The holidays is (usually) a time for coming together to enjoy the music of the season. Bluegrass is no exception, and Christmas songs are often a favorite subject for bluegrass artists. From the genre’s forefathers like Ralph Stanley to modern masters like Balsam Range, some of the season’s most recognizable melodies can be found in between bluegrass’s usual fare. Enjoy this playlist of bluegrass Christmas music—and happy holidays!
David Chernack is a fiddler, mandolinist, and guitarist from the Hudson Valley. Trained as a classical violist, David found out about bluegrass music in high school and despite his best efforts has been unable to kick the habit in adulthood. He picked up mandolin and guitar in college in Boston, where he studied environmental science and music. While not at his day job or pickin' 'grass, David also enjoys birdwatching and wrenching on cars.