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Coffee House Concert Series

Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse with Bill Staines
Sunday, April 8, 7:30 pm

Bill Staines is one of the most durable and beloved singers on the folk music scene today. He has twenty-six recordings to his credit and has written over three hundred songs, many of which have been recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Glen Yarborough, and Jerry Jeff Walker. His music is sung at campfires and folk music gatherings, in homes and churches, all around the country. Songs like “All God’s Critters,” “The Roseville Fair,” “Child of Mine,” and “River,” have become folk music classics. Composer David Amram once described Bill as “a modern-day Stephen Foster. His music will be around a hundred years from now.”

On stage, Staines is an intimate, compelling performer, out of the folk scene of the 60s, encouraging his audience to sing with him on his chorus songs. He will mix in traditional tunes with his own contemporary folk ballads. His humorous tales of life on the road and observations of everyday people provide an entertaining blend of story and song.

“I have always wanted to bring something of value to people with my songs. I think that is important, to try to write beyond myself, to write to the great things that we all experience in our lives.” For Bill, that is what folk music is all about—a music rich in the human experience and spirit.

Nanci Griffith wrote, “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 was Temple Isaiah’s first coffeehouse performer and he is back again to share his timeless and memorable music. Mark your calendars and don’t miss this show! Tickets are $20, $15 for TI Brotherhood members.

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