Joelle & Chris are reunited at last for the final episode of 2016! Erik Blythe joins us this time for a discussion on holiday music (featuring one of his famous rants). The trio also reveal their 2016 awards. What was the best album of the year? Or the most disappointing? Find this out and more on the latest edition of The ChordCast!

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Erik’s Holiday Music Recommendations:

  • Big Band—Brian Setzer: Christmas Rocks
  • Instrumental Metal—“Merry Axemas” (Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Joe Perry, etc.)
  • Mainstream—Barenaked Ladies: Barenaked for the Holidays
  • Swing—Seth MacFarlane: Holiday for Swing!
  • Acapella—Straight No Chaser
  • Classic Jazz (mainstream-friendly)—Beegie Adair Trio: Jazz Piano Christmas
  • Classic Jazz—Oscar Peterson: An Oscar Peterson Christmas
  • Modern Orchestral—Phil Keaggy & The London Festival Orchestra: Majesty & Wonder
  • Singer-Songwriter—Mindy Smith: My Holiday  (also, Norah Jones: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear single)

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