Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Radio Show Playlist

Here are the latest songs featured on Knee-Deep In Bluegrass:

Them Blues-Lonesome River Band
Footprints In The Snow-IIIrd Tyme Out

Sad Wind Sighs-Grascals
Second Chances-Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain
How Long Is This Train-Dan Tyminski
When You're Lonely-Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Dark Hollow-Rickey Wasson
Winter In Miami-Larry Sparks
Two Soldiers-Blue Highway
Call The Captain-Steep Canyon Rangers

Why Did You Wander / Flint Hill Special

Moneyland-Del McCoury Band
Music of the Mountains-Dailey & Vincent

Spotlight Artist: SAMMY SHELOR
Like A Train Needs A Track-Lonesome River Band
Long Way From Here-Lonesome River Band

Song For A Winter's Night-Tony Rice
Dark Shadows-Melonie Cannon
Midnight Tears-Steeldrivers

Doin' My Time / Bound In Jail All Night Long

Auld Lang Syne-Bill Keith

Thanks for listening!~CB

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Thanks, Lilly!

Lilly Pavlak from Europe sent me these photos from "Carolina In The Fall". Thanks, Lilly!~CB

Monday, December 29, 2008

Carolina Panthers --WHEW!

John Kasay kicked a 42-yard field goal with one second remaining to give the Panthers a dramatic 33-31 win over the New Orleans Saints. With the victory, Carolina clinched the NFC South division title, claimed the second seed in the NFC and secured a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Come See Us Live In A City Near You In January!

Pickin a Bluegrass All-Star Jam

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Meymandi Concert Hall RALEIGH, NC

Tickets: $30-$20members, $35-$25 public

Hosted by Cindy Baucom (of the nationally syndicated radio show Knee Deep in Bluegrass), the All-Star Jam showcases performances by more than 18 different award-winning bluegrass musicians, including Rob McCoury, Terry Baucom, Jason Carter, Steve Gulley, Kim Fox, Rob Ickes, Missy Raines, Alan Bibey, Mike Compton, Phil Leadbetter, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Tim Stafford, Mike Bub, Michael Cleveland, and Josh Williams. Pickers change from one tune to the next and the performances tend to be spontaneous, providing audiences with a once in a lifetime concert experience.

The show travels to Bristol, VA, the next day, for a Friday evening, January 9th performance at Virginia Intermont College.

Additional cities on the tour include:
Kutztown, PA

Stillwater, OK

And additional artists joining the tour: Sammy Shelor, Nicky Sanders and Byron Berline

Visit for details

Friday, December 26, 2008

Hope You Had A Great Christmas! is the day after Christmas. Terry and I finally have some time to relax. It was a wonderful holiday. In fact, we are still celebrating. We listened to Christmas tunes today...many, many cards from our friends and family decorate the wall...the candles are still glowing...the tree is still up...and the Christmas lights are burning. We won't even think about stopping the celebrations until- at least- the day after New Year's.

We spent Christmas Eve in Monroe, NC with Terry's Dad, Mom, Sisters and their families. We had delicious food and a fun time together. Terry and I exchanged gifts later that night. I had heard him mention a couple of times that he would enjoy having a metal detector, so that was one thing I got him. He and I are both huge fans of the Twilight Zone television series, so I got him the complete DVD set (I will enjoy that present as much as him!) He got me some cool tools for the kitchen, a beautiful antique cup and saucer and money to shop for a couple of new dresses.

Christmas Day, we had coffee with Terry's Dad and Mom, then headed out to Ashe County to my hometown of West Jefferson, NC, to spend time with my family. We enjoyed more great food there...ham, chicken, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, rolls and a nice variety of desserts. After opening gifts, there was Bluegrass. Terry, my Dad, my brother, Chris and I played some of our favorite Christmas and Bluegrass songs. My son, Houston, got a banjo from Terry and me. He is enjoying the Avett Brothers in Asheville, NC this weekend and again on New Year's Eve in Charlotte. My daughter Molly got make-up, clothes, money...and the youngest, Hunter, got several games, a football, back-pack and lots of Carolina Panthers gear. We spent the night with my Dad and Mom and headed back after breakfast Friday morning. After visiting with more friends on the way home, we got in and had some leftover turkey and turned on ESPN. (There are some great bowl games this weekend...and NFL on Sunday!)

