Musician Ruth Hill plays for SAVES Friday

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FARMINGTON – Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services is sponsoring a benefit concert by local folk and bluegrass musician, Ruth Hill, on Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in Merrill Hall’s Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Ruth Hill is a rising star.  Over the years, Hill’s reputation as a gifted vocalist, guitarist, and banjo-picker has drawn increasing numbers of fans to her concerts. Hill’s shows are lively, personal, and engaging. Her eclectic mix of covers ranges from folk and bluegrasses favorites like Joni Mitchell, Cheryl Wheeler, and Jonathan Edwards to John Prine, Leonard Cohen, and Michelle Shocked. But what makes Hill one of Franklin County’s finest musicians is her building repertoire of original songs.  Hill will be joined onstage by fellow local musicians Leslie Geissinger and Andy Buckland.

Tickets may be purchased in advance on a $10 sliding scale (more if you can, less if you can’t) at the SAVES office at 227 Main St., 2nd Floor, Farmington. Tickets will also be available at the door. All sales will benefit SAVES, Franklin County’s sexual assault crisis response project.

To learn more about SAVES or to get involved, contact SAVES at 778-9522 or visit SAVES’

 Web site at If you would like information or support related to any type of sexual violence, please call our 24-hour confidential helpline at 1-800-871-7741. If you are a cell phone user in Franklin County, you may call 1-866-740-9516. TTY is available for the Deaf and hard of hearing at 1-800-458-5599.

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