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Ken Kessler from the online Christmas music station The Sounds of Christmas talks about the station, Christmas (and holiday and seasonally-themed) music and related topics.

Location:

United States

Description:

Ken Kessler from the online Christmas music station The Sounds of Christmas talks about the station, Christmas (and holiday and seasonally-themed) music and related topics.

Twitter:

@socmusic

Language:

English

Contact:

619-886-7444


Episodes

Love Actually

2/13/2024
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas celebrates Valentine's Day with a look at the Christmas music of the movie Love Actually! Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that made the 2023 season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:05:11

Whitney Houston

2/12/2024
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas marks the anniversary of Whitney Houston's passing with a look at her Christmas music catalog! Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that made the 2023 season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:06:00

Same Old Lang Syne

2/4/2024
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas revisits the state of traditional radio and their approach to Christmas music. He also talks about Dan Fogelberg's "Same Old Lang Syne" and the article that changed his feelings about that song. Matthew J. Fitzgerald's blog from 2023 - https://mfitz.net/a-tale-of-187-christmas-songs-how-i-logged-nearly-every-song-on-chicagos-christmas-station/ Matthew's follow-up blog from 2024 - https://mfitz.net/unwrapping-chicagos-christmas-music-using-technology-to-explore-trends/ Radio Insight on Radio and Christmas music - https://radioinsight.com/blogs/262879/santa-please-bring-back-the-hits-for-christmas/ BBC on Radio and Christmas music - https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/2024/bbc-sounds-reaches-record-audiences-christmas-music-and-quality-podcasts?fbclid=IwAR2EgzOKS8wSXbpbTv0vGb6s_CB-6rrrMpYDRVWm7l5FELTk-zze-z6FRNM Article from the Scarlet - https://thescarlet.org/19291/larts/another-auld-lang-syne-my-odyssey-into-discovering-the-best-christmas-song/?fbclid=IwAR1Z3hNDVOracf-gG1lhb2VBbH1H5Ah_l35xbjPW5fFf-apuj0Il7eu3yFA Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that made the 2023 season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:11:18

Happy Anniversary Mannheim Steamroller

1/21/2024
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks about the 40th anniversary of Mannheim Steamroller's first Christmas album, and the amazing Christmas music catalog they've given us (so far)! Mannheim Steamroller's 35th anniversary green vinyl release - https://store.mannheimsteamroller.com/products/ms-christmas-35th-anniversary-vinyl-lp Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:22:23

Happy New Year!

12/31/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas wishes you a Happy New Year and thanks you for an amazing 2023! Best Christmas Music Podcast on MyMerryChristmas.com = Link coming soon! Best Christmas Podcast on Feedspot: https://podcasts.feedspot.com/christmas_podcasts Best Christmas Music Podcast on Feedspot: https://podcasts.feedspot.com/christmas_music_podcasts Best Music Commentary Podcasts on Goodpods: https://goodpods.app.link/bq7sdJ9svFb Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:06:12

The Ghost Of Christmas Music Yet To Come

12/28/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas takes a look back at some of this year's guests and what they had to say about the possibility that they would have new Christmas music for us next year! The Tell Alls - https://thetellalls.com Liz Kennedy - https://www.lizkennedymusic.com Lisa Biales - https://lisabiales.com Sukey Molloy - https://www.sukeymolloy.com Aubrey Logan - https://www.aubreylogan.com Linda Imperial - https://www.lindaimperial.com Rehya Stevens - https://www.rehyastevens.com David Arkenstone - https://linktr.ee/davidarkenstone Cliff Beach - https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cliffbeach1/christmas-day-funk Michelle Malone - https://www.michellemalone.com David Lanz - https://davidlanz.com Russ Lorenson - https://linktr.ee/russlorenson Critical Mass - https://www.criticalmassmusic.org/home 98 Degrees - https://www.98degrees.com Suzanne's Band - https://suzannesband.com Dan Ashley - https://danashleymusic.com Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:31:05

Christmas Music Surprises

12/26/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to JJ from Christmas Music News about some of the surprise releases from this past season! Follow JJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NewXmasMusic Follow JJ on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christmasmusicnews/ Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:35:00

Merry Christmas!

12/24/2023
Ken wishes you a Merry Christmas, with a little help, actually A LOT of help, from friends of the Sounds of Christmas! Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:14:29

Bart Zeal and December Celebrations

12/21/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Dutch composer and lyricist Bart Zeal about his music, including a couple songs that we'll be playing next October on the Sounds of Halloween. Bart also shares the stories behind putting together his album "December Celebrations", and what connects so many of those celebrations that are observed by different faiths at this time of year! Bart Zeal's website: https://bartzeal.com Bart Zeal on Bandcamp: https://bartzeal.bandcamp.com Bart Zeal on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bartzealmusic/ Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:20:34

Tommy Byrne on Christmas Music, Autism Awareness and Much More!

12/20/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter Tommy Byrne about his Christmas singles, including his latest "Coal For Christmas". They also talk Autism Awareness, Bret Michaels and Gary U.S. Bonds! Tommy's Bandcamp page: https://tommybyrnemusic.bandcamp.com Tommy's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@tommybyrne732 Autism Society of America: https://asaunstoppablesong.bandcamp.com Surfers Healing: https://surfershealingunstoppablesong.bandcamp.com/track/unstoppable-a-song-for-autism The Jimmy Stewart Museum: https://jimmy.org/donate/ Teach Rock: https://teachrock.org Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:52:22

Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees Talks New Christmas Single, Upcoming Album and More!