Thanks to all the radio stations that aired the Special Christmas Edition of 'Knee-Deep In Bluegrass'. Terry and I had fun producing this show. We appreciate all the nice comments about the show. Your support means a lot to us, as we work to promote Bluegrass Music. We will be out several times in January with stage shows. I will posting more about those in a day or so. Take care and check back in on the site often. I will be talking with you on the radio and I thank you for listening.~CB

Monday, December 22, 2008

Carolina Loses Heartbreaker To Giants :-(

I had looked forward to this game all week long. It seemed like 8:15 pm Sunday would never get here. That is how much I was anticipating this great football game. The Carolina Panthers and The New York Giants (Super Bowl 42 Champions) had the prime time slot---Sunday Night Football on NBC. With a lot at stake (namely a first-round playoff bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs) the game got underway and The Panthers looked great in the first half. They dominated the first quarter and they dominated the second quarter without question. However (and this is the sad part...) they came out for the second half playing very, very conservatively...ultra-conservatively (if that's even a word...) Why not pass to Steve Smith and Deangelo Williams like you did in the first part of the game? It was working beautifully! The Panthers didn't hold on to their nice lead. They could have won with a John Kasay field goal in the 4th quarter (...and John Kasay's kicking is 'money in the bank'...except for this kick) It looked to be heading directly in the middle of the uprights...then a gust a wind shattered hopes of a win in regulation. During overtime, the Giants won the toss and elected to receive....4 and out...they punted to the Panthers...we couldn't capitalize during our possession. When the Giants got on offense again, they didn't let the victory get away from them. Terry and I were highly disappointed with the loss (we take our football pretty seriously...) Since the Cowboys lost over the weekend, the Panthers did clinch a spot in the playoffs (...and will likely win their division) It is on to New Orleans next to take on the Saints. I now officially put this loss behind us and look to the next game with positive anticipation!~CB

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Show Playlist

Tennessee Christmas---Rhonda Vincent
Mary, Did You Know---Sonya Isaacs

Linus & Lucy---Bela Fleck
My Christmas Dream---Josh Williams
The First Noel---Butch Baldassari
Last Month of the Year---Nashville Bluegrass Band

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem---Dailey & Vincent
Let It Snow---Ricky Skaggs
Back To Tennessee---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Christmas Guest---Grandpa Jones

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas---Russell Moore
Please Come Home For Christmas---John Cowan

Christmas Times A Comin'---Bill Monroe
Santa Claus is Coming to Town---David Grisman
Least That I Can Do---Carrie Hassler

Light of the Stable---Emmylou Harris
If We Make It Through December---Terry Eldredge
There's A New Kid In Town---WildFire

Sleigh Ride/Christmas Don't Be Late---Alison Brown Quartet

The Babe As A King Comes Down---Cherryholmes
Go Thee Down---Ricky Skaggs
O Christmas Tree---Rhonda Vincent
Joy To The World---Christmas Grass

When It's Snowing In The Mountains---Wildwood Valley Boys

Terry Baucom co-hosts and we have visits from the Steep Canyon Rangers, Sammy Shelor, Tim Stafford, Vince Gill, Jesse Cobb and Alison Brown.

Thanks for listening~~CB

Monday, December 15, 2008

Panthers 30 - Broncos 10

Terry and I are huge NFL fans...specifically- the Carolina Panthers. We are looking forward to the playoffs...and hope for a Super Bowl appearance this year.>

(Courtesy of
The Series: With the 30-10 win, Carolina earned its first-ever victory against Denver, giving the Panthers at least one triumph over every NFL team except two: the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins. The Broncos lead the all-time series 2-1. After hosting Denver, Carolina has played a regular-season game at home against every NFL team. The Panthers finished the season with a 4-0 mark against AFC West opponents and have an all-time 9-7 record versus AFC West teams.

