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Christmas Day

by John Walker Black

"Christmas Day, the third single from troubadour, pan-handler, street-poet, cult artist and urban legend John Walker Black, is a glimpse of the holiday through the eyes of a homeless man told over a maelstrom of guitars.
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"€œCHRISTMAS DAY" The new single by JOHN WALKER BLACK

Driving Rain Music announces the third installment of an inner-city soundtrack, being built one single at a time, by troubadour, pan-handler, street-poet, cult artist and urban legend John Walker Black. "CHRISTMAS DAY" is a glimpse of the holiday through the eyes of a homeless man, told over a maelstrom of guitars. It is JWB's hope that in some way this song
will remind people to "remember the less fortunate this season... we can't change the world but maybe we can change one life.."

On his first single, "THEME TO NIPPERTOWN", Black sang about the city of which the streets he calls home, Nippertown! (AKA: Albany, NY). Described as "a wistful and dreamlike love-letter-to-a-city " and "a plaintive reflection of home" the song was originally released as a free download on the arts and entertainment blog Nippertown.com.

The flip-side, "CENTRAL AVE.", is an urban soundscape that explores the loneliness, desperation. delusional hope, and constant hustle of life on the street. All three songs were recorded at Axe Iron Sound in Scotia NY by John Walker Black and his producers/band, Luther Hamilton and Elmo Lewis, collectively know as the Unholy Rollers.

Contact: info@drivingrainmusic.com

DRM-012 - THEME TO NIPPERTOWN / CENTRAL AVE.
© & ℗ 2010 Driving Rain Music

DRM-013 - CHRISTMAS DAY
© & ℗ 2010 Driving Rain Music

"THEME TO NIPPERTOWN" VIDEO DIRECTED BY TL STONE On YouTube!

Nippertown.com says: "Driving Rain Music unleashed a brilliant Nippertown-centric video on the world. Directed by Driving Rain head honcho TL Stone, this wistful and dreamlike love-letter-to-a-city is chock full of Albany landmarks and stars one of our very favorite dogs."

DRIVING RAIN MUSIC: Rock & Roll Since 1979 - Building Our Own Legends One Myth at a Time!
www.drivingrainmusic.com

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Nippertown.com

this punk ballad is filled with raw, cacophonous guitars and Black’s wailing voc
“ John Walker Black charmed us with “Theme to Nippertown,” a somber yet ultimately uplifting paean to the city of Albany. He followed that a few months later with “Central Avenue,” a mostly spoken-word urban soundscape in three movements that careens from longing to despair to redemption, all in the space of four minutes. It’s a bleak vision of life for those who have all but given up on the American dream. Now he continues his city-centric series with the newly released “Christmas Day.” From the opening Fennesz-like demented merry-go-round to the last wrenching notes of feedback, this punk ballad is filled with raw, cacophonous guitars and Black’s wailing vocals. As he details life on the street through the eyes of a homeless person, Black doesn’t so much sing the lyrics as inhabit them, with passion dripping from every note.” - Nippertown
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