Musical teens from Opelika, Auburn record Christmas album at Music Town Records
By Rebekah Martin
Abby Miracle has known since she was eight years old that she wanted to play music. The 17-year-old singer/songwriter, who plays the guitar and ukelele, debuted her first solo album earlier this year entitled ‘Colorful’ through Spicer’s Music.
“I grew up around music and it was always a positive thing. It made me feel positively, it’s kind of like a therapy thing,” Miracle said. “It always makes everybody feel something, so I want to be able to write and send out music that makes other people feel something or it helps them deal with something they’re going through or it makes them happy.”
This year, Miracle, with a group of her friends who are also local musicians, are recording and producing a Christmas album. Three local bands, High Society, made up of Miracle, Marleigh Jones and Isaac Hayes, C2+C, made up of Cooper Prater, Cullen Marquis and Caleb Etris, Jones’s solo project Streetparty in Liverpool and local artist Judith Fuller all contribute to the album. Entitled “Advent,” the album will feature mostly covers of Christmas songs by well-known artists like The Eagles and John Lennon. Miracle will record an original song entitled “Christmas Means So Much More” and the group will record “Sleigh Ride” all together.
The teenagers began recording just last month at Music Town Records, Round House and Spicer’s Music in Auburn. Miracle said they are approaching the finish line and hope that have the CDs in hand, ready for purchase by Black Friday. “We’re hoping to have the CDs ready to sell at Record Store Day and Music Town by then,” Miracle said.
Those who donate $5 or more will receive a CD and posters of the bands.
To make a donation, visit gofundme.com/oateencmas.