Since emerging from the New York City singer-songwriter scene in the late 1980s, Christine Lavin has established herself as one of the most entertaining, witty, insightful, and engaging folk artists.

While working as a waitress at the famed Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1975, she met Dave Van Ronk, who encouraged her to relocate to NYC so that he could teach her how to play her guitar properly. She’s performed concerts across the U.S., Canada, and points beyond; recorded 24 solo albums, and produced ten compilations (including the popular On A Winter’s Night that spawned a number of multiple artist tours). She also was the creative force behind The Four Bitchin’ Babes, wrote an award-winning “mem-wha?” entitled Cold Pizza for Breakfast, hosted a radio show on WFUV, and was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference.

Her latest album, The Best of Christine Lavin, features two new songs and 18 of her most popular ones from 1983-2019. She started creating videos for her songs in 2011 and now also creates them for other artists as well.

NOTE: Christine will host a knitting circle at 7 p.m. (preceding the concert) and a Downton Abbey-style napkin-folding session during the intermission between her two 45-minute sets.

Called “a musician and singer of dazzling versatility” (No Depression), and “one of the finest singers and musicians anywhere in folkdom” (The Boston Globe), Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music’s most beloved artists.

Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling, Grammer has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, headlined several of the nation’s top folk festivals — including the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge — and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio’s 50 most-played artists, both solo and with the late Dave Carter.

Grammer’s 11th release, Low Tide, is the first of her albums to showcase her original songs. Low Tide was among the ten most-played albums on folk radio in 2018 and also was voted a Top 10 Album of the Year by Fish Records UK.

Photo of Tracy Grammer by Craig Harris