Kirkland Performance Center presents...

Christine Lavin & Uncle Bonsai : Just One Angel

  • Saturday, December 1, 2012, 8:00PM
  • Returning Favorite

All Seats: $32


FOLK > Contemporary Folk

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JUST ONE ANGEL: The anti holiday HOLIDAY concert

Singer, songwriter, entertainer Christine Lavin and folk-pop trio Uncle Bonsai deliver this year’s only Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, New Year's concert with a grain of salt and a lot of laughter. With the spotlight on fresh, new holiday-themed songs along with those from their own repertoires Christine and Uncle Bonsai deliver an exuberant concert of songs you'll never hear in an elevator. 

Folded throughout Just One Angel are songs from Christine’s and Uncle Bonsai’s respective repertories – Lavin’s “Good Thing He/She Can’t Read My Mind,” “If You’re Drunk You Cannot Buy A Puppy,” “What Was I Thinking?” and Uncle Bonsai’s perennial hits  "The Baby's Head," “Men & Women,”  and “The Monster in the Closet”.  

These and other concert standards are a perfect lock with holiday songs such as “When You’re Single at Christmastime,” “Doug’s Greatest Christmas Ever,” Is it Hanukkah Or Chanukkah?” and “The Christians and the Pagans."

Joining Christine and Uncle Bonsai as special guests for the evening will be classical guitarist and Hilary Field and singer-songwriter Larry Murante.  Both Field and Murante are featured in the Just One Angel album which Christine produced in 2010 and includes original holiday songs by 22 singer-songwriters.

Artist Bio


Multi -award winning singer-songwriter-entertainer and folk-pop tradition Christine Lavin sparkles (both literally and figuratively) in concert. Armed only with a guitar and boundless insight into popular culture, Christine takes the house by storm with her giddy stories, and riotous original songs. Her holiday show is but the latest chapter in an illustrious career that includes 20 albums, eight compilation albums, seven years as a founding member of The Four Bitchin' Babes, three published books and numerous awards including the prestigious 2012 New York City Night Life Award.


Uncle Bonsai performs original, contemporary folk/pop music.  With their soaring and intricate three part vocal harmonies and biting humor, accompanied by only an acoustic guitar, Arni Adler, Patrice O’Neill and Andrew Ratshin deliver poignantly unflinching portrayals of life, love, and a guy named Doug.  The trio’s influences range from the Beatles to Stephen Sondheim.  While some describe them as Zappa cross-bred with Peter, Paul and Mary, Loudon Wainright III and The Roches, Bonsai songs focus on the passing of time, the passing of genes, and the passing of pets -- the truth of everything seemingly buried somewhere under the family tree. 


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