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 2 Huntington, NY Summer Arts Music Festival
August 8 Pawling, NY Towne Crier Cafe
August 9 Chatham, NY PS21
August 15 New York, NY Laurie Beechman Theatre
August 30 Oberlin, OH Oberlin College
September 6 Hastings on the Hudson, NY Library
September 13 Asheville, NC Diana Wortham Theatre
September 27 Homer, NY Center for the Art
October 9 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage
October 11 Point Arena, CA Arena Theater
October 17 Cambridge, MA Club Passim
October 18 Lancaster, MA Lancaster Coffee House
October 25 Norfolk, VA Library
November 1 Vienna, VA Barns at Wolf Trap
November 7-8 Moab, UT Moab Folk Festival
November 15 Pawtucket, RI St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
November 22 New York, NY Laurie Beechman Theatre
November 23 New City, NY Borderline Folk Music House Concert
December 6 Concord, NH Capitol Center for the Arts
December 12 Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
December 13 Ashland, OR Unitarian Center

2009

January 7 New York, NY Lincoln Center/Merkin Hall
January 10 Brooklyn, NY First Unitarian Universalist Congregation Society
February 6-7 East Lansing, MI Hannah Community Center
February 21 Peterborough, NH Peterborough Players Theater
March 7 Waltham, MA Slosberg Music Center
March 14 Germantown, MD Black Rock Center for the Arts
March 20-21 Port Charlotte, FL Cultural Center Theatre
March 28 Huntington, NY Last Licks Cafe
April 11 White Plains, NY United Methodist Church
April 25 Pinellas Park, FL Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center
May 2 West Jefferson, NC Ashe Civic Center
May 9 Concord, NC Davis Theater
June 13 New Brunswick, NJ First Reformed Church of New Brunswick