The Ethical Humanist Society was thrilled to revive the Our Times Coffeehouse on May 3, 2024, with folk songwriting legend Christine Lavin!

Photo credit: Sarah Coale
One of the most beloved talents to emerge from the Greenwich Village/Fast Folk scene of the 1980s, Christine Lavin has been putting audiences in stitches, bringing them to the edge of tears, then back to hysterical laughter with her incredible songwriting wit. Among the topics she’s tackled are doing things one doesn’t particularly enjoy for the sake of a relationship, misplacing one’s glasses, the downgrading of Pluto’s planetary status, and the kind of love one never recovers from.
Christine Lavin has been called “a fearless folk-zinger” by the Orlando Sentinel, “wildly entertaining” by The New Yorker, and “a fresh kick in the pants!” by the late Paul Newman. She is currently working on her 26th solo album, “On My Way to Hooterville,” and has produced a dozen compilation albums with other songwriters whose artistry she admires.
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In our 30+ years of existence, the Our Times Coffeehouse is proud to have hosted many wonderful evenings of music. Following is a partial list of just some of the performers who have graced our stage. Please browse the list, visit their web sites, listen to their music and help support these great musicians.

All Wood and Doors

Eric Andersen

Acoustic Eidolon

Mad Agnes

The Amigos Band

Nick Annis

Aztec Two Step

Beaucoup Blue

The Black Feathers

The Boxcar Lillies

Siobhan Quinn & Michael Bowers

Brother Sun – Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks

Burning Bridget Cleary

Burns Sisters Band

Buskin & Batteau

Joel Cage

Tom Chapin

Chasing June

Counterclockwise Ensemble

Joe Crookston

Dala Girls

Danzig & Wooley

Chris Eberhardt


The End of America

Bob Evans

Freyda Epstein
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Honor Finnegan

The Folk Goddesses – Hillary Foxsong – Martha Trachtenberg & Judith Zweiman

Friction Farm

Amy Fradon


Joshua Garcia

Gathering Time

Vicki Genfan

Vance Gilbert

Greg Greenway

Tom Griffith

Harpeth Rising

Kim & Reggie Harris

Anne Hills

Hot Soup

House of Hamill

Alice Howe

Jim Hurst & Missy Raines


The Jammin’ Devas

Layah Jane

Joan & Joni

Joe Jencks

Josh Joffen

Billy Jonas

Sharon Katz

Eleni Kelakos

Rorie Kelly

The Kennedys

Tom Kimmel

Cecilia Kirtland

Cathy Kreger

Christine Lavin

The Levins

Zoe Lewis

Mad Agnes

Magical Strings


Matt Nakoa

Jay Mankita

Martha’s Trouble

Kipyn Martin

David Massingill

Kirsten Maxwell

Rod McDonald

Miles to Dayton

Joni Mitchell’s Blue – A 40th Anniversary Concert

Modern Man

Lois Morton

The Nields

The Nudes, Walter Parks & Stephanie Winters

Northern Lights

Remembering Phil Ochs – Hosted by Sony Ochs

James O’Malley

Open Book, Michele & Rick Gedney

Heather Pierson Band

Tom Prasada-Rao

Liz Queler

Liz Queler & Seth Farber – The Edna Project

Siobhan Quinn & Michael Bowers

Return To The Dream

David Roth

Dave Rowe Trio


Claudia Schmidt

Jim Scott

Cosy Sheridan

Patricia Shih & Band

Michael Smith

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Spuyten Duyvil

Bill Staines

Sultans of Strings

Swearingen & Kelli

Mike Tedesco

Thompson Twins

Toby Tobias & His Ensemble

Martha Tractenberg

The Tres Amigos

Nancy Tucker

Sloan Wainwright

Mark Wahl

Little Toby Walker

We’re About 9

Pat Wictor

Randall Williams

Danzig & Wooley

Work O’ the Weavers

Judith Zweiman

and many many more…..