Roma di Luna Christmas Show

Riding high following the release this fall of their fine new album, Then the Morning Came, local alt-folkies Roma di Luna will perform two Christmas shows this year at the Cedar. The 3:30 p.m. family affair will be kid-friendly, with some coloring projects and storytelling before the performance, as well as lots of tolerance for running around and screaming by kids (and maybe bigger folks too). Plus, singer Channy Moon Casselle promises that the band will be on its best behavior. The evening show will be a regular performance with fewer juvenile antics (regular audience excepted), and the sextet "trying to shower down some vitamin D on the audience to beat out the winter blues," Casselle says. The repertoire for both shows will be drawn from Roma's 2009 Christmas EP, which juggled a couple of seasonal originals with Yuletide nuggets and Joni Mitchell's "River." Their moody, understated version of "Silent Night" is a quiet jewel lustrous with Channy's angelic voice. "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" is a gentle Appalachian lullaby, while "Blue Christmas" is a country saunter laced with a twangy guitar interlude. The band's also working up more seasonal delights along with some brand new originals. All ages. (Photo by Ben Stannard)
Sun., Dec. 19, 3:30 & 7 p.m., 2010

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