May 20, 2015
DAR WILLIAMS: EMERALD (BREAD AND BUTTER MUSIC)
Dar Williams is a songwriter of immense talent and her new album, Emerald, is a work of real depth. From the powerful opening song about staying strong in adversity (Something To Get Through) to the mordant Mad River, this is a work of mature and thoughtful songwriting. Richard Thompson on guitar guests on the title song and Suzzy Roche and daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche sing harmonies on a glorious version of Kat Goldman's Weight Of The World. Girl of the World, a song inspired by her visits to an orphanage in Honduras, is another delight on one of the albums of the year.