Rolling Stone Country premiered Fairground Saints version of the classic holiday “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” just in time for the holidays.
Los Angeles-based folk-pop trio Fairground Saints (Mason Van Valin, Elijah Edwards and Megan McAllister) didn’t make things easy for themselves by trying to cover the song and bring out something new — but they succeeded. With a galloping beat, dense harmonies and bright acoustic guitar strums, the group’s rendition makes it sound more like a promise than a wish” and that the band “find a sweet spot between bluegrass and pop-country” Rolling Stone Country stated.
Fairground Saints’ self-titled debut was released in August 2015 and features harmony-rich songs like “Ain’t Much for Lyin'” and “Turn This Car Around” that find a sweet spot between bluegrass and pop-country. On January 14th, the band will perform at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall.
The band will be touring throughout 2016 playing songs from their self-titled debut which is out now on Verve Records.