First National Bank Open House, an afternoon with Holly

On Wednesday December 3rd, I played for a nice sized crowd at First National Bank. Audience members were treated to delicious peppermint ice cream with cookies and hot apple cider while they sat on comfortable chairs to take in my show. I played everything ranging from "Joy To The World" to fun stuff like "Santa Baby" and even the Charlie Brown Theme along with "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer". Because I played for 6 hours, I had to liven things up by playing medleys, putting a bunch of songs together in a random order. Some people find this strange, but I can talk to passersby while I play. There is one particular song where I have to totally concentrate on what I'm doing or I'll screw it up. And that is my "Carol Of The Bells/God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman". It's very difficult to play, because I am actually playing two songs at once, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" in my right hand and "Carol of the Bells" in my left hand with some extensive runs that can be tricky. All in all, the gig was a great success! People who I've talked to said they will remember it for a long time.

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