Bill Staines 1/18/08 & Dylan Contest 2/15/08

Dear Folk Music Fans,
Happy New Year!

Bill Staines  Bill’s annual visit to the Coffeehouse!


 Our Times Coffeehouse

Third Friday, January 18

Concert 8 pm; Doors 7:15 pm

Our Times Coffeehouse, Ethical Humanist Society, 38 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY

2 miles West of Meadow Brook Parkway, Past Franklin (Mineola Blvd), South Side next to water tower. About ¼ mi East of end of Old Country Rd (turns north & becomes Herricks Rd & goes under the railroad, Rockaway Ave goes South) 516 541 1066

Come and see and hear Bill Staines.


Third Friday February 15
Dylan Song Contest Night

Sign up now if you want to perform…

Thank you for your support of Long Island Folk Music, the Artists, Our Times Coffeehouse, and The Song Box.

Yours truly,

Richard de Bruin  

Bill StainesBill Staines

Welcome in the New Year as Bill makes his annual visit to the Our Times Coffeehouse.  A New England native, singing mostly his own songs, BILL STAINES has become one of the most popular and prolific performers on the folk circuit today.  Bill weaves a warm blend of wit and gentle humor into his performances, and as one reviewer wrote “he has a sense of timing to match the best stand-up comic.”  His music is a slice of Americana , reflecting with the same ease, his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon . He may even do a yodeling tune or two — having won the National Yodeling Championship in 1975 at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas .  Bill Staines has entered his fourth decade as a folk performer, on guitar, with an international reputation.

“Any new song that can live comfortably beside the well-worn songs of folk tradition has a good chance of surviving the test of time. Such, we believe, are the songs of Bill Staines” Charles “Sandy” Paton,  Folk Legacy Records 

Our Times Coffeehouse

Third Friday, January 18


Winter/Spring 2008 Our Times Coffeehouse

Friday – February 15
Dylan Song Contest Night

Sign up now if you want to perform……

There will be three winners
Each contestant gets to play 2 songs

1st Prize $150
2nd Prize $100
3rd Prize $50 (and a Dylan Cd so they can go back home and practice)

Winners will be judged on originality of interpretation and quality of musicianship, by a panel and the audience.

Contestants must email our Arts Coordinator, Marty Stone,  at least 2 weeks in advance the songs they are going to play so there are not any repeats. Please include a contact phone number.

E-mail –

No, we’re NOT looking for Dylan impersonators…….. Just great musicians putting their personal spin on 2 Dylan songs.

Each contestant performs 2 Dylan songs.

Each contestant must sign-up via email, contact and give your contact phone number…………..ASAP.  You should state the 2 songs you would like to perform. First come, first serve for song selection.

Maximum performers are 10.
Entry fee is $15
Good Luck

Visit our Web site for detailed information.

Other Upcoming Events:

  Third Fri Mar 15 Ellis       Third Fri Apr 18    Third Fri May 16    Third Fri June 20

Watch for fine Spring future performers! 


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