Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bob Zentz will return to Midcoast Maine for a Rockland Folk Arts house concert Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Zentz is known as a singer of songs, old and new, about people, places and times gone by; as a player of dozens of folk instruments; as a collector of stories in verse; and as an engaging teller of "the tales behind the songs." An evening with Zentz is always infused with warmth, laughter and many opportunities to join in on choruses with other audience members.

The concert will be held at the home of George Stephens and Kathy Westra, 192 Limerock St.; plenty of parking is available in the Congregational Church lot next door. Reservations are strongly suggested, since seating is limited; call 593-8068 to reserve a seat. Suggested donation for the concert is $15, with all proceeds going to the performer. Refreshments will be provided.

Zentz has performed at festivals and folk clubs across the United States and around the world. With his repertoire of more than 2,000 songs and proficiency on several dozen instruments, he is a popular and prolific musician. His many solo recordings span the genres of folk, traditional, Celtic and maritime music and beyond. Zentz also has contributed his songs and his voice to many other artists’ recordings. As a songwriter, he is celebrated by fans and peers alike; dozens of performers (including Maine’s own Gordon Bok) have covered his original compositions, three of which have been published in “Rise Up Singing,” the award-winning community songbook published by Sing Out! magazine.

A former Coast Guard sonar operator, Zentz is a longtime resident of Norfolk, Va., where he founded and ran the well-known folk music shop and concert venue Ramblin’ Conrad’s for 27 years. He has spent a lifetime “companioned by the sea,” a relationship that informs many of the songs, poems and tunes he includes in his concert performances.

Rockland Folk Arts is an all-volunteer collaborative dedicated to supporting the live performance of folk music in Midcoast Maine. All concert receipts go directly to featured performers.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or