Lansdowne Folk Club continues celebrating 30 years of presenting live music with award winning contemporary singer-songwriters Tret Fure and Christine Havrilla on Thursday, March 23, 2023.   

Held at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA, doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $20 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $25 without an advance reservation.   

 For reservations, advance ticket sales and more information visit website www.folkclub.org/ticket-sales, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213.  Only cash and checks are accepted at the door.   

 The Lansdowne Folk Club is adhering to all CDC recommended practices for preventing the spread of Covid-19 within the venue.  We are seating at our full indoor capacity, require full Covid-19 vaccinations (honor system) and masks are encouraged but not mandatory. 

 Legendary female singer/songwriter Tret Fure teams up with modern live-looper Christine Havrilla for an evening of eclectic songs and storytelling. Tret and Christine will each play their own set of music & also join together for a few songs.

Tret Fure began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest. At 19, she moved to LA in hopes of obtaining a record deal. Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album “Mousetrap”. She went on to record her own album “Tret Fure” in 1973, on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer. With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the J Geils Band. 

In the early 80s, Tret moved to the independent side of the industry discovering the blossoming genre known as Women’s Music. She recorded with and produced some of the best of women’s music including mixing the legendary “Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall” (1983). She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s, producing, engineering and releasing 3 CDs together. Now after 9 acoustic releases on her own label, “Tomboy girl Records”, she has re-established herself in the folk world.  Learn more about her at www.TretFure.com

Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally solo /live-looping, duo with Colleen Clark, and also with the support of her band, Gypsy Fuzz. Christine is releasing an EP in early 2023 called “California Night”, recorded in Bucks County by Jim Salamone at The Barn Studio.. Steel Notes Magazine raves, “Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individuality that she possesses allows her to be a presence that steps into many genres and gives her the tools to crossover to different music formats.”  

Christine, self-taught from the age of 5, has also shared the stage with an eclectic list of artists like Brandi Carlile, KT Tunstall, Shawn Colvin, Chely Wright, Howard Jones, Jeffrey Gaines, America, Trigger Hippy, Jill Sobule, Janis Ian, Patty Larkin, Karla Bonoff, Christopher Cross, Susan Werner, Vienna Teng, Antigone Rising, Dave Mason, & Davy Knowels. Listed with Takamine Guitar’s Worldwide Artists, Clayton Picks, and Telefunken Microphones, Christine can be found writing, recording, experimenting, writing music for the film “Yachatz”, playing bass for Mama’s Black Sheep, and working on an electronic-acoustic side-project called ALLIR MUSIC, while still bringing her “Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock” to audiences everywhere.  Check her out at www.christinehavrilla.com

Parking in front of the 20th Century Club is no longer available.  We suggest that our patrons park on the side streets near the Club or at the Septa train station lot two blocks away.  Street parking is available on Lansdowne Court (adjacent to the 20th Century Club) or on Dudley Ave, (across Lansdowne Ave. from the 20th Century Club).  Handicap parking* is behind the building.  

*There is one ADA designated parking spot in the area behind the building, but we can set aside additional handicapped parking if you notify us in advance by email.  Also, there is a wheelchair lift available near that parking area; please let us know in the email if you require the lift as well.  Lfolkclub@gmail.com

Other upcoming concerts include the 30th Anniversary Fundraiser on Saturday April 1, Rupert Wates on April 20, Abbie Gardner on May 18 and June Star on June 1.

Founded in 1993, the Lansdowne Folk Club is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music.