To Tie or Not To Tie?

Dear Friends of the Cold!

The shortest day of the year is just about to arrive and even though there’s an absence of light we still have our groove on over here at SpragueLand. Heck, we’re lighting up the place with holiday leaning educated noise and it’s a hoot.

We booked in two days of learning the new arrangements and I must say it’s going to be a fun concert on Saturday trancing with the music of Vince Guaraldi’s “Charlie Brown’s Christmas.” We’ve got jazz swing, a mashup, some samba, some folk ballad feel with Tripp’s harmonica playing, some Eddie Harris swank influence — all of it elevated in the beauty of the amazing Conrad Theatre in downtown La Jolla.

There’s even a rumor circulating that the bands dressing up and I might even wear a tie…

Hope you can make it and even though there’s a chance that it might sell out there are still some seats available.

The Charlie Brown Symphonic Orchestra with (left to right) Danny Green, Beth Ross Buckley, Tripp Sprague, Allison Adams Tucker, Mack Leighton, Peter Sprague, and Duncan Moore.


The big question, to tie or not to tie?

And speaking of the season of Christmas, my good friend and great musician David Borgo is releasing 12 songs leading up to the 12 days of Christmas. About a month ago he brought in the band to SpragueLand and for two days we tracked his new songs. We did both video and audio and the music lives in the modern jazz genre. Sounding good!

Go HERE for a listen.

Left to right, Justin Grinnell, David Borgo, Peter, Julien Canthelm, and Allan Eicher.

And if you can, check in with his YouTube channel each day leading up to Christmas with a new creative music offering.

Leucadia is alive with the sound of music! 

That’s it fine folks and I leave you with some wisdom from Charles Shultz, the creator of “Peanuts.”

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
– Charles M. Schulz

adios, Peter