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Foundry Hall presents: Bill Staines
March 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
@ Black River Tavern
Foundry Hall presents Bill Staines at the Black River Tavern (downstairs venue). Advanced Tix $15 available online or in person at Phoenix Records (330 Kalamazoo St). $20 day of show tickets ($15 for Foundry Hall members) will be available when doors open at 7pm.
After touring and playing concerts for over 41 years, you would think that musician and songwriter Bill Staines might think about slowing down, but thats just not the case. 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 twenty-six recordings to his credit and has written over three hundred songs, many of which have been recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Glen Yarborough, and Jerry Jeff Walker. His
music is sung at campfires and folk music gatherings, in homes and churches, all around the country. Songs like All Gods Critters, The Roseville Fair, Child of Mine, and River, have become folk music classics. Composer David Amram
once described Bill as a modern day Stephen Foster. His music will be around a hundred years from now.
On stage, Staines is an intimate, compelling performer, out of the folk scene of the 60s, encouraging his audience to sing with him on his chorus songs. He will mix in traditional tunes with his own contemporary folk ballads. His humorous
tales of life on the road and observations of everyday people provide an entertaining blend of story and song.