MICHAEL FALZARANO DECORATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH

A KALEIDOSCOPE CHRISTMAS

By Gregory Schwartz

December 21, 2020

As the song “Yes it's Christmas Time Again" begins so does this love filled musical collaboration. An adopted family of musicians from the national and local jam band community combine the essential ingredients and eclectic energies, and bake them into a full on Christmas pie in Michael Falzarano's A KALEIDOSCOPE CHRISTMAS.


Featuring members of Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh and Friends, Solar Circus, Dead on Live, Dark Star Orchestra and Rainbow Full of Sound.


Here’s a characterization of songs for each occasion and every state of being.

Songs: 1-5 Jam Band Shuffle for dancing around the tree.

Songs: 6, 11 Boogie Woogie, from the bedroom to living room put on your pajamas and enjoy a libation.

Songs: 7-9 Soulful Vocal for the season of faith and light unified in an continuation of spirit.

Songs: 10, 12 some good time Blues for your holidays!


LINER NOTES

1: "Yes It's Christmas Time Again" Michael Falzarano, Clare Maloney, Dave Diamond, Klyph Black, Nate Debrine, Tom Circosta, Waynard, Schellar

2: "Ho Ho Ho" Michael Falzarano – guitar and vocals; Jeff Mattson – guitar; Tom Circosta – guitar; Glyph Black – bass; Dave Diamond – drums; Scott Guberman – Hammond organ and backup vocals.

3: "The Tree Nobody Wanted" Michael Falzarano, Clare Maloney, Dave Diamond, Klyph Black, Nate Devrine, Rob Wolfson, Scott Guberman

4: "Jingle Bells Jingle Jam" Michael Falzarano, Clare Maloney, Dave Diamond, Jason Crosby, Jeff Mattson, Klyph Black, Nate Debrine, Tom Circosta

5: "4:20, 12/24" Michael Falzarano, Clare Maloney, Dave Diamond, Jason Crosby, Jeff Mattson, Klyph Black, Nate Debrine, Tom Circosta

6: "The Eggnog Shuffle (Instrumental)"  Michael Falzarano – guitar; Jorma Kaukonen – guitar; Jason Crosby – fiddle; Tom Circosta – guitar; Jack Casady – bass; Dave Diamond – drums.

7: "It's A God Almighty World" Miachael Falzarano, Dave Diamond, Jack Casady, Kerry Kearney, Miss Marie, Professor Louie, Tom Circosta, Waynard Scheller

8: "A Psychedelic Cowboy Christmas (In Memory of Buddy Cage)" Michael Falzarano – guitar and vocals; Jeff Mattson – guitar; Kerry Kearney – slide guitar; Tom Circosta – guitar; Klyph Black – bass; Dave Diamond – drums; Jason Crosby – piano; Scott Guberman – Hammond organ and backup vocals; Clare Maloney and Nate DeBrine – backup vocals.

9: "Bethlehem Requiem For Diana (Instrumental)" Michael Falzarano – guitar; Jorma Kaukonen – guitar; Jason Crosby – fiddle; Pete Sears – Hammond organ and piano; Tom Circosta – guitar; Jack Casady – bass; Dave Diamond – drums.

10: "Christmas Blues" Michael Falzarano, Dave Diamond, Jack Casady, Kerry Kerney, Tom Circosta, Waynard Scheller

11: "Boogie Woogie Christmas"  Michael Falzarano – guitar and vocals; Jorma Kaukonen – guitar; Pete Sears – piano; Jack Casady – bass; Dave Diamond – drums; Professor Louie, Miss Marie, Klyph Black and Tom Circosta – backup vocals

12: "You're Still Standing" Michael Falzarano, Dave Diamond, Kerry Kearney, Klyph Black, Miss Marie, Professor Louie, Tom Circosta, Waynard Scheller


~ Mike Falzarano (Hot Tuna & New Riders of The Purple Sage) ~


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A portion of the proceeds from this CD will go to the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program.

To make a donation to Toys for Tots, click HERE.


This extended family is a family, together through life.


Extended Family

Klyph Black, Nate DeBrine, Scott Gubermen, Kerry Kearney, Professor Louie, Clare Maloney Miss Marie,  Waynard Scheller, Rob Wolfson

Empirical

Dennis McNally, Charlene Raco, Mike Frankel.


All songs written and arranged by Michael Falzarano.


All songs recorded at Chris Laybourne Studio.


Produced by Michael Falzarano.

Mixed by Michael Falzarano and Dan Skye at Sky Lab Recording.

Mastered by Toby Mountain.

Hypnotation Records

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