The Ornaments started in 2005 as a local combo who wanted to play for friends and family the music of the greatest holiday special ever produced – Charles Schultz’s A Charlie Brown Christmas with its brilliant soundtrack by Vince Guaraldi. Since then, their shows have grown into a Nashville holiday tradition that still stirs up that childhood feeling of sitting in front of the television with your loved ones on a cold December night while watching Snoopy and the gang.
Led by pianist Jen Gunderman and accompanied by bassist James Haggerty and drummer Martin Lynds, The Ornaments play the classic Guaraldi record live from beginning to end while hosting a rotating cast of guest soloists who may bring along a trombone, pedal steel, harmonica, tin whistle, electric guitar, fiddle, saxophone, flute, musical saw or even an accordion. It all depends which show you catch!
This year the Ornaments are excited to celebrate their 15th anniversary presentation of Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas with three live streaming events hosted by photographer Michael Weintrob’s InstrumentheadLive.
Weintrob shares, “This new Instrumenthead Live series is an opportunity to create a safe and fun environment for people to enjoy high quality audio and video in a unique gallery where the art is curated specifically for the artist performing. We are empowering live art by bringing an authentic high-quality live show atmosphere to the comfort and safety of music lovers’ homes everywhere.”
Enjoy all three full live sets in stunning HD video and audio from your phone, home, tablet or computer. All shows are family friendly and FREE to watch via streaming live on YouTube, Facebook and INSTRUMENTHEADLIVE. After the initial airing online, the stream will also be available for 24 hours on the Instrumenthead Live Youtube page.
Donations will be accepted for the artists and Instrumenthead Live by texting “CHEERS” to “844-931-4517” with a portion of all donations to benefit the Music Health Alliance. This year’s performances are presented by Vinyl Lab with special thanks to the John Fairhead Group at Village Real Estate.
The Ornaments 2020 shows will air on the following dates and times:
SAT, DEC 19 at 10AM CT
WED, DEC 23 at 6PM CT
WED, DEC 24 at 6PM CT
Instrumenthead Live launched in August with its first original series, “Music With 5 Questions” featuring Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee) and has since hosted a stacked lineup of performances including Daniel Donato, Stolen Faces, Lady Couch, The Slo Beats, Mimi Naja, Katie Pruitt and LORE. All performances are currently available on the Instrumenthead Live site through the end of the year.