Merry Christmas from Mo Pitney

Mo Pitney is known to most of the world as a rising country singer based in Nashville, but grassers recognize him as one of our own. He’s not only made the rounds playing bluegrass in his native Illinois, and on the home jam circuit in young Nashville, he has also married one of the lovely Bankester sisters, the very talented Emily, who is set to give birth to their first child sometime early in the new year.

Pitney appeared on Rickey Wasson’s Croweology project earlier this year, where he sang several songs that Keith Whitley had recorded with J.D. Crowe. Anyone who doubts his bluegrass cred just needs to give that one a listen.

With a new album just out on Curb Records, and a baby on the way, Mo sat down with his trusty guitar at his MeeMaw’s this week and shared down home versions of a number of Christmas favorites via Facebook live. If it hasn’t come across your Facebook feed, you can listen to Pitney’s broadcast here to the left.

The new Mo Pitney record, Behind This Guitar, is available wherever you find country CDs or downloads. If you enjoy traditional country music, his style is likely to float your boat.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.