FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2010
While the weather outside isn’t exactly frightful…those recent cool pre-Fall nights are a sure sign that Summer is about to wave good-bye and the sights and sounds and chilly air of the 2010 Christmas Season will soon be swirling around us.
And if your Holiday heart is already yearning for the songs of the Season…maybe accented by the unplugged sounds of the acoustic guitar, and mellow solo and ensemble vocals that sing about our faith and joy of the time…unencumbered by the distractions of synthesizers, electric guitars and full-blown orchestral arrangements…then your pre-Christmas wish may already be coming true.
Pre-ordering now, “Acoustically Christmas” is a CD of genuinely acoustic, classic Christmas selections of faith, tastefully arranged and recorded to give you and yours, year after year of timeless Seasonal soundtracking.
A collection of faith-based Holiday music from award-winning singer-songwriter Ricky Fitzpatrick, “Acoustically Christmas” is a fresh take on the old-familiar. With preview samples already captivating fans around town and around the country, his relaxing guitar and mellow baritone are sure to warm you when the December temperatures begin to drop.
Fresh and uncluttered arrangements of songs like “Angels We Have Heard On High” are so catchy, they’re just begging to be sung-along with. A haunting acapella rendition of “O’ Come Emmanuel” is chilling in its cathedral-like majesty. And visions of James Taylor arise like an old friend, in selections like “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” and “Silent Night”.
Also, a lifetime in and around music and musicians has blessed Ricky with a vast wealth of musical friends. And many of those friends will be contributing “in one way or another” to the CD. Artists like Michael Card (songwriter, “El Shaddai”), Shawn Mullins (Grammy Award winning artist), Livingston Taylor (the brother of James Taylor), Peter Mulvey (award winning Boston-based singer/songwriter), Cosy Sheridan (70’s Folk Music icon). As well as a host of well-known local artists like Will Taylor Smith, Nathan Sheppard and the members of Bluebilly Grit.
He comments, “It’s been truly pleasing to be able to record these songs in the way that we’re doing it…sans all the fluff. And I hope people will hear music that they can share and play for friends and family around the Holidays…music that will make us smile, bring us together and most importantly, remind us of the true purpose for the Season and draw us to reflect on Christ and His gift.”
You can click on the banner at http://www.rickyfitzpatrick.com/ to listen to a preview of the CD’s first single, “What Child Is This”, which is making its way to Christian and Seasonal radio programs now. And learn how to order “Acoustically Christmas” now, with no payment until the CD ships (free) on November 5.
Ricky Fitzpatrick is a multi award-winning artist and songwriter. He also leads Praise & Worship at Corner-stone Baptist Church (Jefferson, GA), and lives, records and pursues the vision of Christ, in the tiny community of Apple Valley (unincorporated), GA with his wife, children and one remaining goldfish, Vince Gills.
For more on the music and ministry of Ricky Fitzpatrick, and on the “Acoustically Christmas” CD, please visit him at www.rickyfitzpatrick.com.
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