The guys have put together an acoustic treatment of Run Run Rudolph, Chuck Berry’s whimsical holiday favorite from 1958. Originally cut in Berry’s trademark rock n roll style, Colebrook Road gives it a touch of grass, and retains the groovin’ rock format for the first half of the track, before breaking out into a full bluegrass romp.
Those who well remember the Chuck Berry version will get a chuckle from how vocalist Jesse Eisenbise tweaks the lyrics to fit a bluegrass telling of this story of young children expressing their Christmas gift wishes – and their need for speed from Santa’s lead reindeer!
Despite this song’s perennial popularity, it wasn’t a big hit when first released. But over the years, Run Run Rudolph has been among the most covered modern holiday classics.
Have a listen to how Colebrook Road interprets it.