NEWS & EVENTS
In The Gallery
The KAA annual Holiday Show and Sale is Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd & 4th
and Saturday and Sunday, December 10th & 11th. 10am to 4pm each day. See you there!
Thanksgiving Weekend Concert with Bill Staines
Legendary folk singer-songwriter Bill Staines will perform at the Kittery Art Association on Friday evening, November 25th, at 7:30pm. For over forty years, Staines has criss-crossed the United States singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs and coffeehouses. A New England native, Staines became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960's and, for a time, emceed the Sunday hootenanny at the renowned Club 47 in Cambridge. Staines weaves a magical blend of wit and gentle humor into his performances, and his original 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. A number of Staines’s songs have been recorded by other artists including, Peter, Paul, & Mary, Nanci Griffith, Jerry Jeff Walker, and others. He has recorded over twenty albums; radio and TV appearances have included A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, The Good Evening Show and a host of local programs on PBS and network TV. The KAA show opens at 7pm for conversation and refreshments. There is a suggested donation of $15.00 at the door, and seating is limited.
Holiday Folk Concert--Susie Burke, David Surette, Kent Allyn
Susie Burke, David Surette, and Kent Allyn will perform in a Holiday Folk Concert presented by the KAA Music Series on Friday evening, December 9th, at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall, First Congregational Church, 23 Pepperrell Road in Kittery Point. The concert will feature a number of selections from their new CD "Waiting for the Sun" as well as their holiday CD "Wonderland," along with folk and acoustic tunes from their standard repertoire. With influences and styles ranging from folk to jazz, Celtic to rock, blues to Broadway and beyond, this trio presents the seasonal repertoire with heart, flair, and energy. Susie Burke and David Surette have made a name for themselves as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a steady following for their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Kent Allyn, a seasoned studio musician, performer, and longtime anchor of Ben Baldwin & The Big Note, is known for his extraordinary musical versatility. Together these three fine artists will ring in the holiday with music everyone will enjoy. Come one, come all! Doors open at 7:00pm. There is a suggested donation of $15 per person, $10 for seniors and students. For information call 207-451-9384 or 207-384-8151.