Tuesday, November 16, 2021

New Music: Audrey DuBois Harris "Christmas Without You"

A few times each Christmas season a new song comes along that immediately makes you perk your ears, sit up, and take notice. Then you become deeply immersed in the song, and let it wrap around you musically, moving you into a new little universe of just you and the song. "Christmas Without You", performed by Audrey DuBois Harris, is one of those songs.

First, some of Audrey's cred:
  • Aretha Franklin (!!!!!!!) requested her to perform a series of concert events, including Aretha Franklin Presents: A Two Night Revival, Aretha Presents: GospelFest and Aretha Franklin Presents: The Gospel Legends.
  • Selected by the family of the late Queen of Soul to perform on the global broadcast of Aretha Franklin’s Celebration of Life service.
  • Performed on several occasions as “The President’s Soloist,” singing the National Anthem, as well as at “Christmas at The White House.”
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson invited DuBois Harris to perform at the annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee service in remembrance of “Bloody Sunday” on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama.
I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

"Christmas Without You", Ms. DuBois Harris' new song for this holiday season, is befitting her amazing talent as a singer.  Beginning with piano accompaniment, and adding strings and percussion as the song builds, and featuring a trumpet solo, the song feels like an intimate performance.  To quote Audrey: "Amid all the glamour, glitz and rush of the holiday season, it's important to remember the real joy of the season is being with the ones we love: ‘Christmas Without You’ illustrates this in a beautiful fashion.”

I agree.

Please make "Christmas Without You" a part of your Christmas playlist this season.

"Christmas Without You" - Stream on Spotify

Audrey DuBois Harris website

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