Christine Lavin; also Jim Dawson

Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and recording artist, author and videographer who has been working as a musician based in New York City since 1984. She performs concerts all over the US, Canada, and points beyond (Australia, Germany, Israel), and hosts knitting circles backstage prior

to each show. 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.

Christine has now added singing live to videos to her concert, making it a truly multimedia experience.

She released her 23rd solo album last year, which charted at No. 5 for the month of September 2017 on the International FolkDJ charts. She has produced 10 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.

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.

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.

Jim Dawson is one of the great singer/songwriters of our generation with a large body of intensely loyal admirers of his songwriting and his amazing voice. With a recording career that has continued to grow since the 1970s, Jim's songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Mary Travers and Sesame Street's Elmo.

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