SHINY & BRITE!

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    Our first Christmas offering! Eclectic, roots-pop Christmas songs, drawing from Americana, Power Pop, and British Pop. *Let us know if you want it autographed!*

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Our first Christmas album, released in November 2019. You find other details about it and related shows at its Facebook page - www.facebook.com/TheTatersSHINYandBRITE

"One might even call it a holiday sampler, just like the variety boxes of colorful Shiny Brite Christmas decorations. Those Taters are known for their sampler-style shows; actually, that’s the beauty part about them. They’ll do anything for the fun of it" - Anne Jones, North of the James magazine
northofthejames.com/taters-new-shiny-brite-cd-captures-spirit-holidays/

"This joyful mix of originals, like the tuneful “Last Lone Noel” and the Roy Orbison-y ballad, “My First Christmas With You,” and Taterized versions of well- and little-known Christmas classics is a holiday treat built on a solid foundation of love and respect for these wonderful songs." - Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio
purepopradio.com/2019/12/11/reviews-12-11-19-do-you-hear-what-i-hear-stockings-full-of-musical-holiday-cheer-abound/

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released November 27, 2019

Recorded August 2019 at Slipped Disc Audio in Ashland, VA by Bill McElroy
Production & arrangements: The Taters with Bill McElroy
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Bill McElroy

Craig Evans - vocals, bass, glockenspiel
Brad Tucker - vocals, acoustic guitars
Greg Marrs - vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin
Chris Mendez - vocals, drums, percussion

Stu Grimes - drums on "My First Christmas" and "Santa Bring My Baby Back"
Ned Henson - 2nd guitar on "My First Christmas" and "Santa Bring My Baby Back"
Guest Elves Chris Watling - saxophonic sugarplums on "It's Not Christmas"
Mike Gribik, extra tavern vocals on "Christmas Dream"
Monkeyknuckle Pops Chorus (Craig, Brad, Mike Gribik & Harry Gore) on "Santa Bring My Baby Back"


"My First Christmas" - Craig Evans, BMI
"Last Lone Noel" - Craig Evans & Gary Walker, BMI
"It's Not Christmas" - Greg Marrs, BMI
All Rights Reserved.

"I Can Hear Music" - Barry/Greenwich/Spector; "32 Feet" - Cavanaugh/Redmond/Weldon; "Santa Bring My Baby Back" - Schroeder/Demetrius; "Pretty Paper" - Nelson; "Little Drummer Boy" - Davis/Onorati/Simeone; "Christmas Dream" - Webber/Rice; "Old Toy Trains" - Miller; "I'd Like to Have an Elephant for Christmas" - Thompson; "Peace on Earth/Silent Night" - Burke/Lee. All Rights Reserved.

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The Taters Richmond, Virginia

Roots-pop: an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, and Americana, a sound that's been described as "Country roots- pop with the genius songwriting of 60's & 70's power-pop, …a curious mix of Mavericks, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and Beatles" Billboard magazine calls it "American roots-rock with thoroughly modern, totally hip sensibilities" ... more

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Track Name: Last Lone Noel
Last Lone Noel ©Craig Evans & Gary Walker, BMI. All Rights Reserved

Beginning of December's gone, the Christmas season's here
The snows have started earlier this year
And though I walk alone tonight with no one to wish me well
I'm living my last lone Noel

I go downtown to see the lights and hear the childrens' song
I've stood alone and watched so very long
& Rising from among the crowd I still hear the sound of bells
I'm living my last lone Noel

We live our lives on separate lines that seldom seem 2 cross
But Christmas time can free the blind
And save us from the lonely cost
Before all love is lost

When snow is falling on the ground and winter's in the air
Take the time to see what's yours to share
We're really not so all alone But sometimes it's hard to tell
I'm living my last lone Noel
I'm living my last lone Noel
I'm living my last lone Noel
Track Name: My First Christmas (with You)
My First Christmas With You ©2002 Craig Evans (BMI)

Here’s to my first Christmas with you
I can’t wait for all the things that we’ll do
Christmas time is my favourite time of year

We can take long walks in the snow
Or come inside beneath the mistletoe
I can’t wait for my very first Christmas with you

We’ll sing the Christmas carols
The songs both old & new
But it’s gonna feel so different this year
‘cause I’ll be singing them with you

Through the years as the weather gets cold
And you’re here to have and to hold
I’ll remember my very first Christmas with you
Track Name: It's Not Christmas (When My Baby's Not Around)
It's Not Christmas (When My Baby's Not Around) ©Greg Marrs, BMI. All Rights Reserved.

I’m not steppin’ out for Christmas
And I don’t feel like tinseling the town
And it’s true that I’m blue, and it’s all ‘cause of you
It’s not Christmas, when my baby’s not around

I’m not in the Christmas spirit
Though I drank so deeply I could drown
At the end of the bottle, there’s no you to cuddle
It’s not Christmas, and my baby’s not around

Oh, holy night -- the stars are shining bright
There should be laughter, and caroling out in the snow
But oh, lonely night -- I could be holding you tight
But there’s no lovin’, no kissin’ I’m missin’ you so.

I’m not waitin’ up for Santa
Cause I know that he’ll only let me down
And I’m too blue to carol, or wear gay apparel
It’s not Christmas, and my baby’s not around

Oh, holy night -- the stars are shining bright
There should be laughter, and caroling out in the snow
But oh, lonely night -- I could be holding you tight
But there’s no lovin’, no kissin’ I’m missin’ you so.

I’m not steppin’ out for Christmas
And I don’t feel like tinseling the town
Darlin’ please come back home,
I can’t make it a - lone
It’s not Christmas, when my baby’s not around
It’s not Christmas, when my baby’s not around

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