Tuesday, September 30, 2008

IBMA World of Bluegrass-Monday

Today was a full day at the World of Bluegrass from the International Bluegrass Association. This morning was my first official Board Meeting. I am honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the IBMA. What a pleasure to serve with such a talented, smart group of people. After the meeting, Terry and I had a nice lunch downstairs at the hotel. After lunch, we moved in to our booth space in the Trade Show area, which was open today between 3 and 6 pm. It was nice to visit with other folks in the Bluegrass Industry this afternoon. I had some time to chat with Jeremy Garrett of the Infamous Stringdusters, Bryan Simpson of Cadillac Sky, Mike Hartgrove of the Lonesome River Band, Ashby Frank of Special Consensus and Mashville Brigade....and lots more. My thanks to Karen Krider (a Bluegrass Friend for a very long time) for operating the booth while Terry participated in radio interviews and I had an Awards Show meeting. Ed Lowe got in from North Carolina this evening and met up with Terry and me. We walked downtown to Broadway and enjoyed dinner at Jack's Bar-B-Q. We had a nice visit with Larry Stephenson and his beautiful wife, Dreama, as well as Ronnie Bowman. The Kruger Brothers got into town and we chatted with them for a while. We also spent time with Janet Deering and Todd Wright from Deering Banjos. Stay tuned for excited news from Deering! After coming back to the Convention Center, we enjoyed the Steel Drivers in their evening showcase in the Music City Ballroom. We then went to lower level of the Convention Center for some late night showcases with Cedar Hill and Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road. With another full day tomorrow, we headed on in to the room shortly after midnight. I didn't get to take any pictures today, but plan to start posting photos beginning tomorrow.~CB

Sunday, September 28, 2008

World of Bluegrass Begins!

Nashville, TN-2:15 pm-Sunday, September 28, 2008-

Terry and I have arrived in Nashville. We left North Carolina this morning at 6:30. It was a nice trip. There wasn't a lot of traffic and the weather was great, too. We stopped at Bristol for coffee. I took over driving duties at that point. We listened to the newest Tony Rice Collection on Rounder Records (great songs!) We stopped for fuel on the other side of Knoxville - no trouble at all. Several parts of North Carolina had experienced gasoline shortages this past week. The middle Tennessee area had an even more severe fuel shortage over the past several days. It seems the situation is under control, so folks coming on in for IBMA World of Bluegrass Events, should not have a problem. We stopped for lunch in Carthage, TN and Terry drove on in to town.

As we approached the Nashville Convention Center and The Renaissance Hotel, it was exciting to pass the Ryman Auditorium and see the signage for the 19th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards for Thursday, October 2nd. I was honored to have been asked by the IBMA Board of Directors to serve as Producer, with Ned Luberecki, for this year's show. It has been a fun process putting this show together with Ned. I will talk more about that later in the week.

I will sign-on daily, as my schedule allows, and update you on our activities here in Nashville. I will also be posting some pictures from the Trade Show Area and Showcases. If you are in Nashville participating in World of Bluegrass events, please come by the booth when you can and say Hello. Terry and I will be there as our schedule allows. At other times, the Knee-Deep In Bluegrass Booth will be serviced by our friends, Karen Krider and Craig Williams. You may also have the opportunity to meet Jay Wilson, National Advertising Representative from Premiere Radio Networks.

This evening at 7 pm, Terry and I are invited to the Leadership Reception here at the Renaissance. It will be good to see friends and colleagues later today.

Be sure and check in daily. More on Monday from Nashville....

Have a great Sunday,

Friday, September 26, 2008

Knee-Deep In Bluegrass Playlist

Theme: Knee Deep In Bluegrass & Show Open
Song-Why Did You Wander-Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Song-Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line-Grascals

Bluegrass News
Songs-Alison’s Band-Charlie Sizemore Band/Leavin’ Town-Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Songs-Three Days In July-Infamous Stringdusters / Where No One Stands Alone-Paul Williams

Songs-Second Chances-Carrie Hassler / Old Long Cabin-LongView
Songs-The Other Side of Town-Gibson Brothers/Song For A Winter’s Night-Clay Hess

Vintage Vault-BILL MONROE & The Bluegrass Boys
Songs-Blue Moon of Kentucky / Will You Be Lovin’ Another Man

Song –Age-Bluegrass Album Band
Song –When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again-McPeake Brothers

Songs-Big Sciota / Little Monk-Russ Barenberg

Songs-Letter To Home-IIIrd Tyme Out / Glide-Jerry Douglas
Songs-I Feel Closer To Heaven Everyday-Rhonda Vincent/These Ole Blues-Don Rigsby

concert-Herschel Sizemore
Songs-Lee’s Reel / Fancy Gap

Song-Where Did The Morning Go-Blue Highway
Show Close-Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass

Monday, September 15, 2008

Knee-Deep In Bluegrass PLAYLIST

Theme-Knee-Deep In Bluegrass-Terry Baucom
That's All I Can Say-Sierra Hull
The Shoe Goes On The Other Foot-Special Consensus

