Robin and Linda Williams will perform their eclectic music on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 7:30pm in the Owen Salon of the Ware Center. This program is presented in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.
ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS
For more than four decades, Robin and Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism.” Today some might call it “Americana,” but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.
As live performers they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. As the Washington Post put it, “The Williamses are able to sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness.” The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, such as Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim and Mollie O’Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea, and The Seldom Scene. “Among contemporary country performers, Robin and Linda Williams shine like a diamond amid rhinestones,” wrote David W. Johnson, The Boston Globe.
In 1975 they made their first appearance on a little radio show just getting off the ground called “A Prairie Home Companion” and their rich relationship with that icon of American broadcasting has continued for four decades.
OTHER UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS presented in partnership with Susquehanna Folk Music Society are Charm City Junction on Thursday, January 19, 2017, andDel Rey on Thursday, April 6, 2017. These events take place at the Owen Salon of the Ware Center at 7:30pm.
TICKETS: $25 General Admission, $22 SFMS Members and $5 Students.
SUSQUEHANNA FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY
The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS), based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a nonprofit education and arts organization dedicated to the advancement, promotion and preservation of traditional, contemporary and international folk music and folk culture. Every year, from September through June, Susquehanna Folk presents dozens of events for the cultural enrichment of South Central Pennsylvania. We present artists from around the globe as well as hometown performers. Many of our events have a “hands-on” component that strengthens the connections between music and folks. In addition, SFMS brings folk culture into local schools each year through Arts in Education residencies.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS
IN-PERSON BOX OFFICES
The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. Hours, Monday – Friday 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Student Memorial Center, Room 103, Millersville University campus. HoursMonday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Call the box office at 717-871-7600.
THE OFFICE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS, MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY
Millersville University’s Office of Visual and Performing Arts builds upon a long history of supporting the arts, producing a vast array of unique, educational, and exciting events and performances that touch many genres of artistic endeavors. Within our two centers, The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster, and the Charles R. and Anita B. Winter Center on the campus of Millersville University, our office engages both the student and community of Lancaster populations, and brings to its stages creative local artists, as well as renowned artists and performers from around the world. Committed to the ongoing expression of excellence in the arts, the Office of Visual and Performing Arts strives to ensure that the arts in Lancaster County will continue to flourish.
OUR SUPPORTING PARTNERS
The Millersville University Visual and Performing Arts Season is made possible by support from Season Platinum Partner Rodgers & Associates and Gold Season Sponsors Aussie and The Fox and Hagelgans & Veronis, and Silver Season Sponsors The Hotel Lancaster, 12:34MicroTechnologies, YDOP and Weber Advertising. This season’s Luminary Donors include Ann Barshinger, John & Susan Garofola, Linda Holman-Marcks, William McIlwaine, Peggy Neff, Mary Kearns & Jon Walker, and Paul & Judy Ware.
Millersville University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.