Lisa Gutkin on Stage



Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine Street, Northampton MA)

Lisa Gutkin’s “solo” show is a whimsical wander through her musical styles, intertwining Irish, Jewish, American, and other sounds with improvisations and humorous touring stories. It features Lisa on fiddle, tenor guitar, and voice, with a star studded back up band: Christina Crowder on accordion and banjo, Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl and special guest Rachel Leader on violin.

Gutkin has crafted a courageously varied artistic career by bringing an instantly relatable style to audiences through her theater, music, and storytelling. A masterful Grammy Award-winning violinist, singer/songwriter, actor, and composer, Lisa has an uncanny way of taking those audiences with her wherever she goes.

Recognized for her work as violinist and vocalist for the ground breaking Jewish Roots band, The Klezmatics, and as fiddler for the Downtown Celtic band Whirligig, Lisa is also known for her scoring, performance, and music direction in the two time Tony Award-winning play, Indecent. She had an on-screen cameo and compositions featured in Sex and the City; has performed in Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship; and her song Gonna Get Through This World - with words by Woody Guthrie - was hailed by Pete Seeger, as “a piece of genius. Lisa’s playing and stories are fun and poignant, and her voice has been praised by the LA Times as “hauntingly emotional.”