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Just announced: Cellar Stage™ Online presents Christine Lavin


Christine Lavin
Christine Lavin

Tuesday, November 10th
CHRISTINE LAVIN

Show time: 8:00 PM Eastern Time (1 hour show)

Links to live stream:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y1gZV26uQQ&feature=youtu.be
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christine.lavin.5
Facebook does not allow you to schedule live videos that far in advance. So the above is just a link to Christine’s Facebook page.

Links to tip jar:

Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/christinelavinmusic
Venmo: https://venmo.com/Christine-Lavin-6 (@Christine-Lavin-6)

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Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist /author /videographer who has been based in New York City since 1976. Her latest solo album, her 25th, ON MY WAY TO HOOTERVILLE, includes 10 new songs and one re-worked song, “Ramblin’ Waltz,” a re-telling of her time in 1975 when she was one of the entourage drivers for the first week of the tour of the The Rolling Thunder Revue.

LATEST PROJECTS: Christine is co-MC of the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, online the first Sunday of every month from 7 PM – 10 PM. She started creating videos for her songs in 2011, and now creates them for other artists (including Michael Feinstein, Suzzy Roche, Noel Paul Stookey, Janis Ian, Judy Collins, Robyn Landis, John Margolis, Don White, Honor Finnegan, Craig Werth, Julie Gold, David Ippolito). This early video: ROSES FROM THE WRONG MAN won the weekly contest on WNET in NYC and was broadcast on Channel 13 in NYC. vimeo.com/28256675

She has produced ten compilations, JUST ONE ANGEL v2, being the latest, showcasing holiday songs of 19 songwriters whose work she loves. The food-themed compilation, ONE MEAT BALL, includes a 96-page cookbooklet that Christine edited — songs and recipes by Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, and many more, including a surprise appearance by Dame Edna. For four years she hosted “Slipped Disks” on xm satellite radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and was occasion guest host for City Folk Sunday Supper on WFUV-FM at Fordham University. She also writes freelance for various publications (The Washington Post, Huffington Post, St. Petersburg Times, Performing Songwriter, and Delta “Sky” Magazine). Her song AMOEBA HOP is a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press), receiving the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists, and a “Best Book Award” from The American Association for The Advancement of Science.

THE PLUTO FILES: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE PLANET (W.W. Norton) by Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, includes the complete lyrics to Christine’s song “Planet X,” which details Pluto’s history and planetary status debate in rhyme. Neil included Christine at his live concert event at The Beacon Theater in NYC, and that recording is on her 23rd album, SPAGHETTIFICATION.

AWARDS: In April 2019 Christine was inducted into the Rochester, NY Music Hall Of Fame. In September 2019 Christine spent a month at the artist retreat Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, working on songs and a theatrical project. Three of the songs while written there are included on her new album, ON MY WAY TO HOOTERVILLE. She received a 2012 Nightlife Award given annually to the best concert and cabaret performers in New York City. In November 2011 her book COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? won the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music. Christine has also won five ASCAP Composer Awards, The Backstage Bistro Award for Best NYC Singer/Songwriter Of The Year, The Kate Wolf Memorial Award, and her album Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind won Album Of The Year from the National Association Of Independent Record Distributors.Her book, COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? (Tell Me Press, New Haven) is available in paperback, kindle, and audio book formats, with the foreword written by actor/playwright/singer/songwriter Jeff Daniels. On A Winter’s Night, her first seasonal compilation project, (20 artists) became a four-artist national tour that first hit the road back in January 1991 and will be a five-artist tour hitting the road November 2019, including Christine, Cliff Eberhardt, Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, and John Gorka — only to be abruptly sidelined by the pandemic.

Christine was the keynote speaker in November 2016 at the annual North East Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) in Stamford, CT, and that keynote address has become the basis for her next book, which will take up where COLD PIZZA left off. Because she has suffered some hearing loss — nothing debilitating yet — as part of her speech she invited noted New York otolaryngologist Joseph Montano to be part of her presentation. He set up and conducted 60 free hearing tests the next day. She was also keynote speaker at the Lifespan National Caregivers Conference in 2017 in Huntsvile, Alabama.

