Kathryn Caine’s Christmas – free download

Here’s yet another entry in the bluegrass Christmas song bonanza.

Kathryn Caine’s Christmas was actually released last year, but she is offering the full album now as a free download to help raise awareness of her new album for 2010, Down Home Girl.

Her music is a mix of the bluegrass she grew up singing and the modern country style she works in currently. Caine grew up in North Carolina, but lives now near Charlottesville, VA.

She sent a track from each album for us to share with Bluegrass Blog readers. First up is Goin’ To Bethlehem, a track from the Christmas CD she is offering free online.

Goin’ To Bethlehem: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/goin_to_bethlehem.mp3]

Kathryn tells us a bit about her attachment to bluegrass, both as a family heritage and through her ongoing collaboration with Andy Thacker, mandolinist with Walker’s Run, also based near Charlottesville.

“Down Home Girl is not traditional bluegrass, but falls under the bluegrass genre because of Andy’s mandolin playing, and my voice and songwriting.

I also grew up singing bluegrass with my family. My father was taught banjo by Little Roy Lewis.”

Far Away: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/far_away.mp3]

Samples for the other tunes on Down Home Girl can be found in iTunes.

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