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The Hoyle Brothers

Home For The Holidays EP – 2009 (Self-released)

Reviewed by Dan MacIntosh

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The Hoyle Brothers from Chicago released a three-song EP that would might likely cause Elvis to rise from the dead to drink a glass of eggnog and sing along. Winter In Chicago rips along like Santa's mystery train, going at a breakneck rockabilly pace as it describes what Christmas is like in the chilly Midwest. The Only Thing I Want For Christmas, however, slows things down considerably with a soft meditation on the sole desire for true love under the Christmas tree. In this case, "Home for the Holidays" sounds like a rockin' celebration.