In 1985, the group changed its name to "Country Matters to better reflect the bawdy nature of the period from which they draw their inspiration and, of course, their music. From 1985 to 1988, Country Matters thrilled and titillated audiences at the Pleasure Faire in Agoura, CA.
Then all hell broke loose. The Faire moved and so did they. When the Pleasure Faire continued in Devore, CA in 1989, Country Matters regrouped with four of its origianl members, adding another soprano and alto immediately with other new members to follow.
In the winter of 1989, with a total of 8 members, they embarked, once again, on the Christmas caroling journey.
Over the next four years, adding new members as they went and losing a few here and there, Country Matters continued dazzling all those within earshot (well, at least within eyeshot) at the Renaissance Faire and throughout Southern California. Drawing on the versatlilty and talent of its members, Country Matters integrates instruments, dance and theatrical splendro - or should that be farcical flair? - into its performances.
In the spring of 1993, the group began recording its first release. Praeludium ad Simulationem was released in the winter of 1993 on tape and then re-mastered for CD in the summer of 1994. In 1995, this versatile group of musicians then released Let Us Servire Cantico, A collection of Christmas carols on CD.
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1. On The Streets of London
2. The Boar's Head Carol
3. Caroling, Caroling
4. We'll Dress the House
6. Christmas is Coming
7. Jingle Bells
8. Ding Dong! Merrily on High
9. Sing With Joy
10. Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
11. Coventry Carol
12. Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant
14. Riu, Riu Chiu
15. Wassail Song
16. Noel Nouvelet
17. Sans Ivy
18. Glouchestershire Wassail
19. Over the River
20. Fum, Fum, Fum
21. In Dulci Jubilo
22. Dixit Maria
23. A Holly Jolly Christmas
24. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
25. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
26. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
27. O Tannenbaum
28. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
29. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
30. Woodwind Medley
31. Wexford Carol