The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. The GrooveBarbers, Lily Mae, Jenny Owen Youngs

It's A King Thing | Photo by John Vettese
It’s A King Thing | Photo by John Vettese

Christmas week brought us two holiday sessions to enjoy.  Veteran a cappella group The GrooveBarbers stopped by to record 10 classic holiday tunes in celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Night Before with Robert Drake.    The second session came from Arbor Christmas All-Stars, an annual gathering of local bands at Gradwell House to record some original holiday songs.  Check out a couple below and get the rest here and here.

This year’s final Folkadelphia session featured singer-songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs.  The Brooklyn musician performed four tracks, including a cover of “Colors of the Wind” from Disney’s Pocahontas.  Listen to the full session below and don’t forget to pick up a free download of Folkadelphia Sessions: Vol. 1 here.

Continuing with the yuletide theme, Mikele Edwards, Jeff Zeigler and Mary Lattimore recorded a great cover of “Christmas Ain’t Like Christmas Anymore” by Kitty Wells.  Check it out below.

XPN’s 12 Days of Local Christmas concluded with Lily Mae‘s new song “Winter Lullaby.”  The young Buck County musician released her debut EP Early Days this year and has opened shows for Joan Osborne, Toby Lightman and Ben Taylor.  Listen to her new song below and get full local Christmas compilation here.



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