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‘Happy Holy Days’ Praised in the Press

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December 2010 – ‘Happy Holy Days,’ 11 Acorn Lane’s quirky new Esquivel-inspired album, is a potent holiday cocktail with traces of funk, exotica, electronica, traditional European music  and sounds like no Christmas record you’ve ever heard—and critics agree that’s a good thing:

“Delightful” – American Songwriter

“Accomplished musical whimsy” – Los Angeles Times

“Effervescent…wild, inventive arrangements” – Chicago Sun Times

“One cool record” – WXPN (Song of the Day)

“The holiday’s niftiest surprise” – MSN.com

“Bachelor-pad music master Esquivel is long gone, but his martini-fueled spirit lives on” – Philadelphia Daily News

“A good change of pace if you’re tired of Bing, Manheim Steamroller and the rest…” – HitFix.com

“Henry Mancini, Herb Alpert and Lawrence Welk sharing a drunken jam session after too much hot buttered rum” – Metromix

“The most original, multi-layered seasonal creations I’ve enjoyed in some time” Robert Drake, The Night Before on XPN

“Easily this year’s most musically inventive holiday CD” – Eagle Tribune (MA)

“Sexy and drunken horns, swinging accordion, cooing choruses, and a cha-cha beat are all milked for maximum merriment.” – The Village Voice (Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2010)

 

 

 

 


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