The Midwest’s premier bluegrass and gospel quintet performs “A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing”
Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage
rapport make them audience favorites across the United States, Canada and Europe.
The band is touring in support of their latest CD, “Because You Asked.” This, their 13th
CD, features live recordings of audience-requested favorites recorded during the band’s 2014 tours.
While the evening’s program will include songs from this latest recording, “A Bluegrass
Christmas with Monroe Crossing” prominently features selections from their seasonal sampler “The Happy Holidays.”
Old familiar carols such as “Silver Bells,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” and “Up on the Housetop” get a warm bluegrass feel from David’s banjo, Lisa’s fiddle and Matt’s mandolin. Audiences can hear seasonal favorites like “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “What Child is This?”
Monroe Crossing also serves up country and bluegrass-inspired tunes like “Christmas Time’s a Comin,’” traditional folk songs including “Christ was Born in Bethlehem,” past hits – from Elvis’ “Blue Christmas” to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” – some seasonal band originals including the CD’s title track, and a few holiday surprises too.
Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “the Father of Bluegrass,” Monroe Crossing also recently released a tribute CD, Monroe Crossing “Plays the Songs of Bill Monroe,” which features 15 classic bluegrass songs made famous by the “Big Mon” himself, and their third all-gospel recording, “Joy, Joy, Joy.”