I’ve heard a lot of O Holy Nights over 5 years of putting together musical Advent calendars. (There are 57 here, should you be interested in a broader survey.) I’ve even spoken to the man behind the epically terrible version that makes its way around the interwebs each year.
There are two performances that stick in my mind. One, is by gospel singer David Phelps, and the other is Canadian blues singer Matt Andersen. In the video, Andersen is accompanied by pianist John Sheard and double bassist Dennis Pendrith.
He’s currently on his way to Australia after finishing a European and American tour this fall. The new album, Weightless, is available on True North Records ici.
Hear the rest of the OM Advent Calendar ici and stay tuned for a special download on 23rd December.