Folk singer Bill Staines will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Ashland First Congregational Church, 717 Siskiyou Blvd. Staines’ newest album, “Beneath Some Lucky Star,” was released in early October on the Red House label. The Austin American-Statesman called Staines “one of the most admired and imitated writers on the contemporary folk circuit.” Tickets cost $20 in advance and are available at Music Coop and online at www.stclairevents.com or by calling 541-535-3562. Tickets will cost $22 at the door, $10 for ages 12 through 16. Kids 11 and younger get in free.