One of last year’s most popular Christmas events is returning on Dec. 29 and it promises to be better than ever, says organizer Lorn Wolf.
The second annual Lorn Wolf’s Family Christmas Show will once again feature his singing mom and the music of his three very talented children. Wolf, a banjo, guitar and fiddle player, will MC, sing and play, as well.
“We had such a great response last year that I couldn’t resist getting the family together for another show,” Wolf said.
He had just returned from a prairie road trip with Hard Honey, the rock band his sons, Kyle and Shade McKearney, play in.
Wolf spent a decade working as a singer and songwriter in Nashville before returning to Canada a few years ago to start working on a fiction-writing career. He is now editing the second novel in a trilogy, the follow-up to last year’s popular fantasy novel, The Woodcutter. It will be published in the spring, he promised.
Wolf appeared at last Saturday’s Creston Valley Farmers’ Market, plucking on his banjo, selling a DVD of last year’s concert and promoting the upcoming event, which is one of the rare times his family can get together.
Joyce McKearney, Wolf’s mom, will once again take the stage to sing. The Creston resident spent many years in northern B.C., where she played music with her husband and, later, Wolf.
Kyle and Shade have had a successful year with Hard Honey, which has become increasingly popular on rock radio stations.
Joining her brothers on the stage once again will be Lorn’s daughter, Zarria Storm, a star track and field athlete who attends Sacramento State University on an athletic scholarship.
“She sings like a bird,” Wolf promised last year. Storm proved her dad wasn’t a liar when she stepped up to the microphone.
Kyle’s girlfriend, Sara Jane, will also make a return to Creston. The runway model is equally comfortable in front of a microphone or camera.
The Christmas Show will feature some of the family’s favourite Christmas songs as well as a variety of country and rock and roll music, too.
Tickets are $20, available at Black Bear Books.