If you’re not keen on Christmas/Holiday/Xmas/Exmas Music, you might like my current project, “Advent of Jonathan Ramsey: Irish Christmas & Holiday Songs”. Don’t get me wrong, it has started off with pre-Baby-Boomer Holiday classics, “Hey Ho, Nobody Home”, and an Irish tenor banjo and mandolin version of “Un flambeau, Jeannette Isabella”. Between now and Boxing Day, though, I plan to release the rest of the EP, though, including more instrumentals (I put the “mental” in “instrumental”), and tongue-in-cheek blows at a holiday favourite, Ugly Christmas Sweaters. In 2012, expect a live Ugly Christmas Sweater Show. I hope you’ll be a little surprised, and not too disturbed, by the result.
This project slowed to a halt, when two back-to-back weekends of theatrical productions –one my youngest daughter’s, the other, my entire family’s- and the respective dress reheasals took over. Jungle Book, and A Christmas Carol behind us, I’m back in the studio, finishing up more selections to dish out.