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

BALSAM RANGE Makes Magic With
 IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, Available Now

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






Nashville, TN (November 3, 2017) --World-renowned Bluegrass quintet BALSAM RANGE makes magic with their newest EP, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME.  The six-track outing spreads seasonal joy with a 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 from AirPlay Direct.  Fans can listen to a live stream now on Bluegrass Today, or purchase as the perfect Christmas gift HERE.
For 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." 
This 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 the Atlanta Pops Orchestra to perform these holiday tunes during the closing show of the group's second annual Balsam 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 the Festival's website 

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