12/19/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees about their new Christmas single, their upcoming album and the possibility of more Christmas music! Stream 98 Degrees' latest single "The First Noel": https://vyd.co/Thefirstnoel 98 Degrees' website: https://www.98degrees.com 98 Degrees' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@98Degrees Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:17:22

Critical Mass On Their Long Journey To Their New Christmas Album

12/18/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Dave and April from Critical Mass about the band's long journey to their new album "Christmas Is Real", also talking about the band's award-winning early days, performing for the Pope and, maybe, recording another Christmas album! Check out Critical Mass' album "Christmas Is Real": https://www.criticalmassmusic.org/album/2634666/christmas-is-real Critical Mass' website: https://www.criticalmassmusic.org Critical Mass' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@criticalmassmusic Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:39:27

Russ Lorenson On The Great American Song Book, Jingles the Cat And More

12/17/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer Russ Lorenson about his Christmas albums, his latest release and dealing with a health issue that has stopped him from performing. Plus, Russ talks about his next Christmas project, a book about "Jingles The Cat" due next Christmas! Find out more about Russ and his music: https://linktr.ee/russlorenson Russ Lorenson's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@RusslorensonSF Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:39:22

Frank Sinatra

12/14/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas is a little late with his birthday greeting for Frank Sinatra, so he decided to take a deep dive into Frank's Christmas music catalog, highlighting the rich legacy of Christmas music that Frank has given us! Frank Sinatra's official website: https://www.sinatra.com Frank Sinatra's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@FrankSinatra Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:10:05

Kevin McGrath Wishes You A Merry Indie Christmas Again!

12/12/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Kevin McGrath about the new collection he put together to benefit the homeless charity Crisis UK. "Have Yourself A Merry Indie Christmas (Volume III)" adds another thirty-five songs to the series, on top of last year's two volumes, each one of those containing fifty-four songs! Kevin talks about deciding to put together this new volume, and why he's worked so hard getting all three of these albums released! Have Yourself A Merry Indie Christmas Volume III: https://v4velindre.bandcamp.com/album/have-yourself-a-merry-indie-christmas-volume-iii Christmas Underground's Review: https://christmasunderground.com/2023/12/01/have-yourself-a-merry-indie-christmas-volume-iii-2023/ Have Yourself A Merry Indie Christmas Volume I: https://v4velindre.bandcamp.com/album/have-yourself-a-merry-indie-christmas-volume-i Have Yourself A Merry Indie Christmas Volume II: https://v4velindre.bandcamp.com/album/have-yourself-a-merry-indie-christmas-volume-ii Crisis UK: https://www.crisis.org.uk/ Kevin's previous appearance: https://soundsofchristmas.buzzsprout.com/1658629/11710309-kevin-mcgrath-wishes-you-a-merry-indie-christmas Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:26:07

Deb Bowman on her New Christmas Single, Jimi Hendrix, Candide and lots more!

12/10/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter/actress Deb Bowman about her new single, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"! They also talk about Jimi Hendrix, Candide and the new album Deb's working on for 2024! Check out Deb Bowman's new Christmas single: https://lnkfi.re/6AtfqrRx Deb's website: https://debbowman.com Deb's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@Deborahbowman Deb's previous appearance: https://soundsofchristmas.buzzsprout.com/1658629/9627356-deb-bowman-talks-about-a-big-love-holiday-plus-the-addams-family-meryl-streep-and-more Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:39:25

David Lanz on Christmas music, new singles and more!

12/7/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to New Age instrumentalist David Lanz about his new Christmas singles (both with Kristin Amarie and his new solo piano release)! They also talk about David's previous single with Kristin and the plans for new albums next year (including a Christmas album)! David Lanz's website: https://davidlanz.com David Lanz's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TheDavidLanz Kristin Amarie's website: https://kristinamarie.eu Kristin Amarie's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@KristinAmarieMusic Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making this season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:24:07

Quinn Hedges On Cover Songs, the National Anthem and His New Christmas Release "Night Divine"

12/5/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to singer/songwriter/guitarist Quinn Hedges about his new release "Night Divine"! They also talk about the many songs Quinn has covered, his performance of the National Anthem in front of Kobe Bryant and a lot more! Quinn's website: http://www.quinnhedges.com Quinn's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@QuinnHedges Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out all the artists that are making the upcoming season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:34:34

Michelle Malone on the Hot Toddies, the new Christmas album and upcoming shows!

12/3/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Michelle Malone about their mutual love of Christmas music, her group the Hot Toddies, their new Christmas album, and lots more! Connect with Michelle: https://www.michellemalone.com Get Michelle's Christmas music with the Hot Toddies: https://www.michellemalone.com/the-hot-toddies Catch Michelle and the Hot Toddies in concert: https://www.michellemalone.com/shows Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out the artists that are making the upcoming season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:32:46

Cliff Beach On Christmas Day Funk And A Big 2024

11/30/2023
Ken from the Sounds of Christmas talks to Cliff Beach about his new single "Christmas Day Funk", which was an unexpected Christmas music surprise. He also talks about his previous Christmas releases, and some of his new music that's on the way in 2024! Cliff's new single "Christmas Day Funk": https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cliffbeach1/christmas-day-funk Last year's single "Jingle Bells": https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cliffbeach1/jingle-bells His Christmas album "Merry Christmas Happy New Year": https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/cliffbeach1/merry-christmas-happy-new-year Cliff on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cliffbeachmusic/ Cliff on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@cliffbeachmusic Listen to the Sounds of Christmas station: https://www.soundsofchristmas.com/listen-now.html Find the Sounds of Christmas podcast: https://linktr.ee/socmusic Connect with the Sounds of Christmas on social media: https://linktr.ee/socmusicconnect Check out the artists that are making the upcoming season of the Sounds of Christmas station possible: https://linktr.ee/socartists

Duration:00:36:32