CD REVIEW: December Falls by Norine Braun

Well folks, tis’ the season of holiday cheer, and Norine Braun brings it on home early this year with her newest studio album, “December Falls”. We’ve given the album just one listen and we already have it stated as an instant December classic to be among the likes of other classics. Just with the use of the saxophone we instantly understand her devotion to the Blues and the devotion to Rock. 

“December Falls” appeals to many reasons but the sole fact that it brings in nostalgia can really take us back to Christmas past. 

Braun waxes philosophical on her song Solstice helping us live through dark nights of the soul while still remaining hopeful and romantic, then dancing with abandon to the origins of how the Poinsettia became a mainstay in holiday decorations in her song Poinsettia Pearl. Her co-authored song, The Winter After Elvis Died is a campy throwback to the 70s while the killer sax in it conjures up the ghost of Clarence Clemons. The award winning Braun includes the ever loved Blue Christmas and Last Christmas covers, croons on traditional carols Silent Night, O Tannenbaum and I Saw Three Ships. 

We are ready to begin our holiday season and we will have Norine Braun as our theme music because it just brings in good vibes and good times with the people we love. Shoot, listening to I Saw 3 Ships gives us island vibes as well! 

Take a listen to Norine Braun and her latest album, “December Falls” and take a trip back to your previous Christmas experiences. 

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by Javier Zepeda

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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