"I heard the bells on Christmas Day / Their old familiar carols play
And wild and sweet the words repeat / Of peace on Earth, good will to men"
It's Christmas! And the day has been crazy and funny and awkward and beautiful . . . and now, as the sun has set and the stars are coming out, you sit with a cup of cocoa and reflect on the day.
You think about your loved ones.
You consider what it means that "God became flesh."
You ponder the mysteries of incarnation and toy assembly instructions.
You practice stillness (ignoring the chaos of torn gift wrap strewn around the living room). You enjoy the momentary quiet (or, more accurately, *relative* quiet; video games are being played at dangerously loud levels in the next room).
And you silently count your blessings.
Peace on earth, good will toward men.
p.s. Remember, He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake. And it really ticks Him off when you make illegal copies of CDs."
released December 2, 2014
Produced by Jason Collum and Scott Riggan
Mixed and Mastered by Jimmy Jernigan at Apollo 54
Guitars, Mandolin: Mike Ulvila
Piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, B-3: Mason Embry
Upright and Electric Bass: Michael Rinne
Drums: Jason Collum
Vocals: Scott Riggan, Mindy Wade
Cello: Pal Nelson
Violin: Eleonore Denig
Engineered by Jason Collum
Vocals engineered by Richard Oliver
Recorded at Sorted Noise Studio (Franklin, TN), Wildwood Recording (Franklin, TN) and American Audio (Caldwell, ID)
Graphic design by Mindy Wade
"Come To Us (O Little Town)" produced by Scott Riggan and Steve Fulton. Scott Riggan (vocal, piano), Jaime Thietten (vocal), Ernie Garza (guitars), Mark Doubleday (cello). Recorded at AudioLab, Garden City Idaho.
Special Thanks to:
Julie, Emily and Josiah Riggan
Jason Collum, Derek Reaves, James Cole, Mindy Wade,
Richard Oliver and my wonderful Kickstarter backers.
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