Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society: "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
For more than 45 years, Bill Staines has been the quintessential folk troubadour. With his wonderful songs, his warm, smooth baritone, his prowess on guitar, his charm and his gentle humor, Staines is consistently one of the most popular singers on the folk music circuit today. He’s also a favorite of other folk singers and a significant influence on many. His music is a slice of Americana, filled with cowboys, Yukon adventures, fisherman and everyday working people. He writes lovely, infectious melodies, and his story-filled lyrics recall with compassion and depth the landscapes and characters he’s known.