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Denim to perform in FD tonight

Country music artist, comedian to present ‘A Not So Silent Night’

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Joe Denim, country music artist and comedian, will be performing at Fort Frenzy tonight.

Joe Denim didn’t have to do much to get his house decorated for Christmas this year.

“The house is decorated,” said Denim, a country music artist and comedian from Nashville. “I just left them up from last year. I changed out a few extension cords because I ran over a few with the mower.”

He’s not waiting around for Jolly Old Saint Nick, either.

“Santa is already up on the roof,” he said. “I pay him about 30 dollars an hour. His name is Rick and he throws me stuff down the chimney. It’s cool. He’s been there since August.”

Denim will have to leave Rick, I mean Santa, home alone today, though. Denim will be performing in Fort Dodge at Fort Frenzy tonight. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Denim is known for the double platinum selling, irreverent break up hit “Pray For You” that he wrote with Jaron Lowenstein and the ultimate redneck love song “Together We’re A Ten.”

For the show, “A Not So Silent Night,” Denim will perform his new song, “Real Tree Camo Christmas.”

“It’s a true story about mom and dad having a communication breakdown,” Denim said. “She was tired of a plastic tree. She said this year we need a real tree Christmas.”

The only problem was dad heard something else.

“Daddy heard Realtree, so he went down to Bass Pro Shops and bought everything Realtree he could find — a shotgun, a bow and a vest. He basically decked out the whole family. He left the Christmas tree out in the garage because he spent everything on the Realtree. It was a real tree. It was unlike anything anyone ever saw. We couldn’t see it, it was camouflage.”

Readers can call Darren at K97 to have him play the song on air.

One of Denim’s favorite Christmas gifts of all time would make Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer rather uncomfortable.

“I got a a Ruger 350 Legend bolt action deer rifle,” he said.

This year he’s wishing for a good hunting dog. And he hopes he might find one while in Fort Dodge.

“I bought a duck dog on Craigslist, but he has a phobia of feathers, so I’d like to talk someone in Fort Dodge about a real dog who will actually retrieve ducks. I fly Southwest (Airlines) so I can come home with a dog.”

Before Denim takes the stage at Fort Frenzy, he will be having lunch at Stumpy’s Bar & Grill in Duncombe. The restaurant will be unveiling its Joe Denim pizza.

Denim isn’t sure the toppings yet.

“They haven’t told me,” Denim said. “If I had to guess it would be extra meat and some flavorings.”

Denim didn’t seem too keen on vegetable toppings.

“I don’t eat rabbit food,” he said.

Anyone who wishes to see Denim try the pizza, can swing by the restaurant at about 1 p.m.

Denim is looking forward to performing tonight.

“I’m looking forward to playing my Christmas song and telling some new jokes I’ve written after the pandemic,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of new material.”

Christmastime is a good time, he said.

“I like when everybody forgets about their differences,” Denim said. “Christmas is like a safe zone and I just think everyone lets their guard down and is kind to each other. Everyone takes a deep breath and chills out for a day or so, which is what we need more of. We need more Christmas.”

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