Dec. 16, 2022
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Teri Tobin is feeling jolly!
Born in Mesa, Arizona and raised in Southern California, Tobin joined us in the Arizona PBS studios to share her song “Christmas Child” and her rendition of “O Holy Night.”
Both songs appear on Tobin’s holiday EP, “Christmas Child.” Tobin said she included “O Holy Night” as a tribute to her grandma, who loved the song and would ask her to sing it every year.
“This Christmas EP celebrates songs from my childhood and family traditions with a personal touch of my roots and eclectic musical taste. It also includes one original Christmas song ” Christmas Child.” Tobin explained.
Tobin’s early performances were standing flatfoot in front of the pews and belting past the church steeple. “I was singing at the Historical Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Mesa, where I was born. In those days, I sang everything I could get my hands on,” said Tobin.
Tobin’s Christmas traditions involves baking, wrapping gifts, and spending time with her family. “Christmas is my Granny’s favorite holiday, so we still try to make it special for her. We always go to her house the night before and we are up all night cooking and baking.” she said.
Teri’s Christmas EP also includes holiday classics such as “Away in a Manger,” “O Holy Night,” ”O Come All Ye Faithful” and “What Child is This.”