Black Prairie and Sallie Ford Greet “The Man With the Bag”

As residents of Portland, Ore., Black Prairie and Sallie Ford will have to wait longer than almost anyone else in America for Santa Claus to show up on Christmas — you know, except for kids in Alaska and Hawaii. So to channel their excitement, the rockabilly singer and the bluegrass-inspired band gave an alt-country makeover to “(Everybody’s Waiting for) The Man With the Bag.” The classic song from 1950 ends up with a bit of a marching feel, while the slowed-down intro gets kind of spooky. Check out this stream from the new album, Holidays Rule.