Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


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 

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.