Al Perkins | Smoky Mountain Christmas

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Smoky Mountain Christmas

by Al Perkins

Featuring authentic Appalachian sounds on 14 tracks of traditional Christmas songs in a beautiful acoustic instrumental authenticity. Special guest Tommy Emmanuel (C.G.P.) joins in to spice things up.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Go Tell It On the Mountain
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2. Joy to the World!
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3. The Gatlinburg Carol
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4. Tennessee Christmas
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5. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
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6. The First Noel
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7. O Little Town of Bethlehem/away in a Manger
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8. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
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9. Carol of the Bells
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10. The Holly and the Ivy
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11. O' Come All Ye Faithful
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12. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
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13. Bluegrass Christmas
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14. Home For the Holidays
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Music from the mountains has been dubbed as Appalachian style, but within the Appalachian Mountains there are the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains you will find one of the spots richest in history and beauty known as the Great Smoky Mountains.
Folks from the Smoky Mountains are known for their music as well as arts and crafts. The music from the Smoky Mountains has a special
blend of Appalachian sounds with a hint of German and Irish influence. Smoky Mountain Christmas is pure in authenticity and the renditions
of the Christmas Carols played throughout are just as if you were there in the late 1800s. The album includes indigenous song "The Gatlinburg
Carol" and a fun mountain version of "Home for the Holidays" with guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel.

Featuring:
Al Perkins - dobro & guitar
Tommy Emmanuel - acoustic guitar
Stephen Seifert - mountain dulcimer
Andy Leftwich - fiddle, mandolin, mandola
Sharon Gilchrist - mandolin
Byron House - upright bass
Donica Christensen - clawhammer banjo
Michael Webb - accordian
Kenny Holloway - guitar
Dutch Noss - guitar
Lee Warren - guitar
Kaliegh Noss - sleighbells


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R. Arp

Love that it has the feel of Christmas in the mountains
I love this cd.... Since I live close to the smokies it makes me want to be there.....I especially love Gatlinburg.....So the Gatlinburg Carol is special to me....Could you tell me if you would do a cd of Christmas songs such as Frosty the Snowman.....Jingle Bells etc...I feel those would make great songs to played by dobros etc.

Brian

Best Christmas cd in my collection.
High quality recording it captures the way it used to feel when I was a kid.

Donna

My Favorite Christmas CD
I have never been to the Smokey Mountains--but Christmas there must be really something! I really love this CD. It gives me a real Christmas feeling and I will probably continue to play it year round!!

Col Kolmer

excellent
v ery best I have heard. Will be looking for more.

Laurie Horn

down home Christmas
I love this CD! It really puts you in the Christmas spirit. This album will definitely be worn out before Christmas is over!

CD Baby


Christmas never sounded so sweet and smoky- smoky like the Great Smoky Mountains, that is. Now bluegrass aficionados can have their favorite holiday songs and carols wrapped up in their preferred package of quality, ringing, tinkling bluegrass and country folk. Simple, light and lovely, "Smoky Mountain Christmas" shuffles through fourteen well-arranged carols for banjo, guitar, fiddle, upright bass and all the usual ingredients for a fingerpicking (and fingerlicking) delicious holiday. This disc will have you shelving the Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby, spurring a new, happy, holiday tradition.

Goldie Kiister

Very Very Good
This was the best music that I have ever heard.