Friday, November 15, 2013

Christine Lavin & Uncle Bonsai at The Roots Cellar

For Immediate Release                  
Contact:  Lisa Alexander, PR Coordinator
Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
(412) 361-1915,      


(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society welcomes Christine Lavin & Uncle Bonsai in Just One Angel to THE ROOTS CELLAR, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside, on Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:30 PM.

More information is available online at or by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915. Tickets are $28 / $12 (w/ student ID) *handling fee included.

“Christine Lavin is wildly entertaining.” -The New Yorker

“Uncle Bonsai’s exquisite musical detail and subtle needling wit attain a level of craft not often seen in pop”   -The New York Times

Celebrate the holidays at one of the funniest and most musically satisfying concerts you’ll ever experience. Singer-Songwriter Christine Lavin and the Seattle trio Uncle Bonsai share an equally angelic and wicked sense of reality when it comes to the holidays, particularly on behalf of those among us skating on thin ice for most of the season!  Together in concert, they deliver some of the most clever and unflinching lyrics in folk-pop music. So expect fans' favorites and new holiday songs in a concert that coincides with the release of their new recording, Just One Angel, v.2. It’s a sublime and sublimely humorous compilation of original holiday songs by Lavin, Uncle Bonsai and fellow singer-songwriters across the country.

Christine Lavin is the best guest anyone could invite to a holiday party. Her ability to rouse the audience to their feet, to the stage, and to the problem-solving areas of their brains is unmatched. A multi award winning performer, she’s written some of the funniest, sweetest and most lethal songs on relationships, social truths, faux pas, and those devilish thoughts that orbit our minds even about those we love most. While her silver-light voice moves easily to songs of poignant realism, it is clear her audiences come wanting to laugh. She never disappoints.

Seattle super-harmonizers and humorists Uncle Bonsai are the Tim Burtons of folk music – dark and hilarious, but with moments of great insight and beauty.  With three strong voices and a guitar, Bonsai delivers an often dizzying vocal relay in exquisite harmonies, with rapid-fire lyrics on the topic of first-world problems, jobs for America, the creation of the universe, the afterlife, keeping your pets alive, and getting your kids to stay in bed. Like Stephen Sondheim crossed with the Beatles, or Zappa in therapy with Peter, Paul and Mary.
Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope’s mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Coordinator
Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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