E-mail This Page

The Clark Announces Winter Concert Lineup

For Immediate Release

December 08, 2010

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute announces an exciting winter concert lineup of music. In January, the princess of pop-folk Dar Williams will charm audiences with a fresh take on some of her most beloved songs. The White Rabbits will rock the Clark with their dreamy harmonies and thumping beats in February, and in April, rock-folk legend Roger McGuinn will share the signature rhythms that launched the Byrds to fame. The Clark’s soaring acoustics and intimate auditorium offer one of the best performance venues in the region. Tickets are available online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

About the performers

Dar Williams lived for ten years in the thriving artistic community of Northampton, Massachusetts, where she began to make the rounds on the coffeehouse circuit and met Joan Baez, who recorded several of her songs. Williams self-released her debut album, The Honesty Room, in 1993, then signed with Razor & Tie Entertainment in 1995, which has been her label home ever since. She has released one live album, Out There Live (2001); one live DVD, Live at Bearsville Theater (2007); and eight studio albums, including The Honesty Room (1993), Mortal City (1996), End of the Summer (1997), The Green World (2000), The Beauty of the Rain (2003), My Better Self (2005), Promised Land (2008), and her new album, Many Great Companions (2010). Dar Williams will perform at the Clark on Saturday, January 22 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $30 ($27 members and students).

Greg Roberts (guitar/vox) and Stephen Patterson (vox/piano) formed the Brooklyn-based sextet the White Rabbits while attending college in Columbia, Missouri. With Jamie Levinson on drums, Matthew Clark on drums and guitar, and Alex Even on guitar, the group gained enough indie cred with their 2007 debut, Fort Nightly, to convince Spoon's Britt Daniel to produce their follow-up album, It's Frightening, a mix of dreamy harmonies, thumping rhythms, art school vox, and churchy piano. The album’s many highlights include the emotional centerpiece “Company I Keep,” the new sonic territory of “Lionesse,” and the macabre lyrics of “Right Where They Left.” Heralded for their boundless onstage energy, the White Rabbits have earned a reputation as masters of the deconstructed cover song. The White Rabbits will perform at the Clark on Friday, February 25 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20.

Roger McGuinn, the founding father of folk-rock, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 as the leader of The Byrds, one of the most influential bands in modern musical history. McGuinn’s groundbreaking guitar riffs, like the famous opening of “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and his incomparable skill on his trademark 12-string Rickenbacker guitar have made him an equally successful solo artist. His numerous albums include Back From Rio, which includes guest performances by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Michael Penn, and John Jorgensen; Live from Mars, an autobiographical one-man show recorded with members of the Jayhawks; and Treasures From The Folk Den, including duets with Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Odetta, Jean Ritchie, Josh White Jr., and Frank and Mary Hamilton. Treasures From The Folk Den was nominated for the 2002 Grammy for “Best Traditional Folk Album.” Roger McGuinn will perform at the Clark on Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $38 ($35 members and students).

For all concerts, purchase tickets online at clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31. Admission is free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. Admission is free November through May. For more information, call 413 458 2303 or visit clarkart.edu.

Calendar Listing

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute announces an exciting winter concert lineup of music for all ages. The princess of pop-folk Dar Williams will charm audiences with a fresh take on some of her most beloved songs on Saturday, January 22 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $30 ($27 members and students). The White Rabbits will rock the Clark with their dreamy harmonies and thumping beats on Friday, February 25 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20. Rock-folk legend Roger McGuinn will share the signature rhythms that launched the Byrds to fame on Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $38 ($35 members and students). For all concerts, tickets are available online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524. The Clark’s soaring acoustics and intimate auditorium offers one of the best performance venues in the region. The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 413 458 2303, clarkart.edu.

Contact:
pr@clarkart.edu

-30-

Return to the previous page