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Moxie Java Idaho Ho Ho Live Session

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Here are ALL the videos from our last in-studio session of 2011. This is the second year for this local holiday release, Idaho Ho Ho is a collection of music that helps raise money for the Idaho Foodbank. Your purchase also gets you a cd, and a $5 Moxie Java Gift Card.

Proceeds from the sale of this holiday CD will benefit the important work of The Idaho Foodbank – the largest distributor of free emergency food in the state. Since 1984, The Idaho Foodbank has provided 100 million pounds of food to a network of more than 200 hunger-relief partners.

These talented local artists have come together and donated their music to support the Foodbank’s efforts to end hunger in Idaho.

1. Aaron Mark Brown - It Feels Like Christmas

2. Reckless Kelly - Lonesome Little Cowboy

3. Sue Leonard - It's Christmas

4. House of Hoi Polloi - Before It Melts Away

5. Andrew Coba - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

6. Beltane - A Soalin'

7. Rosalie Sorrels - Hot Buttered Rum

8. Frim Fram Four - The Magic Santa Clause (Santa Won't Ya Bring Me)

9. Boise Rock School - Christmas Break

10. Matt Hopper - Merry Christmas (Get Back on Your Skis)

11. Cherie Buckner-Webb - Sweet Little Jesus Boy

12. Todd Sloan - Winter Wheat

13. Desirae Bronson - Silent Night

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Our first artist of the day was Andrew Coba. He has been performing a few years, playing piano and guitar. He goes to Arts West school, and is one of 30 finalists for the Grammy Jazz Choir. Andrew is 15 years old!

Matt Hopper spent some time in Kasilof, Alaska where he did some recording, and also had a tour of Europe. He was a great sport and had the most festive attire for our holiday performance. While at Wildherhood Studios, he had an idea for this holiday track.

“Merry Christmas, now go get your skis.”

Steve Fulton is our friend from the Audio Lab, behind the Visual Arts Collective in Garden City. He has mixed many of the groups on Boise, done movie scores, sound, light, rigging, stage management for many large bands, and collaborated with several local people, including myself! He plays more instruments than just about anyone I know, and he plays them very well. If you’ve lived here a long time, you know his group “House of Hoi Polloi,” later shortened to just “Hoi Polloi.” He’s also been in “Chakra Mission,” several shows with singer Christine Thomas, and had a couple of amazing “Words and Music” songwriter shows you would not believe. It would take pages to speak of his accomplishments and generosity. He has often provided us with keyboards for in-studios, and came to my rescue with a mic stand when we needed to record Amos Lee at the sound check party last summer.

**Some of the projects Steve has done have been filmed. I am asking Santa this year if he can give Steve the time to make them available to the public, as they are made of magic!**

Steve has always been willing to share his production knowledge and tricks with me, and no matter what is going on in his life, he greets me with a huge smile and hug. I cannot wait until our next chance collaboration or project. Thank you Steve, for all you do.

Here is his song “Merry Wishes.”

Todd Sloan is a member of Low Fi. If you haven’t seen this Boise group, you need to…and you’ll have that chance January 20th at Tom Grainey’s. This was such a sweet performance and lovely songwriting. Here is his song "Winter Wheat."

Finally, thank you to cellist Mark Doubleday.

When stringed instruments come into our studios, I jump for joy. I’d already decided someday I must have a cello, even if I’m not able to do much with it. The sound is beautiful and emotional.

Mark likes to layer his music with Final Cut Pro, and shares much of it online. Find more of his work on YouTube by searching “crazyhaircellist.” Here is a sweet cello track I had to share with you. Please enjoy, and happy holidays!

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