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Join Milo & Rachel and the Acoustic Kitchen gang for our 10th Anniversary Christmas Concert! We'll be back at Dallas' oldest and most beloved listening room, Poor David's Pub!
Special guests this year include songwriter Randy Brooks - the guy who wrote "Grandma got run over by a Reindeer" and Alpine yodeler and accordionist Jim Rommel.
The Tamale Company will be selling their gourmet tamales again this year and you can order a dozen to take home with you too! Orders due by Dec 8th. Email email@example.com.
Thursday, Dec 12
Poor David's Pub @ 1313 South Lamar
Concert starts @8:00pm
Doors open @ 7:00pm
Jim is an accordionist, singer (and yodeler) who dazzles audiences with his musicianship and dynamic entertainment style. He performs throughout North Texas for many of the area's special events, and has been a featured entertainer at the Bavarian Grill in Plano, TX now for over 20 years.
You’ll hear some rapid-fire German yodeling, and perhaps a polka or a Christmas tune. But get ready, because Jim will surprise you by performing those Country, Rock, Jazz & Broadway tunes you would never imagine hearing on an accordion. This is going to be fun!
He’s been called the most phenomenal novelty songwriter in his immediate zip code!
He’s been writing “songs with punch lines” for over 40 years, including the one that put the kids through college, and earned him SESAC song of the year and songwriter of the year awards - “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”
Ever since his high school folk trio travelled to New York to appear on CBS’s Ted Mack Amateur Hour, Randy has been an over-achieving amateur. “Grandma,” as recorded by Elmo & Patsy, topped Billboard’s Christmas chart multiple times. Another million-seller for Randy was “Grandma’s” B-side, “Percy, the Puny Poinsettia.” In his writing, he’s not afraid to tackle the tough subjects – not only holiday pathos, but things like intestinal disorder, and attraction among the unattractive.
"Grandma Got Run Over" has spawned an animated Christmas special, musical toys, ornaments, greeting cards, and inflatable yard abominations, and has been used in many a movie and TV show. In addition, Randy’s “Will You Be Ready at the Plate (When Jesus Throws the Ball”) appeared under the closing credits for the TV movie “The Larry Doby Story,” and he composed the title song for the independent comedy “Gay TV.”
It was after a performance at Nashville's Bluebird Café that hit songwriter Beverly Ross ('Judy's Turn to Cry,' 'Lollipop') likened him to Ray Stevens. Several of his songs have appeared on CDs of his bands Young Country, the Bad Monkeys, and Southwestern Pilgrimage, but in 2013 Randy finally released a CD of his own. If this doesn’t jump-start the American economy, then we don’t know what will.