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California Guitar Trio to present holiday show Dec. 17 at Mars Theatre
California Guitar Trio

The Mars Theatre will present California Guitar Trio’s Holiday show on Dec. 17.

Paul Richards from Los Angeles, Bert Lams from Belgium and Hideyo Moriya from Tokyo, three men with guitars, are headed out on their first North American Holiday Tour.

The Trio kicks off a year of festivities, in celebration of 25 years of their genre–busting partnership, with this magical seasonal offering. Masters of classical compositions and classic rock, surf guitar and sonic experimentation, the California Guitar Trio plays holiday standards from around the world. Pieces include timeless classics like “Silent Night,” John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War is Over).” Unwrap a poignant, passionate rendition of “Greensleeves,” and a hypnotic “Carol of the Bells,” which is a favorite on Pandora Radio’s Holiday music station.

The show features the Trio’s captivating storytelling and wit, interwoven with intricate, unexpected arrangements, the hallmarks of this instrumental super-group, whose music once awakened the astronauts on the space shuttle Endeavor. 

Fans can expect favorites from the California Guitar Trios’ beloved repertoire, as well as an “altogether warmhearted reckoning of Christmas carols and other pleasantries,” with selections from their release, “A Christmas Album.” The recording has racked up an astounding 30 million plays on Pandora, with nearly five million in 2016 alone.

The show is set for Saturday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m., in Springfield’s Mars Theatre. You can get tickets at or by calling (912) 754-1118 or (912) 754-7617.