Well, it’s that time again, where we here in Los Angeles sing songs about snow, sleighs, and white Christmases. But the hell with snow, we’d be delighted if it would just rain like crazy for a few weeks. My lawn and most of the smaller trees in my yard are turning a nice crispy brown from not watering (doing my part by doing nothing). So forget singing “Let It Snow,” we’re singin’ “I Wish It Would Rain.”
I have a couple of cool holiday shows coming up. This Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7pm come see the ALL-STAR CHARITY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL XMAS SHOW at Cal State Northridge’s Plaza Del Sol. I’m doing a big song that opens the second-half, as well as a cool Johnny Mathis-style duet with my friend and veteran recording artist ROSEMARY BUTLER. Here’s the lineup of stars I get to work with on this show: DEBBI PETERSON (The Bangles), ALBERT LEE (Bill Wyman, Emmylou Harris, Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton), CARNIE WILSON (Wilson-Phillips), FREEBO (Bonnie Raitt), and MARKY LENNON (VENICE – the band), plus many others, including my pals KIKI EBSEN, JOHN WICKS, and LOIS BLAISCH. The charity is MUSICARES, which helps musicians in need. Come make it a good holiday season for some deserving folks, while you enjoy a great night of music.
Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster HERE. The address is 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA. It should be an amazing show, and the band is killer.
It’s become a ho-ho-holiday tradition that I do the music for the annual SIT ‘N’ SPIN Holiday Show at the Comedy Central Stage at The Hudson Theater in Hollywood (corner of Hudson and Santa Monica Blvd.). It’s a great lineup: MATT PRICE, GARY SHAPIRO, SPENCER GREEN, SHAZ BENNETT, and KEVIN PASS. And I’ve got a GREAT band in STEVE POSTELL, SCOTTY BREADMAN, and JENNIFER LEITHAM. There will be some surprises as well. The show is on Dec 17th at 8pm, and usually sells out fast (although it IS a free show!), so call 323-960-5519 ASAP. Thanks to Maggie Rowe for bringing me back for the fun.
And, on Dec. 20th, at 5pm I’m opening for veteran rocker and TV composer JOHN PRATT at Bogies in the Westlake Village Center. 32001 Agoura Rd., Westlake Village. Thanks to the great Lauri Reimer for booking me on both of these shows, and for her support of local performers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1713541925547636/
Lots of new news coming up after the holidays, including some more concerts and a new musical. Have a lovely – and hopefully wet – Holiday Season. Love from here.