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Sidewalk Prophets bringing music of Christmas to metro

by Carla Hinton Published: November 27, 2012

BETHANY –  Sidewalk Prophets is going back to its roots, so to speak, with its “Acoustic Christmas Tour” that starts Thursday, Nov. 28,  in the Oklahoma City metro area.

The contemporary Christian band will perform Christmas songs acoustic style along with Sanctus Real and Dara Maclean at 7 p.m. at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, 6789 NW 39th Expressway. 

Dave Frey with Sidewalk Prophets said a Christmas tour is something that the band has always wanted to do. He said it helps that the tour brings the band alongside Sanctus Real and Maclean.

Frey, 30, said Thursday’s concert will feature the acoustic style music that the band started out playing in coffee houses and other small venues years ago. Concertgoers will be treated to the sounds of harmonicas, a glockenspiel, a dobro, a stand up bass and, of course, ”lots of jingle bells and all sorts of guitars.”  

Frey said the musical style will set the atmosphere for an intimate evening of Christmas music.

“It’s almost like being in a living room,” he said. “We hope people will feel like they are coming in our house.”

He said Sidewalk Prophetsjust released a new Christmas album “Because It’s Christmas” and the band will perform some of the songs from that compilation, including the title track.

Frey said it’s an upbeat song written to remind listeners of the reason Christmas is celebrated.

“It’s a fun song,” he said.

“We run to the mall on Black Friday and we often neglect to celebrate the season and slow it down and celebrate Jesus’ birth. The song kind of reminds us because it’s Christmas , let’s take some time to celebrate Jesus.”  

Another holiday favorite from the band, “Hope Was Born This Night,” also will be performed. 

Tickets to the concert are $15 per person in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information, go to www.acousticchristmastour.com

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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