It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.

Last year’s A Lakeland Christmas, Vol. 1 was the local soundtrack to the 2019 holiday season, and, naturally, it’s been on repeat again here at The Lakelander offices. This Christmas, Michael McArthur has released a live performance featuring his cover of “River,” the Joni Mitchell classic he recorded for The Vanguard Room’s debut Christmas album.

After a busy week of work, shopping, and decking the halls, this intimate performance is the perfect tune to enjoy while you slow down and settle into the weekend. Along with his acoustic guitar and a roaring fireplace, McArthur’s vocal performance channels a melodic and comforting peace that quiets the business of the season.

Be sure to follow Michael McArthur on Instagram and Spotify so you don’t miss the musical goodness he releases all year long.