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Christine Lavin & The Accidentals Track #18  "When You're Single At Christmastime"

Christine Lavin, a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist living in New York, has recorded 20 solo albums [latest: Cold Pizza For Breakfast on Yellow Tail Records].  She has also produced nine compilation CDs showcasing the work of dozens of songwriters whose work she loves -- one of them, the food-themed One Meat Ball, includes a 96-page cookbook that Christine edited.  For four years she hosted "Slipped Disks" on xm satellite radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and is the occasional guest host for the City Folk Sunday Breakfast Show on WFUV-FM at Fordham University.  She also  writes freelance for various publications (including The Washington Post, The St. Petersburg Times, The Performing Songwriter, and “Broadway After Dark”).  Her song "Amoeba Hop" has been turned into a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press), received the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists, and a "Best Book Award" from the American Association for The Advancement of Science.

The new book THE PLUTO FILES:  THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE PLANET, written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, includes the complete lyrics to Christine's song "Planet X," which details Pluto's history and planetary status debate in rhyme.  The book is published by W.W. Norton.   And Christine got a "D" in Astronomy in college (see kids? You CAN make up for the mistakes of your youth).

Christine performs concerts all over the US, Canada, and points beyond, 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 NC State "Accapology," and The Accidentals, winners of the National Harmony Sweepstakes championship.

Current projects:  Cold Pizza For Breakfast:  A Mem-Wha?? is available in paperback, kindle, iPad and audio book formats.  Coming nezxt:  A children's book "No More Holes In The Bottom Of The Sea," working with illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney, who also illustrated the award-winning children's book "Amoeba Hop."