We've really been enjoying the My Space tracks around these parts, and I have to say it's no easy task tracking them down. Aside from the few artists I am already familiar with who have posted Christmas songs, finding the rest has been laborious, at best. (If My Space added some extra search features, such as the ability to search for song titles, that would be AWESOME.) But, as with anything that takes time and effort, the pay offs are usually worth the wait. And I feel these tracks I am sharing today were well worth the wait.
Before I get into the tracks, I just want to say a few words about My Space, a pet peeve.... If you are an independent artist and not bound by record contract deals that dictate how you can distribute your songs online, MAKE THE SONG AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD! One, if you are an independent artist starting out, I think it would be a huge benefit to get your music more freely available and out there. I have my personal opinions on artists who don't allow for downloads, but I will keep them to myself. It's a personal choice on how somebody wants to distribute their music online, but I am just saying...those of us who download a lot tend to buy a lot of music, too. Trust me. It's a win/win situation.
Ok, on to the music....And I gotta get this stuff on My Space while it's available, because it won't be long before the files are taken down!
First up is not a "Christmas" song, but it is a winter song, and a sure as heck fire great find at that. This will turn up on many of my personal Christmas mix CDs in the future, I can promise that. It is by Matthias Rowe, and I don't know much about him, aside from the fact that he's from Stockholm, Sweden, and he's put this wonderful track on his My Space page, and it's just awesome.
Matthias Rowe-Northern Lights
Next is a friend of another artist I shared already on this blog (Fireflies) and when I saw their band name was Her Space Holiday I knew they would have a Christmas song on their My Space page, and they did not disappoint. It's a cover version, but it certainly brings a unique take to the table that makes this one stand out from the crowded room full of cover versions of this song. They are from San Mateo, CA
Her Space Holiday-Let It Snow
Next I'd like to share a track I found from Blah Blah Blah, who are from London, UK. This is such a great tune, I will make sure I check next year to see if they give us a new Christmas song then too. It's one of those songs that makes me want to hear more from the band.
Blah Blah Blah-Caravan Christmas
Finally, I'd like to share a couple performers from Kansas City who are part of the acoustic folk scene here.
David Hakan-Christmas Day
And, perhaps the most original Christmas song I've heard so far this year...
Rick Malsick-Christmas Tumbleweed
And thanks for reading and listening.