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    Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:57:20

    Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Whitney Wolanin - She's got a holiday mini-album out now!

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    Happy holidays! Singer Whitney Wolanin is spreading holiday cheer with her mini-album Run, Run Rudolph. To help dispense some festive spirit, and to try and reverse our attitude of "Bah! Humbug!," we invited Wolanin into the Take Aim ring, one which is decorated with wreaths, holly berries, plush reindeer, tinsel and coal, since we like the entire spectrum of holiday music, to give us the 411.

    Grab some eggnog and get to know her.

    Twitter-size your bio -- your choice of 140 words or characters, if you want to get technical-- and tell us everything we need to know! GO!

    I'm a singer-songwriter-pianist, comedy and tea enthusiast, and constant appreciator of Celine Dion's vocal range.

    If you were not doing music, you would be...

    Crying constantly? Or I'd start a restaurant or bakery, I think, and I'd also probably perform at my restaurant just because I don't think I'd be able to help myself.

    Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

    I started doing improv comedy in college at Vanderbilt, and I fell in love with it. I still perform and practice it as much as I can...it's just so great. I love having no idea what I'm doing when I get onstage.

    Pick ONE song on your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

    When we recorded 'Silver Bells,' it was pretty late in the game for when we needed to have the mini-album done, so I ended up singing the vocals really late one night because I had to travel the next morning. I ended up dancing around the studio to make my voice sound cheery and wake myself up. So imagine me doing the robot while singing that song, because that was happening.

    Finish this sentence: Whitney Wolanin is the artist that...

    ...will always give you a hug, because hugs make people happy.

    Watch the video for "Run, Run Rudolph" below. It is a parody of A Christmas Story, filmed in the actual house from the classic film.



    Did you enjoy this cheer dispensed by Whitney Wolanin? And will you watch the 24-hour A Christmas Story marathon on TBS this Christmas?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.05.13



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