19 December 2019 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Singer-Songwriter James Lanman has taken up residency at Filoli’s historic estate and gardens for the holidays. For the two hour performance, Lanman regales audiences in the grand ballroom with songs from his new Christmas album Merry Christmas Darling as well as a mix of jazz standards and original music. Visitors to Filoli can catch Lanman performing every Friday and Sunday evening from 5-7PM through the 29th of December as part of their ‘Holidays at Filoli’ series.
Listen to Lanman’s latest Christmas album “Merry Christmas Darling” HERE
Lanman’s retro-inspired sound dovetails seamlessly with the stately historic setting of the grand ballroom that serves as the beating heart of the 16 acre country estate. Among the festive decorations and magnificent crystal chandeliers (replicants of those hanging in Versailles’ famed Hall of Mirrors) Lanman’s performances feel like a natural extension of the room. As a result, audience members get to experience the ballroom in much the same way the guests of the Bourne and Roth families did throughout the 20th century.
“Growing up in the area and being outnumbered by my dad and four brothers, my mom’s one request every Mother’s day was to visit Filoli and walk through the house and gardens. It’s very cool to be performing this place tied to so many childhood memories.” says Lanman. After releasing his original album, MOSAICS earlier in the year, the release of his new Christmas album Merry Christmas Darling has coincided perfectly with his performances at Filoli during the holiday season. “My new Christmas album is very much inspired by the crooners I grew up listening to around this time of year like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra – so I couldn’t have asked for a better venue to perform these songs live and in this setting that’s of the same place and time those singers came from. It’s all really special.” says Lanman.
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