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This sumptuous twelve-course feast of original acoustic storytelling Christmas songs is sure to become your new favorite holiday album and one you will return to year after year.
Writing Christmas songs is a little intimidating, even for a seasoned songwriter such as me. There’s a lot of tradition involved here and folks have their favorites: songs that have stood the test of time; familiar, beloved songs telling familiar, beloved stories. Every year we spiral back to journey with Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus, shepherds and angels and magi. And even though we know these stories so well there is still plenty of mystery to go around. For a number of years now I’ve found myself returning again and again to the rich treasury of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. I wrote the first of these twelve songs more than twenty years ago, and I wrote five of them this year. I imagine I’ll have a few new ones by the time you and I cross paths again. I know that these days folks like to cherry-pick a few songs off of an album but my hope is that you’ll start at the beginning of Songmaker’s Christmas and listen right on through to the end. Each song is a different flavor, a different color, a different note, and they string together to create a full and satisfying experience.
© 2013 Garrison Doles