Cheryl Branz on Lyrical Venus Radio Tues 12/8!

Singer-Songwriter Cheryl Branz
Singer-Songwriter Cheryl Branz

When I first saw Cheryl Branz on stage, she had a twinkle in her eye similar to the one many people attribute to the “Jolly Old Elf” in the poem The Night Before Christmas. That twinkle shines through her Christmas album, The Christmas Gift. But this was at Song School two years ago in August, before she had a Christmas album.  I’m pretty sure Cheryl was playing a banjitar – looks and sounds like a banjo, but has a neck like a guitar so you don’t have to learn any new fingering.  She had me at the banjitar and the twinkle in her eye, but then she started singing and I was hooked in for sure!  What a voice!

We connected on Facebook later that year, so when we both returned to Song School the next summer we recognized each other quickly.  I told Cheryl I’d love to have her on my show sometime and she said she had hosted a radio show before too.  I love finding out stuff like that.

But back to The Christmas Gift, since it IS the season!  The album is like the best kind of gift – some parts familiar, some parts surprising, all parts delightful.  Cheryl’s crystalline voice shines equally bright on all the songs from silly to sweet to serious.

Check out Cheryl’s website to hear song samples, see pictures and order either The Christmas Gift or her other full length album, Disappear.  Both are also available on iTunes and CD Baby!

Join me Tuesday from 9-10am Central for a holiday edition of Lyrical Venus!  KRUU-LP 100.1 FM here in town, kruufm.com online anywhere in the world!  Cheryl will be calling around 9:30 Central.

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