Guest artists included Nerissa and Katryna Nields, Max Cohen and Gideon Freudmann.
The album was briefly distributed by Chicago-based Waterbug Records.
In June 2017, Cry Cry Cry reunited for the first time to play at the Clearwater Festival in New York.
On May 4, 2002, she married Michael Robinson, an old friend from college.
Their son, Stephen Gray Robinson, was born on April 24, 2004.
Williams' early work spoke clearly of her upbringing in 1970s and 80s suburbia – of alienation, and the hypocrisy evident in the post-WWII middle class.
On the track "Anthem" on her early tape All My Heroes Are Dead, she sang, "I know there's blood in the pavement and we've turned the fields to sand." Williams' songs often address gender typing, roles, and inequities.
Williams soon secured a licensing-and-distribution deal for Burning Field with Razor and Tie, and in 1995 reissued the album on that label, with two re-recorded bonus tracks.
The record went on to become one of the top-selling independent folk albums of the year.
She worked for a year as stage manager of the Opera Company of Boston, but on the side began to write songs, record demo tapes, and take voice lessons with Jeannie Deva.
Deva encouraged her to try performing at coffeehouses, but her early years performing were made difficult by the intimidating nature of the Boston folk music scene, as well as her own battle with stage fright.
In 1998, Williams, Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky formed the group Cry Cry Cry as a way to pay homage to some of their favorite folk artists.
The band released an eponymous album of covers and toured from 1998 to 2000.
In addition, they have an adopted daughter named Taya, who was born in Ethiopia.