Indie/alternative sleigh bells ring; are you listening? To celebrate this winter wonderland of a season, “A Change of Tune” host Joni Deutsch chatted with some holiday music hitmakers. Since Chanukah is just around the corner (December 16, to be exact), it only made sense to go to TeamMate frontman Scott Simons, the Bridgeport, West Virginia-native behind such poppy holiday classics as “Chanukah in West Virginia” and “I Won’t be Home for Chanukah.” Needless to say, Simons’ tunes are a breath of fresh air compared to Adam Sandler’s typical Chanukah fare. If you’re a fan of catchy and heartfelt holiday tunes that relate to the Mountain State, this interview and music are recommended for you.
Scott Simons just released some new music with his band TeamMate, and you can keep up with their holiday and non-holiday shenanigans on their website and social media. To hear more of Simons’ holiday jams, tune in to Joni Deutsch’s Happy Indie Holidays edition of A Change of Tune Saturday, December 20 at 10 PM EST on West Virginia Public Radio.