Cynthia Lin, the host and star of one of the top ukulele channels on YouTube, releases her first Christmas album this week. Cozy Christmas will be available on vinyl, CD, and digital download, on November 17, with pre-orders now available for all formats.
The album features ten classic Christmas tunes jazzed up by Lin’s trio, with her naturally taking the lead on vocals and ukulele. “With this album, I wanted to add a twist to vintage holiday music. The ukulele has a naturally cheerful sound, which is perfect for the holiday season,” says Lin.
Along with her frequent collaborator and fellow San Francisco Bay Area ukulele powerhouse Ukulenny, Lin will be performing songs from Cozy Christmas and leading a Holiday Uke Jam at the famous Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, California, December 9. The event is expected to bring together hundreds of ukulele players for an afternoon of singing and jamming.
Cozy Christmas costs $25 on limited edition vinyl, $15 on CD and .99 per track on digital download.
To check out a sample of the album, click the image up top to hear Cynthia’s recording of “The Christmas Song.”