Monday, April 28, 2008

Merlefest 2008 in Pictures

More Merlefest Photos

Merlefest 2008

I have been fortunate to be working with Merlefest since it's start in 1988.  Every year is a unique experience.  I was Watson Stage MC Thursday evening for incredible talent like Blue Highway, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson, The Wilders and Old Crow Medicine Show.  I was back on the Watson Stage Friday morning for The Waybacks with Jim Lauderdale and Andy Hall and The Wilders with John Cowan and Sally Van Meter.  Friday afternoon I worked the Creekside Stage...the highlight of which was The Infamous Stringdusters with Tim O'Brien.  I also recorded some great interviews you will hear in the near future on Knee-Deep In Bluegrass.  I hope you enjoy the photos!~CB

Playlist for latest Knee-Deep In Bluegrass Show


Here is the latest playlist from Knee-Deep In Bluegrass on Premiere Radio Networks:

Theme: Knee Deep In Bluegrass-Terry Baucom
Wall Around Your Heart-David Peterson & 1946
Carry Me Across The Mountain-Dan Tyminski

Man I'm Trying To Be-Ronnie Bowman
Bury Me Beneath The Willow-Tony Rice & Ricky Skagss
Think of What You've Don-Alecia Nugent
Eating Out Of Your Hand-LongView

I Wish It'd Been You-Dale Ann Bradley
Woman Dressed In Scarlett-IIIrd Tyme Out
You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor-Rhonda Vincent
Lonely Moon-Stuart Duncan

Vintage Vault Segment with RED ALLEN
We Live In Two Different Worlds
That's How I Can Count On You

No More To Leave You Behind-Infamous Stringdusters
Any Old Time-Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein

Interview Guest-WOODY PLATT
Lovin' Pretty Women-Steep Canyon Rangers
Be Still Moses-Steep Canyon Rangers

These Old Blues-Newfound Road
Gentle On My Mind-Terry Eldredge
Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darling-Hunter Berry with Marty Stuart & Bobby Osborne
Red Bandana-McPeak Brothers

Mississippi Queen
Train 45

Long Gone-Lonesome River Band
Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass-Terry Baucom

Thanks for listening!~CB

Monday, April 21, 2008

Playlist for Knee-Deep In Bluegrass

Here is the playlist for the latest installment of Knee-Deep In Bluegrass from Premiere Radio:

Theme-Knee-Deep In Bluegrass-Terry Baucom
Get In The Wind-New Grass Revival
My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains-Mashville Brigade

Smoke Smoke Smoke-Doc & Merle Watson
Come Back To Me In My Dreams-Balsam Range w/Joe Diffie
Get On Up-Larry Sparks
For Pete's Sake-Noam Pikelny

I'll Never Shed Another Tear-Bluegrass Album Band
Take Me Out To The Ballgame-Sam Bush
Missionary Ridge-Claire Lynch
Boat Up The River-Tim O'Brien

Vintage Vault:
Hold Whatcha Got-Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys (1959)
I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It-Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys(1959)

Hero Of The Creek-Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Five Flat Rocks-Del McCoury Band

This Heart of Mine-Pat Flynn
Ruthie-Pete Wernick w/Alan O'Bryant
Foothills-Jeff Autry
Carla's Got A New Tattoo-John Cowan Band

Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way-Barry Berrier
Hickory Hollow's Tramp-Bill Yates & Friends
Love Me Darling Just Tonight-Shawn Lane
Cash On The Barrelhead-Dolly Parton

Concert Segment-Merlefest 2003-15th Anniversary Jam
Lonesome Pine-Blue Highway
You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive-Patty Loveless

Back Home Again-Andy Falco
Theme-Knee-Deep In Bluegrass-Terry Baucom

Thanks for listening!~CB

More Photos From FarmFest at Farmington Dragway!

THANKS to Mike Lane of M Lane Photo for the great pictures! I hope you enjoy them!~CB

Another Year Older

This past Thursday (April 17) was my birthday. I had a great day! Terry was out of town, but the phone rang at was him wishing me a Happy Birthday. He said he wanted to be the first...and he was. After getting breakfast for the kids and seeing them off to school, I got ready for a meeting. It was our first full group meeting since the 1st Annual FarmFest, so we had a lot to go over. Patti brought me a nice card...and she baked me a cake (chocolate/chocolate chip...yum!) Throughout the day I got phone calls and text messages from friends and family. I was born on my Dad's birthday. For dinner, we met my parents in North Wilkesboro to celebrate the birthdays of me and my Dad. We ran into the Kruger Brothers and enjoyed a visit. I also saw Lou Reid that evening and he sang 'Happy Birthday' to me in person. Over the weekend, Terry and I were in Monroe, NC. Terry's mother had Chicken and Dumplings and a chocolate pie for Sunday lunch to continue celebrating my was great! I am thankful for each year I have been blessed with!~CB

Thursday, April 17, 2008

FarmFest at Farmington Dragway

A BIG, BIG Thank You to everyone who joined us over the weekend to kick off the outdoor festival season with FarmFest at Farmington Dragway. Friday evening we enjoyed two great performances by Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain. We also had several talented folks join in on Open Mic. Saturday the day got underway with J A M-Junior Appalachian Musicians. Clog Carolina danced for us after that. The Snyder Family Band impressed the crowd with their abilities, too. Afternoon sets by the Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, Lou Reid & Carolina, Steep Canyon Rangers and Cadillac Sky filled the air with top-of-the-line Bluegrass Music. The bands did evenings sets, too. Terry Baucom's Super Jam was a highlight for many as Lou Reid, Wes Golding, Josh Williams, Mike Hartgove, Tim Smith, Kenny & Amanda Smith and myself joined Terry on stage for an hour long set. We had a blast! Hopefully everyone will make plans to join us next year on the second weekend in April 2009 for the 2nd Annual FarmFest at Farmington Dragway, Farmington, NC. We will be updating the website shortly: and give more details about next year, as well as, display photos and video of this year's event!~CB

