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Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer

American Noel

(Signature Sounds; US: 2 Dec 2008; UK: Available as import)

American Noel contains eight previously unreleased tracks, all originally commissioned as holiday gifts for employees of a hardware store. Four are original songs by the late Dave Carter and four are interpretations of traditional favorites. Carter’s “Go Tell the Fox”, a joyous, carefree, country fiddler, announces the birth of Jesus. “Giddyup Said Santa Claus” is a sweetly silly song for all the Christmas cowboys out there. Tracy Grammer’s voice is truly a gift on the traditional songs, especially “Ditchling Carol” and “Coventry Carol.” A portion of the proceeds from American Noel benefit the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Massachusetts.

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Christel Loar is a freelance writer and editor, a part-time music publicist, and a full-time music fan. She is often an overreactor and sometimes an overachiever. When not dodging raindrops or devising escape plans, Christel is usually found down front and slightly left of center stage reveling in a performance by yet another new favorite band.


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