I know you probably thought that there couldn’t be any more new Christmas music out there; let alone from a quality group like The Silos, a band as eclectic as Spottiswoode and His Enemies, or a singer-songwriter as acclaimed, yet as humble as Rose Polenzani. But with a little sleuthing on Christmas eve, while I digested the chicken pot pie, I turned up these three gems.
The Silos is just what I like from that band. Walter Salas Humara plus a little Walter Salas Humara plus a little Walter Salas Humara on the side. In fact were he to disband the group and just play under his own name I would be pleased. Here’s a WSH original “Christmas Comes Once A Year) You Are Always In My Heart”.
Rose Polenzani is the lo-fi folk gueen of Boston. Her friends are legion, her YouTube video channel charming, and her songs consistently heart wrenching. Here she takes her turn with the Christmas classic “Have Yourself A Merry Christmas”.
Spottiswoode and His Enemies are a complete unknown to me. But they run with the right crowds. In fact he co-wrote The Silos song above. Here’s their original