Nashville, Tennessee — December 4, 2006 — Some of the world’s most sought-after bluegrass musicians recorded an exclusive Gibson Guitar music video now available on Gibson’s website for download. The spirited version of “Jingle Bells” was chosen by banjo legend Earl Scruggs, who performs with mandolin greats Ricky Skaggs and Sam Bush, and Dobro genius Phil Leadbetter. Also on hand for the session were Earl’s sons Randy and Gary, who rounded out the bluegrass supergroup with some hot acoustic guitar picking. The Gibson video was filmed at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville and is available for a limited time. The classic video not only showcases some of the greatest bluegrass artists performing together for the first time, it also features Gibson Guitar’s beautiful bluegrass instruments.
The holiday greeting is available online at Gibson’s website, along with a second version recorded by the great blues guitarist Johnny Jones. Jones, a veteran of the Chicago blues scene of the “50s and the Nashville soul scene of the “60s, regularly performed with blues icons like Freddie King and Junior Wells, and was a major influence on a young Jimi Hendrix. His swanky, jump blues solo performance offers a distinctive, swinging take on the Christmas classic.
The video was produced by Gibson Guitar. Both will be available on the Gibson website until early January 2007. This video is running for a limited time and can be emailed to friends and family as the perfect Christmas card.