The return – after more than a decade – of David Alford and Paul Carrol Binkley’s much-loved rendition of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” to Belmont Mansion is a highlight of this year’s Christmas Down Home tour.
The collection of yuletide stories, memories and music features actor/director/writer Alford (who now plays Bucky Dawes on the ABC TV series Nashville), composer/performer/music director Binkley and their very talented colleagues Kahle Alford, Erin R. Ramsey, Brad Albin and Toni Ferguson. The widely-acclaimed production includes selections from writers like Ogden Nash and T.R. Pearson, acoustic bluegrass-style settings of traditional holiday favorites like “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” “O Holy Night” and more.
Christmas Down Home starts its holiday run Dec. 15-16 with 7:30 p.m. shows in Springfield, Tenn. at Burdett’s Tea Shop (www.burdettsteashop.com). Tickets ($45 in advance, $50 at the door) include a delectable dessert buffet and can be purchased by calling (615) 384-2320.
On Dec. 17 the troupe will perform in the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communications Concert Hall (www.apsu.edu/music/facilities) in Clarksville, Tenn. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($25 general admission, $15 Military or APSU student) are available by calling (615) 628-9100 or online by clicking here. A portion of the proceeds that night will benefit APSU’s Mabry Legacy Campaign.
For more information on Christmas Down Home and the artists that present it visit www.christmasdownhome.com.