SONG OF THE DAY: BRYAN SUTTON – “GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN”

I don’t have enough positive affirmations to adequately express how much I am freaking out about this particular Christmas song. In the remarkably diverse genre of holiday music, I’m mildly confounded by the fact that all Christmas radio stations play are 80s throwback love songs, excessive Michael BublĂ©, remastered Nat King Cole, and ex-Beatles’ half-assed attempts at holidazing. (Sorry, Lennon/McCartney. Your other music was way cooler.) This bluegrass rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” is a breath of fresh, pine-scented air compared to most other attempts at the very kitschiest of genres. Not only that, but within the tiny niche genre of Christmas bluegrass (check it out sometime), this song is definitely one of the most masterful and toe-tappin’. I’d even go so far as to say I’d probably kiss the song under the mistletoe if it were a person.