An Auld School Christmas
This is a magical Christmas album that offers both original and classic holiday favorites, delivered with so much soul, funk and inspiration, you may be listening well after the Christmas decorations have been taken down and stored in the attic! Whether you're naughty or nice, this is a "must-have" for everyone's Christmas Playlist! Born and raised in Southern California, Carlson grew up in an artistic family. He developed an appreciation for music early on and at the age of ten he began writing songs, playing guitar and eventually found himself performing in local bands throughout high school. Upon graduation, Steve traveled quite a bit, until he fell in love with Hawaii where he lived for over two years. It was there that he honed his songwriting and began playing the mandolin and steel guitar, which he plays on this record. In addition, he plays banjo on the record as well. Along with David Olivas on saxophone and piano, Steve Dress on bass and Tim Jimenez on drums, a few other special guests join in to complete the joyous, short-but-sweet album. With a legion of fans across the country, as a result of heavy touring, a strong Internet presence has helped solidify Carlson's fan-base. His songs are heartfelt and bursting with freewheeling energy, that make club concerts into sing-a-long events. Carlson has cooked up a recipe that'll satisfy the appetites of those passionate fans with 'An Auld School Christmas.' His voice is like sandpaper dipped in Tupelo honey and he wields it like a master chef, adding a spoonful of blues, a dash of jazz, a cup full of folk-rock and a big helping of blue-eyed soul. And food is more than just a metaphor for Steve. He can cook like a superstar too, having been trained as a chef. Currently residing in Hollywood, Steve has had several original songs placed in film and television projects including 'Kinda Crazy These Days' placed in the ABC show 'Men In Trees', 'Night Time' placed in the WB's 'Supernatural' last year. One track on the album, 'Now That My Love Is Gone', has been placed in the upcoming film, 'Be My Baby'. Other films in which Steve's had song placement include 'Just Married', 'Life Or Something Like It', "Memore", etc.