Here we go. I have managed so far to maintain my sense of personal denial about the upcoming holidays. I have not listened to a holiday song, decorated a tree, house, or room, or purchased a gift. I hunkered down on Black Friday and managed to keep from leaving my house for almost the entire day. But now it starts. From here on I play only Christmas music until after the big day.
This week I am performing with Mannheim Steamroller, which is a super-fun show and inescapably part of the Christmas season. You can hear me in Wabash, IN on Monday, South Bend on Thursday, Fort Wayne on Friday, and Chicago on Saturday. I’ve played their gigs many times, and always enjoy myself. The show is tightly paced, totally professional, and tricky enough to hold my attention without being the least bit difficult. Audiences love it and it is a treat to play for a full house. I dig a fog machine.
My life is busy from here on, but this is the time of year that pays for January’s restfulness, and I am ready for this challenge. Bring on the sleigh bells!