HOLIDAY CONCERT FILM
Though 2020 has become quite a challenging year, we wish to take time with fans, friends, and community, to reflect on the silver linings and celebrate with a big ol' (virtual) party!
Team M&M has produced a Holiday Special feature that we hope will bring you joy and perhaps become a new addition to your holiday traditions!
Featuring "Polzak-erized" versions of favorite traditional holiday and gospel music, original songs, special musical guests, down home stories, and more!
FOR STREAMING OR DOWNLOAD
(VIDEO ON DEMAND)
If a Honky Tonk version of Mr. Rogers and Johnny Cash partnered up to put on a Christmas special, this would be it!
Internationally renowned Americana, Honky Tonk, and Rockabilly musician Mitch Polzak plays classic Christmas and Gospel songs like they’ve never been heard before— yet with each listen, it feels like it was always meant to be! Polzak's musical arrangements bring forth the spirit of Duane Eddy, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Mother Maybelle Carter that create a fresh yet classic take on Holiday tunes you will find joy in reconnecting with. Holiday music is alive and well at The Polzak Ponderosa!
This wonderfully uplifting virtual concert is sure to bring a smile and a feeling of joy to your holiday season in 2020 and for many years to come!
The film premieres brand new original songs! Mitch Polzak's "Silver Linings" and Deke Dickerson’s “Gotta Stay Home On Christmas” perfectly capture the sentiments and reality of a pandemic Christmas in 2020. Dickerson (Ameripolitan Awards “Musician of the Year 2019”, celebrated author, and band leader of Deke Dickerson And The Ecco-Fonics) also gives an insightful interview with Polzak about the state of the music industry in 2020 and what may lie ahead.
Also featured is a virtual group jam of “This Little Light Of Mine” with:
- Dave "Pappy" Stuckey (The Dave and Deke Combo, Dave Stuckey's Hot House Gang, The Lucky Stars, and Ameripolitan Award “Western Swing Male Vocalist” Winner)
- Ronnie Crutcher (former bassist of Brian Setzer and The Stray Cats, current guitarist of Hillbilly Casino)
- Roy Wilson (Roy Wilson and The Buzzards)
- Becky Lynn Blanca (Los Blancos, Penny Matches)
- Nick Polzak on washboard (Polzak Brothers Band)
… And you can’t go wrong with a performance from the animatronic “High-Strung Hillbilly Hamsters” Band!
You will be treated to timeless Christmas stories which will never grow old from Polzak, Stuckey, and Wilson. Bonus features include more songs, more stories, and extended scenes that did not make it into the film.
Produced, filmed, edited by Mitch Polzak and Marlyn Sevilla (Team M&M/Polzak Productions) entirely in their home in the little town of Port Costa, California during Shelter-in-Place 2020.
* If you wish to support the artists/producers of the film:
- VENMO @Mitch-Polzak (7714)
Thank you for supporting live music and the arts! Every little bit helps. For all of which we are blessed and grateful!
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
We Three Kings
Go Tell It On The Mountain (Cajun/Bakersfield sound hybrid)
Jingle Bells (“High Strung Hillbilly Hamsters” banjo version)
This Little Light Of Mine (Virtual jam session, featuring Mitch on banjo, dobro, and mandolin )
I Saw Three Ships
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Here We Go A Wassailing (On banjo)
What Child Is This
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Auld Lang Syne
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Music and Lyrics by Mitch Polzak
Performed by Mitch Polzak
“Gotta Stay Home On Christmas”
Music and Lyrics by Deke Dickerson
Performed by Deke Dickerson and Mitch Polzak