Eastsiders may remember the late '60's-early 70's band the Delray Blues. In addition to the standard blues-rock band instrumentation, the Roseville-based Delray Blues also boasted a horn section and keyboards and played songs such as "Vehicle" by the Ides of March and "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly and the Family Stone. Bruce Cawthon was the lead singer.
The bass player from the group, John Groh, is now a songwriter who lives in California. This year, he's written a holiday song called "Almost Christmas." It's the kind of homespun tune that's great to listen to as you relax and maybe finish wrapping a few presents on Christmas Eve. Lots of pleasant imagery.
You can check out the song and download it for less than a buck at CDbaby.com/johngroh.