Keynote

Thursday Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce Thursday morning's Keynote Speaker - Dar Williams.  

Dar Williams has been called “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters” by The New Yorker. She’s released ten studio albums and authored four books including her latest, What I Found in a Thousand Towns- A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s CommunitiesOne Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time, published this past September by Basic Books.

Known as much for her staunch progressive ideals as her raw acoustic energy, Williams has been captivating audiences with her sheer elegance and honesty in her folk-pop songwriting since the '90s. Williams’ growth as an individual over her two-decade-long career has gone hand-in-hand with her evolution as an artist, touring along the way with such distinguished peers as Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco, Loudon Wainwright III and Shawn Colvin among others.

Williams will share her insights and hopes for small towns across the country. To learn more about Williams, visit her webpage