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Urban Monroes Offer Christmas Spirit Free Download

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Urban Monroes BluegrassIn the spirit of the Holidays, we have a free download for anyone who wants it. The song is a real old-time tune...really, really old time. It's the time-honored 18th century hymn "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" done as bluegrass, Urban Monroes style. You can get the free download at the link below which goes to our new SoundCloud page. You don't have to have an account there or sign in or anything. Just click the download button. (It's the "down arrow", fifth icon over below the song.) It will load in only a few seconds. We hope everyone is doing great! You can also just click on the Playing In The Snow image below.

Fashioned from the heart of tradition and infused with adrenaline, the Urban Monroes’ contemporary bluegrass style is an outgrowth of the combined skills of some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest talent. As individuals the Urban Monroes have earned bluegrass instrument championships, a National Endowment for the Arts award and songwriting accolades. They have been featured on the Emmy award winning PBS series Art Beat and their musical experiences have taken them around the world. As a band they have excited audiences from some of bluegrass’ biggest venues with a fully charged stage presence and an intricate delivery.

Playing In The SnowPlaying in the Snow is a six-song collection of Christmas done Urban Monroes style. The band’s fourth album, it is preceded by three full-length CD’s and closely follows the release of a pair of summertime singles, “On My Way” and “William’s Still Alive.” The mix of traditional and original tracks spans a range from “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” to “Mr. Grinch” and packs a big side of Yuletide into a small package. Playing in the Snow is collection of a few of the band's Christmas favorites plus a couple of originals for the season. So shine up your jingle bells and watch out for reindeer crossings, Christmas-time's a'coming.

We’ve all seen Christmas offerings crowding the aisles since before the big bags of fun sized candy bars made their first appearance, but the Urban Monroes wanted this year’s crop of ghouls and goblins to clear out before announcing the album’s release. After all, now that the trick or treating is done, it’s time to think about Playing in the Snow.

Fashioned from the heart of tradition and infused with adrenaline, the Urban Monroes’ bluegrass style combines the skills of some of the Pacific Northwest's finest talent. Fast-paced and highly energetic, the band performs both original and traditional bluegrass with a style and delivery uniquely its own.

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