Bluegrass News
Midnight Tears-Steel Drivers
Mollie's Horses-Andy Falco
The Chase-Andy Hall
God and Everybody-Mountain Heart

Bible By The Bed-Cadillac Sky
One Of Those Days (When I Miss Lester Flatt)-Tom T. Hall
Shady Grove-Jimmy Gaudreau & Moonie Klein
He Walked All The Way Home-Larry Sparks

Vintage Vault-BENNY MARTIN
Wabash Cannon Ball
Soldiers Joy

When You Were Mine-Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
But I Do-Alecia Nugent

Cabin Down Below / Long Way Down

The Trouble With The Truth-Randy Kohrs
Is The Grass Any Bluer-Rhonda Vincent
When I Get Home-Larry Stephenson
Cumberland Gap-Charlie Cushman

Concert Segment-Gaither Country Bluegrass Homecoming
Help Me Lord-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
By The Mark-Dailey 7 Vincent

Lovin' Pretty Women-Steep Canyon Rangers
Theme-Knee-Deep In Bluegrass-Terry Baucom

Thanks for listening!~CB 

Monday, September 8, 2008

High Country Bluegrass Festival

(above: Tim Stafford of Blue Highway, tries to drive through the crowd of photographers !!!o.k....there were two of us!)
(below: Jason Burleson and Terry Baucom conducting a Banjo Workshop)

Adam Haynes & Alan Johnson

Jeff Parker of Dailey & Vincent
Terry and Jason
Terry with Dailey & Vincent

This past Saturday, September 6, 2008, the 2nd Annual High Country Bluegrass Festival in Boone, NC, was held. It was a great day of Bluegrass Music with Dailey & Vincent, Blue Highway, The Infamous Stringdusters, Sure Fire, The Cockman Family, Southern Accent and Steve Lewis and Friends. I served as MC. Terry hosted a banjo workshop, along with his buddy, Jason Burleson of Blue Highway. Adam Haynes and Alan Johnson conducted a fiddle workshop. There were campers, jam sessions, great food...all the things that make a festival loads of fun. Among the three headliners, they are up for a total of 18 IBMA Awards next month. Even though dark clouds came over on three different occassions, it did not rain once. It was quite windy in the morning...but temperature-wise, we couldn't have asked for any better. Kenny Johnson and his wife, Tammy, worked very hard over the past year, putting this show together. Terry and I would like to thank them for including us on their line-up. And I would like to also thank Dailey and Vincent for inviting me to sing 'Pathway of Teardrops' on stage with them. It was a real treat. We are already looking forward to next year. Enjoy the pictures!~CB

Knee-Deep In Bluegrass PLAYLIST

Knee-Deep In Bluegrass (theme)---Terry Baucom
I Call It Gone---Melonie Cannon
Good Woman Blues---IIIrd Tyme Out
Bluegrass News
You Let The Dog Off The Chain---Jr Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Heartbroke---Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Press On O Pilgrim---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Turn The Page---Carrie Hassler
Julia Belle---Dale Ann Bradley
Me & My Guitar---Tony Rice
The Gold Rush---Tim Smith
40 Acres & A Fool---Del McCoury Band
Vintage Vault Feature---CHARLIE MOORE
Gathering Flowers From The Hillside
Brown Mountain Light
I Can Only Love You (So Much)---Cherryholmes
Bounce---Jerry Douglas with Sam Bush and Edgar Meyer
Spotlight---SONYA ISAACS
Walk On---The Isaacs / All Prayed Up---Vince Gill w/The Isaacs
Shenandoah Saturday Night---Marty Raybon
The Less I Drink---Charlie Sizemore Band
Up This Hill & Down---Claire Lynch
Along The Way---Ron Block
Concert Feature---All-Star Bluegrass From The Ryman
1952 Vincent---Del McCoury Band
Pretty Polly---Ralph Stanley & Patty Loveless
All I Have To Do Is Dream---Osborne Brothers
Knee-Deep In Bluegrass (theme)---Terry Baucom
Thanks for listening!!!~CB

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hunter & Jr. Elks Football

My son, Hunter, is on the football team this year. He has practice every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Games are on Saturday evenings. They are doing very well. So far, they have an undefeated record. They have faced opponents North Wilkes, East Wilkes, Alleghany and Jonesville and have come out on top each time! This coming Saturday, September 13, they will play the Junior Pee Wee Team from Wilkes Central at Elkin. Go Jr. Elks!~CB

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Daughter, Molly, Competes in Pageant

I wanted to share with you some of what the family has been up to lately. My daughter, Molly, was a contestant in the Junior Miss North Carolina Pageant through National American Miss. It was a fun three days in Concord, North Carolina at the Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom. Molly competed in Formal Wear, Interview, Community Service and Personal Introduction. I am very proud of her. She came home with a State Finalist Trophy. Molly is exploring the possibility of modeling in the future. She is already standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall at only 15 years old. She is shown here in a picture from her photo shoot at the pageant.~CB