Early Show: Will Hearn’s Grand Ol’ Christmas Show with Blue Water Highway at The Grand
Will Hearn’s Grand Ol’ Christmas Show is a raucous, rollicking, one-of-a-kind musical comedy featuring Americana standout, Blue Water Highway! Produced by The Grand Ol’ Production Company, this retro radio program is led by the best entertainers in Texas, presenting their annual Christmas Eve broadcast at the N-O-E-L 1225 Radio Theater in front of a live studio audience with the N-O-E-L Radio Orchestra and Gospel Singers. Once described as “SNL in reverse” this original Grand Ol’ Production is interspersed with hilarious sketch comedy antics and driven by the music of your all-time favorite Christmas classics like you’ve never heard them before!
Whether you’re a boomer or millennial, this tribute to American Christmas traditions cleverly blurs lines between heartfelt nostalgia and contemporary pop-culture satire, sure to have you shaking like a bowl full of jelly and crooning like Crosby by the night’s end. Don’t miss this inspiring holiday program and come experience a new tradition that gets better every year.
This show is being presented by The Grand Ol’ Productions Company.
About the Artist:
Your favorite band named after a highway, Blue Water Highway, is an indie, alternative, and Americana band from Austin, TX. See them perform here in Lewisville, only minutes from your home!
Packing glorious, three-part vocal harmonies and tight yet inventive musicianship, the Lone Star state-based quartet, together since 2013, released two enthusiastically received albums in 2015 and 2018 that had critics hailing them as one of the brightest hopes for modern Americana. Their latest album, Paper Airplanes, was released in March 2021. Beautiful melodies and arrangements support lyrical themes of childhood wonder and re-enchantment on recent singles “All Will Be Well” and “Dog Days.” Blue Water Highway comes from the working class, coastal town background that has informed the work of so many of rock’s greatest writers and artists. They take their name from the roadway that links their hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas, to Galveston, where the cops, the teachers, the baristas, and the chemical plant workers travel to work hard and play hard, blowing off steam, dancing to their favorite bands. Blue Water Highway’s music is the soundtrack to their lives.
- Zack Kibodeaux – lead singer/guitar
- Catherine Clarke – vocals/keyboards
- Greg Essington – vocals/guitar
- Kyle Smith – bass
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