Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contacts: Jeff Holland / 410 295-0104 / email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 21, 2009
Folk artist Bill Staines to appear at the Annapolis Maritime Museum's
Summertime Maritime Concert on Thursday, August 27
Annapolis Maritime Museum's popular and award-winning Summertime Maritime Concert series will conclude with a paid admission concert on Thursday, August 27, featuring the internationally renowned songwriter and folk singer Bill Staines. Staines is probably best known for his catchy 1983 song, "All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir," recorded on one of his own 22 albums as well as by the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary.
"We're honored to have Bill Staines wrapping up the Maritime Museum's concert series," says concert producer Janie Meneely. "His songs are both playful and lyrical, often evoking the image of water in nature, like 'Bridges,' 'Crossing the Water,' and 'River.'"
These and countless other songs have also been recorded by such folk heroes as Nanci Griffith, Mason Williams, The Highwaymen, Glen Yarborough and Jerry Jeff Walker. Bill has performed on A Prairie Home Companion as well as other popular national public radio shows and a host of local programs on PBS and network TV. Bill Staines’ memoire, The Tour: A Life Between the Lines, was published in 2004. Bill lives near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with his wife, Karen, his son, Bowen, and his cocker spaniel, Andy, who appears with Bill on the cover of his most recent album, "Old Dogs."
Admission for the Bill Staines concert is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. The concert will take place in the Bay Room of the Museum's newly renovated McNasby Oyster Company building. Space is limited and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available on the Museum web site at www.amaritime.org.
The museum’s summer concert series has won an award for Best Heritage Event by Four Rivers, the Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County, and one concert has been featured on the NBC Today Show. The series is co-sponsored by the Chesapeake Music Institute and is made possible by generous support of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the Maryland State Arts Council, City of Annapolis, the Eastport Civic Association, Eastport Business Association, Sandy Spring Bank, Fordham Brewing Company, Terrapin Station Winery and other supporters.
For information and directions, see the Museum web site at www.amaritime.org.