Saturday, January 18, 2014

Celebrating Folk Music in Woods Hole

For 41 years, folksinger-songwriter Bill Staines has been an integral part of the lineup of the Woods Hole Folk Music Society.  On Sunday, January 19, Staines will make it 42 years straight, as the group marks its 42nd season.  Staines is the only performer to appear with the organization every year.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole. Tickets are $15 ($12 members; discounts for seniors, youth, and children).  The doors open at 7 p.m.

Bill Staines, who was born in Medford, MA, has recorded 26 albums and tours extensively every year.  He has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Mountain Stage".  Among his most popular songs are "The Roseville Fair", "River", "A Place in the Choir", and "Bridges".  His songs have been recorded by several artists such as Makem & Clancy, Jerry Jeff Walker, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Nanci Griffith.  Griffith once said of Staines, "He carries on where Woody Guthrie left off: carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew".

Others artists slated to perform this season at the Woods Hole Folk Music Society include The Johnson Girls, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, Anne Hills, Finest Kind, and The Honey Dewdrops. 

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