Steve Bassett Merry Christmas from the North Pole
About the CD
"The folks at Ukrops in Richmond asked for a new Chrismas album for their stores for the holidays. Bryce McCormick met me at SounDog and I sang a list of Christmas traditionals I'd put together with him at the Steinway. Adirian Olsen and Cameron Ralston joined us on drums and bass, I played a little B3 and sang. I asked Jenny down to The Buddy to be a group of angels and she was.......and is. It had been over twenty years since my last Christmas album, and I really enjoyed getting in the spirit early again. I think folks will like our take on these familiar songs." - Steve Bassett
Play all songs
1. Let it Snow
2. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
3. Silver Bells
4. Angels We Have Heard On High
5. Frosty the Snowman
6. What Child is This
7. Santa Clause is Coming to Town
8. Silent Night
9. Go Tell it on the Mountain
10. White Christmas
About the artist
Steve Bassett is a legendary southern rock and roll/blue eyed soul singer/songwriter, Hammond B-3 player, and independent recording artist. His albums have featured such friends as Jerry Wexler, Elliott Randall, Delbert McClinton, Ed King, Tony Joe White, Jim Horn, Don Wise, James Pennebaker, Rick Darnell, Terry Townson, Kevin McKendree, Larry Byrom, Kelvin Holly, Randy McCormick, Bob Babbitt, Jimmy Nalls, Mike Henderson, T. Graham Brown, Clifford Curry, Jimmy Black, and Roger Hawkins, David Hood, Barry Beckett and Jimmy Johnson of The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. His accomplishments include being the co-author of "Sweet Virginia Breeze", southern soul music chart-topper, and first call singer of national network commercial jingles.
Friends since the age of 10 and married for 21 years, Steve and Jenny Bassett live in the heart of Virginia on their farm adjoining the Cumberland State Forest and Game Preserve. Steve remains busy, performing with his band The Mystic Soul Bubbas, as a featured entertainer at special events throughout Virginia, and as a songwriter, session singer and player, and music producer.
"Steve Bassett's musical style is a synthesis of America's root music; blues, r&b, gospel, and rock & roll. Not only does Steve have a true feeling for the blues, he is a master of the gospel idiom, and in this combination of talents he is just about unique in music. He is a singer's singer and he communicates with his audience in a soulful front porch manner that crosses markets and generations and leaves his listener feeling like he has sung to them alone." - John Hammond, Sr.