Bassist Lane Baldwin Releases Christmas Song… To celebrate the Christmas season, internationally-acclaimed Blues bassist and vocalist Lane Baldwin released Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. This is the first Christmas song Lane has ever recorded, and is available as a download single.
Lane took a break from recording his upcoming CD, The View From Here, to record one of his personal favorite holiday songs with producer Polo Jones once again at the helm. The musical accompaniment was performed by Bay Area Bluegrass wonders, The Abbott Brothers.
“For my first Christmas song, I wanted to do something fun,” Baldwin said, “and Grandma has been a personal favorite for decades. I can’t think of a better song to have recorded.”
Music and background vocals were provided by The Abbott Brothers: Luke Abbott (guitar/vocals), Kyle Abbott (mandolin/vocals), and Mason Hutchinson (upright bass). The trio is a very popular mainstay of the Bay Area music scene, but this is the first time Baldwin has worked with them.
“Bluegrass is a bit outside what I normally do,” said Baldwin, who is known for his decades playing the Blues, “but being a seventh generation Texan, it’s certainly in my blood. And The Abbott Brothers made the whole project a ton of fun.”
Lane’s version of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer is available as a download on his website as well as on CD Baby, iTunes and other outlets. Selling price is 99 cents. For more information, visit www.LaneBaldwin.com.