This year we asked Bud’s Collective out of Wardensville, West Virginia. Bud and the gang came and did the honor in the Upper Room Studios at National Media Services. The band is made up of front man Buddy Dunlap on guitar and lead vocals, Cody Brown on bass,  Gina Clowes on banjo and Jack Dunlap on mandolin.

This powerful group of pickers from the hills of West Virginia reflects roots firmly planted in the Bluegrass tradition and add to it in ways all their own. Playing a tasteful mix of front man Buddy Dunlap’s original material and popular hits ranging from Stevie Wonder to Alabama and all points in between, Bud’s Collective has been making some serious waves in the music scene.

These guys and gal have been playing music together informally for over a decade, and their music speaks of the years spent adapting and blending with one another’s styles. They’ve won first place in the DC Bluegrass Union Mid-Atlantic Band Competition and took 2nd at the SPBGMA International Band Contest. They host their own concert series called Bluegrass in the Barn which continues to grow into one of the most popular events in the West Virginia Panhandle, attracting crowds that spill out of the barn and into the yard! What truly sets them apart from the rest is the energy that fills the spaces in which they play – captivating audiences and leaving them wanting more.

This Enhanced CD contains our latest catalog and a video about our services.

  1. O Come O Come Emmanuel
  2. Naughty List
  3. Up on the Housetop
  4. Daddy’s Christmas Tree
  5. Mrs. Claws
  6. Christmas Day in the Morning
  7. Joseph’s Song
  8. New Year’s Game
  9. Figgy Pudding

Buddy Dunlap – Guitar and vocals
Jack Dunlap – Mandolin and vocals
Gina Clowes – Banjo
Cody Brown – Bass and vocals

Produced by Will Shenk & Bud’s Collective
Executive Producer Mike McCool, National Media Services Inc.