Holi festival 2013. Photo by Olivia Drake MALS ’08.

Where Dar Williams ’89 belongs

[Dar Williams ’89]Dar Williams '89 discusses her strong local roots, "not shopping enough," and bees in her garden.

In the following video, Dar Williams talks about teaching "Music Movements in a Capitalist Democracy" at Wesleyan in 2012, and sings the "Storm King" from her album "In the Times of Gods":

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Dar Williams just might be the biggest music star that people don’t recognize in her adopted hometown along the Hudson River.

Williams, 46, has strong local roots. She was born in Mount Kisco, raised in Chappaqua and has lived in Cold Spring for 10 years. She is most comfortable in this Putnam County village having lunch at Hudson Hills Market and Cafe, working in her garden and chatting with neighbors about favorite walking and hiking trails.

“I’ve been in a lot of towns and villages where things are very distinct and individual. There are many special places,” she said. “When I was younger, and single, there were lots of places I could have called home. But New York is where I belong.”

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