NOTE: We have bumped this podcast to the top of the blog, but it was first published in 2011. The Steamroller returns to Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre on Sunday. Read more, get show details via music.roanoke.com.
Composer Chip Davis has made a very nice niche for himself, combining classical and pop themes for the Christmas music of his brainchild, Mannheim Steamroller.
The act, which recently released ”Christmas Symphony,” on Friday returns to Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. Read more about the 2011 show.
In this podcast, Davis discusses his act’s multi-generational appeal, “Mannheiming” music from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” the back surgery that has stopped him from performing and the business advantages that the performance layoff has provided.