It’s that time of year again when we are all inundated with Christmas music from every possible direction. While guilty of doing the same here, it’s our hope to introduce you to new artists, fresh spins on Christmas classics and originals that may someday become staples of your own holiday season.
Kicking off our seasonal festivities is Daniel Markham, the Denton, Texas musician who just released his latest collection of songs, the Vinyl Worthy Pretty Bitchin’. Working with Hand Drawn Records, Markham and other Texas musicians recorded originals and traditional Christmas songs for the label’s fourth volume of holiday songs, Hand Drawn Records. A Compilation. Volume 4. The Holiday Record. While you’ll never confuse Markham’s music with that of Bing Crosby, Markham recorded Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” for the compilation, transforming the cardigan crooner’s 1943 tribute to World War II soldiers into a weeping country waltz.
Stream/download “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” below and purchase Pretty Bitchin’ via Bandcamp.