Sleigh Ride from Greg Booth

Alaskan reso-wizard Greg Booth has created a tradition of recording and distributing a dobro version of a Christmas classic each year.

For 2013, it’s Sleigh Ride, written by Leroy Anderson and popularized by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, with Amanda Kerr on fiddle and Danny Booth on bass. Danny plays with Greg as a member of The Kathy Kallick Band, and Amanda is a noted fiddler and fiddle instructor in Anchorage.


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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.

  • Melinda Sargent

    FaaaanTastic! I Loved It!! I spent my formative years playing a classical rendition of Sleigh Ride on flute and french horn. For me, no Christmas season is complete without it. Now I will have to learn it on dobro 😀 Thank you SO much . . . And Have A Very Merry Christmas! ps. Your canine contributor is wonderful as well.

  • Greg Booth

    Thanks for mentioning our video John! We had a lot of fun making it and it’s a tradition I try to keep going. I was lucky to have Danny and Amanda home visiting from Virginia where Dan now plays bass with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen and Amanda teaches fiddle. Anybody wanting more
    holiday reso music can find more on my YouTube Channel. ~GB