Knoxville bands/artists have been coming down the chimney with some great holiday releases this year. Joey English has the latest such release with his three-song set titled Christmas On My Roof. It kicks off with a wonderful Christmas original and title track. Next is a beautifully melancholy rendition of "I'll Be Home For Christmas." Third on the track list is "Still Still Still," a German tune that you certainly don't need to be fluent in German to enjoy. The EP closes with a dreamy duet featuring Ashley Roxanne Murray of the Christmas standard "What Child Is This." All of these songs can be best enjoyed next to a crackling fire.
"The instinctual inclination during winter is to hoard, to conserve, to go inward. Just look outside, nature demonstrates this well enough. What a twist we put on it through the act of giving -- it's like breathing underwater, or brightening the long dark nights with colorful Christmas lights. I hope this little three-songer is somehow part of that cycle." - Joey English