This Month's Show
Christine Lavin and Don White
April 11, 2015
Seeing Christine Lavin or Don White is a treat. Seeing Christine Lavin and Don White is an experience. Between the two of them, they have more than 40 years of combined experience making music and laughter.
The Lavin/White co-bills have packed audiences in wherever they’ve played, from the Regent Theatre in Boston to The Ark in Ann Arbor Michigan. Audiences get a one-hour shot of each performer during their solo sets, and then a free-for-all when White and Lavin take the stage together and display the kind of chemistry you get from old friends and seasoned performers. You’ll never see the same show twice.
“It doesn’t sound like a folk concert, it sounds like a comedy concert,” says White of his laughter inducing co-bills with Lavin. “We rehearse and we rehearse and then inevitably, she’ll throw something at me that I have no idea about, with a mischievous grin that lets me know she’s been thinking about it all afternoon. Just to see what will happen. And she’s taught me to do the same.”
“It's hard to describe what it is that Don does onstage, because there simply isn't anyone out there like him,” says Lavin. “I'm a brave performer to share the bill with someone who knocks audiences out the way like he does. But I've discovered if audiences know me and don't know him -- they become instant fans of his. If they know him and don't know me, the same thing seems to happen for me. Everybody wins.”
Christine Lavin is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter, author, and knitter. She released her memoir, Cold Pizza for Breakfast: A Mem-wha??, in 2010. She is also a founding member of the popular folk collective, The Four Bitchin’ Babes.
Don White just released Winning Streak, his first studio album since 2003. Don is a celebrated singer/songwriter/storyteller who has released eight albums and two DVDs. His book, Memoirs Of A C Student, is available in print and for the Kindle and Nook. Lavin and White have also released a digital only live album, Live At the Ark: The Father’s Day Concert, available on CDFreedom.com.