The latest bluegrasser taking this route is Jeff Parker, whose strong voice and hilarious stage antics are a highlight of the Dailey & Vincent live show.
Tracking will start next week at Ricky Skaggs’ studio in Nashville, with assistance from Mark Fain on bass, Seth Taylor on guitar, Jessie Baker on banjo, BJ Cherryholmes on fiddle, Paul Hollowell on keys, and Bob Mummert on drums and percussion. Parker will play mandolin and sing lead. Vocals will be tracked later this summer at Lonesome Day Studio in Booneville, Kentucky.
Jeff shared a few words about his plans for this project.
“I’m excited about recording my first Christmas CD. I’ve always wanted to do one and many fans have asked me about it for years, so here it comes on Lonesome Day Records. It will be just in time for this season!
I have picked some of my favorite traditional Christmas songs, and also some original songs I think you will enjoy. I may even read a story or two.”
Songs slated to be tracked include staples like…
- Christmas Time’s A Coming
- Christmas In Dixie
- It’s Christmas Time
- Little Drummer Boy
- Frosty The Snowman
- Blue Christmas
…along with a few that may be new to your ears:
- Christmas In The Mountains (Bill Castle)
- Next Year (Randy Moore)
- Nothing But A Child (Steve Earl)
- Birthday Of Our King (Bill Castle)
Hopefully we can get some photos and/or video from next week’s tracking session.
An October release is anticipated.