This weekend, we're looking forward to An Acoustic Storm Christmas. It comes a little earlier this year, because Christmas falls on a Saturday, and most of our stations run the show on Sunday.
This special edition of The Storm will feature some rarely-heard Christmas tunes from Pete Townshend, Jackson Browne, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jeff Beck and the Pretenders. We've also got holiday classics from John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and the Eagles.
There's a double bill in the Eye of The Storm as Jon Anderson of Yes and Greg Lake of ELP share their Christmas memories. Plus, you'll hear vintage Beatles' Christmas greetings and music from their fan club records. It's An Acoustic Storm Christmas December 18-19.
Also, check out the Organic Tracks holiday show with Christmas music from the Fray, Sarah McLachlan, Michael Buble, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and many more. You can listen online, just click on the Stations page at http://organictracks.com/.
As long as we're on the subject of the holidays, here's a great gift idea for guitar lovers who will be in Arizona over the next few weeks. The beautiful and critically-acclaimed MIM Music Theater, located in the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, will be featuring performances by Windham Hill acoustic guitarist Alex de Grassi (January 20) and rock pioneer Dick Dale and his son Jimmy Dale (January 29). Purchase a spot in the 1/28 Dick Dale Master Class and your gift recipient will be on stage with the King of the Surf Guitar himself. International Guitar Night 2011 comes to MIM on February 4 with some of the world's foremost contemporary acoustic guitarists.
The MIM Store has some unique world music instruments, including ukuleles, didgeridoos, thunder sticks, theramins, Santana congas and other percussive instruments. Plus, you'll find books on all sorts of genres of music, and DVDs and CDs from your favorite artists that you won't find anywhere else in the Phoenix area.
For tickets to MIM events or more information, visit http://www.themim.org.
Happy Holidays from The Acoustic Storm!