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Happy Birthday To Mount Kisco’s Dar Williams

Dar Williams turns 47 on Saturday.
Dar Williams turns 47 on Saturday. Photo Credit:

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Mount Kisco’s Dar Williams!

Williams, who was born in Mount Kisco, turns 47 on Saturday.

Dar Williams, a singer-songwriter specializing in pop folk, was born April 19, 1967. Hendrik Hertzberg of the The New Yorker has described Williams as "one of America’s very best singer-songwriters." She is a frequent performer at folk festivals and has toured with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, The Nields, Shawn Colvin, Girlyman, Joan Baez, and Catie Curtis.

Recurrent themes in Williams' songs include religion, adolescence, gender issues, anti-commercialism, misunderstood relationships, loss, humor, and geography. Williams' songs often address gender typing, roles, and inequities.