John Boy's Christmas Party

One thing I really enjoy this time of year is get-togethers with friends to celebrate the season! John Boy (of The Big Show with John Boy & Billy) hosted a Christmas party at his farm in Union County and a great time was had by all. We gathered in early afternoon and enjoyed snacks and college football. Terry loved chatting Jackie about college basketball...mainly because of her 'inside track' with some super players! Jackie's nephews are Stephen Curry of Davidson and Seth Curry of Liberty. She is really proud of them...and rightfully so...what a year they are both having!

While the pig was being prepared, John Boy impressed us with his shooting skills. The fire felt great. Robert D. Raiford thought so to, until he started the melting the soles of his shoes by being too close! The food was delicious. We enjoyed the evening with our friends. A big Thank You to John Boy & Eve for being such wonderful hosts!~CB

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Knee-Deep In Bluegrass"


Hour One:

Don't Believe--Cherryholmes
Snow Covered Meadow--Mark Newton Band

What Made Milwaukee Famous--Del McCoury
The Shoe Goes On The Other Foot--Special Consensus
Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me--Mashville Brigade
Who'll Watch The Home Place--Laurie Lewis

Christmas At The Old Home Place--David Parmley
Homesick and Lonesome--Aubrey Haynie with Carl Jackson
Reasons Why--Nickel Creek
I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World--Pine Mountain Railroad

Vintage Vault: DOC & MERLE WATSON
I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
Down The Road

Hour Two:

When You Were Mine--Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Favorite Christmas Memories--Grass Cats

Artist Spotlight Interview: JASON CARTER
Grey Eagle / Back Up and Push

My Poor Old Heart--Alison Krauss + Union Station
Cold Shoulder--Ralph Stanley II
Lord It's A Hard Road Home--Larry Stephenson
Around The Horn--Wayne Benson

Concert: Pickin' AllStar Jam, Bristol, TN
Drifting With The Tide--Ronnie Bowman
Goodbye Liza Jane--Bobby Hicks/Jason Carter

Working In The New Mine--John Cowan Band

Thanks for listening!~CB

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Congratulations, Grammy Nominees!

The Grammy Nominations have been announced. Congratulations to the nominees in the Bluegrass Catagory.

Category 43

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe
[Skaggs Family Records]
* Del McCoury Band - Live At The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Del McCoury Band
* The Ultimate Collection / Live At The Ryman
Earl Scruggs With Family & Friends
[Rounder Records]
* Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute To 1946 And 1947
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
[Skaggs Family Records]
* Wheels
Dan Tyminski

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Knee-Deep Playlist

(Hour One)

Little Cabin Home On The Hill-Ricky Skaggs & Ky Thunder
Casey's Last Ride-Country Gentlemen

Old Home Place-J.D. Crowe & The New South
Let Us Travel On-Del McCoury & Marty Stuart
I Can Go Back Anytime-Carrie Hassler
I Know A Little-Larry Cordle

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree-Rhonda Vincent
Too Good To Be True-Alecia Nugent
This Little House of Mine-3 Fox Drive
That's All I Can Say-Sierra Hull

Roll On Blues / My Better Years

(Hour Two)

Bluest Case of the Blues-Grasstowne
Christmas Is Near-Russell Moore

Spotlight Interview: TOM ADAMS
Red Line To Shady Grove-Tom Adams
Love Grown Cold-Lynn Morris Band
Ginny Whitt's-Tom Adams

So Long, So Wrong-Alison Krauss + Union Station
Don't Neglect The Rose-Larry Sparks
Drifting and Dreaming of You-Jim & Jesse
Florida Blues-Vassar Clements

"Live At The Ragged Edge":
Funky Mountain Special / Black Mountain Rag

If We Make It Through December-Terry Eldredge

Thanks for listening!~CB