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Tribute to a true troubadour

Who’s who of songwriters gather to honor a New England folk icon

Bill Morrissey died in July at 59. He will be remembered at a concert Thursday at Somerville Theatre. Bill Morrissey died in July at 59. He will be remembered at a concert Thursday at Somerville Theatre. (susan wilson)
By James Reed
Globe Staff / November 11, 2011

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When folk singer/songwriter Bill Morrissey died on July 23, unexpectedly and too soon at 59, his loss was profoundly felt in the New England folk community he had nurtured since arriving on the scene in the early 1980s. As heartfelt anecdotes and memorials streamed in online, it didn’t take long for his contemporaries and admirers to pay their respects. ”Friend of Mine: The Bill Morrissey Tribute Concert” - a staggering lineup of singer-songwriters will salute his work next Thursday at the Somerville Theatre.

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FRIEND OF MINE: The Bill Morrissey Tribute Concert

With Patty Larkin, David Johansen, John Gorka, Mark Erelli, and others

At: Somerville Theatre, Thursday, 7 p.m. Tickets: $37.50. 617-625-5700, www.somerville theatreonline.com