I Heard It Was Christmas Day
In a field dominated by piano and piano-based releases, it’s refreshing to hear a holiday music album from a guitarist. Tom Caufield’s I Heard It Was Christmas Day is a real treasure. Ten carols, including one original, get enjoyable and interesting treatment without losing their trademark “feel.” Besides his guitar, Caufield also plays bass and keyboards, but it’s his stellar guitar playing that shines brightest on this album. Filled with abundant creativity and a palpable sensation of joy emanating from the artist, I consider this one of the best holiday releases of recent years Highly original cover art is yet another distinguishing factor.