On October 1st, singer/songwriter Dar Williams will release her first album of new songs in six years. Her new album titled "I'll Meet You Here," was mostly recorded in late 2019 and early 2020, with an expected release date of the fall of 2020. Then, COVID hit and everything music-wise was put on hold. Williams spent her time writing her latest book "Writing A Song That Matters," before focusing on a 2021 release date for the new album and tour.
She begins the new album with the gentle, folk swaying of "Time Be My Friend," which features guest appearance by Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie) and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan). The tempo picks up, with the alternative-pop melody of "You Give It All Away," Williams voice sounds timeless. She knows how to find a way into your heart with the gentle touch of music and poetically soft vocals of "Magical Thinking," as her words paint the perfect image in your mind. The mood lightens with the upbeat, country tone of "Today And Everyday," as Dar Williams sings about positivity in these dark times. She finishes her new album with the beautifully sweet lyrics of the quiet ballads "I Never Knew" and "You're Aging Well." Dar Williams is currently on tour with shows all the way through to December. For a complete list of dates and to find out more about her new album "I'll Meet You Here," please visit darwilliams.com.
Fellow singer/songwriter Ian Jones is also preparing the release of a new six-song EP titled "The Evergreens." It will be available on October 22nd, through Thin Silver Records and begins with the soft country ballad "Evergreens," as you are re-introduced to Ian warming, honest vocals. Next, he tells us the tale of a "Born Again Sinner," as the music turns darker to enhance the storied lyrics. During the pandemic, a song like "Hallelujah" is a welcoming inspiration of hope, as Ian Jones delivers the perfect remedy. He wraps up his new, short release with the steady pace of "Promised Land" and the up-tempo country two-step of "Last Call." To find out more about Ian Jones and his latest release " The Evergreens," please visit ianjonesmusic.com.