It was a dark and stormy night, but the morning didn’t bring the snow that was expected and only a little ice, so the gig at Arts Quest was on. I’m glad I only live a mile or so away so it was an easy commute. My friend John Christie was along for this one and he’s alway welcome for these kids gigs. We started off in front of about six folks and others drifted in. I was tickled that those who showed had kids who knew what to expect and they all picked up right away.

We did a bunch of  my holiday songs and some of the kids’ favorites and I enjoyed breaking the tunes down to hear their voices on the classics like Jingle Bells, Rudolph and Here Comes Santa Claus. As usual the bag of instruments was emptied on the floor as the kids experimented with them, reacted to each other and with John and myself. It was a small but mighty audience.

As John was packing up, he remarked how wonderful it was to see all the smiles on the kids’ faces. Yes, we have the best seats in the house.