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.
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.
— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) November 6, 2014