Kick off the Holidays with Julian Koster's Singing Saw!

Some musicians tour year round with a band in support of their latest LP. But this December, Merge recording artist Julian Koster is instead going on a caroling tour. He’s taking along his trusty dog Rudolph (no joke!) and a singing saw. You can hear Koster’s deconstruction of holiday chestnut “White Christmas” below.

MP3:  White Christmas

For more holiday sawing, The Singing Saw at Christmastime is available on CD, LP, and digital download.

Better yet, why not have Koster and his carolers visit your abode? Details  below.


You may invite the carolers to visit your house by emailing or by mailing a handwritten letter to  450 N. Harris St. Athens, GA   30601 (due to time constraints, please send an email to let the “caroling ambassador” know you are sending a letter). Be sure to include an email address or telephone number for reply.   Invitations where the hosts indicate that they would be willing to entertain outside guests on caroling night are preferred. Please note your permission to invite others from the area to your house and whether you can offer the carolers a place to sleep in your letter or email.

Once the limit on houses on a given night has been reached, the address of each house that will welcome guests will be distributed via email to all who email and ask to attend. The addresses of the houses will not be posted online.

Proposed Caroling Path:
December 7th, 8th, 9th: Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana & Lower Half of Illinois
December 10th, 11th, 12th: Chicago, Illinois, Michigan
December 13th, 14th, 15th: Ohio, Pittsburgh, Western NY
December 16th, 17th, 18th: Upstate NY, New England (CT, RI, VT etc)
December 19th, 20th, 21st: Philadelphia, NYC, Baltimore, DC, Chapel Hill