How did this new album and overall concept for it come about, and what are your ultimate goals with it?
My father was the initial inspiration for the album when he asked last year if I had any Christmas tunes that I had recorded. He planted the seed, and in February, we started recording.
What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of recording a new album?
This one was especially challenging, as Mark LeVang really pushed and made me a better vocalist in the process. His production was superb. We had a few computer glitches along the way, but the end result turned out fabulous.
How would you describe what inspires you to do what you do?
Pure love of music.
What artists do you feel akin to or in the same tribe with?
Harry Connick, Diana Krall...
What elements do you look for in a song that makes it especially satisfying for you to perform?
Great lyric, melody.
How would you finish this sentence? “I don’t like to go a day without_________?