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Dec 7, 2020

I am SO excited to share this with you. Legendary Triumph guitarist Rik Emmett is back for his annual NSTS Christmas episodes, but in planning this year's content, we decided we would do something different...

Rik told me earlier this year that he had exhausted his list of Christmas songs that make his skin vibrate. But, in keeping with the theme of that special warmth Christmas brings, he proposed an idea - that I offer five songs that make MY skin vibrate, and in turn he would bring five songs to match mine that make him feel a similar way. He also proposed to do two things - illustrate why these songs make us feel this way by demonstrating on his guitar how they're composed, and, outline the science behind how our brains process music. Crazy! Nobody works harder on their NSTS appearances than Uncle Rikky, and I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed working with him on this. You really do not want to miss these shows, trust me.               

The Emmett/Jensen Christmas 2020 playlist (Episode I):

Stereophonics - Handbags and Gladrags

Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed

The Beach Boys - God Only Knows