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Helen Avakian  ... is a Singer-Songwriter performing Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic, and New Age music.

Ambient pop music with new age elements from singer/songwriter/guitarist voted No. 1 Acoustic Act 4 times (Rhythm and News Magazine Poll). Influences from Heart to Suzanne Vega to Ralph Towner.

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Contact Info
Location: Dutchess County, NY
Website: helenavakian.com/
Email
Phone: (845) 797-6461
PO Box 1571 Pleasant Valley NY 12569

Calendar for Helen Avakian
Sunday
April 22
12:00 pm
to
12:30 pm
Lunchtime Faculty Concert
with Helen Avakian, The Upholders
Singer-Songwriter, World
Wisconsin Center for Music Education
1005 Quinn Dr
Waunakee, WI   See Map
My new band, The Upholders, will have their debut performance at ladies' Rock Camp. This is fitting as the founding members met at Girls Rock Camp where we teach every summer. We will perform African, Reggae and original songs.
Sunday
April 22
6:30 pm
Celebration for Earth Day
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin, Jim Scott
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and World. Fingerstyle Guitar
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque
1669 Iowa St
Dubuque , IA   See Map
Dave and I are excited and honored to lead a musical celebration of songs for the earth and a just and peaceful world with one of my all time musical heroes, Jim Scott! We will perform songs and instrumentals from all over the world; originals and selected covers. Donation $10 - $20 Sliding Scale, Kids under 12 Free

Friday
May 4
5:30 pm
to
8:30 pm
Gallery Night
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin, guitar, vocals, Juancho, cajon
Acoustic, Jazz, and Latin. Brazilian, Fingerstyle Guitar and More!
Creative Energy Designs, Inc.
125 S Dickinson St
Madison, WI   See Map
Snacks & drinks & music & ART by John McCarthy - Acrylic on Canvas, Paul Mason - Water Color, Tanya Esnault - Photography, Iris Cruz - Bag Crafter, and music by us!
Saturday
May 5
1:00 pm
to
4:00 pm
Music in the Garden
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Americana, and Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
The Hop Garden Tap Room
6818 Canal St
Verona, WI   See Map
Dave and I will play acoustic guitar originals and covers; songs and instrumentals in a beautiful garden setting on the banks of the Sugar River behind the Paoli Mill and Terrace. Outdoors with plenty of shade, local beer and food. Weather dependent, call if weather is iffy. Out back in the Paoli Mill Terrace and Park. (608) 516-9649
Directions
Wednesday
June 6
12:00 pm
to
12:45 pm
Lunch and Listen
with Helen Avakian, Terry Champlin
Acoustic. classical guitar
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Corner of Mill and Katherine Streets
Poughkeepsie, NY   See Map
classical and Flamenco guitar duets, a few vocal songs refreshments after, free admission (845) 452-6050
Saturday
June 23
5:15 pm
to
6:15 pm
Wedding Ceremony
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Americana, and Pop/Soft Rock. Fingerstyle Guitar
Geneva Yacht Club
1250 South Lake Shore Dr
Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, WI   See Map
Music specifically tailored for this couple's special day.
Saturday
June 30
9:00 pm
Starry Night After Hours Performance
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar, Virtuouso Guitar
Robinia Terrace
Madison, NY   See Map
I am honored to be included in the inaugural season of LunArt Festival Madison, celebrating women in the arts! I will perform a set of my original acoustic guitar based songs and instrumentals with Dave Irwin. It will likely be a split bill with the other performer TBA. LunArts is looking for donors. More info at http://lunartfest.org/support
Organization for Festival
Saturday
July 7
1:00 pm
to
4:00 pm
Music in the Garden
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Americana, and Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
The Hop Garden Tap Room
6818 Canal St
Verona, WI   See Map
Dave and I will play acoustic guitar originals and covers; songs and instrumentals in a beautiful garden setting on the banks of the Sugar River behind the Paoli Mill and Terrace. Outdoors with plenty of shade, local beer and food. Weather dependent, call if weather is iffy. Out back in the Paoli Mill Terrace and Park. (608) 516-9649
Directions
Monday
September 3
1:00 pm
to
4:00 pm
Music in the Garden
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Americana, and Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
The Hop Garden Tap Room
6818 Canal St
Verona, WI   See Map
Dave and I will play acoustic guitar originals and covers; songs and instrumentals in a beautiful garden setting on the banks of the Sugar River behind the Paoli Mill and Terrace. Outdoors with plenty of shade, local beer and food. Weather dependent, call if weather is iffy. Out back in the Paoli Mill Terrace and Park. (608) 516-9649
Directions

CDs by Helen Avakian

 
 Notes from Helen 2015
Instrumental
A collection of Helen's original guitar instrumentals and arrangements of some of her long time top favorite songs
Listen
 
 I Love the Moon 2008
Folk/Traditional
Helen's newest CD released in June 2008
Listen
 
 Musikos Peripatos 2002
Acoustic, Classical/Opera
Terry Champlin and Helen perform Classical guitar duos fron Vivaldi's Concerto in D Major to Champlin's Musikos Peripatos to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
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 Vanishing Point 2001
Singer-Songwriter, Pop/Soft Rock
Helen's long-awaited CD "Vanishing Point" Appears! Voted Number 1 Favorite Recording by Rhythm and News Magazine Poll.
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