This is a list of Golden Link sponsored events, with links to purchase tickets. To view a full list of folk music events in Rochester and surrounding areas, visit our Community Music Calendar.
Tickets: $20, $15, $10 ($22, $17, $10 at Door)
“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
“Staines is one of the best songwriters in folk music today, penning lyrics that evoke a sense of place and a generous spirit to go along with his pretty melodies.” – Associated Press
Cowboys, Yukon adventurers, fisherman, truckers, and everyday working people ... these are the characters who populate the songs of musician Bill Staines and come to life through lovely, infectious melodies and lyrics that evoke a remarkably strong sense of place.
For more than 40 years, this quintessential folk troubadour has traveled back and forth across North America, gaining a reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer with songs such as “River,” “Roseville Fair,” “Sweet Wyoming Home,” “Child of Mine,” “Wild, Wild Heart,” and “A Place in the Choir.” On stage, Staines is an intimate, compelling performer, singing mostly his own songs and delighting audiences with his gentle wit and humor.
A winner of the National Yodeling Championship in Kerrville, Texas, Bill Staines is also one of only a few songwriters to have eight songs published in the Rise Up Singing songbook. In 2015, he was chosen as “One of the 80 gifts New England has given to America” by Yankee Magazine. “There is no better writer of instantly memorable singalong choruses in this genre of music!” says The Boston Globe.
For more information, visit www.acousticmusic.com/staines/index.htm
Admission $20.00 ($22 at Door)
Golden Link Members $15.00 ($17 at Door)
Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE
Ticket sales start on site at 6:45 pm.
Note: Online Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the concert. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.