In the year of the female singer-songwriter, Epic Records and Hotel CafÃ© have partnered up to release Hotel CafÃ© Presents Winter Songs â€“ a compilation of both original recordings as well as classic holiday tracks sung by a lineup of female singer-songwriters including many who have been associated with Hotel CafÃ© including Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Brandi Carlile and KT Tunstall. The star-studded album, which will be released on October 14 will also feature an exclusive medley of the traditional folk song, â€œAuld Lang Syneâ€ from which all proceeds on U.S. sales will benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure.
On making Hotel CafÃ© Presents Winter Songs, singer Sara Bareilles had this to say, "I honestly never thought I would ever be on a Holiday album, but when the idea of the Hotel Cafe putting one together came about, I was really excited. I was honored to be a part of a compilation showcasing the incredible female talent at the Cafe, and Ingrid Michaelson and I wrote a song specifically for this project. I'm really looking forward to sharing it. The entire album will be incredibly beautiful."
Included on this unique album are five incredible original recordings starting off with a stunning recording of â€œWinter Song,â€ a gorgeous duet of which Sara Bareilles co-wrote and recorded with Ingrid Michaelson. Other originals include, â€œThe Heartache Can Waitâ€ which Brandi Carlile penned, â€œMisletoeâ€ from Colbie Caillat, â€œAll My Bells Are Ringingâ€ from newcomer Lenka, and the sassy â€œMaybe Next Year (X-Mas Song,)â€ sung by Meiko.