среда, 14 марта 2012 г.

Exploring `new folk' Williams adds more pop to sound

Dar Williams, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky 8 p.m. Tuesday RaviniaFestival Martin Theatre Tickets, $25; lawn, $8 (847) 266-5100

Although Dar Williams casually sprinkles her conversation withwords such as "zeitgeist," "ontological" and "drecky," we'lldispense with the footnotes.

She's smart, yes, but so charming that it's OK if you're a big ol'bumbling boob and she's an ecologically aware, natural-food fueled,quick-witted, state-of-the-art folk singer.

Actually, it's "new folk." And just what is "new folk," anyway?Did the old folks die?

"They've got to call it something," Williams said. "It's probablybetter than urban folk or contemporary folk. Well, …

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