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

25 Years In Radio

Wow!  April, 1983, I went on the air for the first time as a 17 year old high school senior.  My after school job was producing and hosting a show on WKSK Radio...and I loved it!  Over the next few days, I will be sharing thoughts about my career in radio...and some fun stories... as well as more pictures!  Thanks for sharing this time with me.~CB

Monday, April 7, 2008

Houston's Senior Play-Disney's MULAN

I wanted to post a review about my oldest son, Houston, and the play presented by his Senior Class.
They adapted a version of Disney's Mulan and did a wonderful job. I know many evenings and Saturday mornings he would go out the door for play practice. They rehearsed for many weeks and it paid off. The performance was a very professional presentation. It flowed well (actually went by rather quickly---and if you sit through many school plays, you know that's not always the case!) The songs were well sung...just an overall good show that I enjoyed very much (even more so because I had a kid in it!)~CB

This Past Weekend's Playlist

SHOW NUMBER 1004-249 TO AIR Weekend APRIL 4-6, 2008


SEGMENT #1  Theme: Knee Deep In Bluegrass by Terry Baucom  &  Show Open

Song-Rocky Road Blues-Marty Raybon

Song-My Little Girl In Tennessee-Lou Reid Terry Baucom & Carolina


SEGMENT #2 – Bluegrass News

Songs- Benny McCoy-Alan O’Bryant / Lovin’ You Goin’ Blind-IIIrd Tyme Out

Songs-Mansions For Me-Ricky Skaggs & KY Thunder / Mountain Man-Cadillac Sky                                                                                                                                                                                       NETWORK COMMERCIALS :  FarmFest / Bg Blog                                                    



SEGMENT #3 –                                                                         

Songs-Four Wheel Drive-Ronnie Bowman / Seven Miles From Wichita-Carrie Hassler

Songs-You Don’t Know What Love Is-Cherryholmes / Got A Lot of Heaven-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

NETWORK COMMERCIALS-  Music Shed / Merlefest                                                




Songs-On The Sunny Side of Life / Will You Meet Me Over Yonder

NETWORK COMMERCIALS-   Music Shed / FarmFest                                                



SEGMENT #5                                                          

Song –This Morning At Nine-Seldom Scene

Song –How Do You Talk To An Angel-Grass Cats



Song-By The Mark-Dailey & Vincent

Song-Don’t You Call My Name

NETWORK COMMERCIALS:   Music Shed / Merlefest                                                                                                             


SEGMENT #7 –                                     

Songs-This Ole Heart-Lonesome River Band/Family Bible & the Farmer’s Almanac-Cory&Jarrod Walker

 Songs-Mama’s Hungry Eyes-Merle Haggard / Pick Along-Jim Mills

NETWORK COMMERCIALS: FarmFest / Bg Blog                                                                                                      


SEGMENT #8-concert segment-RICKY SKAGGS & KY THUNDER, Charleston, SC

Songs-Why Did You Wander / Uncle Pen

NETWORK COMMERCIALS- Music Shed / Merlefest                                                   


FINAL SHOW SEGMENT #9 – DISC 2, CUT 5                                                 

Song-Rough Around The Edges-Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time with Travis Tritt

Show Close-Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass by Terry Baucom                                                                



Thanks! Cindy

Sunday, April 6, 2008

It Has Been A Nice Sunday

After such a busy week last week of FarmFest planning, Knee-Deep In Bluegrass recording and editing, commercial production, house cleaning and activites with the kids, this was such a nice relaxing day. I have really enjoyed it. It started with waking up to beautiful sunshine. I put on a pot of coffee and took the dog out for a short walk. We got ready for Church and enjoyed the service. After a nice lunch at Pirate's Landing, I got to stretch out on the couch and enjoy CMT's 100 Greatest Videos! O.K. I will confess I napped a little during part of the show....but Del McCoury, Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss and more of my favorites, had videos in the countdown. It was especially nice to see Ricky's "Country Boy" video with an appearance by Mr. Bill Monroe.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

It's Molly's Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to my middle child, Molly! She is 15 today. We are home this weekend...and it's raining...but we are going to celebrate! We stayed up late last night and Molly opened her presents just after midnight...since it was officially her birthday then. Her friend, Brittany, spent the night. They watched movies, talked to their friends and made a 10 pm trip to Sonic for a milkshake. Molly was actually born at 3:10 pm on April 5, 1993 in Boone, NC...and it snowed that day...but not today, just rain. Happy Birthday, Molly! Love, Mom

Thursday, April 3, 2008

FarmFest Meeting At Farmington Dragway

Today was a very busy day, with our final group meeting prior to the start of FarmFest at Farmington Dragway, April 11 and 12.  For any one who has ever organized a major event, you know how much planning, thinking, calling, emailing, reserving, ordering, producing, buying, selling, printing, mailing and talking go into putting all the elements in place to insure a successful event.  The people I am blessed to work with on this festival have become very good friends over the course of the past several months of planning.  We are looking forward to our efforts paying off with a nice crowd of folks who are enjoying Bluegrass Music at Farmington Dragway, while they visit our vendors and eat good food next Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12....and I hope YOU are among them!~CB 

My Latest EBAY Find!

Well, just as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver celebrate their 29th anniversary as band, I find a treasure on EBAY and get the winning bid! It is an 8-Track tape of their very first release on the Sugar Hill label. It still has the shrink wrap on and remains unopened after 29 years of its release. Since my handsome husband is right there on the cover, I was thrilled to add this DL&Q memorabilia to my collection!~CB