Ho Ho Ho Y’all!

You have found the website for Marc Schaefgen’s Merry Christmas from Austin!┬áTwelve all original songs written and mostly performed by yours truly. Of course just like Ringo, I had a little help from my friends. Don’t let the first track fool you, this isn’t necessarily a country music record. It just kicks off with a driving country tune, then on to a blues, then some reggae, a little folk, back to another country, and so on. You get the gist, this is a multi-genre record influenced by all of the music that floats across my transom whilst living here in the good ‘ol ATX.

So kick back, grab some corn, string it on a thread, and wrap it around a tree. And while you do, throw this record into your Holiday playlist and enjoy! Oh… and don’t forget the egg nog. ­čÖé

Peace. Love. Harmony. Dig it!


You can purchase Merry Christmas from Austin for download at your favorite online music store, stream it from your favorite streaming site, or click buy now below to purchase a CD.



Drums – Michael Kopp (1, 6, 8, 9, 11), Chip Vayenas (7, 12)
Upright Bass – Bruce Hughes (4, 8), John Fremgen (7, 12)
Piano – Dave Glassco (9), Jeff Hellmer (7)
Banjo – Mitch Watkins (12)
Harmonica – Jimmy Lee (2)
Alto Sax┬á – Scott Benner (7), Zachary Varner (7)
Tenor Sax – Steven Vague (7)
Baritone Sax – Joey Colarusso (7)
Trombone – Paul Deemer (7 (soloist)), 12), Randy Zimmerman (7)
Bass Trombone – Kerry Williams (7)
Clarinet – Zachary Varner (12)
Trumpet – Steve Hawk (7), Eric Johnson (7), Curtis Calderon (7)
Cornet – Curtis Calderon (12)
Vocals – Phillipidon (3), Sabrina M Cummings (7), Cookie Marie Williams (7), Elliot Wade (7),┬áBruce Hughes (8), Michael Kopp (8)

All other instruments and vocals performed by Marc Schaefgen


Recorded and Mixed at Satellite Studio, Austin TX by Marc Schaefgen
Tracks 7 and 12 Recorded at Arlyn Studios, Austin TX by Stuart Sullivan and Jacob Sciba
Mastered by Michael Hynes at Nomatic Studio
All songs written by Marc Schaefgen, arrangements for tracks 7 and 12 by Paul Baker
Artwork by Richard Guinan : Assembled by Dave Glassco
Special Thanks: Dave Glassco, Michael Kopp, Bruce Hughes, Paul Baker, The Schaefgen / Hoover Clan

Dedicated to the loving memory of Kathryn Schaefgen


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