Christmas Across America-Midwest / Various
Dan Schafer, Dierdre Jenkins, Jo-El Sonnier, Cody Wilder, Josh Osborne, and Dana Spencer share the vocals on this CD. Dan and Dana combined for a duet in South Dakota Gold that takes a turn into a Christmas love song. Cody Wilder demonstrates his amazing ability to sound like Waylon Jennings in 'Illinois Central Line'. Jo-El Sonnier is one the most popular cajun artist today. The squeezebox and Jo-El's unique vocal style come through on ' Louisiana Gumbo'. Josh Osborne brings the poignant story of Iowa being the first state to lose a soldier in WWII to life but with a happier ending. Dierdre Jenkins voice moves you in 'Missouri Christmas Card'. Dan Schafer on vocals and Gabriel Katona's (formally of Jefferson Starship) arraingement combine for a wonderful Christmas waltz in 'It's a Minnesota Midnight'.