Kerry Patrick Clark reflects his own experience of Christmas, which is far more than merely exulting the joy and glory of the season. “I believe in Christmas and what it stands for—peace, grace, an experience of the sacred—but that doesn’t mean I’m not also cynical, sad, frustrated, angry and intolerant. Every time I heard a new Christmas album I thought, ‘why isn’t there one that addresses the challenges of the season or tells the birth story in maybe a more profound way?’ So decided to do that. Combine the Christian and the secular, the cynical and the sacred.”
To be clear, love is the heart of Christmas, but his songs grapple with issues of war and loss alongside the Christian themes of miracles and faith. He also pays homage to what might be the most treasured and reviled dessert in history: the fruitcake.
Tickets cost $12.00 General Admission; $10.00 Seniors and Students and can be purchased betinning November 1st at www.brownpapertickets.com or reserve tickets by calling 419-237-2721 for pick-up and payment (cash or check only) at the box office.
An Artist Series Event