|Performer name||:||Bill Staines|
|Doors Open Time||:||7:15pm|
|Shows Start Time||:||8:00pm|
|Event Description||:||Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat.
"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." - Nanci Griffith
"Staines is one of the best songwriters in folk music today, penning lyrics that evoke a sense of place and a generous spirit to go along with his pretty melodies. - Associated Press
"Staines is one of folk music's best songwriters and entertainers." - Milwaukee Journal
"There is no better writer of instantly memorable singalong choruses in this genre of music!" - The Boston Globe
|Performer Description||:|| Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat.
For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960's and for a time, emceed the Sunday Hootenanny at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. From the time in 1971 when a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix stated that he was "simply Boston's best performer", Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top all time favorite folk artists. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer.