Me&Thee announces 54th season lineup, starting with Christine Lavin

The 54th season at Me&Thee Music will kick off Friday, Sept. 8, with the woman the Orlando Sentinel called a “fearless folkZinger.” Christine Lavin will perform songs from her latest solo album, her 25th, “On My Way to Hooverville.” The album includes a retelling of the time Lavin was an entourage driver for the first week of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue tour.

Lavin  ‘FolkZinger’ Christine Lavin will kick off the Me&Thee season. COURTESY PHOTO

Me&Thee founder and board member Anthony Silva is excited for the new season.

“This really is the little Miracle on Mugford Street,” Silva told the Current. “We’ve become one of the longest running, all-volunteer, acoustic music series in America. With our growing volunteer staff, we have upgraded our sound system, implemented a fee-free ticketing system and signed some of the finest touring artists anywhere to welcome back our community this fall.”

After the Lavin show, the Me&Thee fall season will continue on Friday, September 22, with folk-rock star Jon Pousette-Dart. The Pousette-Dart Band was a mainstay of album radio and the college circuit in the 1970s and became one of the busiest groups in the US touring with such acts as Bonnie Raitt, The Byrds, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money, Manfred Mann, Jonathan Edwards, Emmylou Harris, Billy Joel and many more.

He is touring again with singer-guitarist Jim Chapdelaine.

In one of her few concert appearances since the pandemic, Catie Curtis brings her socially- conscious music to the Me&Thee on Friday, October 6. An award-winning singer/songwriter and philanthropist, Curtis toured for more than 25 years full-time in the U.S. and throughout Europe, releasing 14 recordings and selling more than 250,000 CDs. She has performed twice at the White House.

Fresh from the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Me&Thee welcomes back Chris Smither on Friday, October 20. For more than 50 years, Smither has been a songwriter, bluesman, interpreter and poet. His latest album, his 18th, “More From The Levee,” offers more of his back-porch acoustic blues with his own boot-heel-on-wood rhythms.

The contemporary African music of the Wangari Fahari Trio comes to the Me&Thee stage on Friday, November 3. Wangari is a Kenyan singer, writer and activist who was mentored by Grammy Award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba and civil rights activist Joan Baez.  

Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem return on Friday, November 17, with their brand of barefoot, front porch, tap-your-feet Americana music.

Me&Thee Music concludes the first half of its 2023-2024 season on Friday, December 8, with a special concert by Marbleheaders Mason Daring & Jeanie Stahl, celebrating their 50 years of singing and collaboration.

Tickets are $25-$35. Students and children are $10. Locally, tickets are available at Arnould’s Gallery on Washington Street. Online info and no-fee tickets are available at  No phone orders are accepted and no other ticket websites are authorized.

Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the music begins at 8 p.m. Me&Thee Music is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization located at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St.

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Editor Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter.

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