Santa Gave Me A Banjo from Self Rising Flour

From Finland comes Self Rising Flour, a four-piece group that specializes in original traditional bluegrass written by their banjo player, Kalle Tuovinen.

They released a debut project earlier this year, All Original, filled with solid, old school grass sung in English. In addition to being all new songs, they recorded the entire project live with no overdubs. Does it get much more traditional than that?

Along with Tuovinen on banjo, Self Rising Flour is Johannes Oksanen on mandolin, Benjamin Oksanen on guitar, and Hannu Vanhatalo on bass.

Now they have a Christmas single to share, Santa Gave Me A Banjo, a medium tempo number about a little boy who discovered bluegrass one summer and wrote to Santa asking for a five string. After getting his own banjo and learning to play, he decides that St. Nick must be a bluegrass fan as well.

Have a listen…

Santa Gave Me A Banjo from Self Rising Flour is available now from popular download and streaming sites online. You can also purchase it for download directly from the group on bandcamp.

You can always check out all the Christmas bluegrass music we have covered at Bluegrass Today by following this link.

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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.