Saturday, MAY 5th, 7:00 pm $15 in advance, $20 at door Cash bar (age 21+) & snacks available
"Folk music is rich in the human spirit and experience. I've always wanted to bring something of value to people through my songs." After touring and playing concerts for over 41 years, Bill continues to perform more than 175 shows a year and drives close to 70,000 miles getting to them. He is one of the most durable and beloved singers on the folk music scene today.
Staines has written over three hundred songs and recorded 26 albums; The Happy Wanderer and One More River were winners of the prestigious Parents' Choice Award, taking a gold medal and silver medal respectively. His songs have been recorded by many artists including Peter, Paul, and Mary, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, The Highwaymen, Mason Williams, Grandpa Jones, Jerry Jeff Walker, Nanci Griffith, Glen Yarborough and others.
He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances and one reviewer wrote, "He has a sense of timing to match the best standup comic." Bill's music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land.
Nanci Griffith once wrote, “Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off- carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew.”
In the fall of 2015 Yankee Magazine, New England's premiere magazine, published it's "80th Anniversary Issue." In the issue, along with the likes of Stephen King and Katherine Hepburn, Bill was chosen as "One of the 80 gifts New England has given to America." Take a listen, or two. TICKETS: $15 in Advance, $20 at Door. General admission seating. Doors open 6:30pm. CASH BAR: Beer & Wine (age 21+), water, coffee & snacks. PROCEEDS BENEFIT:The CLIFTON FORGE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, a 501(c)(3) organization supported in part by private donors, individual gifts and grants. CONCERT SPONSORED BY: HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY BANK - People you can count on. Banking you can trust.