Tape Date: January 10, 2013
Don’t Miss This Live eTown Taping!
eTOWN WELCOMES BACK SINGER/SONGWRITER DAR WILLIAMS AND eTOWN NEWCOMER SLAID CLEAVES FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND CONVERSATION AT ETOWN HALL
presented by KBCO
WHEN: January 10, 2013 / 7:00 PM SHOW (6:00 PM Doors)
WHERE: eTown Hall
1535 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
COST: $25.00 (plus tax and theater fee) / ON SALE NOW
eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome back long-time friend of the show Dar Williams and eTown newcomer Slaid Cleaves for a special evening of music and conversation at eTown’s new solar-powered music and media facility – eTown Hall.
eTown veteran Dar Williams joins us this time on the heels of traveling the world in support her latest collection of recordings, entitled In The Time Of Gods. Raised in Chappaqua, N.Y., and educated at Wesleyan University, Williams spent 10 years living in the thriving artistic community of Northampton, Mass., where she began to make the rounds on the coffeehouse circuit. Joan Baez, an early fan of her music, took Williams out on the road and recorded several of her songs.
With her latest effort, Williams blends her passion for social activism with the complex and mysterious world of mythology. “I’m interested in power right now,” she says. “I’m in my 40s, and I’m shocked that the café conversations I had in my 20s—‘Somebody has to do something!’— are now my responsibility. I see people who are actually doing things that you always dreamed somebody would do, and I can help make that a reality. So the stakes are higher, in a good way, but you also see the shadow, the reckless behavior, where a person can lose it all in a weekend.”
Joining Dar Williams at the taping, will be eTown newcomer, singer/songwriter Slaid Cleaves. When Slaid Cleaves moved from Portland, Maine, to Austin, Texas, at the tail end of 1991, he landed on South Lamar Boulevard, a few blocks from the legendarily seedy Horseshoe Lounge. But as he points out on his new live album, “It was many years of drivin’ by before I worked up the courage to come in through the door.”
It had been a rough eight years in Austin for Cleaves, having left the small pond of Portland, Maine, where he’d busked and played bars and started the alt-country (before the term existed) Moxie Men, for the allure of milder winters, a fledgling South by Southwest, and a desire to hone his skills amongst the likes of Joe Ely and Lucinda Williams. But with the Americana radio success of Broke Down and subsequent tireless touring of the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Netherlands, Cleaves made good use of the 2000s, connecting to audiences and developing a reputation for sincere and entertaining shows.
“I’m glad I found Slaid Cleaves, because my life would have been poorer without him. You’ll feel the same, I think, when you listen to this beautifully crafted album. Listen, go to some of Slaid’s shows, take a friend, and pass on the news: not all the good guys wear hats.”
- Stephen King
More than just a typical concert, each eTown taping is a unique live entertainment event that combines musical performance, information and inspiring conversation. In addition to lots of great music, the event will also feature a special E-Chievement Award story, a trademark staple of each and every eTown taping, highlighting one of the show’s listeners who have gone above and beyond to make a positive difference in their community.