We've finally cooled off and it's feeling a bit like fall here in south coastal Orange County, California! Thanksgiving and the December holidays are right around the corner and Montage Laguna Beach is getting ready!

We're looking forward to a beautiful holiday season at Montage, as usual, with our amazing Thanksgiving dinner, decorations going up right after Thanksgiving and the tree lighting event, along with all the festivities surrounding the entire month of December. Of course, I will be performing on Thanksgiving evening as well as Christmas evening and will return again for the holiday tree lighting event on Monday, December 1, with the always superb Rick Cowling on guitar and vocals. Come enjoy this tradition with your entire family! Taste samples of culinary delights from all of our restaurants, hot chocolate and enjoy entertainment, including carolers, all topped off with the lighting of our 70' tree on the Pacific Lawn.

I will also be back on New Year's Eve in the Lobby Lounge with Naked Cake! This will mark our 6th year in a row rocking and grooving in the New Year. We welcome the very talented Dave Kopatz on guitar and vocals to the band, along with regulars Robin Swenson on keys and vocals, Alec Milstein on bass and vocals and Michael Clarke on drums holding down that impeccable groove. This year will be a bit bittersweet, having lost our guitarist Phil Settle to cancer earlier this year and doing our last gig with Robin Swenson, who will be moving out of state in the new year. As they say, change is the only constant. We love ya, Robin and will miss the hell out of you!

There are some interesting developments unfolding in regard to 'DPS Backstage featuring David Allen Baker,' as a friend is pitching the concert to some television outlets. No word yet, but Rick Cowling and I are hopeful that there will be more airings of our show in the near future. Stay tuned!

I continue to be incredibly gratified by the response to my DVD/CD release, 'DPS Backstage featuring David Allen Baker.' There are copies still available via my Music Page, as well as at Montage's Treasures gift shop and of course, personally through me at the piano 5 nights per week. Of course, all of my CDs and DVD are available, as well. And the audio for the 'Backstage' DVD is on iTunes!

Happy Holidays!