Christmas Concert

Christy is a “street rep” for Andrew Peterson. She helps promote his albums and concerts in Johnson City. In appreciation of her hard work, she gets free Andrew Peterson stuff – CDs, tickets, and the like.

So, Andrew Peterson was in Johnson City last night and we got to go. He had a group of musicians with him and they performed a Christmas show called Behold the Lamb of God.

The first half of the show is the artists singing some of their stuff. Most of it was really good. I had never heard of Jill Phillips, but now I want all of her recordings! She has a phenominal voice.

Then there was this song about a fellow musician who lost a toe in a lawn mowing accident. The song was about the Little Piggy who Ate Roast Beef, and how he became freed from his brothers. It was, perhaps, the funniest song I’ve ever heard. What was even funnier was watching the guy who lost his toe laugh at the song. I think if he had shown some type of bitterness towards it, the song would not have been nearly as good.

The second half was the actual Christmas show. All I can say is, “WOW!” There are some times where I see a piece that is so well done that it inspires me to create something. Those moments are few and far between. I remember leaving the theater after watching Return of the King inspired to create. The same was true after watching The Rock and the Rabbi for the first time.

During this winter break, I had set a goal to return to writing my marching band novel. After last night’s concert, I’m beginning to reconsider. I might pick back up on the musical I have envisioned about the blind man and Jesus. We’ll see.

To make the night even more impressive, we got to meet Andrew. He autographed the CD we purchased for us. He signed it to Aiden and Alyson.

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"