Liona Boyd and Maria Aragon to Sing Live at CBC SOUNDS OF THE SEASON, 12/7
After six years out of the limelight, 20 years away from Canada, and reinventing herself as a singer/songwriter, "The First Lady of Guitar," Canada's own Liona Boyd, is poised to mark a major milestone in her career with the 2013 release of a new CD, "The Return . . . To Canada with Love."
But first, a new and very different musical offering from Liona, "My Special Christmas Present is You," a duet with 12 year-old YouTube superstar, Maria Aragon from Winnipeg. "My Special Christmas Present is You" is written by Liona, and sung by Liona and Maria, and features intricate guitar work from Liona, combined with an infectious melody, dance rhythms and Enya-like background vocals. An alternate version of the song also features the smooth, melodic baritone of hip/hop artist, Fin-S.
For "My Special Christmas Present is You" Liona has brought together three musicians of different backgrounds, musical styles and generations, and who all are very proud to be Canadian!
"Lady Gaga was right, Maria is an absolute delight! She is such a beautiful and bright young girl with an amazing musical talent," enthused Liona Boyd. "I believe Maria is destined to become an international star and I was thrilled that she was able to come to Toronto to record my Christmas song, and then fly back again, last weekend, so we could film the music video together."
"My Special Christmas Present is You" will be available for download on iTunes beginning December 11, 2012. Liona and Maria will sing the song live, for the first time, as part of the CBC's "Sounds of the Season" fundraiser, Friday, December 7 between 5-6PM.