Christine Lavin began her professional life as a waitress at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs in 1975. That's where she met Dave Van Ronk, who encouraged her to relocate to NYC so that he could teach her how to play her guitar properly. Forty-two years later she’s recorded 23 solo albums, produced 10 compilations, has written two childrens’ books, and an award-winning memoir, COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST, whose cover photo was shot by Bob Yahn at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in the 1980s. Take pictures this weekend — you never know. And thanks, Bob!
Christine was a founding member of The Four Bitchin’ Babes, and still appears with them onstage every once in a while. In her spare time she loves to knit, bake, fold napkins Downton Abbey style, plus make videos, many of which are posted at her website, christinelavin.com.