Pinecastle Christmas Gathering

Pinecastle Christmas Gathering


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Pinecastle Christmas Gathering

There are many reasons -- good and bad -- to cut a holiday album. Luckily, the folks at Pinecastle took the high road and used the Christmas season as an excuse to show off its excellent roster of artists. Bluegrass notables -- Jesse McReynolds, Scott Vestal, and Charlie Waller -- rub elbows with newcomers -- Michelle Nixon, Sally Jones, and Whitehouse. As one might imagine, these country-flavored singers and pickers celebrate Christmas in the good old-fashioned way, recalling family, friends, and home cooking. David Parmley and Continental Divide sing of "Christmas in the Mountains," where Grandma bakes apple pies and the local church bells ring. In "When It's Christmas in Virginia," Michelle Nixon and Drive remind listeners how lonely the season can be when loved ones are far away. There's a heavy emphasis on religious fare, like Eddie and Martha Adcock's "One Starry Night," and Jim Hurst and Missy Raines' "Heaven's Light," and old standbys like Larry Stephenson's take on "Away in the Manger," and the Special Consensus' version of "Go Tell It on the Mountain." Pinecastle Christmas Gathering also allows the artists to deliver their own "merry Christmas" at the end of the album, adding a nice personal touch. Weary of the typical holiday fare that crowds the radio airwaves, bluegrass fans will rejoice at an hour's worth of fine performances that capture the splendor of the season.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2003
Label: Pinecastle
UPC: 0755757113328
catalogNumber: 1133

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Adcock   Banjo,Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
David Parmley   Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Special Consensus   Group
Michael Harris   Bass,Vocal Harmony
Billy Parker   Mandolin
Jesse McReynolds   Mandolin,Vocals
Robert Hale   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Larry Stephenson   Mandolin,Vocals
Larry Atamanuik   Percussion
Danny Barnes   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal),Group Member
Jimmy Bowen   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Luke Bulla   Fiddle
Greg Cahill   Banjo,Group Member
Rob Ickes   Guitar (Resonator)
Chris Jones   Guitar
Peter McLaughlin   Guitar
Weldon Myrick   Dobro
Bobby Osborne   Mandolin,Guest Appearance
Ron Rutkowski   Fiddle
Mark Schatz   Bass
Terry Smith   Bass,Guest Appearance
Scott Vestal   Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Charlie Waller   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Mike Anglin   Bass,Group Member
Wayne Benson   Mandolin
Curt Chapman   Bass,Group Member
Charlie Cushman   Banjo,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance,Group Member
Steve Day   Fiddle,Tenor (Vocal),Group Member
Ed Friedland   Bass
Phil Leadbetter   Baritone (Vocal),Guitar (Resonator),Group Member
Don Rigsby   Tenor (Vocal)
Missy Raines   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Jim Green   Bass,Vocal Harmony
Greg Corbett   Banjo,Baritone (Vocal)
David Parmley & Continental Divide   Group
Martha Adcock   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Sonya Isaacs   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Randy Kohrs   Guitar (Resonator)
Elmer C. Burchett   Banjo,Group Member
Jeff Autry   Guitar
Jamie Clifton   Guitar,Baritone (Vocal),Group Member
Lester Deaton   Bass
Mike Andes   Mandolin,Vocals
Barry Crabtree   Banjo,Group Member
Darcy Aldridge   Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Tenor (Vocal)
Ben Surratt   Vocals
Jim Hurst   Guitar,Vocals
Sally Jones   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
John "Buddy" Williams   Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Darin Aldridge   Guitar,Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Josh Williams & High Gear   Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member
Brian Blaylock   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Shad Cobb   Fiddle,Guest Appearance
Kristin Scott Benson   Banjo
Tim Dishman   Bass,Tenor (Vocal),Group Member
Ross Nickerson   Banjo
Michelle Nixon   Vocals
Darrell Webb   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal),Group Member
Eddie Shifflett   Guitar
Shirley Vaughn Lichtenberg   Vocal Harmony
Harold Goad   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Kathie Goad   Vocals
Warren Goad   Guitar,Bass (Vocal),Rhythm Guitar
Monte Hall   Bass
Irl Hees   Bass
Vernon Hughes   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Becky Isaacs   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Justen Haynes   Fiddle
Mitchell Davis   Banjo
Jason Davis   Banjo
Jimmy Melton   Guitar
Jason Carter   Fiddle,Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddie Adcock   Producer
David Parmley   Producer,Engineer
Special Consensus   Producer
Tom T. Hall   Engineer
Loretta Lynn   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Wildfire   Producer
Drive   Producer
Jesse McReynolds   Composer,Producer
Keith Whitley   Composer
Larry Stephenson   Composer
Claire Lynch   Composer
Don Cook   Composer
Bobby Hart   Composer
Jack Hill   Engineer
Chris Jones   Producer
John Nicholson   Engineer
Sonny Osborne   Producer
Dale Perry   Engineer
Curly Putman   Composer
Steve Rashid   Engineer
Tom Riggs   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Scott Vestal   Producer
George David Weiss   Composer
Clark Williams   Engineer
Don Rigsby   Producer
Missy Raines   Producer
Steve Chandler   Engineer
Martha Adcock   Composer,Producer
Bob Murray   Art Direction
Bill Cashman   Engineer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Ben Surratt   Engineer
Jan Stolpe   Engineer
Jim Hurst   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Nothin' Fancy   Producer
Earl Barnes   Composer
Ross Nickerson   Producer
Michelle Nixon   Composer,Producer
Whitehouse   Producer
Breck Elder   Engineer
Steven Sheehan   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
Ben Hall   Engineer

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