This is our fourth Christmas here at Rivenmasterâ€™s Place, and with each passing year we are blessed with an even greater abundance of new talented youngsters from all over the world.Â This year has been no exception and without question has been our biggest and most successful year yet! Â I want to thank each and every artist, their families, managers and promoters for their contributions to this site. Without them, Rivenmasterâ€™s Place would not exist.Â We also would like to take this time to wish each and every one a Merry Christmas.Â Of course to you our readers and subscribers we wish you a very Happy Holiday Season and thank you for your continued support and gifts to this site which keep us going year after year!
Last year we brought you on a journey of Christmasâ€™s Past, Present and Future.Â This Christmas we are pleased to present you with some extraordinary Christmas videos from some of our talented featured artists.Â To conserve space , we have linked each ‘Song Title’Â and ‘artists photo’to their New Christmas Video.Â After viewing each video, please be sure to visit their websites and subscribe to their social media sites.Â Â
Sam Santiago has really grown as an artist this year!Â In addition to appearing three times on television and performing at many prestigious events in California, he also released his Debut CD. I was honored to work very closely with Sam this year and look forward to many years of friendship and writing about him in the future! You can also find Sam on ITunes and Amazon.com
What can I say about Anthony Silva that I have not already shared or has not already been proclaimed by thousands of his fans?Â Aj Silva continues to be one to watch both now and in the future!Â His outstanding talent and perfect pitch along with his great looks makes him a sure candidate for signing in 2013!Â Aj Silva is a true star in the making, and I count myself honored to be called his friend. Aj also has one full CD and one Single available for sale on iTunesand CD Baby.
While this site makes ready our normal weekly publication, I felt compelled to share with you two sensational videos that demand more media attention than what our complementary Facebook site Young Artists Global could offer.
Recently this yearâ€™s American Idol contest featured the female contenders singing their renditions of the iconic songs of one of the most amazing singer/actress of our time, â€œWhitney Houstonâ€. Â Among them were Whitneyâ€™s two biggest songs â€œI Will Always Love Youâ€ and â€œI Have Nothing”. While the contestants who performed these two numbers received accolades for their interpretations, the judges also stated that both of these songs presented an enormous challenge for any singer, due to their difficulty and the vocal range required for a good performance.
After reading some of the comments on the YouTube Channels of Aj Silva and Sam Santiago, I could not allow this opportunity to slip by without sharing both of these amazing musical tribute videos here.
Aj Silva was recently featured here just two weeks ago, and while his video tribute had only been released the day before the publication, he was already enjoying hundreds of views. His video has now piled up nearly 8,400 views in just two weeks time and doesnâ€™t show any signs of slowing down!Â It is with great pleasure that I present this video one more time for those of you who may have missed Ajâ€™s outstanding performance which is truly a cover of unspeakable proportions.
Sam Santiagoâ€™s last full feature article was published back in September when he was visiting Michigan and appeared on WZZM TV singing a cover of Adeleâ€™s song â€œ Rolling In The Deepâ€.Â Since that time Sam has been singing at a variety of events in California and continues to amaze every audience that is assembled.Â His cover of Whitneyâ€™s Song â€œI Have Nothingâ€ also serves as not only a wonderful tribute to Whitney and her amazing musical career ,but also demonstrates that this nine year old boy has a talent that is beyond compare for one so young.
This site takes its hat off to these two young men for their very special performances.Â You can be sure that you will be seeing much more from both of them in the near future not only on this site, but in the headlines of major media and networks.
Congratulations Aj Silva and Sam Santiago for your outstanding accomplishment!Â We wish you the very best of success in your musical pursuits and careers.