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Don White and Christine Lavin join forces at me&thee

Christine Lavin and Don White perform at the me&thee coffeehouse in Marblehead on Friday.
Christine Lavin and Don White perform at the me&thee coffeehouse in Marblehead on Friday. (James Madison Thomas)

MARBLEHEAD — An evening with Don White and Christine Lavin is cause for celebration. They have toured throughout America with their show, “The Funny Side of the Street,” for more than eight years. They are both pursuing solo endeavors these days, and this show on Friday at the me&thee coffeehouse is one of only two co-bills planned for 2019. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; music begins at 8. The me&thee coffeehouse is at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St.

Lynn resident White has thrived for more than 25 years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings and on the printed page. He is a storyteller, comedian, author, troubadour, and folk singer-songwriter. White’s arc as a writer and performer has taken him from his blue-collar upbringing in Lynn to comedy clubs, coffeehouses and festivals throughout the United States.

Lavin doesn’t fit into an ordinary mold either. Based out of New York City, she has released a couple dozen albums and has tickled the funny bones of thousands of people and has, likewise, touched their hearts with poignant songs about everyday occurrences that resonate. According to a music journalist for the Davison Index, “Christine Lavin is an iconic singer-songwriter who has earned her legendary status through years of tireless performing, doing shows at once, quirky, hilarious and touching. Her songs have a wordsmith’s eye for detail, with a comic’s vision for the absurd, and a huge and fearless heart that will go anywhere.”

Tickets for the show are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. Student tickets are $10. Tickets are available online at www.meandthee.org.

The me&thee is one of the oldest continually running acoustic coffeehouses in New England, and probably the country. It has been and will always be a volunteer, non-profit organization sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. For information and directions, call 781-631-8987 or check the website at www.meandthee.org.

Next concert: Friday, March 8: Singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot with special guest, Alice Howe.

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