Review: David Myles – It’s Christmas With David Myles (Little Tiny Records)

David MylesAlthough New Brunswick native David Myles could have taken the easy road and simply phoned in a holiday-themed record, It’s Christmas With David Myles breams with originality that grabs your attention from the get go. Along with a wisely-chosen set of standard holiday songs such as “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Let It Snow” and “Silent Night” along with covers of Buck Owens and Meaghan Smith, Myles delivers three outstanding original tracks – “It’s Christmas,” “Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo” and “The Gift.” With this album, Myles pushes himself into crooner territory on select tracks however it proves to be something that suits him well, serving to complement his already well-versed body of music in the realm of folk and pop.