Over the past 10 years, Ms. Lavin was very involved with the care of her aging mother in Geneva, NY. She relocated there, while continuing her full time performing in 2010 – 2012, and then again in 2016, to help out with her care. She taught herself to make videos to help her mother remember daily events, having no short term memory. Soon she started making videos for her own music, and now videos for others. Her mother died in November 2018 at the age of 99, and her family cherishes those videos, which inadvertently spurred Ms. Lavin’s career on in an unexpected direction.

”A garrulous comic observer of contemporary manners” ~ NY Times.

”An enchanting stage performer” ~ Cosmopolitan.

”Lavin is the central force in the most visible segment of the contemporary folk music scene. Captivating.” ~ Billboard.

”Christine Lavin puts delightful melodies behind wry, witty and perceptive observations about life.” ~ NY Daily News.

”Lavin can write serious, sensitive songs with the best of them. But it?s her funny material that sticks in the mind.” ~ Providence Bulletin.

”She’s a folkZinger!” ~ Orlando Sentinel.

“A Christine Lavin concert is an experience you will remember with big smiles………” ~ Joyce Sica, Uptown Concerts.

Christine Lavin won’t be appearing at Cellar Stage™ Timonium, January 11, 2019


Vance Gilbert

Vance Gilbert

We have just learned that Christine Lavin, scheduled to share the stage with Vance Gilbert, is ill. She is not able to make the show on 1/11/19 at The Cellar Stage – Timonium. Vance Gilbert will be doing the show solo.

Tickets at the door (7pm) will be $25.00. If you bought tickets thru Brown Paper Tickets you will get a $5.00 refund per ticket when you come to the show.

Christine Lavin fans: if you haven’t seen Vance before we’re positive you will enjoy him just as much! He’s funny, an excellent songwriter, and has a fabulous voice! You can listen to him at www.vancegilbert.com. He promises not to do any baton tricks, I think.

We’re very sorry Christine will not be coming and we wish her a speedy recovery. We’re very thankful and happy Vance will still be joining us.

If you bought tickets in advance and want a refund call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 before 7:00 PM Friday, January 11.

Just announced: Christine Lavin & Vance Gilbert at Cellar Stage™ Timonium


Friday, January 11th
CHRISTINE LAVIN and VANCE GILBERT

Tickets $30.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm
ALL TICKET SALES FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
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Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist/author/videographer who has been working as a musician based in New York City since 1984. She is currently producing her 23rd solo album, scheduled for release in the fall of 2017. Her 22nd album, CHRISTINE LAVIN & FRIENDS LIVE AT McCABE’S GUITAR SHOP was produced by Hillary Rollins, and includes five stellar LA performers (Gary Stockdale, Pat Whiteman, Cynthia Carle, David Lucky, and MaryJo Mundy), and the revered British singer/songwriter, Daniel Cainer. Christine sings seven songs on this album.

She has produced ten compilation CDs, JUST ONE ANGEL 2.0 being the latest, which have showcased the songs of dozens of singer/songwriters whose work she admires. The food-themed compilation ONE MEAT BALL, includes a 96-page cookbook that Christine edited.

For four years she hosted “Slipped Disks” on XM satellite radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and she is now the occasional guest host for the City Folk Sunday Supper on WFUV-FM at Fordham University. She also writes freelance for various publications (including The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The St. Petersburg Times, The Performing Songwriter, The Finger Lakes Times, and Delta “Sky” Magazine).

The book THE PLUTO FILES: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA’S FAVORITE PLANET, written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, includes the complete lyrics to Christine’s song “Planet X,” which details Pluto’s history and planetary status debate. The book is published by W.W. Norton — and Christine got a “D” in Astronomy in college (see kids? You CAN make up for the mistakes of your youth).

She has appeared in concert with Neil deGrasse Tyson as part of his “Astronomers & Comedians” tour, and is fairly certain she is the first Astronomy D student to ever do so.

Christine founded the group, “Four Bitchin’ Babes” in 1990, toured with them for eight years, and the group has continued successfully to this day, performing concerts all over the US.

