Christmas Unplugged – Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit Tour 2017

Emmy-Nominated musician and storyteller John Doan will perform his acclaimed “Christmas Unplugged – Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit” program December 2017 (see dates below). It is a refreshing and magical escape from the frenzy of our times. Experience Christmas past as if it were today with group sing-alongs and whistle-alongs, archival photographs, and the sound of a century old instruments (harp guitar, classical banjo, various zithers) rarely if ever heard today. John’s physical comedy interspersed with fine musicianship makes for a fun filled evening for all ages.

 “John Doan reminds us in a way that is funny, musical and touching how we might find something we’ve lost from our homes and hearts.” Focus Magazine

John Doan on stage with the Christmas show.

Doan is an international touring and recording artist who has appeared on radio and television across the country, including his Emmy-nominated Oregon Public Broadcasting special (seen on PBS) “A Victorian Christmas With John Doan.”  He recently was given the International Brand Laureate Award for “World’s Leading Harp Guitarist.”  He has performed with a diverse range of artists including Donovan, Burl Ives, Larry Carlton, Mason Williams (of “Classical Gas” fame), as a member of the New Christy Minstrels, among others and his virtuoso playing and arranging has attracted praise from no less guitar luminaries than Chet Atkins and Doc Watson. Doan is an Associate Professor of Music at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Christmas Unplugged with John Doan 31st Anniversary Season 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM – Salem, Oregon

Presented By: Willamette University Music Department. Hudson Hall on the campus of Willamette University, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301

Advanced Tickets: $15.00 adults, $10.00 students and seniors. Tickets at the door: $18.00. Free Tickets: Willamette University students, faculty, and staff are available up to one week prior to the event (tickets are limited).

Tickets Available at: Willamette University Music Department or at the door. For more information and phone reservations call (503) 370-6255.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM – Newport, Oregon

Presented By: Newport Symphony Orchestra. ALICE SILVERMAN THEATER OF THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365

Tickets: $25 and $39 plus ticket fees; students $10

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM – Newport, Oregon

Presented By: Newport Symphony Orchestra. ALICE SILVERMAN THEATER OF THE NEWPORT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. 777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365

Tickets: $25 and $39 plus ticket fees; students $10

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM – Placerville, California

Presented By: Sandpiper Instruments. Intimate House Concert. Placerville, CA 95667 (Sacramento Area)

Tickets: $20 – contact John Westling at piperharp@earthlink.net. Seating is very limited and will be available for approximately 35 people. Standing room is available when all of the seating is taken. The audience is asked to bring pot luck finger food and drinks by 5PM with the concert to start at around 6PM. This should be a very memorable evening!

Friday, December 15, 2017 7:00 PM – Glendora, California

Presented By: MLA IEEE and GRSS

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 770 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora Ca 91741

Seating is limited so get your tickets online to secure your place at this Holiday event.

Tickets: $18

Saturday, December 16, 2017 7:00 PM – Glendora, California

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 770 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora Ca 91741

Seating is limited so get your tickets online to secure your place at this Holiday event.

Tickets: $18

Sunday, December 17, 2017 – Carlsbad, California

Presented By: The Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA. (760) 438-5996

Tickets: $20

“Call him Mr. Christmas” – Statesman Journal

“John Doan breathes new life into musty tunes with his pristine, intricate picking, which is laced with the delicacy of a snowflake … that evokes the nostalgic, mystical side of Christmas and leaves the shopping mall sentimentality behind.” – Billboard Magazine

“John returns audiences to a time when we use to dream before movies did that for us.” Mason Williams

“John’s music is simply beautiful. No, it is more than that, it is heavenly!” Burl Ives

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