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Jan. 12 (Fri), 2018

7:00 pm
(Doors at 6:30pm)

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave. Ste 105
Madison, WI 53701
[MAP]

608-661-8599

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$17 in advance
$20 day of show

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Christine Lavinicon - Mad Folk presentsChristine Lavin

Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist who has been based in New York City since 1984. She has just released her 23rd solo album, SPAGHETTIFICATION, which was #5 for the month of September according to the International FolkDJ chart. She 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.

Christine has recently added intermission tutorial activities -- namely, teaching audience members how to fold cloth napkins in the Downton Abbey style.

Christine received a 2012 NYC Nightlife Award given annually to the best concert and cabaret performers. In November 2011 her book COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA?? won the 43rd Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in non-fiction writing about pop music. Christine has also won five ASCAP composer awards, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best NYC Singer/Songwriter Of The Year, The Kate Wolf Memorial Award, and her album Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind won Album Of The Year from the National Association Of Independent Record Distributors.

Feb. 11 (Sun), 2018
7:00 pm
(Doors at 6:30pm)

 

Barrymore Theater
2090 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI [MAP]

 

Tickets:

$27.00 Advance
$30.00 Day Of Show

 

This is a General Admission – All Seated Show


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Tom Paxtonicon - Mad Folk presentsand WORT 89.9 FM & Isthmus welcomeTom Paxton and The Don Juans (Don Henry & Jon Vezner)

Paxton’s career has taken him from his days as a drama student at the University of Oklahoma to thousands of concerts in venues ranging from coffee houses in Greenwich Village to the Albert Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York. He has done over fifty concert tours in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland and has recorded more than fifty albums of his own songs. Hundreds of other artists have recorded his songs, including Bob Dylan; Johnny Cash; Willie Nelson; Dolly Parton; Judy Collins; John Denver; Joan Baez; and Peter, Paul and Mary.

GRAMMY-winning songwriter Jon Vezner is a tunesmith of rare sensitivity and dry wit. His catalog of songs reads like a songbook itself, interpreted and recorded by some of the greats in the business, such as Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner, the Wiggins, Clay Walker, Diamond Rio, BJ Thomas, Janis Ian, John Mellencamp, Nancy Griffith, and Judy Collins.

Don Henry is another GRAMMY-winning writer whose songs have been recorded by Lonestar, Rosie Flores, the Thompson Brothers Band, Bryan White, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and many more.

"Thirty years ago Tom Paxton taught a generation of traditional folk singers that it was noble to write your own songs, and, like a good guitar, he just gets better with age." —Guy Clark

"Jon Vezner writes about the ‘details,’ the details of our hearts and feelings. . . . And in recognizing their simple beauty, he transforms them into something extraordinary." —Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mar. 11 (Sun), 2018
7:00 pm
(Doors at 6:30pm)

The Brink Lounge
701 E. Washington Ave. Ste 105
Madison, WI 53701
[MAP]

608-661-8599

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$12 in advance
$15 day of show

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Cosy Sheridanicon - Mad Folk presentsCosy Sheridan

Cosy Sheridan first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at both The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. When she released her critically acclaimed CD Quietly Led on Waterbug Records, The Boston Globe wrote “She is now being called one of the best new singer/songwriters.” She has been on the road ever since, playing clubs, concert halls and coffeehouses from Seattle to Boston where she now makes her home. She has played house concerts in Iowa and to a full house at Carnegie Hall. On her new CD she writes of these years on the road in the song Woody Guthrie "Watch Over Me." Her 2014 release, Pretty Bird, was chosen as one of Sing Out Magazine's "Great CDs of 2014.” West Side Folk dubbed her “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful songwriters.”

Her concerts are wide-ranging explorations: love songs for adults and practical philosophy for a complicated world. She has written about the stock market crash of 2008 and fall-out from uranium mining in the American southwest. She has re-written greek myths: Persephone runs away with Hades the biker. And then there are her signature parodies on aging and women. Her lyrical dexterity is backed by her distinctive percussive guitar style.

For the past 20 years she has taught classes in songwriting, performance and guitar at workshops and adult music camps across the country at such camps as the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and The Swannanoa Gathering. In 2008 she co-founded the Moab Folk Camp in Moab Utah.

"Her user-friendly musical philosophy sets her happily apart from the myopic, self-involved songwriters...She is a wonderfully lively, very funny and enormously amiable entertainer with a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast-food, tv-happy and noisome culture." - The Boston Globe

"A buddhist monk in a 12-step program trapped in the body of a singer/songwriter."
- The Albuquerque Journal

"Sheridan is frank, feisty, sublimely and devilishly funny. She fuses myth with modern culture, Persephone with Botox." - Cornell Folksong Society

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