Merry and Bright! Blog - Xmas Extravaganza 2 Review /// & a comment from MP3Hugger

From Merry & Bright:

Sons of Old Town Xmas Extravaganza Volume 2

Back in 2015 I featured "Sons of Old Town Collective Xmas Extravaganza Vol. I", a four song EP. In the post I noted that the "Vol. I" implied that there would be a Vol. II sometime in the future. Well, friends, the future is here.* The Sons of Old Town Collective is back, this time with a 15 song collection of new and original holiday-themed music from artists hailing from Nashville, TN, Tupelo, Jackson, and Oxford, MS, and (hey! my town!) Kansas City, MO.

What these guys do is important stuff.  From their press release:

Sons of Old Town Collective is a group of bands and artists committed to building community through music.  Since 2011 the collective has been promoting shows and releasing music with no genre limitations.  Sons of Old Town Xmas Extravaganza Volume 2 will be released on November 30, 2018 both digitally and in a limited release cassette tape. 

Proceeds from the project will go to benefit notesfornotes.org - Notes for Notes is a non-profit organization that designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs offering youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for FREE. 


So, this is a group of musicians producing great songs and donating the proceeds to create and support musical opportunities for youth.  Beautiful.

"Sons of Old Town Collective Xmas Extravaganza Vol. II" has something for everyone.  The $10 asking price on their Bandcamp site is a bargain, considering you get 15 songs and the good feeling of contributing to a great cause.

I wish that I had posted about this earlier in the season, but I know that for many readers of Merry & Bright! Christmas music season never ends, so there's never really any "too late".  And, friend Stubby excellently plugged Vol. II over at his place a few weeks back.

Check 'em out, support their cause, buy their record, enjoy their music.

Sons of Old Town Collective Facebook page
Album Bandcamp site
"Sons of Old Town Collective Xmas Extravaganza Vol. II" is available on your favorite digital music source.

* Man, I really wanted to add "and we're all eating Dippin' Dots", but I refrained.  Mostly.


Renowned Irish Music Blog MP3Hugger did not post about the Xmas Extravaganza Cassette, but they did offer these comments about the song “Put Your Coat on” that I wrote and recorded with Rock Eupora.


it has so much heart, a little nerd pop here and there but there is something as magical as frosty the snowman happening here. As such your heart will melt because we're all a kid at this time of year and need in some whimsical arms around the shouldering. This is the candy cane set to music and it will be enough to have most licking their ears.