Christmas can be the best of times or the worst of times, depending on your place in time. Comfort and joy are not guaranteed, the cold fingers of winters isolation often taking from those who need the most help in making it through the fray. God bless those who are able to give of themselves so completely during the holidays, providing not only the words and music to give sustenance to those in need but also the raw materials any band of brothers and sisters need to make a real difference.
Frank Koren knows he is blessed. Blessed with a tight knit family that all poses the honed gift of music, and a wide array of top-flight associates and friends, he takes his music very seriously. For the second straight year, The Koren Family Christmas made its way to The Pearl Company in downtown Hamilton for a show that gets as good as it gives. Partnering with Hamilton Food Share, the now annual showcase of local talent is heavy on bright lights and warm hearts with more feel than you’ll ever find on the tele at home. Generous and genuine, the long list of artists brings home the peace and passion of the season while also raising cash and food stocks for those who need it the most.
This Christmas, we at Barber Shop Podcast welcomed in Frank and some friends to give us all a taste of the holiday spread, as Anderus and Dell & Burns made the trek to BOXO Studio for this weeks episode, a deep and reflective time for us all.
Music is so much more than background music at the mall, so much more than the obligatory and customary aural trimmings of the season. Music is love. Truth. Beauty.
Merry Christmas everyone, may the season be kind and your heart free and light.