Wonderful new Christmas music from Valerie Larsen

By Dave Carew

If you have a special place in your heart for Christmas music, I urge you to check out Valerie Larsen’s wonderful new Christmas collection at ValandtheBluecap.Bandcamp.com.  You’ll find there gorgeous, distinctive arrangements of beloved Christmas songs—and a couple of originals—each rendered with a classic touch of refinement and good cheer. 

Asked what she feels is most distinctive about her new Christmas music, Valerie Larsen replied, “The instrumentation.  I just moved home to Salt Lake City for a bit of a sabbatical from New York, and I have a harp here.  So having that as a primary influence has pushed this album to a folksy, Celtic feel, which has been a really fun push from what I’ve been doing songwriting-wise this last year. I chose and wrote songs that fit into that old English, traditional carol, musty cathedral place, and it’s just been a blast.”

It will be for you, too—and a wonderful Christmas gift for yourself or those you love.

To listen to and/or purchase Valerie Larsen’s new Christmas music, visit ValandtheBluecap.Bandcamp.com.

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at XLibris.com. Dave also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.
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