New Music Tuesday: Dave Barnes

It’s that time of year again.  When radio stations start playing Christmas music all day every day, and people that have been waiting to put up their Christmas trees have finally succumb to the Christmas spirit.  Yes, it’s finally time to warm your hearts by the fire, make snow angels, drink eggnog, hang lights, buy presents and go sledding.  You might want to hold off on the sledding thing until it actually snows, but that’s totally your call.

When we heard Dave Barnes was releasing a Christmas album, we got excited.  Not because we love Dave Barnes.  Even though we do.  A lot.  No, we got excited because it’s been a long time coming.  Dave Barnes is full of Christmas spirit and has been due for an album like this for quite some time.  Of course, it’s hard to do a Christmas album without tossing in some old favorites like “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, but Barnes has a unique, soulful delivery that’s lighthearted and upbeat.  He’ll guarantee to brighten your mood in the first few songs.  Seriously.  If you’re not 100% satisfied with the results, you can return the music to your iPod for a full refund.  Just say out loud to your iPod, “not 100% satisfied” and it will spit money out.  It’s a new feature.

Of course, you won’t have to return anything because this album is certain to make the rounds at your Christmas festivities.  Barnes has a knack for delivering performances with grace and comedic timing.  Check out his Christmas “special” video from last year.  You can probably expect another one this year.  One can only hope.

Buy Very Merry Christmas:

Very Merry Christmas (Bonus Track Version) - Dave Barnes

Amazon Music

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Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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