Folk Legend to Perform on Old Firehouse Stage

Folk Legend to Perform on Old Firehouse Stage

Folk Legend to Perform on Old Firehouse Stage

Bill Staines brings his folksy performance to Tinmouth. Photo by Karl Zemlin.

Bill Staines brings his folksy performance to Tinmouth. Photo by Karl Zemlin.

Tinmouth’s Old Firehouse will host the great American folk singer Bill Staines at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Anyone not familiar his music is in for a special treat. His songs are so familiar and played by so many other artists that often people don’t know he wrote them, including the love song ‘Roseville Fair.’

One of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today, Staines has traveled back and forth across North America for more than 40 years,, singing mostly his own songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs and coffeehouses. He performs nearly 200 concerts, driving over 65,000 miles, a year.

Many of Bill’s songs have appeared in grade school music books, church hymnals and scouting campfire songbooks; he is one of only a few songwriters to have eight songs published in the classic song collection, ‘Rise up Singing.’

Over the decades, you have heard Bill singing on Garrison Keillor’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion,’ HBO’s ‘Deadwood’ and Public Radio’s Mountain Stage. His music has also been used in a number of films

Staines weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances, offering a slice of Americana.

The Old Firehouse is located at Mountain View Road and Route 140 in downtown Tinmouth. Doors will open at 7. There is a suggested donation of $10 to $15, 90 percent of which goes to the performer. Homemade desserts, coffee and tea will be available to support community activities.

Call Jo Reynolds at 802-446-3457 for more information.

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