I know it’s strange to be talking about Christmas when we’ve barely cleared Halloween, but our band, Karmann and Kompany, loves Christmas. We are in the process of producing a CD of Christmas music, to be released soon. The title track is,“Let’s Celebrate Christmas Right.” This was released via The Relevant Christian Magazine last year. […]

Acker Night – It’s For the Children

Every December, downtown Prescott, Arizona becomes a magical place. Known as the “Christmas City,” festivities start the first weekend with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Prescott Courthouse Square. During the second weekend in December, something remarkable happens. It’s called the J.S. Acker Musical Showcase (aka Acker Night), and it is a blast! […]

The Good You Do Comes Back to You

The motivation for most of us who perform is not always to ‘receive’, because you never know what your audience will be like. Most performers love the music and love to play and sing. That is motivation enough. There is one audience I have always ‘received’ from and that is the home-bound audience who do not get many opportunities to hear live music. This population usually includes seniors and younger people who are handicapped and cannot freely move about.