[Cover photo credit to Joseph McClure]
Oklahoma’s husband / wife duo, The Imaginaries, Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) and Maggie McClure (keys, piano, vocals), are partnering with the Chickasha Economic Development Council for the release of their festive new video (directed by Reagan Elkins with Intellego Media) for their original holiday song “Christmas Town”. The video for the song helps to celebrate the Chickasha Festival Of Light and was filmed all around the city at local attractions and businesses with members of the community.
“Christmas Town” was co-written by Maggie McClure and Shane Henry as well as Grammy-award winning songwriter Jeff Silbar, who wrote Bette Midler’s classic “Wind Beneath My Wings.” It was recorded at Cardinal Song in OKC and Windjammer Studios in Norman, OK. The cover art and Candyland style boardgame featured in the video was designed by Disney animator James Lopez.
Maggie McClure explains:
“We were inspired to write ‘Christmas Town’ after spending many holiday seasons in Chickasha and experiencing the magic of the holiday season they bring firsthand. Chickasha truly is the quintessential ‘Christmas Town’ with the Festival of Light, the giant Leg Lamp downtown, the warm and welcoming community, and so much more. We are excited to partner with the Chickasha Economic Development Council to help promote all that Chickasha has to offer throughout the holiday season.”
The Chickasha Festival Of Light is a free event taking place from November 20 – December 3, and on December 4, The Imaginaries will participate in the annual Chickasha Christmas Parade down Main Street, showcasing around 40 floats from businesses and community groups. The Parade starts at 7:00pm and will be followed by a special acoustic band performance by The Imaginaries as well as a screening of the “Christmas Town” Music video (along with a Q&A) at the Chickasha Community Theatre (Historic Washita Theatre) at 8:00pm.
The Imaginaries will also play two special holiday shows, one full electric band show December 11 at The Historic Dunkin Theatre in Cushing, OK’s Broadway District, and another acoustic duo show December 17 at the Historic Roxy Theater in Muskogee, OK.