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HAMILTON'S ACOUSTIC COFFEEHOUSE SERIES FEATURES BILL STAINES


The Hamilton College CampusActivities Board will present folk singer Bill Staines with David Massengill asa part of its award winning Acoustic Coffeehouse Series. The concert will takeplace on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. Tickets forthe performance are $5.

Bill Staines has become one of the most popular singers on the folk musiccircuit today. He has traveled throughout North America performing atfestivals, folksong societies and colleges.

His music is a slice of Americana, ranging from traditional folk tunes tocontemporary country ballads.

Staines has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion," "Mountain Stage," "TheGood Evening Show," and other PBS network programs. He has recorded 18 albumsand has had his original songs published in four songbooks.

David Massengill has performed at the Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall,the Kennedy Center, at other national venues and in Europe. Critics havecompared him to Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. His songs have been recorded by JoanBaez, Nanci Griffith and others.

Massengill has been nominated Best Folk Act by the New York Music Awards andwas also a Kerrville New Folk Winner. He has regularly appeared at Folk Cityand was featured in the 25th Anniversary TV special which aired on PBS and theBBC.

The Staines/Massengill concert is the third performance of the four-partAcoustic Coffeehouse fall series. The series is put together by the HamiltonCampus Activities Board which recently received three awards at the NationalAssociation for Campus Activities East Coast Regional Conference. More than1,200 colleges and universities belong to the association, and over 1,200delegates attended this year's east coast regional conference. Hamilton'sAcoustic Coffee House Series won the Outstanding Program award,and was praisedas "the standard by which all [coffeehouse programs] should be judged."Hamilton also won a first and third prizes in graphics competitions.

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