A Lovely Afternoon:
Holiday Tea & Chamber Jazz
has been cancelled due to a venue scheduling conflict.
But the music is still playing! Listen here.
Spread a little cheer.... All proceeds from the sale of the track "Someone's Child" benefit the Elf Louise Christmas Project, an all-volunteer project sharing the spirit of generosity with children of struggling families. Click "download" below and name your price. Your money goes to bring joy where it's most needed.
More good stuff....All proceeds from the sale of the track "Walk in My Shoes" benefit CureSMA, supporting families of children with spinal muscular atrophy. Click below to listen. Download from Bandcamp, and pay whatever you choose. Your money goes to research a cure for the number one genetic cause of infant death.
Songs for the Christmas Child
is getting airplay on both public and commercial radio stations, and here's what real people are saying:
"Thank you for one of the most beautiful Christmas albums I have ever heard." ~ Judi E.
"Really LOVE it! Thank you, Bett and Joel!" ~ Cassandra W.
"Beautiful!" ~ Dianne B.
"Wonderful unique music!" ~ Carl S.
"The new CD is SO beautiful! Filled with wonder and childlike joy." ~ Tom O.
"I. AM. BLOWN. AWAY. This is a fabulous album. I need to order 6 copies for friends." ~ Janis H.
"Love it. Totally what I needed to hear." ~ Paulino R.
"This is a real stocking stuffer. Love it! Did you guys write 'Are You Alone for Christmas?' Wish I'd penned it. Great." ~ Ron Y. (songwriter)
Hear it here.
For us, music has always been about storytelling, because stories fuel our connection as human beings; so when we set out to make a Christmas album, we knew it would be about exploring the universal stories we all share.
For many, the Christmas story is a celebration of the essence of their faith that two millennia ago, God came to Earth in human form to redeem humanity. But there are other stories here, too, very human stories that resonate in the contemporary world regardless of religious belief. There is the story of a refugee family fleeing persecution, relying on the mercy and generosity of strangers; and the story of a child born in poverty and injustice who grows up to profoundly influence the world. There is the story of a young mother caught up in the mundane chores of child care, and the story of guests so wrapped up in celebrating that they forget who the party is for. There is the story of expectations unmet, the story of nostalgia for home and family, and the story of loved ones lost and longed for.
But ultimately, the Christmas story is the story of light in the midst of darkness, warmth in the midst of cold, hope in the midst of despair. It’s the story of mercy, generosity, peace, love, and forgiveness. No matter what your traditions or beliefs may be, we hope you’ll find these things in the stories we share here.
Peace on Earth. Good will to all.
~ Bett & Joël