Christmas - 2016
A modern twist on holiday classics, this fresh take on beloved traditions features great diversity: instrumental, blues, rock, metal and a capella flavors of your favorite Christmas songs!
Christmas. The most wonderful time of the year – but also the season of over-eager holiday commercials clamoring for you to “buy my stuff now!” And so, I add my musical drop of water into the ocean-sized cacophony of pop Christmas music.
“Christmas” as an album was completely recorded, produced, and mastered in just over a month. Many fans over the last few years have asked for a Christmas album, and I began the project just in the jolly ol’ St. Nick of time.
Music is a reflection of the musician and the musician’s life, and mine is a Reflection of Glory.
The album features mostly modern twists on Christmas Classics, but the twist of modern comes in a variety of flavors. Collaborating with a couple of musical friends, Brian (solo guitar on “God Rock Ye, Merry Gentlemen”) and Kiara (female vocals on “Silent Night”) certainly helped spread the musical spectrum. Genres range from Trans-Siberian-like instrumental metal to a capella, classical to classic rock, and some solo work featuring the electric bass.
I hope you are able to find something you enjoy on “Christmas” and during the Christmas season. These songs are a happy part of my memories from childhood, and not only because they recall family festivities, good meals, and gifts. The message of the Gospel – now frequently removed from holiday music – is the real foundation for this wonderful season, and a true source of joy for all of us.