\"Bob Sirois breathes freshness into traditional holiday classics with brilliant compilation and accompaniment. His own style - clearly a blend of classical/folk/country guitar playing - yields one of the season\'s best holiday treats. Makes a great, unique gift for all those hard to buy for and fits in a stocking quite well. If you enjoy any of the Windham Hill artists, you\'ll love this disc\" - Sinead Fennell, Port Laois, Ireland.
\"I\'ve been following Bob Sirois\' career for awhile and I have to relate that I love all his music. I think his arrangements are fresh and unique. I also love the fact that each CD has it\'s own identity. Dreams of Christmas is awesome, warm, inviting and moody. He tends to include some songs that many other artists do not so it creates an interesting diversity. I have both of his Christmas records and sincerely hope he will create more. For anyone interested his website is [...]. I highly recommend this CD to one and all\" - Sarah E, Boulder Co.
\"This CD brings back the joy I felt as a child celebrating Christmas. The traditional music and instrumental quality sets the standard for all of my other Christmas CDs. This CD is not just for the holidays\" - Tom Waters, Charleston WV.
About the Artist...
Bob Sirois began his musical journey when he started playing guitar at age 16. For the better part of his 25 years in music he has diligently sought instruction from several different teachers who have helped to shape him as a professional musician.
Bob spent his early years as a Rock & Roll guitar player honing his skills with the Connecticut band “Under The Rose”.
During this time he had occasion to perform hundreds of shows both with his band UTR and as a session player for various other artists. But it was essentially the inspiration of Folk/Western legend John Denver that caused him to redirect his efforts toward becoming an acoustic style Folk Guitarist/Composer.
Since 1996 when he began listening to John’s music, Bob dedicated himself to becoming a highly trained Folk/New Age style Guitarist. As a result of his many efforts he helped to compose, arrange and produce 3 albums (“Under The Rose”, “Drain”, & “A Little Hope”) with his band “Under The Rose”. Their consistent efforts through the years helped position Bob and the band to sign a recording deal with Attack Records and a publishing deal with Cherry Lane Music in 2002.
This opportunity helped pave the way for Bob to perform, arrange, orchestrate and produce three solo, instrumental Christmas albums titled “A Hometown Christmas”(2002), “Dreams of Christmas”(2005) and \"A Christmas Melody\" (2008). In 2006, Bob also produced a full length Christmas DVD titled \"Dreams of Christmas\" containing many of the tracks from his first two Christmas albums. In addition, Bob has also become a well-versed guitar instructor as well as a session player for the popular country artist Cheryl Cormier.
Today, Bob spends a majority of his time doing what he has come to love the most, composing, arranging, orchestrating and teaching.