An Ann Arbor holiday honky-tonk homecoming
Forget the "Nutcracker" and "Handel's Messiah." For a real taste of seasonal cheer, nothing says joy to the world like Bill Kirchen singing "Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas." Bill Kirchen and his Hounds of the Bakersfield make a stop on their annual Honky Tonk Holiday Tour at the Ark on Sunday evening, December 1, at 7:30 pm. Featured is a sleigh-full of rarely heard holiday numbers from the blues, rock 'n' roll, and honky tonk bags: "Silent Surfin' Night," "Truckin' Trees for Christmas," "Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy" and many more. But be ye not afraid, there'll be so much more than holiday songs of questionable taste; you can count on a truckload of dieselbilly classics to take the edge off the holiday fuss.