Ms. Lavin’s song “Amoeba Hop” was turned into a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press), received the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists, and a “Best Book Award” from The American Association for The Advancement of Science.

Betsy and Christine have collaborated again on HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, a children’s book with CD that tells the story of an oil spill with an emphasis on clean, alternative energy. More than 50 singers from around the world are included on the CD. That book was crowdfunded by Kickstarter and is currently looking for a publisher.

Christine performs concerts all over the US, Canada, and points beyond (Australia, Germany, Israel), and hosts knitting circles backstage prior to each show. Songs of hers have been performed by artists as diverse as Broadway stars Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, and David Burnham, cabaret divas Andrea Marcovicci, Barbara Brussell, and Colleen McHugh, the college a cappella Dartmouth Decibelles, and The Accidentals, winners of the National Harmony Sweepstakes championship.

Christine has recently added intermission tutorial activities to her concert — teaching audience members how to fold cloth napkins in the fancy “Downton Abbey” style. Even she can’t believe how popular this halftime activity has become. “It’s almost like they come for the napkin folding, then stay for the music,” she says quizzically.

Her award-winning book, COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? is available in paperback, kindle, iPad, and audio book formats. In 2011 it won the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Excellence In Non-Fiction Writing About Pop Music. Just One Angel, her first holiday compilation project, (22 artists, 22 Christmas/Hanukah/Solstice/New Year’s songs) became a four-artist west coast tour that hit the road in December of 2011, 2012, and 2013.

For eight years (2012-2016) Christine performed co-bill concerts with Boston comedian Don White all over the US and Canada.

OTHER AWARDS: In 2012 she won a NYC Nightlife Award given annually to the best concert and cabaret performers in New York City. Christine has also won five ASCAP composer awards, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best NYC Singer/Songwriter Of The Year, The Kate Wolf Memorial Award, and her album Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind won Album Of The Year from the National Association Of Independent Record Distributors.

LATEST PROJECTS: Christine started creating videos for her songs in 2011, and now creates them for other artists (Robyn Landis, John Margolis, Don White, Ray Jessel, Honor Finnegan, Craig Werth, Grammy-winner Julie Gold, David Ippolito). She has many posted at Youtube and Vimeo. This one: http://www.vimeo.com/28256675 won the weekly indy short film contest on WNET in NYC and was broadcast on Channel 13 in NYC.

Christine Lavin was the keynote speaker in November 2016 at the annual North East Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) held in Stamford, CT. A written expanded edition of her presentation is available upon request — 92 pages of advice she’s gathered over the years that will help new performers find their way is this everchanging world.

“A garrulous comic observer of contemporary manners” ~ NY Times.

“An enchanting stage performer” ~ Cosmopolitan.

“Lavin is the central force in the most visible segment of the contemporary folk music scene. Captivating.” ~ Billboard.

“Christine Lavin puts delightful melodies behind wry, witty and perceptive observations about life.” ~ NY Daily News.

“Lavin can write serious, sensitive songs with the best of them. But it’s her funny material that sticks in the mind.” ~ Providence Bulletin.

“She’s a folkZinger!” ~ Orlando Sentinel.

“A Christine Lavin concert is an experience you will remember with big smiles………” ~ Joyce Sica, Uptown Concerts.


Vance Gilbert’s BaD Dog Buffet… Can something be wry, aching, hysterical, evocative, provocative, fun, beautifully sung, and consummately played all at once? Can it?

That’d be Vance Gilbert and his transcendent latest album “BaD Dog Buffet.”

With the generous assistance from a varied list of super-respected guests — including Celtic harpist/singer Aine Minogue, bluegrass boys Darol Anger and Joe Walsh Jr., jazz sax player Grace Kelly, country rock hero Roy Sludge, and guitar mainstay Kevin Barry — this talented man’s musical truth plays out shamelessly on BaD Dog Buffet.

