Three years after the release of their debut Christmas album, It’s Almost Christmas, Volume I, Jon & Valerie Guerra are back to charm your hearts with more warm, nostalgic holiday tunes with Volume II. Since their debut album burst onto the scene in 2015, the married couple have officially become “Praytell,” a general market duo that has toured nationally and internationally, while continuing to tour with Jon’s solo project, Jon Guerra.
Recorded and produced entirely in Chicago, It’s Almost Christmas, Volume II, carries on Praytell’s tradition of holiday music as a friends-and-family-affair. The tracks were captured across the city from the couple’s tiny one-bedroom apartment, to their studio downtown next to the clattering L train, to the home studios of friends in scarves gathered around living room microphones the cacophony of city sirens singing outside, an occasional dog barking, and vintage wood floors creaking under piano[…]
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