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Our 2022 holiday spectacular with ‘Big Al’ Anderson, Jim Chapdelaine, and friends

Jim Chapdelaine and Big Al Anderson in the studio at Connecticut Public Radio.
Chion Wolf
Connecticut Public Radio
Jim Chapdelaine and Al Anderson.

Toward the end of every year since 2014, we’ve done a holiday special with “Big Al” Anderson and Jim Chapdelaine.

In the beforetimes, we’d get them and a rhythm section and Colin in a room together with some special guests like Nekita Waller or the Dankosky Tabernacle Choir and sing some songs and tell some stories … But for three years running now, the “in a room together” part of that just isn’t happening.

So we’ve gone through all eight of those past shows, added some previously unheard material, and put together an hour of joyous best-of nonsense for Christmas Eve Eve Eve.

It’s an audio Happy Holidays from us to you.



  • Al Anderson: Vocals, guitar, songwriter
  • Jim Chapdelaine: Guitar, vocals, songwriter, mixer, engineer, producer, etc.
  • Lorne Entress: Drums and vocals
  • Paul Kochanski: Bass guitar and vocals
  • Nekita Waller: Connecticut’s 17th State Troubadour
  • Chion Wolf: Host of Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public Radio

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Colin McEnroe, Gene Amatruda, Natalie Frascarelli, Betsy Kaplan, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.