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Singer-songwriter Dar Williams, is releasing her new album, Emerald, tomorrow. The acclaimed singer and songwriter recorded the album around the country in Nashville, Los Angeles, Philadelphia; New York; and Weehawken, New Jersey, with an incredible list of guest musicians and co-writers, including Richard Thompson, Jim Lauderdale, Eric Bazilian and Rob Hyman of the Hooters, Suzzy and Lucy Wainwright Roche, The Milk Carton Kids, and Jill Sobule.

Emerald is Wiliams’ first new album since 2011’s In the Time of Gods, a series of songs that melded the imagery and narratives of classical mythology with modern day issues and themes. It’s also her first album that she is releasing independently, as she decided to crowd-fund the album via Pledge Music. Williams’ first came to the attention of folk music fans with her now classic 1993 album, The Honesty Room, including the songs “When I Was A Boy,” “Alleluia,” and “The Babysitter’s Here. her 1996 release, Mortal City, further established her place amongst the elite singer-songwriters with songs like “As Cool As I Am,” and “The Ocean.”

Throughout the years, Williams’ work has matured, and has been marked by her sense of empathy, and often wry insight into the condition of the world she sees around her. Emerald, she says, is a collection of songs “with themes about relationships and connections,” and on it she continues to showcase her excellent story telling and songwriting.

Dar plays World Cafe Live on Friday, June 26th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, listen to “Something To Get Through.”

Order Emerald here.