A one-off group of master folk musicians – including Carolina Chocolate Drop Rhiannon Giddens; Laurelyn Dossett whose song "Anna Lee" was covered by Levon Helm; master mandolin player Mike Compton whose credits include Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, John Hartford, and Elvis Costello; North Carolina banjo player Joe Newberry; and New York upright bass man Jason Sypher will perform their only New York concert December 17 at City Winery.
Of the album, Larry Campbell said, "The combination of heart and intimacy on 'The Gathering' feels like a warm wood-smoke fire on a cold North Carolina winter's night."
Metromix has already called the album "a welcome departure from the usual acoustic holiday fare."
Stream "Light In The Lowlands" here.
Check out video from the NC woods.
WHO: Rhiannon Giddens, Laurelyn Dossett, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, and Jason Sypher
WHAT: A one-time only celebration of Christmas music from 'The Gathering'
WHEN: December 17, 2011
WHERE: City Winery, 155 Varick Street New York, NY
TICKETS: $25 in advance, $30 at door via City Winery box office or CityWinery.com