For the Antigo Times
Nationally acclaimed folk singer and song writer Bill Staines will return to Antigo Saturday, May 19 for a house concert at The Bula Barn, W11957 Highland Road, Antigo. The concert will start at 7:30 PM.
Like a troubadour, Staines annually tours North America from his home in New Hampshire. Many of his songs have originated from the places and people he has encountered during his 40 plus years of touring the United States and Canada.
The noted folk singer/composer has produced twenty-seven albums and seven books. His latest CD, Beneath Some Lucky Star, was released in 2012 by Red House Records. Staines book, The Tour: A Life Between The Lines, is an excellent recounting of his road trips throughout the United States and Canada as a troubadour.
Moira Scupien, who arranges Staines’ Antigo appearances each year, says that he is a favorite with local persons who enjoy his music and performances. “He paints pictures of real people through storytelling and music”, she added. For Staines, that is what folk music is all about—music rich in the human experience and spirit.
A cover charge of $15 per person will be collected at the door. An array of Staines’ album and books will be available for sale at the house concert.
The Antigo Community Theatre is sponsoring the concert. Persons wanting more information can call Scupien at 715-350-1683 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.