Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Jeff Hanna (vocals, electric, slide, 12-string & baritone guitars, washboard); Jimmy Ibbotson (vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass, field drum); Bob Carpenter (vocals, piano, accordion, organ, synthesizer, percussion); Jimmie Fadden (drums, harmonica, percussion).
Additional personnel: Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle); Richie Furay (vocals); John McEuen (banjo, mandolin); Vassar Clements (fiddle); Chris Engleman, Gary Lunn (bass).
Recorded at Kerr/Macy Studios, Denver, Colorado and at Scruggs Sound and Quad Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
Personnel: Jimmy Ibbotson (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin); Jeff Hanna (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, acoustic slide guitar, electric slide guitar, baritone guitar, washboard); Bob Carpenter (vocals, accordion, piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Jimmie Fadden (harmonica, drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Steve Marcantonio.
Recording information: MAcy Studios, Denver, CO; Quad Studios, Nashville, TN; Scruggs Sound, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Michael Wilson .
The Christmas Album finds the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band turning in a typically tasteful album and a surprisingly strong country holiday record. Along with a couple recent holiday tunes and originals, the Dirt Band puts their distinctive spin on traditional carols like "Silver Bells," "Silent Night," and "Little Drummer Boy." The end result is quite charming and should appeal to much of the Dirt Band's hardcore following. ~ Thom Owens