< Image with unknown copyright status removed: right -->thumb|right|200px|Dar Williams"Dar Williams" (full name "Dorothy Snowden Williams", born April 19, 1967) is an American singer-songwriter specializing in what can be described as "folk-pop".
She frequents folk festivals across the nation, such, as the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in Hillsdale, New York. She has also toured with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, The Nields, Shawn Colvin, Girlyman and Catie Curtis.
Williams was born in Mount Kisco, New York, and grew up in Chappaqua with two older sisters, Meredith and Julie. In interviews, she has described her parents as "liberal and loving" people who early on encouraged a career in songwriting. Williams began playing the guitar at age nine and wrote her first song two years later. However, she was far more interested in drama at the time, and majored in theater and religion at Wesleyan University.
Williams moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1990 to further explore a career in theater. She quickly became stage manager of the Opera Company of Boston, but on the side began to write songs, record demo tapes, and take voice les...