One of these years, I’d love to make it to Dublin for Glen Hansard’s annual Christmas eve busking session on Grafton Street. The event raises funds for The Simon Community, an organization that raises funds and runs programs to assist the homeless. This year, global pandemic and all, the event became a live broadcast on […]
Christmasland Jubilee is a dream fulfilled for Dan Blakeslee. As he tells it, he started recording Christmas songs on his meager home recording gear in 2006 to share with his family as gifts. Those humble beginnings sparked his desire to record a full Christmas album with his band the Calabash Club. That process began in 2019 […]
You picked MARK KOZELEK, Sings Christmas Carols as your favorite holiday album of 2014. Don’t forget to vote in our weekly poll:
Tis the season, right? Start your week with this fine soulful take on “Winter Wonderland,” performed by Boston musicians (and Twangville faves) Tim Gearan and Jesse Dee. All of us at Twangville wish all of you a wonderful holiday season.
Still working on that creative costume for Halloween this week? To get you in the spirit, here is the mysterious Dr. Gasp performing the seasonal “Wax Museum” in the middle of The Old Burying Ground in Fall River, MA. For more tricks and treats, visit Dr. Gasp or his alter ego, Dan Blakeslee.
READERS PICK: DECEMBER 2010 Twangville readers recognized Scott Miller’s “Christmas Gift” as their favorite holiday album of 2010 which also makes it our Readers’ pick for the month of December. When Miller was asked about it he plainly said “Why a Christmas record? Because I like Christmas, that’s why.” That seems like a good enough […]
**NOTE: Contest is now closed. You can still participate but will no longer be eligible for the giveaway.** Tis the season for holiday music and its time to giveaway another great recent release. This time around it comes to us via Cincinnati based Over the Rhine with their new Christmas album Snow Angels. To be […]
**NOTE: Contest is now closed. You can still participate but will no longer be eligible for the giveaway.** You could say that Mindy Smith was born to sing Christmas songs. The adopted daughter of a pastor and his wife who raised her in Long Island, NY. No doubt her Christian upbringing played into her interest […]
On the fourth of 4 discs, Mike dedicates an entire disc to the voice of Christmas past, Bing Crosby. Disc 04: Bing’s Zing White Christmas It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Faith of Our Fathers I’ll Be Home for Christmas Christmas in Killarney Medley: Deck the Halls Medley: […]
On the third of 4 discs, Mike tones it down with an instrumental playlist. Disc 03: Instrumental Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, David Qualey Engravings II, Ira Stein / Russell Walder Silent Night, Chet Baker Carol of the Bells, David Benoit White Christmas, Lee Ritenour The Christmas Song, Marvin Stamm O Come All Ye Faithful, […]