Brooklyn Music Shop

I’m very excited to play my first NYC area gig at the Brooklyn Music Shop!  My buddy John Sonntag will play the opening set, then join me & Esther Friedman for the remainder of the evening.  booklyn

Brooklyn Music Shop Presents at Prospect Range
1226 Prospect Avenue (at Vanderbilt)

Chris LaVancher with John Sonntag (opening)
October 4th 8:30pm
Tickets are $15 or 2 for $25
Reservations are reccomended and can be made at
(reservations will guarantee a seat)

Doors at 8, Show at 8:30
Snack bar and soft drinks sold at the venue, but feel free to BYOB if you want.


Falcon Ridge 2014 photos

What a fabulous time we had playing the Emerging Artist Showcase at this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival! Wow … did that really happen?

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Photos by Dan Tappan, Jake Jacobson and Neale Eckstein.  These guys are the greatest!

Selected for Emerging Artist Showcase @ Falcon Ridge!


I am beyond excited to be selected as one of the artists to showcase at this year’s Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Artist Showcase.  Me and 23 other up-and-coming folk artists will perform on the mainstage Friday August 1st from 12 – 4:30pm.

The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival , now in its 26th year, takes place August 1-3 at Dodds Farm on Route 7D in Hillsdale, New York, located in the foothills of the Berkshires near the tri-state corner of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The festival features dozens of artists performing on several stages, a dance tent, children’s music and activities, and a wide array of crafts, food and other vendors.

Among the artists performing this year will be Brother Sun, Ronny Cox, The Duhks, Seth Glier, John Gorka, Tracy Grammer, The Grand Slambovians (always a highlight at the dance tent), Kim & Reggie Harris, The Horse Flies, Christine Lavin & Don White, Magpie, Louise Mosrie, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Aoife O’Donovan, Tom Paxton, Spuyten Duyvil, The Storycrafters, Annie Wenz, Cheryl Wheeler, and more.

The Emerging Artists for 2014:
1 – Allie Farris – Nashville TN
2 – Ashley Sofia – Ticonderoga NY
3 – Avi Wisnia – Philadelphia PA
4 – Brianne Chasanoff – New Fairfield CT
5 – Caitlin Canty – NYC
6 – Chris LaVancher – N Reading MA
7 – Hayley Reardon – Marblehead MA
8 – Jean Rohe – Brooklyn NY
9 – Jesse Terry – Stonington CT
10 – Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits – Boston MA
11 – Laura Zucker – San Francisco
12 – Libby Koch – Houston TX
13 – Liz Frame and the Kickers – Newburyport MA
14 – Matt Nakoa – Brooklyn NY
15 – Melanie Dewey – Manlius NY
16 – Roy Schneider – Fort Myers FL
17 – Russell Kaback – Greenfield MA
18 – Suzie Brown – Nashville TN
19 – The Levins – Congers NY
20 – The Lords of Liechtenstein – NYC
21- Tumbling Bones – Portland ME
22 – Wendy Cahill – Bethel CT
23 – Zak Smith – Montclair NJ
24 – Zameer – Hollywood CA