BOYS AND GIRLS, GENTLEMEN AND LADIES, REVELEERS ONE AND ALL, IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR—TIME FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL LITTLE JACK MELODY AND HIS YOUNG TURKS CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG GIG AT DAN’S SILVERLEAF!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 2022, AT 8:00 PM,
LIVE AND IN PERSON!
WITH GUESTS AUGMENTING THE STREET CORNER-ISH BRASS BAND CHRISTMAS CAROLING ENSEMBLE, INCLUDING DAVID PIERCE, TROMBONE a/o EUPHONIUM, AND POLLY MAYNARD w/ HER MAGICAL GUITAR, AGAIN REPRISING HER TRIUMPHANT TOUR-DE-FORCE AS THE CHOIR LEADER!
AND AS EVER, A HALF-TIME PASSING-THE-HAT COLLECTION
FOR DENTON’S “OUR DAILY BREAD” SOUP KITCHEN!
DECEMBER 14, 2022, HO HO HO AND YO HO HO!, DATELINE DENTON, TX—
We’re live, and in person, and festive festive festive for this year’s annual, (EIGHTH annual, if you’re counting), LJM Christmas Show. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, because Mrs. Melody consulted next week’s tea leaves and snow is on the menu, although it may well not, because no one actually knows, or do they. Isn’t it pretty to think so?
Where was I? Oh yeah—it’s almost here, and believe it or don’t it’s the 8th annual Little Jack Melody and his Young Turks Christmas Carol Singalong Gig at Dan’s Silverleaf, in everyone’s favorite Citytown, Denton, TX.
(quick, cut to all-caps and exclamation points): LIVE! IN PERSON! WITH AUDIENCE PEOPLE! WITH CHRISTMAS CHEER AND GOOD WILL TO ALL AND EVERYONE! It’s gonna be a good one, and if you listen you can already hear the sleighbells now, and smell the chestnuts roasting, the frankincense, the beers, the whiskies, the cocktails.
WHO: Little Jack Melody and his Young Turks, (wait, which ones?), (I was getting to that)—
On this occasion, (drumroll please):
Direct from Zuzu’s Petals Family Theatre in Branson, Missouri, the fabulous Brad Williams on harmonium and other keyboards! (keep going),
And direct from Clark Griswold’s living room, Anywhere, USA, the perpetually percussive Dennis Durick, drums! (keep going),
And direct from the Positively 34th Street Playhouse in Hibbing, MN, the gregariously feisty brassy low end of Carl Kleinsteuber, tuba, (keep going),
Not to mention and who could forget and last but certainly not least, direct from the Red Ryder BB Gun Factory Showroom in Rogers, AR, the reeding wizardry of Dave Monsch, saxes, clarinet. The accumulated Star Power leaves one simply breathless!
WHO ELSE: Not to forget the fetchingly harmonious siren who is Polly Maynard, joining us again as the Pied Pipering guitar-playing Choir Leader, PLUS the indubitably comfortingly euphonious David Pierce on fretless trombone a/o euphonium, when it comes time to play/sing the traditional Christmas carols at half time. The mind reels, the mind is blown!
WHO ELSE, WHO ELSE: You, the good people comprising the holiday singing-along audience reveleers and donationeers.
WHAT: The 8th Annual Little Jack Melody et al Christmas Singalong Gig.
AND WHAT IT IS ACTUALLY IS IS:
1. LJM and the band play a first set of their music, starting at 8:00 pm…
2. …and then joined onstage by Choir Leader Polly Maynard and David Pierce, trombone/euphonium, at which time a festooning cascade of traditional Christmas carols will be played, and sung. Sung by You, under the watchful, appreciative nylon strings of Polly Maynard. Sheet music/lyrics available to all reveleers, angeleers, listeneers and buccaneers!
AND while that joyful noise is happening, the Christmas Magic Holiday Bowler Hat will be passing through the crowd, and your donations can be dropped into the hat, 100% of which will go directly to the newly expanded Denton’s Our Daily Bread, the local community soup kitchen and more, “…offering help and hope to those experiencing homelessness and hunger…” They do great, essential work.
3. (Then a very brief break for refreshments and gumption…)
4. …followed by another set of LJM music.
WHEN: Thursday, December 22, 2022, with an 8:00 pm downbeat—a relatively early night!
WHERE: Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial Street, Denton, TX, 76201, http://danssilverleaf.com/
WHY: BECAUSE MORE THAN EVER IT’S A LOCAL HOLIDAY TRADITION, EIGHT YEARS IN THE MAKING, WITH MORE TO COME!
AND FOR THE RECORD: Last year’s collection totaled $400, and of course we’re hoping to do even better this year. Please give if you can. Thank you all, good people, and special thanks to Our Daily Bread for all that they do for so many. https://www.ourdailybreaddenton.org/
Yo ho ho, and a bottle of your favorite Christmas fun,
and hoping you’ll join us, Each and Every One,
LITTLE JACK MELODY
(and a Happy New Year!)