Jamon Abercrombie

Christmas Albums pt. 2 :: Darius Rucker

OK, this may be one of the best Christmas songs – definitely in recent years – but, maybe even rivaling ever.

This was released as a single in 2009, and it’s really just great. Love the smooth jazz laid back style. The piano is good. Really nice arrangement. But it truly is Darius’ magical vocal abilities that makes the song so great. Darius’ baritone truly is versatile. His rough, pleasantly-on-the-bottom of the pitch, sound from Hootie. His voice seemed to develop into this rich, precise sound on his fabulous Learn to Live album. Now this Christmas tune showcases Darius’ smooth and velvety rich, gorgeous baritone. Very nice.