Julian Koster and his Singing Saw unveil dates and cities for Music Tapes Caroling December ’09!

Julian Koster and his Singing Saw unveil dates and cities for Music Tapes Caroling December ’09!

It's caroling time again!  Julian Koster and his Singing Saw will come to your house to bring songs, stories, and good cheer to you and your friends - all you have to do is invite them! 

To promote the spirit of the holidays and The Singing Saw at Christmastime, Julian, his dog Rudolph and his Singing Saw friend Badger set out on a caroling tour last fall. Julian says, “Caroling last year was one of the most special experiences I’ve ever known…following a path that wound through so many houses (over 100!), in so many neighborhoods in each town (and so many towns!), and being welcomed so kindly and so warmly into all of those homes. I’m so glad that we’re all still here, and that the Universe has arranged for this all to happen again. I can hardly wait.”

The Singing Saw at Christmastime is available on CD, LP, and digital download. Stream the whole album in the Merge store, visit the Merge blog to watch a video of Julian and the Singing Saw performing “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” and click to download a brand-new Singing Saw holiday classic rendition of “White Christmas.”

To find out the address of one of the homes in your area who will be hosting the carolers, please email for the address and general time of the performance. Invitations are still being accepted at for Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis, Champaign, Cleveland, Providence, Baltimore, D.C., and Chapel Hill/Durham.

Julian and his merry carolers will accept no money at their caroling visits, but if you would like to contribute a little to help with their expenses, visit

Confirmed Caroling Path:
12/5 - Atlanta / Rome, GA
12/6 - Nashville, TN (early) / Louisville, KY
12/7 - Indianapolis, IN (early) / Champaign, IL
12/8 - Chicago, IL
12/9 - Kalamazoo, MI (early) / Detroit, MI (and area)
12/10 - Toledo, OH (early) / Cleveland, OH
12/11 - Buffalo, NY (early) / Geneseo, NY
12/12 - Ithaca, NY (early) / Monterrey, MA / Easthampton & Northampton, MA (late-night)
12/13 - Boston, MA (and area)
12/14 - Providence, RI (and area)
12/15 - Riverside, CT / Purchase, NY / Marlboro, NY
12/16 - New York City, NY
12/17 - New York City, NY (and area)
12/18 - Manalapan, NJ (early) / Philadelphia, PA
12/19 - Baltimore, MD (early) / Washington, DC
12/20 - Eagle Rock, VA (early) / Lynchburg, VA
12/21 - Chapel Hill, NC / Raleigh, NC
12/22 - Athens, GA