year-end show!

The good news, if you can call it that, is that once again this year's show will take place at Fitzgeralds in Berwyn and across two dates. December 31 and January 2 are the dates. As always, buying tix in advance is strongly encouraged, so that you'll be assured of getting in the room.

The other good news, and I personally call it that, is that this will probably be the last of the year-end shows, at least along the lines of the model I've developed since 1998, with a costumed political/musical theater revue paired with a country-rock performance of material from my past records. I've been doing it many years, needless to say, and I don't think I'll get any better at it. I look forward to doing other things with my Novembers in years to come. And I only say "probably" because, who knows, maybe I'll miss it so keenly that I'll want to revive it down the line. But next year I'm planning to spend winter break on vacation with the family, and in the years following that I'm planning to be very, very old.

The events of 2015 that will receive attention, in case you're curious for a foretaste, include the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, mass killings, the Greek crisis, and Mr. Donald Trump. Come both dates if you're truly fanatical, but the revue will be pretty much the same, and the music set will be at least 80% the same. The Famous Brothers will open both nights. What could be more fun?