Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

DEC 1 | Cobb Great Hall

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

By Chip Davis

America’s Favorite Holiday Tradition!

In 1984 Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that revolutionized the holiday music industry. Already a multi-platinum recording artist through its Fresh Aire series, founder Chip Davis decided to record an album of Christmas music combining the group’s signature mix of renaissance instruments with rock & roll beats. The resulting album was a runaway hit and propelled Mannheim Steamroller to become the #1 Christmas music artist in history. This is the group’s 36th annual Christmas tour, the longest-running tour in the music industry. The nationwide tour has become a holiday tradition along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents and spending time with friends and family.

About Chip Davis

Visionary, Creator, Arranger and Producer

Chip Davis is the genius behind Mannheim Steamroller and the driving force of American Gramaphone, the largest independent record label in the country. His now-classic Fresh Aire series and unmatched Christmas album sales have brought him international renown. Chip combines the dynamics of musical mastery and technical wizardry to create a style often described as “18th-century Rock-n-Roll.” He named the band Mannheim Steamroller for the 18th-century musical technique that we know today as the crescendo. To date he has nineteen gold, eight multi-platinum and four platinum-certified records, placing him among an elite group of artists such as Jay-Z and U2.

While Chip no longer performs as a member of the band due to cervical disc damage, he continues to have 100 percent involvement in the Christmas concerts including creative and production direction of the entire tour. Between the two bands Mannheim Steamroller is bringing their renowned holiday tradition to 74 cities and 80 performances this year.

Often characterized as a Renaissance Man, Chip is the author of several children's books and just released his latest children's/YA book, The Wolf and The Warlander. The trilogy is the story of two unlikely friends: Seti the wolf and Ghost, the Warlander horse, two of the many animals on his 150-acre farm just outside Omaha, NE. His farm also houses a number of other horses, an additional timber wolf, a family of ducks along with other natural critters throughout the surrounding woods.

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