Singer, comedienne and storyteller Christine Lavin is on the road with her 17th solo album, “Happydance of the Xenophobe.” The album is a topical,...

Singer, comedienne and storyteller Christine Lavin is on the road with her 17th solo album, “Happydance of the Xenophobe.” The album is a topical, political, 13-song collection of her perceptive observances of life with topics including the US National Weather Service, Julia Child devotees, caffeine addicts, Priscilla Presley, the NRA, cigarette smokers, faux news, and Dick Cheney. Given the current presidential election, she will undoubtedly have something to sing about the Clintons, Barack Obama and John McCain.

Lavin’s concert dates are confirmed well into spring 2009.

Known to open her show reading tarot cards for members of the audience, Lavin has applied nail polish with fans in the intermission, and sometimes ends her performances with a baton-twirling routine. She works with wireless microphones and an array of electronic gear that allows her to create intricate and hilarious harmonies with herself.

Lavin has earned four ASCAP Composer Awards, and has been named singer-songwriter of the year by New York’s Backstage Magazine.

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Christine Lavin itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

August 2Huntington, NYSummer Arts Music Festival
August 8Pawling, NYTowne Crier Cafe
August 9Chatham, NYPS21
August 15New York, NYLaurie Beechman Theatre
August 30Oberlin, OHOberlin College
September 6Hastings on the Hudson, NYLibrary
September 13Asheville, NCDiana Wortham Theatre
September 27Homer, NYCenter for the Art
October 9Berkeley, CAFreight & Salvage
October 11Point Arena, CAArena Theater
October 17Cambridge, MAClub Passim
October 18Lancaster, MALancaster Coffee House
October 25Norfolk, VALibrary
November 1Vienna, VABarns at Wolf Trap
November 7-8Moab, UTMoab Folk Festival
November 15Pawtucket, RISt. Paul’s Episcopal Church
November 22New York, NYLaurie Beechman Theatre
November 23New City, NYBorderline Folk Music House Concert
December 6Concord, NHCapitol Center for the Arts
December 12Redding, CACascade Theatre
December 13Ashland, ORUnitarian Center

2009

January 7New York, NYLincoln Center/Merkin Hall
January 10Brooklyn, NYFirst Unitarian Universalist Congregation Society
February 6-7East Lansing, MIHannah Community Center
February 21Peterborough, NHPeterborough Players Theater
March 7Waltham, MASlosberg Music Center
March 14Germantown, MDBlack Rock Center for the Arts
March 20-21Port Charlotte, FLCultural Center Theatre
March 28Huntington, NYLast Licks Cafe
April 11White Plains, NYUnited Methodist Church
April 25Pinellas Park, FLPinellas Park Performing Arts Center
May 2West Jefferson, NCAshe Civic Center
May 9Concord, NCDavis Theater
June 13New Brunswick, NJFirst Reformed Church of New Brunswick

Last Updated on July 31, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner