|Posted on January 9, 2017 at 5:20 PM|
TUNES BY THE TRACKS will be at the Clifton Springs library, on Wednesday,
Your effervescent hosts, Jim Clare, Cathy McGrath, and Allen Hopkins, are pleased and thrilled, to welcome our Feature:
~ CHRISTINE LAVIN ~
Christine performs concerts all over the US, Canada, and points beyond (Australia, Germany, Israel), and hosts knitting circles backstage prior to each show.
Her 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 -- namely, teaching audience members how to fold cloth napkins in the Downton Abbey style.
Her book, COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? is available in paperback, kindle, iPad, and audio book formats. 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.
AWARDS: Christine received a 2012 NYC Nightlife Award given annually to the best concert and cabaret performers. In November 2011 her book COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? won the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in non-fiction writing about pop 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.
LATEST PROJECTS: Christine started creating videos for her songs in 2011, and now creates them for other artists (Robyn Landis, John Margolis, Don White, Honor Finnegan, Craig Werth, Grammy-winner Julie Gold, David Ippolito). She has many posted at youtube and vimeo. This one: ROSES FROM THE WRONG MAN won a weekly contest on WNET in NYC and was broadcast on Channel 13 in NYC. Her Mom grew the roses, Christine snapped the photos. Make sure you play it to the very end -- what's at the end no doubt helped this video win.
Christine was the keynote speaker in November 2016 at the annual North East Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA). A written expanded edition of her presentation is available upon request.
...and there's more ~ THE MYSTERY PICKERS ~ no better time, to suit up, show up, git up, tune up, and share yer best song. Just ask Cathy, Allen, of Jim (moi), and yer in bidness.