Christmas Without Tears (the EP) is now available on iTunes, click HERE to purchase!
*All sale proceeds will be donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
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Performers include Harry Shearer, Alan Cumming, Mario Cantone, Olympia Dukakis, Alfie Boe, Paul Shaffer, Artie Lange, Fred Willard, Béla Fleck, Peter Asher, Jerry Dixon, I ARE Music – Amy Engelhardt, The Gregory Brothers, Davell Crawford, The SongBirds, and more!!!
The only way to truly get a feel for Judith Owen and Harry Shearer’s annual Christmas performances is to actually go to one one, they say. For those unable to attend, the pair’s new EP “Christmas Without Tears” serves as a stand-in. The six-track collection premieres today on Speakeasy.
The EP features three studio recordings—Owen sings two, Shearer and a cast of guests sing the other—and three songs from a performance last year in Los Angeles: one each from Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard and Amy Engelhardt. “I always write the really Welsh break-your-heart stuff, which is the stuff about memories of childhood and missing your family and the things that meant a lot to you as a kid,” says Owen, a singer and songwriter who contributes “The Best Things” and “(I’ll Sing) Silent Night for You.” “And Harry would always come up with some horrendously funny and politically incorrect song that was fantastic. I think we’ve really captured it with the three songs we’ve done.”
Click HERE to check out the full article/interview and EP premiere!
It would’ve been the Albert Hall had Bryan Ferry not fallen ill and cancelled at the last minute. Instead, singer Judith Owen, who was supposed to be opening that night, took a crowd back to her Notting Hill home.
“That’s not normally how I am, I’m kind of OCD! But actually what happened was one of the most fun evenings of my life. People rarely get to be involved in that if they’re not musicians. It felt looser, more focused on the songs and the camaraderie”
Check out the full article HERE!
Go to Rolling Stone and check out the official premiere of “Too Many Notes” (ft. Jane Lynch, Alice Russell, and Davell Crawford), off the upcoming Christmas Without Tears EP! Included in this premiere is an interview that Harry & I did with Rolling Stone, we talk about the upcoming Christmas Without Tears Tour and EP!
The Christmas Without Tears EP will be available in US & Canada on November 20th!
Look who I just bumped into in NOLA! Who knew Lincoln had a place here..(big jazz fan)
Only a few days till our CWT show @ BAM Dec 1st Have a great TG & don’t forget.. “Xmas is for being with the ones you love and sometimes even..
The “Christmas Without Tears” tour is coming to the Chicago area on 12/4 at Evanston SPACE!!! Tickets: http://bit.ly/1i1zrao
Harry Shearer and I snuck into Q104.3 FM, talked about Christmas Without Tears, and played some songs!
@theharryshearer and I will B on @HuffPostLive 12-1PM EST today talking bout #christmaswithouttears Ask us us some questions!!!