'The Gathering' by Laurelyn Dossett, Rhiannon Giddens, Mike Compton, Joe Newberry, and Jason Sypher. Meanwhile, the only performance by the band outside of North Carolina will be Saturday at City Winery. Here are some of the reviews we're reading:
"A breath of fresh, pine-scented air."
- LA Times
"What the season must have sounded like before shopping and Irving Berlin."
– The Wall Street Journal
– Chicago Sun-Times
– American Songwriter
"****1/2… It's a fresh approach to wintry music, with mountain-music instrumentation and crystalline harmonies."
– Houston Chronicle
"A nice change of pace, bluegrass style."
– Detroit News
"A welcome departure from the usual acoustic holiday fare [with] many highlights."
"A lovely piece of music."
- Raleigh News Observer
"It has a certain magic about it, this music, in the seeming ease of its instrumental virtuosity coupled to a spirit of friendship and common cause—there is not a moment on The Gathering that doesn’t sound free and impassioned, musicians having a great time playing with each other and giving their hearts to the task at hand."
– The Bluegrass Special
Click here for a video of Giddens and Dossett dueting on "String of Pearls."