An hour of traditional and rare Christmas music

An hour of traditional and rare Christmas music

A FREE hour of Christmas songs both traditional & rare, performed by an interesting array of folk musicians, recorded live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.

Musicians at the Ozark Folk Center State Park have been putting on Christmas music shows for over four decades. As with most music performed at the park, the Christmas music represented is not your normal collection of holiday standards. You’ll hear a few songs that you know and love, as well as many others that you’ve likely never encountered before.

Hosts Dave Smith & Mark Jones present festive archival holiday recordings:

  • Mark Jones offers a recording of his father, country music legend Grandpa Jones reciting a poem called “The Christmas Guest.”
  • Aubry Atwater & Elwood Donnelly profile the story of folk music royalty Jean Ritchie’s first family Christmas tree.
  • The eclectic range of musicians performing on this edition of Ozark Highlands Radio include Grandpa Jones, Randall Hylton, The Dowden Sisters, The Lonesome Cowboys, Joni Bishop, Bob Olivera, The Heritage Quartet, and more.
Available FREE on PRX and download