Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen
Steve Dawson and Diane Christiansen have been co-conspirators, husband and wife, and leaders of the band Dolly Varden for more than 20 years. They live in Wicker Park with their dog Leo.
When they aren’t singing together, Diane spends her time making paintings and animations (christiansenstudio.com) and Steve teaches songwriting at the Old Town School of Folk Music. In 2020 Steve received an Esteemed Artist Award from the City of Chicago and his album with Funeral Bonsai Wedding, “Last Flight Out,” was released to rave reviews. He has a new solo album coming out in 2021 called, “At The Bottom Of A Canyon In The Branches Of A Tree” on Pravda Records.
They are the first-ever First Time storytelling duo!
Alisa Rosenthal is a performer and teaching artist. During the day she teaches youth music and theater at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Vagabond School of the Arts, and by night she performs as her vaudeville alter-ego Plucky Rosenthal. A semi-finalist for the Andy Kaufman Award, credits include the Chicago Women's Funny Fest, Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival, and that one time she was in an old timey swimsuit in Sports Illustrated. Check her website for upcoming shows, classes, and other weird gigs. www.alisarosenthal.com
Jeremy Owens is the creator, producer and host of You're Being Ridiculous. He makes a delicious roast chicken and wants to be Nora Ephron when he grows up.