This compilation of songs performed by Philadelphia-area musicians- P.E.A.C.E. (Philadelphia Entertaining Artists Community Endeavor)- provides some fresh new original holiday music and a few new takes on traditional holiday songs. This collection was conceived, curated, and constructed by Matthew Gordon, one of the more than 80 musicians and 25 acts contributing to this album, to showcase a wide range of holiday emotions and musical styles represented by the rich Philadelphia regional music scene. In the spirit of the holidays, you may download the collection, or individual tracks, for free! However, we would appreciate your making a contribution of any amount, of which the proceeds will be donated to local charities that help the homeless and home-challenged, including PhilAbundance in Philadelphia (50%), Musicians On Call of Philadelphia (25%), and Habitat For Humanity of the Philadelphia region (25%).
All song copyrights are retained by the artists. Songs and recordings in this collection shall not be sold or re-used commercially in any fashion without the express written permission of the artist. Artists may be contacted directly thru the websites listed for each track. Please be sure to purchase their other music and attend their shows!
Some songs (well, one song) in the collection contain(s) profane lyrics and may not be suitable for profanity-sensitive ears.
released November 3, 2019
Thanks to all of the P.E.A.C.E. artists who generously contributed their amazing songs to this project: Almshouse, Jayar Bass, Al Bien, Jefferson Berry & The Urban Acoustic Coalition, Meghan Cary, Tracy Colletto, Tom Cooney, Carolyn Cott & Bob Martin, Dave Loves Donna, The Edge Hill Rounders, EFRAT, Elvis Elf, Matthew Gordon, The Hoppin' Boxcars, Zeek Mitchell (Z), Mike Naber, Sarah Napolitan, Julieann Ott, Santa P & The Elves, Amanda Penecale, Kathy Quinn, Michael G. Ronstadt & St. Mary, St. Michael, Rusty & Jan, Gene Smith, Amy Duckett Wagner, LisaBeth Weber, and Avi Wisnia.
Thank you to Jayar Bass for creating the Album Cover graphic.
Thank you to Ernie Tokay for generously offering his Little Spiders Have Big Dreams (littlespidersmusic.com
) studio services at severely cut rates to enable many of the songs appearing on this compilation.
Thanks also to Mike Naber of Peace Valley Audio (naberhoodjams.wixsite.com/peacevalleyaudio
) for his mastering assistance and advice.
Thanks also to Jefferson Berry and Zeek Mitchell for their efforts and enthusiasm in organizing live multiple-artist benefit concerts around this collection.