From the St. Catharines Standard:
“Jazz crooner Emilie-Claire Barlow knows the reputation of most Christmas records: Quickies to cash in on the season.
Which is why she treated her second Christmas album, Lumieres d’hiver, with the same care she has treated everything else during her 20-year career. The way she sees it, if her name’s on it, it belongs with the rest of her discography – Christmas or not.
“I don’t look at making a Christmas album any different than making a regular album,” she says. “I put just as much effort, as much time and as much resources into it. I don’t believe in just banging out a Christmas album.
“All of my energy and heart and mind is with this music and with this album right now. In January, when I take a breath, then I’ll think about what I might do next.”
For now, the Toronto-born singer is working the holidays with a 27-date tour that takes her to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines Dec. 18 for what’s looking like her final Canadian concert in awhile.”
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