One songwriter, many Christmas songs

Johnny Marks made something of a speciality of Christmas songs–Wikipedia lists 26 Christmas and Christmas-show songs by Marks, and he named his music publishing company St. Nicholas Music. Here are some particularly well-known examples: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” by Johnny Marks, based on a poem by Robert L. May, as sung by Destiny’s Child (you

One songwriter, so many Christmas songs

Three examples: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” by Johnny Marks, based on a poem by Robert L. May, as sung by Destiny’s Child (you heard me): Video posted by DestinysChildVEVO “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” by Johnny Marks, sung by Bill Haley: Video posted by PEARLY “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” by Johnny Marks, sung by Sufjan

Music Guru Friday: Matt Hires!!

For many of us here, getting to know Matt Hires on the State Lines tour has far exceeded expectations. To be frank, we went for Jason Castro, but we ended up falling in love with Matt Hires (MATT HIRES!!). If you missed the memo, Jason is not going to be performing at the last 3