Bill Staines

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  • Bill Staines

    This show was on Nov 7th, 2014 | 32 people watched
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    • Nov 9
      Bil isan old acquantinance. In 70's Iwrote reviews for magazines in the Bay Area Bill is still a good entertainer.
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  • Bill Staines

    This show was on Jan 24th, 2014 | 27 people watched
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    • Jan 24
      Bill Staines has never turned in a poor performance and tonight was no exception
    • Jan 25
      Bill was, as usual, awesome. Camera could be zoomed in a little, and was slightly out of focus. Sound quality was a bit buzzy.
    • Jan 25
      Write your review here…As usual Bill gave another great performance.
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Bio

Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat.

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960's and... more

Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat.

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. 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 legendary Club 47 in Cambridge. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. From the time in 1971 when a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix stated that he was "simply Boston's best performer", Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top all time favorite folk artists. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer.

Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today, performing nearly 200 concerts a year and driving over 65,000 miles annually. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances and one reviewer wrote, "He has a sense of timing to match the best standup comic."

Bill's 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, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land.

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