The Woods Hole Public Library will celebrate the summer by presenting Parents’ Choice Award winning performers Davis Bates & Roger Tincknell in a participatory program of songs and stories for all ages. Entitled “A Song and Story Celebration”, the program celebrates reading while exploring the diversity and wonder of the imagination and the natural world. This lively concert includes songs about animals, tricksters, and nature, just so stories, creation myths and more. Hear how the bear missed the train, how coyote got his howl, and be prepared to sing, move and dance. There will even be a short lesson on how to play music with spoons and an appearance by a dancing wooden dog named Bingo.
Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell have over seven decades of combined experience performing for families, in community settings throughout the Northeast. Davis and Roger are known both for their strong vocal harmonies and for their warm and participatory performing style. Their concerts engage audiences in a profoundly educational and enjoyable folk arts experience. Pete Seeger has called Davis “thoughtful, creative, human, and a fantastic storyteller.” His traditional style of telling is a refreshing change from videos and passive televised entertainment, empowering and encouraging audiences of all ages to join in the fun, and to take the stories home with them to share with others. His storytelling CD, “Family Stories”, won a Parents Choice Gold Award, and was recently named one of the year’s best audio recordings by Booklist magazine. Roger Tincknell is an accomplished musician, singer and song-writer, whose concerts include a wide variety of guitar styles, as well as banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, harmonica and piano playing. His repertoire ranges from sensitive love song ballads to fiddle tunes, country and swing songs, blues, and show-stopping yodeling. Roger also won Parents Choice honor awards for his album of environmental songs, entitled “Earth Rhythms”, and his most recent release, “Carnivalito”.