Miracles on Christmas Day
"Miracles on Christmas Day" is the premier collection of Kimmie Rhodes own original Christmas songs. One Christmas, years back, inspired while watching Willie Nelson open multiple packages all containing platinum records of his beloved song, Pretty Paper, Kimmie pledged to write a holiday song every year. Now, as a gift to her friends worldwide, she and Gabe Rhodes have collaborated on brilliant new productions of those songs. With a glittering cast of musicians including cellist Brian Standefer (Alejandro Escovedo), percussionist Hunt Sales (Todd Rundgren, Iggy Pop, Tin Machine), Nigel Eaton on hurdy gurdy (Blowzabella, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Loreena McKennitt), and Joel Guzman on accordion (Joe Ely, Los Super Seven), this record is the perfect pre-holiday feast for radio hosts looking for fresh tunes, music lovers hungry for soulful lyrics, and her legion of fans who have come to love her gritty-to-whimsical music in all it's subtle, complex glory. This group of new recordings also includes a cover of Patty Griffin's beautiful Mary and two intriguing classics, Carol of the Bells, (an ancient pagan Ukrainian chant), and What Child is This (set to Greensleeves).