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.