The Christmas Story In Folk & Acoustic Music

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Our annual show traces the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ starting from the Angel Gabriel's proclamation to Mary, through Christianity's season of Advent, to the Nativity in a Bethlehem manger, to Epiphany and the march of the Magi following the Star in the East to Bethlehem to pay homage to the Newborn King.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Jody Marshall, “Hark Hark What News/Dublin Bells”, Carol Of The Bells, Independent

  • Johnny Cunningham, Recitation: D.H. Lawrence's 'God Is Born', The Soul Of Christmas, Upaya

  • The Watersons, "Sound Sound Your Instruments Of Joy", Mighty River Of Song, Topic


  • Carol Noonan, “O Come O Come Emmanuel”, Christmas, Noonan Music

  • Artisan, "The Angel GabrielFrom Heaven Came", Bygone Christmas, Bygone Films

  • Al Petteway & Amy White, “Gabriel’s Message/I Wonder As I Wonder”, Winter Tidings,Maggie’s Music

  • Chris Thile, “Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella”, Tinsel Tunes, Sugar Hill

    The Nativity

  • Charlie Daniels, Recitation: Gospel Of St. Luke 2, Christmas Grass/Vol. 2, Koch

  • Sonya Isaacs, “Mary Did You Know?”, Christmas Grass/Vol. 2, Koch

  • Bonnie Lee Panda, “O Holy Night”, Magical Winter Day, Autumn Lee Music

  • Brad Colerick, “Eyes Of A Child”, Hudson Harding Sampler Vol. 1, Hudson Harding

  • Bob Franke, Straw Against The Chill, Long Roads Short Visits, Daring Records


  • Alison Krauss et al, “What Child Is This?”, Christmas Grass/Vol. 1, Koch

  • Finest Kind, “Shepherds Arise”, "While Shepherds Watched", "The Cradle Song", Feasts & Spirits, Fallen Angle Music

  • Robin & Linda Williams, “A Virgin Most Pure”, The First Christmas Gift, Red House

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, “The First Noel/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Joy To The World", O Christmas Tree, Rounder,


  • Jody Marshall, “Sankt Staffan Han Rider/Carol Of The Bells”, Carol Of The Bells, Independent

  • Robin & Linda Williams, “Nothing But A Child”, The First Christmas Gift, Red House

  • Sarah Jarosz et al, “One Bright Star”, Christmas Grass/Vol. 3, Koch

  • Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, “The Gift”, Winter’s Grace, Signature Sounds

  • William Pint & Felicia Dale, Over The Hill & Over The Dale, When I See Winter's Return, Waterbug


  • Ed Gerhard, Silent Night, Christmas, Virtue Records

  • Jody Marshall, “The Four Seasons: Winter-2nd Movement/Joy To The World”, Carol Of The Bells, Independent