Recommended listening: Jim Bryson’s Instant Holiday Album

Jim Bryson Instant Holiday Album

I ran into Jim Bryson last week at Quitters during the Parade of Lights and we chatted briefly about his Christmas EP, Instant Holiday Album.

Bryson’s a Stittsville-based singer-songwriter who’s well known in Canada’s indie music scene. He’s also a frequent collaborator with Quitters owner Kathleen Edwards.

He released it two years ago as a fundraiser for Shepherds of Good Hope and the Royal Ottawa Hospital.  The name of the album is a nod to the fact that all the songs were recorded in a single day — over 15 in hours, to be exact, at Little Bullhorn Studios.

You can download the album here…

The album features a lengthy roster of local singers and musicians and has a cozy, mellow feel.  It’s perfect for a cold December afternoon with the fire going and a warm beverage by your side.

Favourite tracks: Good King Wenceslas, Mary New Year’s Eve, Silver Bells, Walking in a Winter Wonderland.


If you want to see Bryson perform live, he’s doing a show at the Black Sheep Inn on December 20.


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