"We'd like to whole-heartedly thank our friends and family who have made our annual Christmas CD a reality!
We started out 8 years ago with a bunch of karaoke tunes and our Christmas spirit. Our vision was to connect with family and friends, and share some happiness at Christmas time. Through the years we've added different vocalists and "real" musicians, and because of this extended family, we sent out close to 100 CDs last year!
This year we also added some new players--notably, Derek on guitar. We also had Roux's cover band, Upperhand (Manny, John + Pete) play a couple of tunes, and Pat and Kenny helped us out on some choruses. It was especially great this year to have the whole Ezegelian family (Steve, Karel, Adam + Matthew) do a song together. We actually got to add a ukulele to the mix by Matthew...and Karel, you've been holding out on us..who knew you could sing? A very special thank you to our returning talent, Nicole, for lending her voice. We know how much she looks forward to this (NOT!!!). Joe, for his beautiful violin and background vocals, and Adam for his incredible voice. And, of course returning to the stage was Jack Ryan, now 7 years old and more adorable if that's at all possible!
We'd also like to once again thank Denise + John for helping out with supplies!
This year, we'd like to take the opportunity to dedicate this CD, in particular the song 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken', to three families who have suffered a great loss this past year.
To the families of John Ezegelian (our wonderful cousin), John A. Behler and Raymond Brugnatelli, we wish you peace this Christmas season and want you to know that John, Raymond and John are often in our thoughts, as well as forever in our hearts.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years!"