Arts, Dining & Entertainment
April 5, 2017

Bill Staines to open Tinmouth’s Old Firehouse season

Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.—TINMOUTH—Bill Staines will be the first concert in the Tinmouth Old Firehouse Concert Series, at 7:30 p.m., April 7. Come early, as limited seating fills fast.
Bill Staines has been playing and singing folk music for 40 years. Most of the songs are his own, but many have passed into music history without his name on them. His performance May 2016 drew the biggest crowd in Firehouse history, and they can’t wait to have him back.
Staines’ 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. Many of his 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.” Composer David Amram recently described Staines as “a modern day Stephen Foster … his songs will be around 100 years from now.”
A performance with Staines has even more than his classic favorite songs. In 45 years of touring he has collected a marvelous inventory of funny stories, which he doesn’t hesitate to share with his audiences.
The Old Firehouse is at Mountain View Road and Vt. 140 in Tinmouth. Doors will open at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10. Homemade desserts, coffee and tea will be available by donation.

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