An Evening of Songs and Stories
Celebrating Wintertime, Christmastime
and the Holiday Season
Online on Zoom
Sunday, Dec 20
4:00pm PST (Seattle time)

Howdy Holidays to you, my friends. Those of you who have my two Holiday albums, Songs of the Season and Winter Tales, probably knew I was going to do this. But I didnít. Yíall left me out of the loop, I guess. So I was kind of the last one to know. But now Iím very excited to be notifying you and planning the evening. It starts early, matinee-early on the West Coast, at 4pm. That is so that our friends on the East Coast and all in between donít have to stay up after midnight to be there.

Two days before Thanksgiving I created a concert on Zoom and just posted it on my facebook page. I wanted to give it a try and see how it would translate. Iíve been hosting classes on Zoom for Breathing and Meditation these last six months, and singing songs at our online gatherings, I thought maybe Iím ready to do a whole concert. Iím so glad I did it, I truly could not have asked for a more enjoyable, heart opening evening. And we laughed a LOT! So many folks told me it was magical to them and well, what more can you go for than that?
So on Sunday, Dec 20 at 4pm (Seattle Time) I will tell you stories, make you laugh, possibly bring a tear or two to your eyes, and sing beautiful songs all evening. Many of you may not know that I released TWO Holiday albums in the last few years. There is a mix of my original songs of Winter and Christmas, and just as many classics that I found new ways to interpret and sing with love and kindness. Because is there anything we need more than that?

HOW TO WATCH and LISTEN; Quite a few folks connected their computer or phone to their big TV and watched and listened that way. If youíre watching on your computer, that can be good too. I recommend that you either have speakers hooked up or put in your ear buds or wear headphones. Iíve manage to get remarkably good sound on Zoom ó which was not created for music. But I heard wonderful reports after my Thanksgiving concert. If you donít already know how to hook to your TV, go you youtube and type in ďhow to connect computer/phone to TV.Ē There are simple, clear examples. In most cases, you just need an HDMI cable you can order from Amazon.

However you listen or watch, Iíll be putting my heart into it and speaking to you as if youíre in the front row. In fact, youíll be surprised at how intimate it feels. To you, with my face plastered up close on your screen, it will look like Iím three feet from you and singing only to you the whole time. So donít leave me needing to blow my nose without telling me, okay?

I will play some songs from throughout my many albums, but mostly the songs will come from my two Holiday albums. If youíd like to order the CDs or the Downloads, just click here. And by the way, you probably didnít know Iíve created a beautiful album of musical spoken word meditations too Itís called Breathe the Sky and you may order it or any of my many albums right here on my website. I personally sign and fill all the orders. So if youíre buying for a friend, let me know and Iíll make it personal.

I hope to see you at my Christmas Concert on December 20. Itís going to be a lot of fun and feel like one great big sigh.
Yer olí fren in the sideways rain,

NOTES about audio; I recommend that you connect your computer to your TV. If you donít know how, there are youtube videos that show you how. Just go to YouTube and type in ďHow to connect my computer to TVĒ You can order an HDMI cable or whatever you need from Amazon quite inexpensively.
If you listen on your computer, I highly recommend ear buds or head phones. Also, if there are several of you watching at your house, you can buy a splitter that allows you to plug several sets of head phones at once.
If you have never experienced Zoom, itís free to join and extremely simple. Go too and join up. Then go to my website to register for this event. Iíll email you your link and invitation the day before the show.
Michael Tomlinson
An evening of Songs and Stories for the Holidays
Sun, Dec 20 at 4pm PST (Seattle time)
Tickets - on a sliding scale
 from $25
(per household)  --to--  whatever you can afford  
If you wish to pay more, just put in the total
you wish to pay in box to the right
Michael will send you your link and invitation
the evening before the concert.
Please, no refunds. Email me if you
wish someone to go in your stead