The Shivering Songs Festival is extremely pleased to open pass sales for its 2018 edition, which will run January 18–21 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Pass holders also have the chance to have access to discounts for our holiday performance ‘Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas with The Jerry Granelli Trio’ in Fredericton December 18 @ The Fredericton Playhouse.

Over half a century ago in 1965, drummer Jerry Granelli spent three hours in a San Francisco studio with bassist Fred Marshall and the incomparable Vince Guaraldi. That’s all it took to lay down the soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas. While that album is viewed as an undeniable classic and part of the canon today, Jerry was paid a mere hundred dollars for his time. That marked the only money he would receive from the session, and thanks to a clerical error at the record label, he was mistakenly left off of the album credits for decades.

Now the only surviving member of that Vince Guaraldi Trio line-up, Jerry was moved to assemble a band and return to the stage after a chance conversation on a beach in Nova Scotia three years ago. In concert with Simon Fisk (bass), Chris Gestrin (piano) and a local children’s choir, Jerry shares the songs and stories behind A Charlie Brown Christmas. The show is full of spirit, both for the holidays and the phenomenal music behind this seminal holiday album.

A midwinter celebration of songwriting and storytelling, and flagship partner of Fredericton’s FROSTival, Shivering Songs hosts internationally renowned artists in historic and intimate spaces throughout Downtown Fredericton. Originally conceived as a small folk music festival to celebrate the album release of local group The Olympic Symphonium, the Festival has grown into a landmark cultural event that garners the attention of music and literary fans throughout Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States.

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