Folk singer Tom May performs at the River Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

Writing and playing his own music, he shares through his songs, his life and travels with folks throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. He hosts and performs weekly on the national radio/TV program "River City Folk."

Originally hailing form western Nebraska, May is influenced by his classical guitar background and the many musicians he has worked and toured with. On 12- and six-string guitars, he accompanies his baritone voice with styling not often heard in folk music. Stories, humor and occasionally even the Irish pennywhistle introduce songs featured in his concerts.

In the 1970s, May toured with many artists, opening concerts for Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and others. Since then, his solo career established, he has released six critically acclaimed, widely distributed albums. His most recent release was the 1998 "From the Prairies to the Past." These recordings have been played on public and commercial radio from coast to coast, as well as overseas.

In addition to his live appearances, May has appeared on many radio and television programs including National Public Radio's syndicated "Mountain Stage," "Radio Eirhenn's (Ireland)," "Andy Mahoney Show" and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation's "Ian Tyson Show."

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students and seniors. They may be purchased in advance at the River Theater box office, 230 W. Marine Drive, from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday before performances by either dropping by or calling with a Visa or Mastercard (503) 325-7487.


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