Sunday, November 30, 2008

Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers 35 - Green Bay Packers 31
Nov 30

Panthers 35
Packers 31

Next game: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dec 8 8:30pm ET

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

One thing is for sure...I have much to be thankful for. During this time of year, when we reflect on all the blessings in our lives, it becomes more and more apparent to me, just how much I have to be thankful for. Family is so important...and I have a great one. Terry and the kids (and the pets!) make each day a joy. Molly was in a pretty bad car accident about a week ago with her friend, Brittany and they both walked away with only bruises and scratches...for that, I am thankful. My Dad and Mom are both healthy...for that I am thankful. Terry's parents are doing well, too. His Dad recently had gall bladder surgery and is doing great...for that I am thankful.

"Knee-Deep In Bluegrass" recently added a radio station to its affiliate list. I would like to welcome all the listeners of 'The Wolf', a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, radio station. They broadcast a classic country radio format emphasizing country from the 50s-80s. "Knee-Deep In Bluegrass" will air each Sunday evening from 6 until 8.

I hope you can spend the Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends, discovering all you have to be thankful for.~CB


Cabin Down Below---Gibson Brothers
Memories, Miles and Tears---Dale Ann Bradley

Letter To Home---IIIrd Tyme Out
U Stay Gone---Cadillac Sky
Somebody's Missin' You---Lonesome River Band
And The Wheels Turn---Melonie Cannon

Time Is On My Side---Ronnie Bowman
Mississippi River Let Your Water Flow---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Fox Run The Henhouse---Tim Hensley
Tarnation---David Grier

Vintage Vault-RED ALLEN
We Live In Two Different Worlds / Are You Waiting Just For Me

Clouds Over Carolina---Larry Rice
It's Time To Say Goodbye---Cody Kilby

Artist Spotlight: NICKY SANDERS & MIKE GUGGINO (Steep Canyon Rangers)
Lovin' Pretty Women / Be Still Moses / A Ramblin' Man Is A Ramblin' Man

How Many Times-Dan Tyminski
When Silence Is The Only Sound-Infamous Stringdusters

Concert: EARL SCRUGGS with Family and Friends
Salty Dog Blues / Ballad of Jed Clampett

Bringing In The Georgia Mail---Sam Bush

Thanks for listening!~CB

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

North Carolina Banjo Clinic

Terry and I would like to thank Rod Johnston of Village Productions for hosting the North Carolina Banjo Clinic over the weekend in Burnsville, NC. We were pleased to see banjo students from many different parts of North Carolina, as well as, New York, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Terry, Tom Adams, Graham Sharp and Mike Scott served as instructors. The weekend was topped off with an excellent concert by The Steep Canyon Rangers at the Burnsville Town Center. The Rangers invited Terry and I to do a number with them on stage. We picked the old Bill Monroe song, "Used To Be". It is always great to see the band and enjoy their music. I understand more Banjo Clinics (as well as other instruments) are in the works. It was a truly great experience...meeting new people, visiting with old friends and enjoying one of the state's most beautiful areas.~CB

This Week's Playlist

Just Another Gravel In The Road--Blue Highway
L.A. County--Ralph Stanley II

Cumberland River--Dailey & Vincent
The Day Before You--Melonie Cannon
More To Go To Heaven For--Darin Aldridge/Brooke Justice
Jump Back Barley--Russ Barenberg

Molly--Lonesome River Band
I'll Go Steppin' Too-Ricky Wasson
On The Wings of Angels--Barry Scott & Second Wind
Let The Big Dog Eat--Jim Van Cleve

Vintage Vault: CARL STORY
Don't You Hear Jerusalem Mon (1955)
Reunion In Heaven (1955)

Who Showed Who--Dan Tyminski
I'm Ridin' This Train--Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

I Can Only Love You (So Much) / Don't Believe / This Is My Son

I Wonder--Infamous Stringdusters
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms-Grascals
I Ain't Gonna Cry No More--Scottie Sparks

Concert: BOONE CREEK (1977)
Paradise / Walking In Jerusalem

A Little Change-Bradley Walker

Thanks for listening!~CB

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Knee-Deep In Bluegrass PLAYLIST

Hour One:

Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass & Open
Won't Be Coming Back-Infamous Stringdusters
Midnight Tears-SteelDrivers

Rocky Road Blues-Ricky Skaggs with Dwight Yoakam
Restless-Alison Krauss + Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Ain't No Way of Knowin'-Steep Canyon Rangers
Railroad Lady-J.D. Crowe & The New South

Julia Belle-Dale Ann Bradley
Ridin' Out The Storm-Tim Hensley
Voice of My Savior-James King
Deep Elem Blues-Andy Hall

Vintage Vault-OSBORNE BROTHERS (1968 & 1969)
Midnight Angel / World of Forgotten People

Hour Two:

Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On-Dan Tyminski
Choo Choo Coming-Cody Kilby

Artist Spotlight: Blake Williams
Brand New Set of Blues / Ridin' That Midnight Train-Williams & Clark Expedition

Moon Over Switzerland-Kruger Brothers
The Gospel Train-Mountain Heart
Patchin' It Up-Grasstowne

