Christmas Moods


You just can’t help it. From the happy opening with Jingle Bell Rock and Up on the Housetop to the winsome I’ll be Home for Christmas and the soft finale of Away in a Manger, you know two things about George Sawyn: that he’s a musician who plays with his heart as well as his guitar, and that he knows what it’s like to share joyous Christmases with family and friends.

Christmas Moods is a CD that wraps up all the varying emotions of this favorite of seasons into a tidy package tied with original arrangements and topped with a joyful bow of musical surprises. Who would expect to hear The First Noel played with an acoustic guitar tuned to C-wahine as done by a Hawaiian slack-key guitarist; or to recognize an arrangement of Jingle Bell Rock similar to that of Chet Atkins, George’s “first and all-time favorite guitarist”?

This is not an album of imitations, however. It’s a salute to people, places, memories, traditions and emotions that belong to George alone, plucked out of his guitars with his own unique skill and style, accompanied by no other musicians than those he has simulated from his synthesizers and special music programs.

Listeners will enjoy the familiarity of old favorites, but will also be charmed by the new way of hearing them—a way coaxed from the individual strings of George’s guitars, and the personal memories of his heart.

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