 12 – Alexandria, Va., Birchmere
Oct. 13 – Alexandria, Va., Birchmere
Oct. 26 – Peterborough, N.H., Player’s Theatre
Oct. 27 – Tarrytown, N.Y., The Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct. 28 – Vineland, N.J., Landis Theater
Nov. 10 – Durham, N.C., Carolina Theatre
Nov. 30 – New York, N.Y., Peter Norton Symphony Space
Dec. 1 – Philadelphia, Pa., Tin Angel
Dec. 14 – Northampton, Mass., Iron Horse Music Hall
Dec. 15 – Northampton, Mass., Iron Horse Music Hall
Dec. 22 – New Hope, Pa., New Hope Winery
Dec. 23 – New Hope, Pa., New Hope Winery
Dec. 27 – Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House
Dec. 29 – Brownfield, Maine, Stone Mountain Arts Center
Dec. 31 – Middletown, Conn., First Church of Christ
Jan. 10 – Boulder, Colo., Etown Hall
Jan. 11 – Seattle, Wash., Benaroya Hall
Jan. 12 – Seattle, Wash., Benaroya Hall
Jan. 13 – Portland, Ore., Aladdin Theater
Jan. 16 – Eugene, Ore., Shedd Institute
Jan. 26 – Ann Arbor, Mich., Hill Auditorium (Ann Arbor Folk Fest)
Williams is performing with Jill Sobule in Burlington and Somerville, with Cliff Eberhardt in Anchorage, and co-headlining with Loudon Wainwright III in Iowa City, River Forest, Alexandria, Tarrytown, Vineland, Durham, Seattle, Portland, Bend and Eugene.
Some shows are already on sale. Visit DarWilliams.com for more information. And be sure to check out Pollstar’s April interview with the songstress. Just click here.