Produced by Chris Gage
Recorded and mixed by Chris Gage at MoonHouse Studio, Austin, TX
Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio, Austin, TX
Ornament photos by Chris Gage
Photo of Chris Gage by Winker Withaneye
Artwork by Dick Reeves Design
All songs public domain.
Arranged by Chris Gage
I’ve always been a lover of Christmas music, and I’m happy to present my instrumental takes on some of my favorite carols. I hope these ornaments I’ve created will warm you like a crackling cookstove fire on a cold winter morning.
Christmas is a time for family…special thanks to mine…Christine, Sam, Casey, Ali, Brody, Charley and Troupe. Big love to Dad and Phyllis, mom-in-law Betty, my first wife Gwen and her mom Loretta. You’ve all made my Christmas memories so very special. Joyful thanks to my brothers Mike and Gary, my sister Patty, my extended step and in-law siblings, all their spouses and families and all the cousins, aunts and uncles around the globe.
In loving memory of Darleen Gage, John Albert and Alpha Braunesreither.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. CG
The Academy of Texas Music's 2011 "Musician of the Year" Chris Gage steps into the spotlight with "Ornaments", an acoustic instrumental album of his favorite Christmas carols. Utilizing guitars, banjo, dobro, mandolin, accordions, dulcimer, percussion and piano he's created a warm, unique vibe that rings true to the spirit of Christmas.
Special guest cameo appearances include Red Willow Band's Kenny Putnam on fiddle, The Greencards' Kym Warner on mandolin and bouzouki, David Carroll on upright bass and Christine Albert singing "Silent Night" in French.