This Christmas season has me reflecting more than normal. I find myself awash in all kinds of memories as I perform at different places. I share stories with the songs, and I find myself in so many déjà vu moments until I don’t know what’s current and what’s a memory. It’s confusing and yet intoxicating all at the same time. It’s a really unique frame of mind. The familiarity with the songs after performing them thousands of times is almost like playing in a dream as I watch my fingers follow the familiar patterns, and I find myself floating down a river of song. It’s really quite amazing to experience. On top of this I feel such a joy in these songs and sharing them with others who also know them so well. I can’t think of another phenomenon in our world that’s quite the same. So as I reflect on this season I extend a “Merry Christmas!” to you wherever you may be. May you find peace and joy in your heart at this most special time.
What have I been up to?
I had private parties the week before last on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I really enjoyed all of these. It’s a gift to spread Christmas cheer.
Then that Friday was my Christmas concert at the Merc in La Veta. This was a very special evening with friends old and new. It was just a stellar night all around. Thank you to everyone who made it such a success.
Finally, that Sunday was the Cuchara Chapel service that I learned a couple wonderful Christmas songs for - “Love Came Down at Christmas” and “Stables.” They’re having Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services that will be sweet too.
What am I up to this week?
Saturday I have a private party for some nice folks that should be fun. They’ve picked out a great selection of songs.
Next Monday 6-9 for New Year’s Eve I’ll be playing for dinner at La Plaza Inn in Walsenburg. This is a beautiful historic inn where they really decorate beautifully for the holidays. The menu looks scrumptious, and this will be a night to remember. I’d love to have you there! Seating is limited, so call right away 719-738-5700 for reservations.
That’s it for this week. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing and singing for New Year’s Eve dinner
Where: La Plaza Inn, 118 W. 6th Street, Walsenburg 719-738-5700
When: Monday, December 31, 6-9 pm