Dear Friends, we’re rounding the bend for this year and coming up is the Annual Christmas Eve show. The tradition is long and reaches back to our early roots growing up in Del Mar. I’ll bet we’ve been doing this every year for the last 25 years. I know we missed one year ‘cuz it was raining like crazy but otherwise we’ve gathered the troupes and continued the exploration of the American Christmas song (jazzed doctored of course). Hey, anyone know what the weather is going to be like this year on Christmas Eve? Let me know if I should bring my swimming trunks or should it be mittens and boots?

The plan is to play the first set with an augmented version of our Pass The Drum group, take a break and catch up with all of our friends, and then launch into a second set that’ll feature some special guests. I know Fred Benedetti’s daughters have a plan to sing some, my daughter Kylie and her friend have a tune in mind, Tripp’s daughter Kate has been working up a Beatles tune, and then for sure we’ll get a three dimensional all audience version of Jingle Bells cooking along. It sounds fun to me and I sure hope you can make it out. Bring the whole extended family and let them see how us Californians take on the big day!

If you want to see photos from last years show click here

Also for this week, myself along with vocalist Coral MacFarland Thuet and bassist Gunnar Biggs will play at the Inn L’Auberge. I played there last weekend and not only was the gig huge fun but the Inn is spruced up for Christmas and is a complete visual treat. All of this plus some free cookies and apple cider were on hand. That ought to be a clincher to come hear Coral sing some Brazilian beauties all the while your sugar needs get met...


Hope to see you out there, Peter  

Saturday December 23, 2006   Peter Sprague Trio
featuring Coral Thuet
Inn L' Auberge
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Coral Macfarland Thuet — vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  7:30 PM to 10:30 PM   Great setup in lovely Del Mar. Make it an evening topped off with jazz in a living room setup.

Sunday December 24, 2006   Peter Sprague and the Whole Gang plays a Free Christmas Eve Concert!  

Inn L' Auberge Amphitheatre
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA

Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Coral Macfarland-Thuet —vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Hall Sprague — percussion
Fred Benedetti — guitar
Kevin Koch — drums
and then a bunch of kids and friends...
  1 PM to 4 PM   This is our annual show where we set up in the outdoor amphitheatre at the corner of 15th Street and the Coast Highway in Del Mar. Unbelievable fun complete with jazzed up Christmas tunes and creative excursions involving musos that are in town for a visit and young musos that might be related to us. I hope you can make it...

Saturday December 30, 2006   Peter Sprague Trio
featuring Leonard Patton
Del Dios Bar and Grill
20154 Lake Drive
Escondido, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Leonard Patton — vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  8 to 11 PM   Inland soul for sure on this one!


For my complete performance schedule click here.

To view this email online click here.

Click here to visit my website. It's pretty cool complete with the whole story, recordings and books, and some new videos.

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "bail me out" in the subject line and I'll briskly take you off my list. No ill feelings instilled.

My most recent recording is called Taking It All In.
Click here for more info and to listen to the tracks.