This year, old friends and collaborators Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s The Letting Go) present you with a Christmas gift; this new holiday single—comprised of two songs from the Everly Brothers’ catalog, Christmas Eve Can Kill You and Walking the Dog. From the Seeger Sisters to Elvis, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard; there is a remarkably strong musical tradition of fa-la-la-la-la-ing from country and folk musicians. The two songs on the single also offer a foreshadowing glimpse at Bonny and McCarthy’s forthcoming full length record of Everly Brothers songs; a project that was inspired by the songstress’ young daughters love of the rhythm and blues duo. In true Everly style, both the single and the LP celebrate and showcase harmony as a medium–which is eminently worthy of attention (and even adulation).
This single marks the first holiday release in Bonny’s career; which spans over a decade of inspired creative practice. Given the depth and dynamism of Bonny and Dawn’s natural harmonic ability, the single is sure to awaken the inner holiday spirit (and beasts) like no other record this season.
Christmas Eve Can Kill You+Walking the Dog were recorded in Nashville in a collective effort by:
Dawn McCarthy, Bonny Billy, Emmett Kelly, Dave Roe, Kenny Malone, Billy Contreras, David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney. Recorded by David Ferguson and Mastered by Paul Oldham.