Welcome to My Banjo Christmas CD Page!

imageMy New Instrumental CD, A Clawhammer Banjo Christmas Will Jumpstart Your Christmas in the Spirit and Feel of Christmases Past in Appalachia!

Have a Listen!

Jingle Bells

Joy to the World

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

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In this recording you are hearing a style of banjo playing that is called “Clawhammer” banjo. Clawhammer is an old style of playing that is very popular in old-time music. As you listen to these Christmas songs, you will notice that the banjo has a very rhythmic sound and will include the melody, harmony, rhythms and a percussive sound. Clawhammer banjo was a predecessor to the three-finger/ bluegrass style that was made famous by banjo pickers like Earl Scruggs and Don Reno.

I hope that in these Christmas instrumentals, you will find yourself taken back in time when music was simple, genuine and a part of our heritage. There are several songs on here that are considered “popular” music in terms of when it was written, but I have tried to make them as traditional sounding as those songs that are truly traditional. The songs included on this recording are some of my favorites that I grew up singing in church and hearing on the radio and in the infamous Christmas specials on tv that have since become classics.

My wish for you,as you listen, is that you will be reminded of simpler times when Christmas was a about family and fellowship. A time when presents were handmade with love and an orange, apple and nuts in your stocking were a special treat from Santa.

-Anna 

 A Clawhammer Banjo Christmas Track List     

1. Joy to the World                                                   Anna Banjo Pic
2. Silver Bells
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4. Gesu Bambino
5. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
6. Blue Christmas
7. There’s a Song in the Air
8. Angels We Have Heard on High
9. Away in a Manger Medley
10. Holly Jolly Christmas
11. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
12. Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
13. Jingle Bells
14. Winter Wonderland
15. Deck the Halls
16. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
17. White Christmas
18. Up on the Housetop
19. O Come All Ye Faithful
20. Silent Night