You know Josh Wilson as the singer of songs like “I Refuse” and “Before the Morning.” His songs are inspiring and beautiful, so we expect (and get) nothing less from his Christmas album. Enjoy classics like “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and “Angels We Have Heard on High” along with instrumental versions of “The First Noel” and “Carol of The Bells.” Josh also included some original songs. Be sure to check out the lyric video below for “Once a Year” featuring Andrew Peterson.
Perhaps the most unique part of Josh Wilson’s Christmas tour and album is the live looping setup he has at his concerts. Be sure to watch the video below for more information about his unique concert setup. He has 24 instruments on stage with only 2 players, but with the help of technology, he can create a huge sound.
For about 8 years, I’ve been doing live looping, which is using a pedal to record a guitar part, then playing that part back while adding new layers of music on top of it. It’s essentially bringing the studio to the stage. (Here’s a video of one of my very first loop arrangements: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EQob_DGAh0&ob=av2n ) In 2009, I decided to add a few more instruments to my looping setup and do a Christmas tour. I set up 8 instruments in a circle and stood in the middle of them to record Christmas carols for audiences in a handful of cities. I had such a great time that I did it again the next year, adding to the stage 8 more instruments and fellow singer/songwriter Wes Pickering. – Josh Wilson