The Ghost Riders, made up of Bill McDonald on vocals and acoustic guitar; Brian "Graz" on lead guitar and back up vocals; Jimmy "Steel" Duvall on pedal steel; "Mild" Bill Pitcher on bass and vocals; and Bob "Big Beat" Norton on drums, strive to individualize each and every performance for each and every audience.
The Ghost Riders-style covers original arrangements of a variety of seasonal selections, encouraging a sound that tingles and twangs and makes you want to sing-along and even dance. The beats change but the essence, the Ghost Riders have honed since coming together in 1994, shines through.
Hence, "Greetin' the Season," their third album, captures the ensemble flavor of five guys lovin' it and layin' it down in the studio for all to hear. From sleigh bells entering in the distance signaling a joyous "Jingle Bells," through Ghost Riders renditions of traditional and familiar tunes (including an ancient polyrhythmic treatment of "Silent Night" in the form of a hemiola), to sleigh bells leaving in the distance following the giggles of "Mild" Bill's grandchildren after "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," this album retains its message of "Greetin' the Season" year after year after year.
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1. Jingle Bells
2. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
3. Blue Christmas
4. Winter Wonderland
5. I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
6. Feliz Navidad
7. Silent Night
8. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
9. I'll Be Home For Christmas
10. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town