Fully funded by his fans, the record has so far received raves reviews based solely on the material folks knew would be on it Those who know and love Vance have already enjoyed the life-loving capitulation of “God Bless Everyone,” the seething rocker “Nothing from You,” and the tongue-in-cheek, happy break-up song, “Out the Way We Came In.” “First Ring” is a Vance classic, a banjo love story rooted in folk whimsy, while “Kiss the Bad Boys” sounds like what would happen if Bootsy Collins and Bruce Springsteen were trapped in an elevator and ended up writing a song together. “Unfamiliar Moon,” which some may know as Vance’s signature song — a tune that landed him in the second round of auditions of TV’s “America’s Got Talent” — is revisited here in a pared down version with Anger on fiddle.

Like all great artists, Vance truly happens live. In fact he developed his reputation with his jawdropping, diverse, funny, devastating, and gorgeous live performances. Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker, the late George Carlin have all requested Vance to be added to their bills.

Vance exploded onto the scene in the early 90’s, with buzz spreading quickly. Who was this multicultural arts teacher knocking them dead at open mics? After opening Shawn Colvin’s 1992 Fat City tour, he took much of America by storm and by surprise. “With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener,” wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in its review of a show from the Colvin tour.

Vance followed with three acclaimed albums for the Rounder/Philo label — Edgewise (1994), Fugitives (1995), and Shaking Off Gravity (1998). Then, Somerville Live (2000), was lionized by the Boston Globe as the disc “young songwriters should study the way law students cram for bar exams,” and New York’s Town and Village called One Thru Fourteen (2002), “lively, eclectic, electrifying and transcending.”

Gilbert then released a duo album with his friend Ellis Paul, entitled Side Of The Road (2003). The Boston Globe described it as “the songwriter’s most compelling work; literate, heartfelt, rippling… emotionally resonant.” The Globe placed the album on its Top 10 list that year.

Gilbert only continued on with three more albums, Angels, Castles, Covers (2006) displaying his vocal virtuosity, with sounds of Motown, the R&B of Al Green, and classic Joni Mitchell. Up On Rockfield (2008) just after a year and a half as support for George Carlin, and Old White Men.

Which brings us full circle to BaD Dog Buffet, the latest in a growing, glowing oeuvre and an evocative catalog created by a cornerstone acoustic artist.

Buy tickets for Christine Lavin and Vance Gilbert at Cellar Stage™ Timonium



Just announced: Christine Lavin at Baldwin’s Station


Singer/songwriter Christine Lavin returns to Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, September 14, 2017.

“Lavin can write serious, sensitive songs with the best of them. But it’s her funny material that sticks in the mind.” ~ Providence Bulletin.

Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Just announced: Christine Lavin at Baldwin’s Station


Laugh, cry, or do both at once when Christine Lavin visits Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
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Just announced! Christine Lavin & Don White at Temple Emanuel


Uptown Concerts and Tesca Concerts present Christine Lavin & Don White at Temple Emanuel on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Buy tickets for Christine Lavin & Don White in concert at Temple Emanuel

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Just announced! Christine Lavin at Baldwin’s Station!


Christine Lavin will perform at Baldwin’s Station on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041

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Brand new song by Christine Lavin


Christine Lavin will be performing at Cellar Stage tomorrow night, Friday, April 12th, 2013.

Tickets by phone: Available 24/7 from Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006.

Tickets will also be available at the door.

From Christine Lavin: I’m passionate about the gun debate in this country — I recorded this song yesterday with Brian Bauers. The title of the song is: “Cary Grant, Esther Williams, Angelina Jolie & The Romance Of The Gun.” The song has a lot of information (did a lot of research) so I’m hoping it will help enlighten some, educate others, and help us all find common ground.

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Just announced: Lynn Hollyfield to open for Christine Lavin at Cellar Stage


Lynn Hollyfield will open for Christine Lavin at Cellar Stage on Friday, April 12, 2013.

Tickets:

  • By web: Available at Brown Paper Tickets. Use Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
  • By phone: Available 24/7 from Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006. Use Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Christine Lavin show tomorrow night postponed!


Christine Lavin regretfully cancels the show for tomorrow night (March 8th) at The Cellar Stage at Faith Community United Methodist Church in Hamilton because she has been taken ill. Her deepest apologies to all. The show is rescheduled for Friday, April 12, 2013. Same place, same time.

Tickets will be honored at the show on April 12, 2013. If you purchased tickets online and this date does not work for you, please contact Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 to get a total refund.

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