Video: Static Christmas 2012 features O’Fidelis and The Grown Ups, Feathered Rabbit and Moon, Denver Duncan and Brianna Gaither, Mont Lyons and Alyssa Jackson, and Honeylark and Horse Thief
My excellent colleagues George Lang of Static and videographer/producer Kyle Roberts debuted earlier this week the third annual Static Christmas special, showcasing local musical talents celebrating the spirit of the season.
Here’s part of what George has to say about this year’s terrific Static Christmas:
Each year of “Static Christmas” seems to bring a new character or stylistic theme, and the new special captured at Kamps evokes more recent holiday traditions. While Duncan returned to play an inspired and inspiring version of the Christmas hymn “Go Tell It On the Mountain” with Brianna Gaither, this year’s collection was dominated by late-20th century Christmas pop. Other than “Mountain,” the oldest song performed this year was “Blue Christmas,” which was given a swooning blues reading by Feathered Rabbit and slide guitarist Moon. The newest was Mont Lyons and Alyssa Jackson’s beautifully baroque performance of Sufjan Stevens’ “Christmas Unicorn,” and the set was rounded out by two songs from polar ends of my childhood: Honeylark and Horse Thief’s Cameron Neal playing “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and O Fidelis and The Grown Ups on “Last Christmas” by Wham!
As you can see and hear for yourself, it’s as good as he makes it sound. Here are three excerpts from the 2012 Static Christmas, and for more, click here.
Merry Christmas and happy listening!