Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Middle Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011

About this event




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 2 more with 4 seasoned musician-comediennes under the name Four Bitchin' Babes. She has also produced 10 compilations showcasing the work of dozens of singer/songwriters she admires.  One of them, "On A Winter's Night," has toured frequently with Patty Larkin, John Gorka, Cliff Eberhardt, and Lucy Kaplansky.  Many of Lavin’s songs are now performed by Broadway performers -- Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster, Karen Ziemba, Klea Blackhurst, and others.  Neil deGrasse Tyson appears on her album SPAGHETTIFICATION.  He loves it when science and music interact. Lavin also make videos for her songs, many of which can be found at christinelavin.com.

Christine 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.

Lavin 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!” 

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. 

This is a benefit concert for the Brunswick Area Teen Center and for Maine Family Planning.


Samples of Christine's storytelling and music:  

The Password Song

Shopping Cart of Love

Best Summer


For those coming to the concert, Christine would like to invite you to her knitting circle that she will host before the concert. Bring your latest projects to work on, and you might even win a prize. Doors open at 6:30, but you can join the circle at any time before the concert.


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