“Bellew Christmas” was recorded and produced in Nashville by Elise Bellew and engineer/producer Michael Head at McPherson Studio. Bellew Christmas includes 5 classic Christmas songs with unique arrangements by Elise Bellew, Michael Head and Micah Tawlks. Guest musicians include Ken Lewis on Drums (12 Years a Slave/Chris Cornell, Lana Del Rey, The Civil Wars), Blair Masters on Keys (Peter Frampton, Barry Manilow, Amy Grant), Mark Hill on Bass (12 Years a Slave/Chris Cornell, The Civil Wars, Kelly Clarkson), and Mike Payne on Guitar (Erin McCarley, Jordin Sparks, Plumb). Mixed and Mastered by Michael Head.
With songs that include the ultra vibey “Blue Christmas” which brings to mind Lana Del Rey and Sarah McLachlan; an upbeat, almost Mumford & Sons-infused version of “Winter Wonderland”; a folk-goth lamenting love song version of “Greensleeves”; a Regina Spektor/Aimee Mann-inspired version of “Silver Bells”; and a Travis/Beatles-influenced “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”.
Bellew Christmas was released in October 2014 and added to Pandora Radio in November 2015. Fans of The Mary Dream will not be disappointed with Elise Bellew’s first solo release!