From a press release:
Bill Staines plays Mountain Spirit Coffee House, Jan 11
After touring and playing concerts for over 41 years, you would think that musician and songwriter Bill Staines might think about slowing down, but that’s just not the case He is one of the most durable and beloved singers on the folk music scene today. 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 renowned Club 47 in Cambridge. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular singers on the folk music circuit today and averages around 200 concert dates a year.
Bill weaves a magical blend of wit and gentle humor into his performances, and as one reviewer wrote, “he has a sense of timing to match the best stand-up comic.” His 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.
Interspersed between original songs, Bill also includes songs ranging from traditional folk tunes to more contemporary country ballads and delights in having the audience participate in many of the numbers. He may even do a yodeling tune or two! A number of Bill’s songs have been recorded by other artists including, Peter, Paul, & Mary, Nanci Griffith, Mason Williams, The Highwaymen, and others. Bill has recorded twenty-three of his own albums, fifteen of which are still in print.
Radio and TV appearances have included A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, The Good Evening Show and a host of local programs on PBS and network TV. Bill continues to drive over 65,000 miles a year, doing what he loves, bringing music to people.
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Show at 7 p.m.
Donation (includes state sales tax): Student rate will be $10.00 all others $15.00 at the door.