Maybe you don’t want to think about Christmas just yet, but like it or not, it’s just four months away. We at Connect set our radar on the long range.
There’s to be a new gift under the tree this year, in the form of the Amy Grant/Vince Gill show The 12 Days of Christmas. It’s been booked into the Johnny Mercer Theatre Dec. 11.
This, of course, is a multiple Grammy–winning husband and wife, one of Nashville’s power couples. She’s a pop/country artist who’s generally considered the singer who put Contemporary Christian music on the map.
He is one of the best guitar players to come out of Oklahoma since – well, can’t think of anybody right now, but Gill is without peer, whether he’s playing bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll or straight–out country music. And he sings like the proverbial bird – he’s got 20 Grammys to prove it, more than any other male performer in country music history.
Vinnie has a new album, Guitar Slinger, dropping in the fall. It’s the follow–up to his multi–platinum, four–CD box These Days. Grant sings on the new album with him, along with the couple’s three young daughters.
And hey, what do you know? There are exactly 12 dates on the 12 Days of Christmas tour this year!
Ticket information is forthcoming. Meanwhile, you can see the full itinerary at amygrant.com
And now, this
Changes in direction for the Savannah Folk Festival. This year’s big show (Oct. 9) will be held in Forsyth Park, instead of Grayson Stadium. The headliner is singer/songwriter Tom Chapin, brother of the late, great Harry Chapin.
And folk legend Gove Scrivener, a master of the blues autoharp, will perform Oct. 23 at the Ships of the Sea Museum, in a Savannah Folk Music Society–sponsored show. Admission will be $10 public, $8 SFMS members and $5 for children and students.