The Sanctuary Concert Series presents Dar Williams and Hugh Blumenfeld in concert Saturday at 8 p.m. at the .
Williams is, in the words of Sanctuary Concert head Scott Sheldon, a "passionate, intensely personal" folk singer who has collected a devoted "legion of enthusiastic fans," thanks to her wry and insightful songs. Her material covers matters of religion, gender roles and middle-class life.
A native of upstate New York, Williams learned to play the guitar at 9 and wrote her first song at 11. She majored in theater and religion at Wesleyan University. In 1995 she released her first album, "The Honesty Room," and since then has released 12 other solo and live performance albums. She uses a keen eye and a strong appreciation of details and nuance as she writes about “the big picture of how people approach life,” in her own words.
Appearing with Williams is Hugh Blumenfeld, a sardonic singer/songwriter and longtime friend of Williams.
Fewer than 150 tickets are still available for the concert for the price of $30 each. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township. Admission includes desserts, coffee and beverages at intermission.
The Sanctuary Concert Series teamed up with Chatham Patch to offer one pair of free tickets to Dar Williams and Hugh Blumenfeld to the first person who can correctly answer this trivia question:
Dar Williams, the very popular singer/songwriter who will appear at The Sanctuary on Nov. 5 with a pianist, usually sings alone. However, she was part of the folk supergroup Cry Cry Cry, with Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky. Who are two other famous performers with whom Dar has sung harmony?
The question has been correctly answered and the tickets have been given away. Tickets are still available from the Sanctuary Concert Series website.