Atlanta Pops Orchestra Joins Balsam Range To Celebrate Release With Special December 2 Performance

BALSAM RANGE Makes Magic With


Atlanta Pops Orchestra Joins Balsam Range To Celebrate Release With Special December 2 Performance

Nashville, TN (November 3, 2017) –World-renowned Bluegrass quintetBALSAM RANGEmakes magic with their newest EP, IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME.  The six-track outing spreads seasonal joy witha mix of contemporary and traditional tunes and features the beloved band in an unusual pairing with the Nashville Recording Orchestra.  Radio can ensure that IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME makes their holiday playlist by downloading fromAirPlay Direct.  Fans can listen to a live stream now on Bluegrass Today, or purchase as the perfect Christmas giftHERE.

those who might consider the joining of Bluegrass and orchestral music
an odd mix – you are not alone.  Respected tastemaker David Allan of
Britain’s Country Music People magazine notes, “I
thought I would hate it – the very idea of Bluegrass and strings, not
to mention a sax, BUT it works … creating a rich, sentimental and
wonderful, magical Christmassy feeling … definitely a winner.” 

is the band’s first Christmas release.  “We loved the idea, and we were
intrigued by the musical possibilities that this project would open up
to us,” Balsam Range spokesman Tim Surrett reflects.   “We had to take a
bit of a different approach to make it work, but I think the result was
worth the effort.” 

To celebrate the EP’s release, Balsam Range will host theAtlanta Pops Orchestrato perform these holiday tunes during the closing show of the group’s second annualBalsam Range Art of Music Festival at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina (December
1 and 2).  Additional entertainers, including Flatt Lonesome and
Darrell Scott will perform during the event, which also features various
workshops.  Select tickets are still available and much more
information can be found on theFestival’s website 

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