Christmas Unplugged 2016 Concert Tour

Emmy-Nominated musician and storyteller John Doan will perform his acclaimed “Christmas Unplugged – Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit” program December 2016 (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.

12/09/16 Portland, OR Unity of Portland United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Suggested Donation of $15-$20 at the door. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4525 SE Stark Street. Venue phone: 503-234-7441.
12/10/16 Salem, Oregon Willamette University, Hudson Hall United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for Seniors, children and students under 18. Tickets at the door are $18.00. Willamette University students, faculty, and staff may acquire free tickets up to one week prior to the event (tickets are limited). Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (503) 370-6255.Address: 900 State Street. Venue phone: 503-370-6255.
12/17/16 Portland, OR First Baptist Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (503) 228-7465. Address: 909 SW 11th Ave (SW 12th and Taylor Street). Venue phone: (503) 228-7465.