94.9 FM The River presents Idaho Ho Ho Live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 7pm Thursday, Dec. 10. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.
In celebration of the sixth installment of the popular Idaho Ho Ho holiday benefit CD series, musicians from this year’s album will perform mini-sets on The Record Exchange stage. Scheduled performers include:
Idaho Ho Ho CDs will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from sales of the CDs benefit the Idaho Foodbank.
ABOUT THE IDAHO HO HO SERIES
Moxie Java, in collaboration with the Idaho Foodbank, is pleased to announce the release of the sixth-anniversary album in its annual Idaho Ho Ho: A Celebration of the Holidays with Idaho Artists series. Over the past six years, over 100 recording artists with Idaho ties have participated in the Idaho Ho Ho recordings, with local musician Steve Fulton serving as producer throughout the series. The album has topped the best-seller list at The Record Exchange each of the last five years.
As in the past, the album serves up a uniquely Idahoan take on Christmas music, showcases established and upcoming local musicians, covers a variety of musical genres, and includes both original holiday songs and unique covers of holiday favorites. The 2015 album also celebrates Idaho’s visual arts community. This year’s cover art is by local graffiti artist Hawk Sahlein (Elmer One) of Boise’s Sector Seventeen, whose art is on display in multiple Idaho public spaces, including representation in downtown Boise’s famous Freak Alley Gallery. The ‘Escher-esque’ mural featured on the album cover was painted on Moxie Java’s headquarters building in Garden City and can be viewed throughout the holiday season.
Since 2010, the Idaho Ho Ho program has generated funds that have enabled the Idaho Foodbank to provide nearly 125,000 meals to Idahoans in need throughout the state. “For six years, Moxie Java has been synonymous with the holidays and the efforts to solve hunger in our communities,” said Karen Vauk, President and CEO of the Idaho Foodbank. “Buying this album will no doubt bring holiday cheer to not only those who buy it, but also the thousands in need in our state.”
Ken Stokes, president of Moxie Java, commented, “Moxie Java has always been committed to celebrating what is unique in the Idaho experience, and there are few initiatives that are as near and dear to us as a company as our long-time collaboration with Idaho musicians and the Idaho Foodbank. We at Moxie Java once again would like to thank the many musicians, artists, individuals and businesses who generously donated their time and talents to this very worthy cause, and, of course, we offer our sincere gratitude to the residents of Idaho for their continued and enthusiastic support of this program and the Idaho Foodbank.”
Tracy Morrison and the Jolly Egg Noggins – Pinto Bennett Santa
Lee Penn Sky and the Oliphants – My Christmas Song
Paul Tillotson – Simple Pleasures (with Strings)
Idyltime – The Christians and the Pagans
Revolt Revolt – Off White Christmas
Amuma Says No – Gaueko Izar
Innocent Man – Whiskey on the Sly
John Jones – The Christmas Song
Kelly Lynae- Winter Town
Tylor Bushman – Baked Beans & Sauerkraut
Brook Faulk- Count Your Blessings
Chad and Vashti Summervill – Oh Holy Night
Established in 1988, Moxie Java is Idaho’s oldest and largest chain of coffeehouses in Idaho. As part of the company’s mission to celebrate the Idaho lifestyle and Idaho communities, Moxie Java has been committed to supporting Idaho charities; in addition to the Idaho Foodbank, the company has supported numerous local charitable organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Idaho Special Olympics, Make-a-Wish Idaho and Susan G. Komen, to name a few. moxiejava.com
The Idaho Foodbank is an independent, donor-supported, non-profit organization founded in 1984, and is the largest distributor of free food assistance in Idaho. From warehouses in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, the Idaho Foodbank has distributed more than 17 million pounds of food to Idaho families in the past year through a network of more than 190 community-based partners. These include rescue missions, church pantries, emergency shelters and community kitchens. The Idaho Foodbank also operates direct-service programs that promote healthy families and communities through good nutrition. idahofoodbank.org