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Dar Williams’ lyrics contain bouquets of optimism, delivered on melodies alternating between beguiling lightness and understated gravity. Williams strongly believes that all of us possess our own power and ability to achieve, and she rejects the exceptionalism that encourages us to “admire that yonder star,” while making us feel small and insignificant; unworthy of shining on our own but hoping to catch enough distant light to inspire some tiny accomplishment. Williams has always been very interested in how to control our future and this album has to do with the fact that at some point, you just can’t.
Dar Williams was always in the right place at the right time for the success she’s had over a 25+-year career. She rose out of the vibrant mid-’90s Boston scene, inspired by the eclectic influences of alt-rockers, Berklee jazz musicians, slam poets, and folk artists, like Patty Griffith, Melissa Ferrick, the Throwing Muses, Vance Gilbert, and Jonatha Brooke.
The Breakneck Boys are a roots Americana band with inspirations ranging from folk to rock, from musical theater, to jam, to jazz. Finding kinship with The Band, the Wood Brothers, J.J. Cale, Dylan, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass and the Decemberists, the band takes these musical traditions and creates songs that find meaning in the natural world around us, in our connections to one another, and that power of story and lore to open hearts, inspire, and remember the simple things that we so often overlook. The band is currently performing a suite of songs based on mountains in the Hudson Highlands. It’s a musical ramble from Crows Nest to Storm King, Bull Hill to Breakneck with some diversions along the way.
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