CHRISTmas with the Moron Brothers returns this weekend

Published 4:30 pm Monday, December 4, 2023

CHRISTmas with the Morons is returning to the West Jessamine High School Auditorium for its third year of the event. The Moron Brothers’ performance will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9th at 7 p.m. 

Tickets for the show are $15 and can be bought at this link: https://wjhs.booktix.com/dept/wjhstec/e/moron. They will also be available at the door until sold out. 

Mike Carr, aka Lardo, one half of the Moron Brother duo, was cutting up venison meat for his grandchildren when he said it “feels good” to be doing this show for the third year in a row.

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“We done got to the age now. I bought a mirror over at Goodwill the other day. I broke it so I’d have seven more years of bad luck,” he said.

The Moron Brothers are one of the most popular groups that play locally. They have a massive fanbase with a Youtube channel and a Facebook page that has followers from around the world with videos and posts that have amassed millions of views.

They have played at some of the most iconic Bluegrass venues in the country, including the Grand Ole Opry and Renfro Valley in Mount Vernon, Kentucky. 

Carr and Mike Hammond, aka Burley, graduated from West Jessamine High School, so this is a special show for the pair.

Last year, Carr said he counted people from six or seven different states who came just to watch the Brothers.

“For years, we traveled all over the nation. Maine to Colorado is as far as we went out west, but we went out there probably five or six times. Florida, I don’t know how many times, Texas, the Minnesota State Fair. We used to travel pretty hard, but we’re slowing down a lot,” Carr said.

Carr said maybe their fans can come to them now that they’ve settled down. 

The pair will sing a few original Christmas songs along with plenty of jokes and their two non-Christmas songs about the toilet paper shortage and fried bologna sandwiches. 

Most of the Christmas songs they’ll perform were written by Carr. They’ll perform “The Best Christmas,” which Carr wrote about a story from his childhood.

“It’s about putting the Christmas tree in the house when I was a kid, and it had a hornet’s nest in it. Even though we had to spend Christmas in the barn, we got close out there,” Carr said.

Another song they’ll perform is called “A Lousy Christmas”- one all grown-up children and caregivers can relate to.

“Years ago, when my granddaughter was little, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, but she came home with lice,” Carr said.

His granddaughter had caught it at school and spooked the whole family. Carr wondered what would happen if Santa and his reindeer caught lice, and that’s what the song is about. 

The Moron Brothers will also be performing “Best Christmas Present” and “Christmas in Kentucky.”