Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Christmas Music Review: O Christmas Tree: A Bluegrass Collection for the Holidays (2002)

Bluegrass and Christmas music has a different sound.  Sometimes it works, well it seems to always work instrumentally; but sometimes the vocals are too much something that isn't very enjoyable.  However this is not true for all, but just a few of the songs.  For example I didn't care for Ron Stewart's version of "Silver Bells" but the Cox family "Go Tell It on the Mountain" is just wonderful.  "O Come All Ye Faithful" is a banjo number that is very effective.  James King Band performs "Call Collect on Christmas" reminding of the need for family on Christmas.  Doyle Lawson (and others) sing a nice Acapella medley version of "The First Noel" "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and "Joy to the World."

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