The holidays in December are definitely the most stressful of the year. The mad dash to figure out what family members want for gifts, the need to decorate the tree that you keep putting off until Dec. 24. Stack up a pandemic and you have a recipe for anxiety that not much else is topping. I figure I’d list off a few artists I plan on listening to. It’s not exclusively these artists but they are ones I tend to put into the CD player in my car before heading out shopping. Josh Groban’s Noel is a holdover from my teenager years and I have the original CD my mother bought. I don’t think I’ve heard any other song of his but I love how heartfelt his voice is. Michael Bublé is another artist who has a Christmas album I will need to hear. My wife loves his music and it has grown quite a bit on me. When we are closer to Dec. 25 I’ll be sure to mention which song my father would play on Christmas morning. As a hint it might be one by The Chipmunks and not the ones from the 2007, though frankly just as annoying. -j
Friday, December 4
BALCONY RESTAURANT – Michael Dimitri, 6 – 8 p.m.
LEGENDS SALOON – Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 5
BALCONY RESTAURANT – Jeff Lee, noon – 2 p.m., Steve Jones, 6 – 8 p.m.
GOTAHOLD BREWING – Bear and Sophia Clark, 3 p.m.
LEGENDS SALOON – Cold Wind, 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 6
BALCONY RESTAURANT – Kurt Hunter, noon – 2 p.m.
GRAVEL BAR – Jenna & Tony, noon
Tuesday, December 8
3B OFF-ROAD – Los Roscoes, 6 – 8 p.m.