ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., presents Bill Berlinghoff Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Rockland Public Library. This event is free and open to all.

Berlinghoff is a folksinger with more than half a century of performing experience, appearing in almost every East Coast state from Maine to Virginia and as far west as Colorado and Oregon. In his rich, flexible baritone accompanied by banjo or guitar, Berlinghoff sings a wide range of songs, spanning the traditional mountain music of Tennessee, popular folk music of the 1960s, topical songs of quiet coffeehouses, rowdy pub singalongs, and an increasing number of originals. Bring a chair or picnic blanket from home and come enjoy some fun folk tunes.

Berlinghoff’s performing roots run deep. His grandfather, Henry, was a drummer and bandleader whose Young American Band was the first act ever booked by the William Morris Theatrical Agency. Berlinghoff has been performing folk music professionally since the 1960s. He has lived in Maine for the past 30 years and is always looking for opportunities that give him an excuse to travel.

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