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Amazing Things Arts Center

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September 7 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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

  • Tickets: Regular $20 ~ Senior 65+ $19 ~ Member $17 ~ Student/Child $10

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folk song 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.

There is no better writer of instantly memorable singalong choruses in this genre of music! – The Boston Globe


Opening is Rob Siegel! Siegel is well known in Boston folk music circles as an innovative songwriter who draws from his idyllic yet stressed-out middle-class suburban existence and produces memorable, intelligent, well-crafted songs. Rob has opened for Bill Staines, Vance Gilbert, Jack Hardy, Geoff Muldaur, and others.

Rob’s music has been described as fearless, truthful, and deeply personal yet universal. Rob says “Some folks who live and breathe traditional folk music think I’m too wordy and too metaphor- and reference-heavy. What I try to be is challenging – somewhere between William Faulkner and Robin Williams. I don’t like songs that aren’t memorable, and I try not to write them myself.”

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