Date: 11/08/2011 Print This Post

Celebrate “Christmas With Karling” on AOL Music’s Holiday Listening Party!

SoCal’s Leading Rockabilly Lady Will Perform Chestnuts From Her New CD—Including “Santa’s Got A Crush On Me”— In Mulitple December Shows, Including a Fundraiser for Save-A-Life Pet Adoption December 16 at Big’s Bar & Grill in Fullerton, Calif.

Get ready for more joy to the world—Karling Abbeygate is celebrating the season on AOL Music!

Christmas With Karling, the hip and festive new release by Southern California’s leading rockabilly lady, is one of a handful of albums by legends and contemporary pop stars featured this season on AOL Music’s Holiday CD Listening Party.

While continuing to hold court among the rockabilly faithful via her regular Wednesday night residency “Karling’s Rockabilly Review” at Big’s Bar & Grill in Fullerton, Calif., the British born singer/songwriter and Hollywood Music In Media Award-winner is keeping good company at the online listening party with Scott Weiland, Jersey Boys, The Chipmunks, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Dave Koz, The Wiggles, Kidz Bop Kids, Mandy Barnett, Tony Bennett, Jackie Evancho and The Sing-Off.

Fans can also celebrate Christmas With Karling live at a special holiday event at Big’s December 16 that will benefit the singer’s favorite charity, Save-A-Life Pet Adoption. Proceeds from the recording also go to this organization, which is a non-profit, no-kill, all-volunteer dog and cat rescue and adoption organization. Founded in 1995, S-A-L animals are cared for and protected at a wonderful sanctuary north of Los Angeles until they are adopted.

In addition to three other shows at Big’s throughout December, including two live burlesque performances, Karling’s holiday slate includes shows at Fontana’s Festival of Winter at Fontana Snow Lodge (afternoon of December 10) and the Karling & The Kats Rockabilly Roadshow Christmas Party at B Ryders in Bakersfield (December 23).

It takes a bold soul to emphatically declare, “Santa’s Got A Crush On Me”—but coming from Karling, it’s not that far-fetched a notion. Not even the bearded guy in the red suit can resist the charms of the charismatic singer-songwriter whose electrifying performances are making Southern California a hotbed of Rockabilly and Americana music.

Christmas With Karling is a fun-filled celebration of the season featuring six fresh original tracks and cleverly arranged, new “Karlingized” renditions of five timeless carols and holiday classics: “Jingle Bells,” “First Noel,” “Deck The Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Auld Lang Syne.”

Recorded live (with just a few percussion overdubs) in her home studio over the course of three warm SoCal days in July, Christmas With Karling is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2010 full length album Bound For Nowhere, which at one point captured the #1 spot on Her track “Miss Fortune” earned a 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) in the Americana/Roots category.