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(Updated November 1, 2016)

Here we go again!  We're in rehearsal for our annual Christmas Dinner Theater production.

We've been producing theatrical productions here in McCool Junction for 17 years now.  Karen has been our director, choreographer, set designer, props mistress, stage manager, instructor and sometimes counselor for years, and does a great job because she is passionate about live theater.  But this time... it's very personal for ME, because... I WROTE this one!

It's called "Hometown Cafe' Christmas" and it takes place in a small town cafe, the life hub of the community.  The play deals with tragedy, grief, recovery and reconciliation, and as always, the Christmas story is represented. 

Those who know me know it will also include a healthy dose of quirky humor, all G-rated of course.

All performances will take place at the historic McCool Junction Opera House, upstairs at the Town Hall, 323 East M Street.

Friday December 9, 2016; Premiere!
Dinner and Play, $18.00.  Doors open 6:00PM

Saturday December 10, 2016;                                Dinner and Play, $18.00.  Doors open 6:00PM

Sunday December 11, 2016;                                Desserts and Play, $10.00.  Doors open 2:30PM

Come on out and see the world premiere of "Hometown Cafe Christmas"!  There will be a limited number of seats available so make your reservations early.  Call Karen at (402) 724-2474 for reservations.


What a wonderful response we've had to our shows throughout the year of 2016; we're already booked through the end of 2017!  We are so thankful that our music is being so well-received. 

We do have a self-imposed limit on the number of bookings we're willing to accept, but we do still have room at present.  Call Larry at 402-363-9657 to see if we're available to perform for your event!


We are Truly excited about our most recent Gospel song, written with Karen's help on melody and arrangement.  It's been getting a wonderful response!

To hear it, go to the bottom of our music page and listen to a conversation with God, titled "Lord, Are You Still Out There?"   We're really hoping it will touch you!


The Mellow D’s is the name of our musical duet consisting of myself, Larry, and my wife, Karen Doran.  We are honored by the demand for us as concert performers for reunions, festivals, shows, benefits, or any other events that can be enhanced by a fun musical show.  We perform for large venues or intimate settings for small groups, always in a family-friendly manner.  You can always know that you can bring Grandma, your children or your church leaders to any of our performances and they'll all enjoy the show!

Contact Larry at 402-363-9657 to lock in schedules and rates for your next event.  But don't wait, our calendar is almost as full as we can handle!

We are professional entertainers specializing in 50's and 60's Classic Country, Rock and Roll, and Celebration Gospel music.  A healthy dose of good family humor is always integrated into every concert performance.  Our performances are always designed to be fun and memorable.

We perform the music they grew up with and love, and present it the way Hank and Lefty, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers and many others once did; pure and simple, with my vocals and distinctive guitar stylings, enhanced by Karen's sweet and seamless harmony.

We are SO proud to have been inducted into America's Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame by the National Traditional CMA!  What a terrific honor!

We've also won significant awards from the Nebraska Country Music Foundation, the Avoca Country Music Festival, the Wahoo Country Music Show, and Country Music Fest, Inc.  That recognition includes such honors as Top Country Music Duet, Top Gospel Duet, Top Harmony Performers, Top Male Vocalist, and Top Songwriter, among many others.

In addition, I've signed a songwriting contract with Hilltop Records in Hollywood, California!  They have produced one of my original songs "John 3:16".  The song was professionally recorded on CD and distributed internationally!  It has received radio airplay and I've actually received a royalty check.  Good stuff!

This resulted in a sizable front-page article in the August issue of the Midwest Country News, and the York New-Times!  The articles were wonderfully written and included a glowing review of The Mellow D's as well.

The Mellow D's have performed on national television at the "Midwest Country" show on RFD-TV, and on telethons in Wichita Falls, Texas and in Kearney, Nebraska.

We've performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, on stage in Luckenbach, Texas, on live radio in Nebraska, and for music festivals and other events from Florida to North Dakota. 

Because The Mellow D's never repeat the same show twice in a row at any venue, we have developed a large following and by popular demand, we now have numerous regular monthly repeat engagements.

I admit to having a weird and irrepressible sense of humor that never fails to generate outright laughter.  That's the sound I love best because it ensures that audience has been both entertained and amused.  I mean, seriously; how can anyone believe there's such a thing as too much fun!

As Christians, we love to close every performance with songs of inspiration and joy, good old hand-clapping toe-tapping uplifting Celebration Gospel music to encourage and inspire their audience.

Ready to host a show and have a great time?  It's actually easier than  you might think.  Whether it's for a private party, a benefit, or a profit-making venture, I'll will be happy to demonstrate how easy it really is to put on a show, host a benefit, or entertain your family and friends, or any other group.

If you've got a 10' x 10' area for a performance with electricity available nearby, you've got the basic requirements covered.   We always provide our own sound system and instrumentation.  We're really very self-sufficient.

Substantial special discounts are available for church groups, senior facilities such as retirement communities and care homes, and veterans groups.

And even deeper discounts are offered for venues that agree to book regular monthly appearances! 

For schedule availability and rates, just give me a call at (402) 363-9657 or send me an E-Mail at

And please visit the Music page of this site to listen to some of my originals, and see how you can own their available albums on CD.

As a proud veteran of the US Air Force, we ask that we never forget to support our military forces and veterans.  They are in the forefront of protecting all of us and the liberties we all enjoy. 

God Bless Our Troops, and God Bless America!

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