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On Monday, February 11 at Shawbucks in downtown Jamestown, NY, Rolling Hills Radio will present two singer-songwriters: Christine Lavin and Jen Sygit.
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. Dave Van Ronk, himself, suggested Christine go to NYC and make music her career. She did just that and has become one of the most beloved, witty, and endearing performers in Americana.
Singer-Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Sygit has three solo albums under her belt with her latest release “So Long Pollyanna” named as album of the year by both John Bommarito (107.1 fm Ann Arbor, MI) and The Progressive Torch & Twang (88.9 fm East Lansing, MI). “So Long Pollyanna” was also nominated for two Jammie Awards (WYCE Grand Rapids, MI) including Best Song for “Sugar High” which later won Best Country Song at the Garden State Film Festival in 2014 for its use in the independent film “Buffalo”. Now, besides touring and playing shows, Jen also hosts the weekly radio show “Eclecticana” (WLNZ 89.7fm Lansing, MI) and has been commanding the airwaves for six years.
Ken Hardley notes, “Christine Lavin is one of the most deft, prolific, touching, insightful, and hilarious performers to grace the Rolling Hills stage. She ensures a lively and altogether fun evening. As for Jen, having just released a new album and listening to it reveals that her songwriting continues to grow in depth and creativity. I’m a little biased because she’s a friend of mine, but you can believe me. I’m happy she’s making the trip from Detroit. She is tremendously popular in Michigan and the Midwest. Thankfully she decided to branch out to the East.”
On upcoming shows, Rolling Hills Radio will present Mollie O’Brien, Don Dixon, Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, and more.
Rolling Hills Radio continues to grow its media presence. Past shows can now be seen on multiple platforms at Open Stage Media which reaches over one million people on public access cable in
Chautauqua County, Schenectady, NY and the Capitol Region. Of course, the show is also nationally syndicated through Global Community Radio.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Tri-County Arts Council.
All shows take place at Shawbucks, across from Jamestown’s Comedy Center. Doors open — to all those holding or purchasing tickets — at 5:30pm for the “Happy Rolling Hour.” Food and drink are available until 6:15 at which time audience members take their seats. Audio and video recording begins promptly at 6:30. The bar reopens for 10 minutes at intermission and then again after the show when the audience and performers are invited to a “Meet and Greet.”
Tickets for this show are $15.00. As always, there are three options for purchasing tickets; Until the show is sold out, tickets are available at the door the night of each show. If you choose, you can call the Rolling Ticket Hotline at (716) 294-0416. Tickets are also available online at www.rollinghillsradio.org/tickets. Tickets for future shows may also be purchased using these same options.