Christine Lavin, Mark Stepakoff opens

October 07, 2017 5PM
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$40 / 35

Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist who has been based in New York City since 1976.  She is currently working on her 23rd solo album, scheduled for release in the fall of 2017. Her 22nd album, CHRISTINE LAVIN & FRIENDS LIVE AT McCABE'S GUITAR SHOP was produced by Hillary Rollins, and includes five brilliant LA performers (Gary Stockdale, Pat Whiteman, Cynthia Carle, David Lucky, and MaryJo Mundy), and one revered British singer/songwriter, Daniel Cainer.  Christine sings seven songs on this album, too. 

She has produced ten compilation CDs JUST ONE ANGEL v2.0 being the latest, showcasing the holiday songs of 19 songwriters whose work she loves. The food-themed compilaiion One Meat Ball, includes a 96-page cookbook that Christine edited.  For four years she hosted "Slipped Disks" on xm satellite radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and is the occasional guest host for the City Folk Sunday 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, and Delta "Sky" Magazine).  Her song "Amoeba Hop" was turned into a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press), received the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists, and a "Best Book Award" from the American Association for The Advancement of Science. 

Betsy and Christine have collaborated again on HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, a children's book with CD that tells the story of an oil spill with an emphasis on clean, alternative energy.  More than 50 singers from around the world are included on the CD.  That book was crowd-funded by Kickstarter and is currently looking a publisher.

The book THE PLUTO FILES:  THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE PLANET, written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, includes the complete lyrics to Christine's song "Planet X," which details Pluto's history and planetary status debate in rhyme.  The book is published by W.W. Norton.   And Christine got a "D" in Astronomy in college (see kids? You CAN make up for the mistakes of your youth). 

Christine performs concerts all over the US, Canada, and points beyond (Australia, Germany, Israel), and hosts knitting circles backstage prior to each show.  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.


Award winning Boston singer-songwriter Mark Stepakoff returns with his fourth album, "The Story Behind The Story", co-produced by Mark and Seth Connelly. The CD features Mark's trademark mix of wry humorous material and poignant ballads, in the vein of songwriters such as Loudon Wainwright III and John Prine, to whom he has often been compared.  Six of the CD's twelve songs have already won awards from national songwriting contests, including 1st Place in The Great American Song Contest, the New Orleans Songwriters Festival Songwriting Contest and American Songwriter Magazine's lyric contest.  

Mark's prior CDs have hit both the national Folk-DJ and Roots Music Report radio airplay charts, reaching as high as number 17.  He has had three songs hit the top 10 on the national Folk-DJ chart.  Mark's music has been played on more than a hundred radio stations all across the U.S. and abroad.

Mark performs frequently in the Boston area. He has headlined on several occasions at Cambridge's legendary Club Passim, and has also performed at (among many other venues) the Nameless Coffeehouse, Johnny D's, the Burren, Tupelo Music Hall, the Abbey Lounge, Sally O'Brien's, the Amazing Things Arts Center, and the Center for Arts in Natick, where he hosts the bi-weekly folk open mike.  Mark has also appeared on WCVB/Channel 5's "Chronicle" program and New England Cable News' "Coffeehouse" program.  Among the artists he has opened for are Bill Morrissey, Steve Forbert, Buskin & Batteau, Christine Lavin, Cheryl Wheeler, Don White, Kevin So, Geoff Bartley, Claudia Schmidt, Susie Burke & David Surrette, and the James Montgomery Band.


Please note that the seating chart has recently been updated, so be sure you are purchasing the seats you want.  If you do not purchase all seats at your table, other patrons may be seated with you.  Your ticket reserves you a place at the table you select but not a specific location at that table.  There is no food or beverage minimum.  All tickets are non-refundable.

$40 / 35
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