Concert Cuts: Lou Reid & Carolina
Missionary Good Book Man / Knockin' On Your Door

I'd Worship You-Lonesome River Band
Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass & Close

Thanks for listening!~CB

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tony Rice's Heartfelt Thanks To Veterans

I want to take a moment and try to express my heart felt gratitude to the veterans of this great land..
I know that it is not possible for me to email, or call you up individually and thank each and every one of you,..
And so, I hope that this letter will in some small way service, to let you outstanding men and women know, my family and I, are in your debt.
We cannot even to begin to imagine the sacrifice and suffering you people have gone threw for us.
Often being thousands, of miles away from your homes and loved ones, on our behalf's.
Being shot at, and often, shot up,...
Providing insurance that we Americans everywhere, have the freedoms we still enjoy today.
I have met so many musicians from communist countries, who risked the odds of death, to come here to the U.S.
To them, possible death by risking escape was a far better alternative, than to be denied the freedoms our veterans insure us.
Other musicians like myself, who felt they had something of value to offer, to the world threw their music..
However unless they could obtain freedom by escaping to come here, they had no vehicle of expression for their music,... it was dead,.. useless.
I have been privileged to sit in total amazement, while listening to their stories of how they escaped. The most amazing from Communist Eastern Europe.
Did you know Bluegrass is banned in certain areas of the world? I surely didn't, until shared that with me.
You veterans both in the "hear and now" as well as those walking the "spirit world" are amazing heroes to them, as well as to myself.
I again, wish to send my thanks, and love out to you, and your families, especially as this holiday season draws near.
If you are like me you might be having to tighten your belts this year. Our music industry has taken a tremendous hit with music pirating, compounded by this sagging economy.
I know many of you are still far away from home, fighting for your lives at this very moment, or out on ships, or stationed in remote locations, ....
Separated from family, friends and the freedoms we enjoy here at home, at your expense.
Just know my thoughts and prayers are not far from your sides, because I certainly feel compelled, to send my prayers your way.
Not just today, because its veterans day, but daily in my meditations and prayers.
To those who have told me that my music was of comfort to you, or got you threw the rough spots in battle....
I am most in your debt, for offering that tremendous validation of my music.
That is without a doubt the the highest honor any musician can ever achieve.
No music award could possibly ranks higher, for me.
If it were up to me, I would have have this federal government pay each and every one of you no less than one million dollars for your service.
Those who served both past, as well as present.
Whenever I walk out on a stage, know that I salute you, for providing me the opportunity to stand there and perform.

With Deep, and Undying Respect, Tony Rice

If you know a veteran or anyone on active duty, please cut and paste my letter into an email and send it on my behalf. Many Thanx, Tony

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Playlist for Knee-Deep In Bluegrass

Song-Like A Train Needs A Track-Lonesome River Band
Song-Always On A Mountain-Chesapeake

SEGMENT #2–Bluegrass News
Songs-Ridin’ That Midnight Train-Williams & Clark/Turn Back The Clock-Larry Sparks
Songs-Wow Baby- Hunter Berry / Mountain of Love-Dick Smith & Mike O'Reilly Band

Songs-Where There’s A Road-Blue Moon Rising/Let Me Catch A Fish-Nothin’ Fancy
Songs-The Stone Was Rolled Away-Randy Kohrs/A Thousand Miles Ago-Kenny & Amanda Smith

SEGMENT #4 -Vintage Vault-DEL McCOURY (1974)
Songs-Rain and Snow / Hang Your Head In Shame

Song –Footprints In The Snow-IIIrd Tyme Out
Song –Bible By The Bed-Cadillac Sky

SEGMENT #6-Artist Spotlight-MIKE AULDRIDGE (part two)
Songs-Home From The Mills-Chesapeake / One Way Track-Chesapeake

Songs-Everything’s Gonna Be Alright-Dave Evans/One More Dollar-Nashville Bluegrass Band
Songs-Swing 42-Cory & Jarrod Walker/Walls of Time-Ricky Skaggs

Songs-I Haven’t Got The Right To Love You / Stompin’ At The Savoy


Song-Streets of London-Tony Rice
Show Close-Theme-Knee Deep In Bluegrass

Thanks for listening!~CB

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall & Halloween Fun!

It was a great weekend with the family.  I hope everyone enjoys the pictures.  Terry and I spent the day Friday at the Metrolina Expo "Spooktacular"...a huge gathering of antique and collectible dealers.  The weather was great and we had a good time looking.  We each made a few purchases, too.  Friday night we were home to greet Trick-or-Treaters (while dipping into the big bowl of candy a little too often!)  Hunter and his friend, Calvin, dressed in 70's tie-dye, complete with afros.  (Come to think of it, they looked a little like Terry in "Boone Creek" days!)  Molly and her friend, Brittany, attended a Halloween Party.  Houston and his friends, Sam and Hugh, went to an Avett Brothers concert in Greensboro.  

Saturday we watched a lot of college football and enjoyed steak and mashed potatoes for dinner.

The leaves on the trees around the house are beautiful.  I love this time of year. ~CB