Claire Lynch is respected as one of the top vocalists in Bluegrass (she has won Female Vocalist of The Year awards from the I.B.M.A. twice). She has a wonderful voice and knows how to use it, and everything she attempts turns out to be tasteful and compelling. This new album for the 2014 holiday season is a lovely collection of seasonal pieces (10 songs) that should be a welcome addition for her many fans. The record's first song, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS was a bit jarring, with its use of electric guitar and fairly heavy percussion, but after that the disc flows nicely and includes beautiful performances of ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, SCARLET RIBBONS and HEAVEN'S LIGHT, as well as standard favorites like JINGLE BELLS, WHITE CHRISTMAS and WE THREE KINGS. Helping out on the album are Matthew Wingate (archtop guitar), Mark Schatz (bass) and Jim Hurst (guitar) among others.