For the last few years, our very own Kyle Zantos has been carefully crafting Christmas songs featuring various local musicians and song-writters including the likes of Damien Jurado, Sam Anderson (Hey Marseilles) and all the gents in the BJA line-up. This year, I was pleased to get the call from Kyle regarding his newest work. I had the chance to write lyrics and sing over his latest: a jaunty, lively, Randy Newman-esque piano tune.
And so, we present “Santa’s Slay” — an original holiday song about breaking the news, facing the facts, and embracing the tangible over the superstitious during this season. Follow the link and find not only the original track available for download but also three special covers from Jim Henson’s 1971 Christmas classic, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, performed by all the members of the Bryan John Appleby Band.
Happy Holidays to you all. Thank you for all your continued support over the years. Please come say hi if you make it to a show in 2014.
All my best,