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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
Thursday
January 18
6:30 pm
to
9:00 pm
Listening Room One Year Anniversary Show!
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin, Beth Kille, Imaginary Watermelon, Shawndell Marks, Derek Ramnarace, Sunspot, Mark Croft
Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic. Fingerstyle Guitar
SOSONIC
3001 Latham Dr
Madison, WI   See Map
You're invited to join us in a beautiful and special venue for a night of stellar music from some of Madison's favorites! We aim to bring you a one-of-a-kind, up-close, intimate Experience in a cozy setting. Tickets to this private party are $10 and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot early. ♥

Dave and I are honored to be included in this musical celebration.

To reserve your seat or buy a ticket, you can stop by our guitar shop Mon-Fri 2-6pm, saturdays 11-5pm, or call us during those hours at 608-276-5570. You can also contact the Artists directly, or send a message to the SOSONIC facebook page.
Tickets, Directions
Friday
January 26
12:15 pm
to
1:00 pm
Friday Musicales
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
First Unitarian Society of Madison
900 University Bay Dr
Madison, WI   See Map
Lunch time free concert! Dave and I will play a set of original songs and instrumentals plus selected covers.
Saturday
February 10
8:00 pm
Carnaval 2018
with Helen Avakian, Handphibians, Otimo Madison Brazilian Dance, Panchromatic, Metabaque, Drum Power, DJ TrixZ, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, World. Brazilian
Majestic Madison
115 King St
Madison, WI   See Map
A celebration of Brazilian music and dance. I will assist long time Madison Brazilian guitar stylist Dave Irwin with some guitar and vocals. We will be joined by drummer, Robert Schoville. Upstairs Back Bar between main stage performances. Admission $15.
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Saturday
February 17
4:30 pm
Saturday Church Service
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
First Unitarian Society of Madison
900 University Bay Dr
Madison, WI   See Map
We will perform 4 selections for the afternoon service with minister Kelly Crocker.
Sunday
February 18
9:00 am
Saturday Church Service
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
First Unitarian Society of Madison
900 University Bay Dr
Madison, WI   See Map
We will perform 4 selections for the morning service with minister Kelly Crocker.
Sunday
February 18
11:00 am
Saturday Church Service
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
First Unitarian Society of Madison
900 University Bay Dr
Madison, WI   See Map
We will perform 4 selections for the morning service with minister Kelly Crocker.
Saturday
March 17
3:00 pm
Wedding
with Helen Avakian, Terry Champlin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Classical/Opera. Fingerstyle Guitar
Norwalk Inn
Norwalk, CT   See Map
Terry and I will perform for a long time songwriter friend's wedding, music custom tailored for the event.
Friday
March 30
7:30 pm
to
10:30 pm
Acoustic Americana
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Americana. Fingerstyle Guitar, Virtuouso Guitar
Gray Dog Deli
215 High St
Mineral Point, WI   See Map
Dave and I will perform acoustic guitar based original songs and instrumentals plus selected covers in this historic and picturesque southern WI town. Looking forward to returning to this wonderful coffee house listening room venue. (608) 987-4000
Friday
April 6
7:00 pm
In Concert
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Americana. Fingerstyle Guitar, Virtuouso Guitar
Common Grounds Meeting Hall
12737 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL   See Map
Looking forward to our first performance on Florida's west side! We will be performing our acoustic guitar based songs and instrumentals, originals and selected covers. Admission $10
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Saturday
April 7
1:00 pm
to
4:00 pm
Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin, Daryl Shawn
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Americana. Fingerstyle Guitar, Virtuouso Guitar
Common Grounds Meeting Hall
12737 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL   See Map
Daryl, Dave and I will teach some fingerstyle and other guitar and music techniques and do a little performing. Excited to do with with ace fingerstyle guitarist/composer, Daryl Shawn from Pittsburgh!
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Saturday
April 7
7:00 pm
Saturday Concert
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin, Chuck Williams
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Americana. Fingerstyle Guitar
All Faiths Unitarian Congregation
2756 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Meyers, FL   See Map
Delighted to be part of this singer/songwriter series celebrating original music!
Buy Tickets
Sunday
April 8
10:30 am
Sunday Service
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter. Fingerstyle Guitar
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Meyers
13411 Shire Lane
Fort Meyers, FL   See Map
Dave and I will perform 3 musical pieces.
Saturday
April 14
7:00 pm
to
9:00 pm
Books and Bets
with Helen Avakian, Dave Irwin
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, and Americana. Fingerstyle Guitar, Virtuouso Guitar
Fitchburg Public Library
5530 Lacy Rd
Fitchburg, WI   See Map
Guests will enjoy gambling at 19 casino tables, listening to live music (Dave and me), and participating in a raffle and a wine pull. Proceeds will benefit the library! Sponsored by Friends of the Fitchburg Library. Tickets are $50 per person, available before the event and at the door. Doors open at 6:30.
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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.

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.
Listen
 
 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.
Listen

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