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Songs for the Holidays

Mele Kalikimaka

With Christmastime around the corner, Shannon and I were fortunate to find out that we’ll be heading to Hawaii to swim and hike instead of shovelling snow. In honour of that (and the fact that National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is her family’s favourite holiday movie) here’s our rendition of the Hawaiian classic, Mele Kalikimaka. It features me playing ukulele for the first time on a recording (thanks Mom, for lending me yours!), as well as Shannon making a nice return to being in front of a microphone!

Enjoy the free download and Happy Holidays from Shannon & I!

Go, Tell It On The Mountain

Dining Room Studios and I have a new fun project: every year we’ll record a holiday song that I’ll arrange, produce and coordinate a guest performer to join us. You may remember last year we had Mark Potvin and the Potvin Horns join me for “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”.

This year we went with an old spiritual song “Go, Tell It On The Mountain”, but took a folk approach that quickly turned into folk rock! Of course, it just made sense to get Nick Sherman in as a guest vocalist. We even included a little “Oh Susanna”, which quickly turned into our own recounting of the evening’s events. Have a listen, and enjoy the free download. It’s the season of giving! On behalf of myself, Dave at Dining Room Studios and Nick Sherman; happy holidays and all the best in 2014!