7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
1 Middle Street
Brunsick, ME 04011
UUCB Concerts for a Cause presents
AN EVENING WITH CHRISTINE LAVIN
Saturday, November 19 @ 7:30 pm
Christine Lavin, an award-winning singer-songwriter, promoter of contemporary folk music, and author based in New York, will be performing at the UU Church of Brunswick on November 19th to raise money for the Brunswick Area Teen Center and Maine Family Planning.
Lavin has recorded 25 solo albums, and 10 more with 4 seasoned musician-actress comediennes under the name Four Bitchin’ Babes. She has an elegant voice and sings sweet, soft melodies, but she is known for her sense of humor, which is expressed in both her music and her onstage performances. Many of her songs alternate between comedy and emotional reflections on romance.
She has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and NPR. She was also the creator and host of xm satellite radio’s Slipped Discs, which featured the albums of fellow artists and aspiring musicians “slipped” to her backstage at her concerts.
Lavin has built a reputation as one of the observers and chroniclers of modern urban life, with recordings like “Prisoners of Their Hairdos,” “Sensitive New Age Guys,” “Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind,” and “Mysterious Woman,” a brilliant parody of folk-pop singer Suzanne Vega.
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 an entourage driver for the first week of Bob Dylan’s iconic “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour.
In his Penthouse article on Lavin, Scelsa called her “one of the country’s best songwriters. Period. Regardless of genre or backup instrumentation. For her literacy, humor, and compassion, her keen, observant eye and ability to translate the most mundane moments into magic, I can only compare her to the likes of, say, a [songwriting giant like] Paul Simon.”
Christine Lavin has been called “A fearless folkZinger!” by the Orlando Sentinel, “Wildly entertaining,” by The New Yorker, and “A fresh kick in the pants!” by the late Paul Newman!”
Samples of Christine’s storytelling and music:
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, Students/Children: $10. Available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at ticketstripe.com/christine.