A woody, acoustic sound, sharpened with Irish penny whistles, warmed by guitar and upright bass, backed by banjos and high tuned guitar. The album has refined solo and harmony vocals throughout, and is blessed by a chorus of friend and family singers. These long time favorite Christmas carols have new life!
“Just when you thought you were stuck in the era of ‘Season’s Greetings,’, this album frees you up to say ‘Merry Christmas!’ again! No Santas on your rooftop, no reindeer roasting over an open fire – just beautiful, honest-to-God Christmas music!”
- Patrick Malloy, Boston Road Records
Engineered by Travis Ener at at Rockin' T Audio Ranch, Princeton TX
Produced by Jed Marum
Production assistance by Russell Alvey
© Boston Road Records, 2011
Cover Art Virginia Marum
Back cover photo by Phil Wirth
Culleoka Christmas Choir: Russell and Victoria Alvey, Connie and Travis Ener, Louisa Marum, Ollie Barker
Jed Marum; vocals, guitar, steel and nylgut strung banjos, banjola and the high-tuned backpacker*
Kathleen Jackson; harmony vocals and upright bass
David Lovrien; whistles
* high-tuned backpacker is Martin’s Backpacker guitar, setup for the Nashville (or high) tuning, and then tuned to DADGAD or Vestopol open tunings.