Bill Staines with Trisha and Phil Knudsen opening
September 1, 2012
"Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines" -- Charles "Sandy" Paton, Folk Legacy Records
Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat. For over 35 years, Bill has traveled throughout 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, has continued to earn an international reputation as an artist Bill sings traditional tunes, country ballads and original songs and delights in having the audience participate. Weaving a magical blend of wit and gentle humor, he is rightfully one of the most popular performers on the folk music circuit.