The McCrary Sisters A Very McCrary Christmas Rounder Records A “Respect Yourself”-groove infused “Go Tell It On the Mountain” opens A Very McCrary Christmas, the most exciting seasonal collection that has come my way this very rootsy December. This is an incredible, uplifting hour of soul-filled songs, many of the traditional variety, but so inspired… Continue reading Three 2019 Roots Christmas Albums reviewed
Balsam Range- It’s Christmas Time review
Balsam Range It’s Christmas Time Mountain Home Music Company Considering I’ve yet to experience the group in concert, I would still place Balsam Range on my list of contemporary ‘top ten’ bluegrass bands. I’ve written about them several times (Here, here, here, here, and again here) and I am certain they have never disappointed me… Continue reading Balsam Range- It’s Christmas Time review
Ox- Silent Night & Other Cowboy Songs
Ox Silent Night & Other Cowboy Songs (Cosmic Daves Record Factory) What happens when that slightly off-putting collection of shaggy musicians and ne’r-do-wells from down the block get a-hold of their grandparents Christmas albums? When Mark Browning and his raggle taggle collection of lo-fi, alt.folk friends get together, creativity abounds. “White Christmas”, “I Heard the Bells on… Continue reading Ox- Silent Night & Other Cowboy Songs
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