A Charlie Brown Christmas with Jerry Granelli headed to Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John.
Shivering Songs have begun rolling out announcements in the lead-up to the eighth edition of the popular mid-winter festival set to take place January 18-21, 2018.
On September 19, organizers announced a performance by festival favourite, The Weather Station and special guest Bernice planned for December 10 at Yogagrow’s studio, 441 King Street. And today, they’ve announced the three city holiday tour, A Charlie Brown Christmas, featuring drummer Jerry Ganelli, the last surviving musician from the legendary Vince Guaraldi recording session.
Over half a century ago in 1965, drummer Jerry Granelli spent three hours in a San Francisco studio with bassist Fred Marshall and the incomparable Vince Guaraldi. That’s all it took to lay down the soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas. While that album is viewed as an undeniable classic and part of the canon today, Jerry was paid a mere hundred dollars for his time. That marked the only money he would receive from the session, and thanks to a clerical error at the record label, he was mistakenly left off of the album credits for decades. Now the only surviving member of that Vince Guaraldi Trio line-up, Jerry was moved to assemble a band and return to the stage after a chance conversation on a beach in Nova Scotia three years ago. In concert with Simon Fisk (bass), Chris Gestrin (piano) and a local children’s choir, Jerry shares the songs and stories behind A Charlie Brown Christmas. The show is full of spirit, both for the holidays and the phenomenal music behind this seminal holiday album.
Tickets for this special holiday performance series are on sale now.