December 15, 2011, 2:58 pm
Cas Haley released a Christmas EP featuring four Holiday classics arranged by Cas, and also one original!
GIFTS TO GIVE
Cas offers up four classic, in some cases incorporating elements of Texas swing and reggae, but always focused on Cas’s incredible voice. The fifth song on the EP, the title track “Gifts To Give,” is an original song written by Cas.
“I have wanted to make a Christmas album for a long, long time,” Cas says. “But, I always felt that if I was going to, I needed to write at least one original song to make my own mark and that’s where I have been stuck .What can I say about Christmas that hasn’t been said? It’s tough!”
Inspiration came to him last summer and resulted in a song that may one day be considered as classic as the other tracks he has tackled here: “Let It Snow,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Says Cas, “It [“Gifts To Give”] is certainly not as graceful as some of the all-time classics I have paired it with on this EP, but it comes from the heart and, I think, taps into that Spirit of Christmas that I love.”