VARIOUS ARTISTS, “Christmas: The Mountain Way,” Rural Rhythm Christian. CD, 15 tracks. DVD 16 tracks
Back in June, 11 bluegrass acts performed a live Christmas show, “Christmas: The Mountain Way,” at the Bell Theater in Pineville, Ky.
It was filmed and recorded. And now, just in time for Christmas, Rural Rhythm Christian is releasing it as a combo CD/DVD pack.
Each is just under an hour of mostly spiritual songs. The only secular material is Mike Scott’s instrumental version of “Jingle Bells,” Cumberland River’s “Christmas In The Mountains” and the title cut performed by Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley.
Not all of the sacred songs are what people generally think of as Christmas songs, but they are about Jesus.
That list includes Bradley’s “In The Sweet By and By,” Mike and Brenda Scott’s “Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus,” Audie Blaylock’s “A Voice of Our Savior,” Common Strings’ “Nothing But The Blood,” Don Gulley’s “In The Garden” and Debbie Gulley’s “Amazing Grace.”
More traditional Christmas material includes Blaylock’s “Joy To The World,” Cumberland River Music Academy’s “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” Marty Raybon’s “Silent Night” and “There’s A Way In The Manger,” Brad Gulley’s “O Holy Night” and Steve Gulley’s “Away In The Manger.”
The concert is also a Gulley family affair. Steve Gulley is joined by his wife, Debbie; son, Brad; and father, Don, on the show.
The DVD includes interviews with the artists and a behind-the-scenes look at the concert.
Good addition to the Christmas holidays.
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