CD Re-View: We Need a Little Christmas
by Michael Rider
Christmas is always a time of year when everyone looks for comfort. The season can be a mixture of joy and heartbreak. It is no wonder why so many songs have been written about finding the meaning of Christmas. Kenneth Gartman, singer and pianist, shares his Christmas story with us in his recently released album We Need a Little Christmas. The album is a collection of holiday favorites and newer works that are sure to become favorites. Click HERE to read the entire review.
My debut album "We Need a Little Christmas" is arriving just in the nick of time. The album was officially released on 11/27/20, and is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. Just go to the iTunes store or Amazon and search for "Kenneth Gartman". If you'd prefer an actual CD, you can get one from me directly!
The album is not available for streaming. Artists make a small fraction of a PENNY every time a song is played on a streaming platform. It hurt my heart a little when I read that. So, I opted to make it available for download only. I believe the price of the download is around $10. I was unable to set my own price for the downloads...otherwise it would've been $20. The CDs cost $20 each plus $5 for shipping. I'm also happy to sign it before I mail it to you.
If you'd like to make a contribution toward the creation of the CD...you can! All contributions no matter how big or small get you invited to the Livestream CD Release Event which I will be doing in December! More info HERE.
Kenneth Gartman "We Need a Little Christmas"
$20 (plus $5 for shipping and handling)
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CD Review: Kenneth Gartman "We Need a Little Christmas"
by Gerry Geddes
There is an open-hearted, childlike simplicity and beauty to Kenneth Gartman’s sound that is quite endearing and a perfect match for We Need a Little Christmas, a holiday release filled with the warmth of an open fire and the good will of friends and family gathered together. Add to that a thoughtful connection to the story of a lyric and an effortless musicality to his delivery that brings to mind the great Nancy LaMott, and you have an instant Yuletide classic. And did I mention that he is also his own best accompanist, effortlessly keeping the focus of the music on the story being told as much his vocals are? Click HERE to read the entire review!
"It's simply too good to miss. Kenneth Gartman, the strong singer expressing strong feelings with aplomb, is also his own polished pianist here. Chameleon-like, he convincingly switches gears to inhabit songs that demand sensibilities that are sentimental, cynical, philosophical or joyful."
"The supple voice's power is thoughtfully calibrated to the dramatic needs of material."
Rob Lester, TalkinBroadway.com
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