Since it’s almost Christmas, I decided to do something for the holiday season. That’s right, I’m bustin’ out the Christmas songs! I absolutely love Christmas music, especially when it comes from country artists. I recently learned the Terry McMillan version of “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear”. His take on the song is absolutely beautiful. I learned the melody of it in first position and did the obligatory cross harp part as well.
Now here’s a little something you might not know about me. I used to be a Garth Brooks superfan back in high school. I own almost all of his albums (all except his most recent one) and have watched nearly every episode of Inside Studio G. I even got on ISG for an Ask Garth back in 2018. And many of you know it was a Garth song that got me started on the harmonica. There’s a song that I just covered today from his second Christmas album, ‘Garth Brooks & the Magic of Christmas’, called “Baby Jesus is Born”. I thought the song would’ve been perfect for Terry McMillan to play harp on as it has the “churchy” southern gospel sound that I was not used to hearing until I became a harmonica player. The original song doesn’t have any harp on it, so I added it in myself. I hope you enjoy it.