Alan Madej Releases Latest Christmas Series Single

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Since 2012, local singer-songwriter Alan Madej has released a new Christmas single each year.

He wasn't about to let a pandemic get in the way of spreading some yuletide cheer again this year.

He's just issued “Xmas Single No. 9: Red Green and Silver Bright,” a rootsy number about “rockin’ ’til the break of dawn.” Along with its rowdy b-side, “Shine On (Tonight),” it can be found on Bandcamp as a free download. 

“This year was such a different experience than previous years with social distance recording and not being able to record our tracks in person,” says Madej in a press release. “Guitarist-pianist Alex Madej, bassist Charlie Louodin, drummer Nate Taylor and myself did such a fantastic job this year, and I'm really proud to be able to present another edition of the series. Music has definitely been a life saver though all of my day to day life and writing has been a great way to stay focused and optimistic this year. I think we did a great job showing that in the energy of this year's single. I'm very hopeful we will make it through these dark days.”

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