Time for a Goddess

folk deity Dar Williams headed to State Theatre

Thom Fountain

Hearty Dar Dar.
Hearty har Dar.

There’s something to be said about a self-made singer songwriter. And that’s exactly what Dar Williams is. The folk artist only wrote music for herself for years as a young adult and went to college for theater before starting to play music live – revealing the songs she’d been working on for years. From there, the rest is history. The singer and songwriter has gone on to release a handful of popular, critically acclaimed folk-pop records, including her most recent In The Time Of Gods, which was released last year. Now, Williams will take the stage at the State Theatre in Eau Claire to perform a night of her hauntingly beautiful yet somehow catchy ballads. Before Williams, though, the State Theatre crowd should get a treat from Minneapolis singer and songwriter Haley Bonar. Bonar is no stranger to Eau Claire (you might’ve caught her at The Nucleus a few times back in the day) and has had an illustrious career in the Midwest and nationally. Her latest full record, Golder, was released in 2011, but there are hints that she’ll have another full-length out before the end of the year. So, you best be prepared for some new tunes from both these songwriters.

Dar Williams + Haley Bonar • Aug. 25 • The State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St. • 7:30pm • $35, $25 • all ages 

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