Since last July, I have been hard at work on a new Bluegrass Festival in North Carolina: FarmFest at Farmington Dragway. I have been meeting with our wonderful committee: Don, Jonny and Brian (The owners of Farmington Dragway) and Patti Ann Lynch (PAL Marketing, Inc.) The festival is April 11 and 12. We are excited with the talented Bluegrass Bands coming to entertain: Steep Canyon Rangers, Cadillac Sky, Lou Reid & Carolina, Terry Baucom's Super Jam, Kenny & Amanda Smith Band and Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain. We will also have 2 groups of young people performing: JAM-Junior Appalachian Musicians and the Snyder Family Band. Two clogging teams will entertain between bands on Saturday, April 12th: Clog Carolina and the South Fork Cloggers. In addition to the music, there will be food, crafts, classic cars, vintage farm equipment, a children's area and camping. We are praying for great weather and an awesome time in Farmington, NC April 11 and 12!
Monday, March 31, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Terry and I spent Easter weekend in Hartsville, South Carolina for the 11th Annual RenoFest. This is a great festival in the wonderful downtown area of Hartsville. We got to spend the day with our friends Dailey and Vincent, The Grascals, Ronnie Reno and The Reno Tradition and Wayne Henderson. Terry played the new Sullivan Baucom Model Banjo that was given away as the Grand Prize of the Banjo Contest. There is a clip on You Tube of that. Jamie Dailey invited him out to perform "Knee-Deep In Bluegrass" (yes-the theme song to my radio show that Terry composed) that they used to perform together with Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Jamie, Darrin and I worked up a great old Osborne Brothers song-"Pathway of Teardrops". ~CB
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Welcome to Knee Deep In Bluegrass! I appreciate you taking the time to visit. I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts, interests, radio show information, photos and more with you. I would like to encourage you to visit often and discuss the radio show, festivals or anything Bluegrass. I felt like this would be a great way to stay connected. I am looking forward to utilizing this space to post reports and photos from the Bluegrass Festivals that Terry and I are participating in this year. I also plan to provide information on artists I will be interviewing on the radio show. Please feel free to post your comments and questions. Thanks again for being part of this journey!