Bill Staines
Monday, October 10, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)evocative, gently humorous singer-songwriter $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
October 10 8:00 pm

Bill StainesNow in his fifth decade of delighting audiences on the North American folk music circuit, New England troubadour Bill Staines is a true living legend. His songs, including "River," "Roseville Fair," and dozens more, have become standards, recorded by artists ranging from Nanci Griffith and Jerry Jeff Walker to Grandpa Jones and Peter, Paul, and Mary.

Weaving a gentle blend of wit and humor into his performances, along with a sense of timing that would give the best stand-up comedians a run for their money, Bill intersperses his own songs with traditional tunes, contemporary country ballads, and audience participation numbers. If you're lucky, you may even hear a yodel or two; Bill is a past winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival National Yodeling Championship.

Bill recently released a CD titled Old Dogs (Red House). He also published a memoir, The Tour: A Life Between the Lines, an apt title for the autobiography of a man who continues to drive over 65,000 miles a year, bringing music to people.

 

 

 

 

 

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