For this concert we explore the outer realms of holiday music. As the title suggests, Charlie Brown, from “Peanuts” fame, grants us permission to go mental into the aural realm. This we shall and the first stop is how jazz, Vince Guaraldi, Charlie Brown, and Christmas music met up and changed the landscape of the holidays. For the better we think and it’ll be a hoot sharing “Christmas Time is Here,” “Christmas is Coming,” and our blues tinged version of Vince’s “Linus and Lucy” with you. That’s a start and then we travel to a song about a modern day scrooge contrasted to a blissful “Christmas Is Love.” And we’ll probably end the show with a samba-fied “Winter Wonderland.”
Charlie and Vince would approve.
The band includes some of the best with:
Allison Adams Tucker — vocals
Beth Ross Buckley — flute
Tripp Sprague —sax and flute
Danny Green — piano
Justin Grinnell — bass
Duncan Moore —drums
Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Kevyn Lettau — vocals
Johnny Minchin – harmonica
The Benedetti’s -vocals
It’s a long lasting tradition of ours to present these shows (it all started in 1978, over 40 years ago!) If you’re so inclined, click here to read a story about the early days in Del Mar when we played our first holiday concert. This article is from the Del Mar Sandpiper Newspaper.
You can bring the whole gang, bring the relatives, meet strangers that are friendly and meet musicians that are strange. This is how we do Christmas in Cali! See you there!
Price of admission? Actually the concert is free but we will have a “virtual tip jar” complete with PayPal, Zelle and Venmo info for you to donate whatever you feel good about. Also, old reliable snail mailing checks works too. You folks have been super generous with this and it makes us happy.
(It’ll show up as Satyam Music, that’s my music company)
Be sure when asked “Paying for an item or service” to hit the Change button and select the “family or friends” option to bypass the fees.
Zelle: Peter Sprague firstname.lastname@example.org
mail checks via snail mail to: Peter Sprague
311 East Glaucus St.
Encinitas, CA 92024
To see past gigs, go HERE