FARMINGTON — The North Church Concert Series will present Ruth Hill at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the North Church, 118 High St.

Hill will be joined by Amanda Adams (percussion), Hank Washburn (fiddle, mandolin) and Wendy Oakley (harmony vocals). The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. dessert social, along with a jam session in the downstairs meeting hall.

Hill, an Americana/folk singer-songwriter, accompanies herself expressively on guitar, banjo and mandolin.

Hill performs her own mix of folk, Americana, blues and bluegrass. Inspired by the gritty joy of growing up in a large, working-class family, and a wandering spirit that’s taken her to both poles of the globe, she writes songs about real people and her reflections on the world around her.

Her first CD, “The River Beneath Me,” was nationally ranked in FolkDJ Top Folk Albums, Songs and Artists of 2011. She is now recording her second professional CD, to be released in January 2017. The Maine Song-writers Association has just chosen one of Ruth’s songs as a finalist in their 2016 annual song-writing contest.

When not performing, writing or recording, she helps her partner raise goats, chickens and vegetables on their farm in the foothills of western Maine.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students. For reservations, call 778-2006.


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