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The 2017-2018 Concert Series presents...

Bill Staines

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Concert 7:30 pm
at Fort Hunter

Nanci Griffith says: “Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off — carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew.”

Bill Staines

"Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off — carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew." —Nanci Griffith

For more than 45 years, Bill Staines has been the quintessential folk troubadour. With his wonderful songs, his warm, smooth baritone, his prowess on guitar, his charm and his gentle humor, Staines is consistently one of the most popular singers on the folk music circuit today. He’s also a favorite of other folk singers and a significant influence on many. His music is a slice of Americana, filled with cowboys, Yukon adventures, fisherman and everyday working people. He writes lovely, infectious melodies, and his story-filled lyrics recall with compassion and depth the landscapes and characters he’s known.

[Bill Staines' songs have the] "ability to translate the common details of common lives into songs of uncommon eloquence and beauty."Austin American Statesman

His songs have been recorded by other musicians, including Peter, Paul & Mary, Nanci Griffith, Makem & Clancy, Grandpa Jones, Priscilla Herdman and Jerry Jeff Walker. Over eighty of Staines’ songs have been published in three songbooks: If I Were a Word, Then I’d Be a Song; Music to Me: The Songs of Bill Staines; and All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir. His radio and television appearances have included A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, The Good Evening Show, and he has hosted local programs on PBS and network television.

Fort Hunter Centennial Barn

5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Concert: 7:30pm

  • $20 General Admission

  • $16 SFMS Members

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  • $10 Students

    — ages 3 to 22
  • Advance Tickets



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The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) is supported by our members and many generous organizations.

Funding is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.

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