This is an Advent tradition here at ‘Faith, Folk, and Charity’!
Some great Canadian bluegrass music from the Slocan Ramblers! The Canada Day music fun continues!
I think I post this every year on Good Friday. It’s one of my favourite versions of this old gospel hymn.
And now, an Advent tradition on ‘Faith, Folk, and Charity’:
This is an Advent tradition for me. I love the Franz Family’s version of ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’; it’s far and away my favourite version of this Advent hymn.
The Franz Family website appears to be no more, but their Facebook page is here, and their iTunes site here.
I’m slightly acquainted with Erin Kushniruk, the guitar player in this new Edmonton bluegrass band, ‘The Bitter Green’. This is their first video; it’s their take on a Walt Aldridge tune, ‘Ain’t No Ash Will Burn’, and I think it’s pretty good!
If you’re on Facebook, ‘like’ The Bitter Green here.
I completely forgot my Advent tradition of posting this video near the beginning of the season. It’s far and away my favourite version of this song.
The Earls of Leicester will be performing at this year’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival August 6th-9th. Here they are playing ‘Rolling in My Sweet Baby’s Arms’.
The Earls of Leicester are a tribute band for the music of Scruggs and Flatts (see info here). They’re all pretty talented, but I’m especially a fan of Jerry Douglas and Tim O’Brien, although apparently Tim won’t be playing with them when they’re at the folk festival. This is because he’s touring with his other band, Hot Rize, who will be performing at the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival in Stony Plain the week before.