American folk music singer-songwriter Bill Staines will be the next performer to take the stage for the Concerts for a Cause series at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick.

The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 1 Middle St. in Brunswick.

Having spent five decades on the road, starting with the Boston folk scene in the early 1960s, Staines has had his music is described as “a slice of Americana.” He has appeared on Public Radio’s Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage and puts on nearly 200 shows a year around the country. He has had songs recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul and Mary, Nanci Griffith, Glenn Yarbrough and the Irish folk duo, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy.

In Yankee Magazine’s “80th Anniversary” issue, Bill Staines was named one of the “80 gifts that New England has given to America,” along with the likes of Stephen King and Katherine Hepburn.

Staines has recorded 26 solo albums, including two children’s recordings. More than 80 of his tunes have been published in songbooks.

His now classic, melodically charming, enviably clear, lyrical songs, like “The Roseville Fair,” “A Place in the Choir” and “River,” are graced with home-spun wisdom on life, love and memories, and are decorated with beautiful, melodic threads and flowing, pristine lyrics.

The UUCB Concerts for a Cause series raises money for church programming and local charities.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. They are available at the church office by calling (207) 729-8515, at Gulf of Maine Books, or at

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