The Imaginaries, Norman’s formidable team of husband and wife, are back with a live rendition of their exceptional recent single, “Christmas Town,” which has already created waves in the Americana, Singer-Songwriter, and Holiday Realms.
The Imaginaries is an Americana band formed in the open plains of Oklahoma. Consisting of husband & wife duo Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) & Maggie McClure (piano, vocals), their debut album was released March 26, 2021. It was recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL, with legendary “Swampers” & serves as both an introduction to The Imaginaries and the beginning of their journey as a band after both singer-songwriters have enjoyed their own successes as solo artists.
The songs are filled with effortless harmonies, heartfelt lyrics & real-life lessons. With her subtly sweet vocals and piano-driven style, Maggie fuses seamlessly with Shane’s blues-rock grit to form their own unique blend of Americana/Singer-Songwriter music.
Norman’s The Imaginaries provide an outstanding live version of their previous single, “Christmas Town,” which was catchy and sophisticated. This new live performance captures the natural vibe of an authentic Americana live song while also providing the ever-expressive vocal lead for a bright and lovely holiday anthem.
The live version of “Christmas Town” is fantastic; it’s intentional and transparent in its aim — it’s new yet straightforward to connect with and relate to. The song is thrilling, sung with passion and a genuine love for the art form, modestly theatrical and amusing in every aspect – yet it remains firmly and genuinely rooted in that raw, authentic, and mesmerizing Americana feel that is so simple to get on board with.
The Imaginaries’ light and breathy vocals combine the musical set-up and words nicely — the song provides a fantastic live experience, showing the musicians’ own strengths and abilities. That’s a rare trait, but it’s always worth noting since it makes the artistry of the music feel so much more significant and genuine.
Poetic as ever, charming and sincere, singers and songwriters The Imaginaries release a seasonally uplifting new music, accompanied by an equally dreamy and brilliant collection of live images – all of which feature some iconic features.