Thinking About Christmas Yet?

Christmas along the Crooked Road is the first Christmas CD ever recorded by master musicians living along the Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail. The collection features musicians from Southwest Virginia and Northwest North Carolina performing new and old holiday songs in bluegrass, old-time and mountain music styles.

The decision to make the CD came after this group performed at the Rex Theater, an anchor venue located on the Crooked Road in Galax, Virginia. Their show was well received so much so that the host that evening, a former Miss America, Kylene Barker McNeill booked them in Florida. After a three-day sell-out performance the idea for Christmas along the Crooked Road was born.

Legendary guitarist Wayne Henderson is one of the featured artists, said that he is proud to be associated with this release.

“It was great to play on this special Christmas project. I enjoyed picking with some of my friends, all excellent players, and it’s always a pleasure working in Wesley Easter’s studio.

But I have to say my favorite part about it was playing with the JAM kids (Junior Appalachian Musicians). It’s an honor to be on a project with these young musicians.”

Joining Wayne on this project is Gerald Anderson, Jimmy Edmonds, Jeff Little, Josh Scott, Spencer Strickland and Helen White.

Songs on the album include:

  • Deck The Halls
  • Christmas Promise
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Silent Night
  • What Child Is This
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Blue Christmas
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Christmas Lullaby
  • Joy To The World
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • Away In a manger

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Amanda Webb

Amanda Webb is an accomplished writer with a full range of journalism experience including newspaper, magazine, television and web. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from The University of Virginia's College at Wise. Growing up in Southwest Virginia, she received a heavy traditional bluegrass music influence from her father. She officially became a part of the bluegrass music community in 2003 when she married artist, Darrell Webb. Amanda and Darrell live in Tennessee with their two children.