CD Review- Various Artists: A Minnesota Christmas

Minn X-masThe time of year has come when people start thinking about the holidays and Christmas music. And each year, the catalog of music to search through grows bigger. Depending on what your taste in music is, you can find many albums that can make your holiday season more festive.

Just recently, a few musicians from the state of Minnesota got together to create some music to make the 2009 Holiday Season very festive; that CD is called Home For the Holidays: A Minnesota Christmas.

Home For The Holidays: A Minnesota Christmas was created with the idea of raising money during the Holiday Season to help a few local charities in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota make the time a lot merrier for residents of that region.

The CD of Home For The Holidays: A Minnesota Christmas begins with a song that was composed by one of Minneapolis, Minnesota’s best-known musicians, Tim Mahoney. Tim and his mother Kathy create a little holiday magic with Kathy’s composition of “You Are My Christmas” as Tim sings with his mother as he plays the piano to create a song for the modern Christmas celebration.

The next track on the album is a track entitled “One Small Child/We Three Kings. The blended songs are arranged by the A’capella group of The Blenders. The group takes a very traditional approach to the song and lets the listener enjoy the band’s vocals

The CD takes the listener on a trip through the many different styles of music found in the Twin Cities of Minneapoli and St. Paul. From the piano driven sound of Tim Mahoney, to the A’capella styling of The Blenders, to the many other styles and genres of music that are created by the artists that took part in the making of this album, there is something for everyone’s tastes on Home For The Holidays: A Minnesota Christmas, including the Celtic Rock created by Wild Colonial Bhoys.

(For the visitors to this site who call the Twin Cities home, there is an added bonus to check out the Home For The Holidays: A Minnesota Christmas CD- The CD comes with a coupon for free parking to the IBEW Holiday Lights in the Park. However, the coupon expires at the end of the year. )

Home For The Holidays: A Minnesota Christmas is very regional. While the artists on the CD may be well known in the Twin Cities, these artists may not be known outside of that region. Not only is the CD a great collection of well known tunes and newer original compositions, it is also a great way to discover some great talent that you may not have heard of before. To discover the CD of Home For The Holidays: A Minnesota Christmas, as well as the artists that took part in creating the CD, visit the website for the CD by simply clicking on the album cover below:

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