I first stumbled upon Christine Lavin's work back in 1986, in the form of cassette tapes of Future Fossils and Beau Woes & Other Problems of Modern Life. Among the things that made them so great was the way she would alternate between uproariously funny songs and heart wrenchingly sad songs, so that just when you thought it was going to be more than you could take, she'd switch to the other one. Ms. Lavin must have had some scientific schooling, as, upon occasion, she writes some pieces with real science in them, such as the Amoeba Hop and Planet X.

Christine Lavin is a spectacular comedy vocalist, singer, songwriter, guitarist and concert artist who has recorded and released 13 solo albums of original material, sings her own and others' songs on three disks of the Four Bitchin' Babes (a group she founded, nurtured and performed in during the 90s) and has put together and produced 8 compilations showcasing the works of dozens of singer/songwriters.

Christine created, directed, produced, and taught performance courses at the Martha's Vineyard Singer /Songwriters' Retreat; two, month-long events that gathered thirty American songwriters on that island to meet, collaborate, and record new material in September of 1992 and 1993. She has won one NAIRD award, two New York Music Awards, four ASCAP composer awards, the Kate Wolf Memorial Award and the 2001 Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding New York Singer /Songwriter of the Year. Her songs have been performed in concert by such artists as the Dartmouth Decibelles, the Washington D.C. Gay Men's Chorus, Scottish troubadour Brian McNeil, and international chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci

Go to http://www.christinelavin.com and buy her stuff.

Her solo albums include :

Compilations, Group and other albums include

She also has four songbooks from Cherry Lane Publishing

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