If Music Be the Food of Love

Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St., New York, NY

This event will be an evening of song celebrating the 85th birthday of Barbara Maier Gustern, voice teacher to the downtown cabaret scene and beyond to benefit Holy Apostle’s Soup Kitchen. Barbara’s students include such luminaries as Justin Vivian Bond, Taylor Mac, Debbie Harry, Penny Arcade, John Kelly, and Carol Lipnik, all of whom will be appearing. Chris will appear with Eight Strings and a Whistle, the trio of Suzanne Gilchrest (flute) and two Beloved Church of Betty colleagues: Matt Goeke (cello) & Ina Litera (viola). We will perform Church of Betty's Red Line from the Fruit on the Vine album (1999).