Jerry Christmas

Jerry Douglas - Jerry ChristmasHave a Jerry, Jerry Christmas?

That suggestion was surely knocked down early on when choosing a title for the new Jerry Douglas Christmas album, recently released by E1 Music (formerly Koch Records). The actual title is Jerry Christmas, and the CD contains a dozen Christmas favorites, both traditional and modern, recorded with his touring band.

This is his first holiday album, featuring Luke Bulla on fiddle, Guthrie Trapp on mandolin and guitar, Todd Parks on bass and Doug Belote on drums. Jerry plays a variety of resonator and slide guitars, and Maura O’Connell guests on vocals.

Songs include:

  • The First Noel
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • All Through The Night
  • New Year’s Eve
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • In The Bleak Midwinter
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • O Holy Night
  • Mary Did You Know
  • Maui Christmas
  • Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem

Several audio samples can be found on Jerry’s web site, with snippets of all 12 tracks in iTunes.

Douglas will do a limited tour in December performing the material from Jerry Christmas with his band (Bulla, Trapp, Parks, Belote), and his good friends (and singers) O’Connell and John Oates (of Hall & Oates fame). You can see the tour details online.

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