1. Rambling Door to Door - OVERMOUNTAIN MEN
2. On Christmas Eve - DAVID MAYFIELD
3. La Rama - THE DAVID WAX MUSEUM
4. Christmas Time Is Here - NICK AND THE BABES
5. The Brightest Star - JIM AVETT
6. Fairytale of New York - PALEFACE
7. Next Christmas - MARK CROZER
8. I Thank God - THE AVETT BROTHERS
9. Little Toy Trains - JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD
10. Rebel Jesus - THE WOOD BROTHERS
So far unlisted in the Ramseur web store, you should shop around for a good price on this one; I've seen prices as low as $7 and as high as $13. But "My Favorite Gifts" should be available at all the major online vendors. Half of the sale price on each CD will go to benefit the Vickie Honeycutt Foundation. Vickie Honeycutt was an inspirational North Carolina teacher who died of breast cancer in 2010. Mark Crozer has uploaded his track, "Next Christmas", to SoundCloud to give us a sneak peak of the album.
1. On Christmas Morning
2. Broke Down Christmas
3. Snow In The City
1. Coast Highway Christmas
2. Little Drummer Boy
3. Oh Holy Night
4. Joy To The World
5. Santa's Catching A Wave
6. Do You Hear What I Hear
7. Coming Home For Christmas
8. Oh Come All Ye Faithful
9. Do They Know It's Christmas?
10. 2000 Miles
11. The First Noel
12. When Gray Shades Turn To Blue
This set gives me chills, it's so good. What's more, it's for a good cause. 100% of the profits from the sale of this download only album will go to The Marie Lundin Memorial Cancer Trust, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding the research to find a cure for cancer. And, because Jim Hitchcock believes you'll love this record as much as I do, he's even giving away a FREE three-song sampler from the album via NoiseTrade. After you've grooved on the sampler, you can download "Coast Highway Christmas" at all the usual spots, including CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes.
So sorry we missed this one when it released last week. But we found it...eventually. "Indieciembre", or "Indie Navidad Music", features some of the hot Indie artists from Latin America and their visions of the holiday. So it's all the fun and wackiness of Indie music, but in another language (or other languages; it's all Greek to me)! This appears to be download only, but you should definitely give it a spin. The folks at the Almirantes label were even nice enough to load up a sampler for you at Soundcloud, so you can stream a few of the songs all the way through. This one's at Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.
Indie treasure Jonathan Jones, who splits his time between solo projects and his work with We Shot The Moon, has a tasty little nugget of a Christmas EP out now. "Christmas In Our Shorts" finds the keyboard player and vocalist having a go at three traditional Christmas songs and Wham's "Last Christmas". Those are all fine and well, but it's the EP's lone original that you're going to want. "Mr. Life Saver Man" has the kind of energy and sound that make Indie music so irresistible. You'll find "Christmas In Our Shorts" at Amazon, iTunes, and wherever fine digital downloads are sold.