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- Posted on Dec 9th 2009 2:00PM by John D. Luerssen
As always, Mann, who holds one Christmas album to her credit -- 2006's 'One More Drifter in the Snow' -- promises several unannounced drop-in guests for the shows. Her tribute to the holiday variety shows of the 1960s and 1970s is notorious for blending comedy and music. In the past, the likes of Paul F. Tompkins, Patton Oswalt and Fred Armisen have hosted, with surprise guests including as Jackson Browne, John C. Reilly, Amos Lee, Josh Ritter, Ben Lee and Gibbard.
Aside from the Christmas gigs, Mann has had a busy year, maintaining an active touring schedule in the US, Japan, South America and Australia, speaking at Yale, co-illustrating a graphic novel and writing a musical. She is currently working on a new studio album, which will follow up 2008's '@#%&*! Smilers.'