Thursday, March 26, 2009

This Week's Playlist

I Don't Know Why---Alison Krauss
Callin' Baton Rouge / White Freightliner Blues---New Grass Revival

Machine Gun Kelly---Rob Ickes
Country Boy In Search of a Country Girl---Lost & Found
Everybody's Talkin'---Paul Brewster
Bluegrass Boogie---Mike Auldridge

Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart---Charlie Sizemore Band
Worry Doesn't Worry Me---Barry & Holly Tashian
I Know The Way To You By Heart---Weary Hearts
I Dreamed of An Old Love Affair---Dan Tyminski

VINTAGE VAULT: Lester Flatt Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
God Loves His Children / I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home

I Wonder Where You Are Tonight---Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Like A Train Needs A Track---Lonesome River Band

Spotlight Artist: DALE ANN BRADLEY
Passin' Thru / Thursday

Crooked Man---Chris Stuart & Backcountry
Leaving Baker County---Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Randall Collins---Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
As The Crow Flies---Songs of the Road Band

Concert: EARL SCRUGGS with Family & Friends
Earl's Breakdown / Streamline Cannonball

Bound For Tennessee---Infamous Stringdusters

Thanks for listening!~CB

Monday, March 23, 2009

RENOFEST-This Weekend!

Terry and I will be in Hartsville, South Carolina, this weekend for RENOFEST---the annual music festival in honor of Don Reno. There will be a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. The South Carolina Band, Guitar and Banjo Contests are only part of the celebration. By the way, the Banjo Champion will receive a Terry Baucom Model Deering Banjo and Hardshell Case-which Terry will present on Saturday.

Here is the schedule:

Friday March 27:
Bluegrass Band Contest . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 to 5:00pm @ Center Theater
Downtown Hoe-Down & Bar-B-Q . . . . . 6-9 pm @ Cargill Way
(featured bands to be announced)
Please be sure to bring your own stools or lawn chairs for the Hoe-down.
Honky-Tonk Hartsville . . . . . . . . . . . 9 pm until ? @ Various venues
Saturday March 28: (all events at the Center Theater)
Guitar and Banjo Competitions . . . . . . 9:30-12:30
Afternoon Concerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30-5:00
Dinner Break . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00-6:30
Evening Concerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-10:00

Sunday March 29:
Sunday Morning Gospel Sing is at 10:30 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist
Church (in the Fellowship Hall) at Fourth Street and College Avenue.

For more details, visit the website:

Thanks! We hope to see you there!~CB

Our Wedding Anniversary

Terry and I had a wonderful weekend, celebrating our Wedding Anniversary, which was March 21st. Terry picked the date, because the year we got married, March 21st was the first day of Spring. What better time to look toward a fresh start and new beginning. It has been a wonderful six years of married life! We look forward to many, many more years of happiness together-with each other and our family and friends. To mark our special occasion, Terry gave me a beautiful sterling silver necklace with a mother-of-pearl heart. I gave him a set of cuff links with the Bulova Accutron logo. We cooked two great meals together and watched a tremendous amount of NCAA March Madness Basketball. We are truly blessed with a wonderful life.~CB

Friday, March 20, 2009

Earl Scruggs Visits The Studio

Earl Scruggs, along with his sons, Gary and Randy, were in Charlotte to appear as guests on The Big Show with John Boy & Billy - who distribute Knee-Deep In Bluegrass through Premiere Radio Networks. It was a fun time watching and listening to a true music legend. Earl Scruggs' banjo playing has been a tremendous influence to generations of musicians. On the show, the interview was great. A couple of songs from the CD 'Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends-The Ultimate Collection-Live at the Ryman' were featured. Earl and Randy even played a tune for us - "Fireball Mail". I will have some video to post in a few days.

I hope you have made plans to join us Saturday, April 11, 8pm, at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte for "Earl Scruggs with Family and Friends", presented by John Boy & Billy and Knee-Deep In Bluegrass. We are looking forward to an awesome evening!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This Week's Playlist

I Used To Love Parades---Blue Highway
Fiddlin' Bill---Nashville Bluegrass Band

Burning Georgia Down---Balsam Range
Blue Diamond Mines---Kathy Mattea
The Hangman---Ernie Thacker
Florida Blues---Vassar Clements

Little Georgia Rose---Ricky Skaggs & Travis Tritt
Weary Pilgrim Welcome Home---Larry Stephenson
Take My Heart and Try Again---McPeak Brothers
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald---Tony Rice

Vintage Vault: JIMMY MARTIN & The Sunny Mountain Boys
Hold Whatcha Got / I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It

Your Selfish Heart---Darrell Webb
Talkin' In My Sleep---Wildwood Valley Boys

Spotlight Artist Interview: ALLEN MILLS (Lost & Found)
That's What Country Folks Do/Letter Stained In Blue/Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die

My First Mistake---Alecia Nugent
If Wishes Were Horses---Claire Lynch
Fiddlers Dream---Ron Stewart

Concert Segment: IIIRD TYME OUT
Swinging A Nine Pound Hammer / They Called It A Church

I've Endured---Tim O'Brien

Thanks for listening!~CB

Monday, March 16, 2009

Dailey & Vincent in the Studio

Dailey and Vincent were recently in Charlotte and stopped by the studio to talk about their new CD on Rounder, "Brothers From Different Mothers" which comes out March 31st. We also talked about their touring schedule, including an appearance this year at Merlefest. Thanks to Jamie and Darrin for visiting with me in the studio. A special THANK YOU to Zachary Vincent for the photos and video clips!~CB

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This Week's Playlist

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That-Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
I Wish It’d Been You-Dale Ann Bradley

Don’t Let Your Sweet Love Die-Lost & Found
Boots of Spanish Leather-Seldom Scene
Ernest T. Grass-Sammy Shelor
Absense Makes The Heart Grow Fonder-Sierra Hull

Cherokee Shuffle-Ben Greene
The Healing Kind-Ronnie Bowman
Winters Come & Gone-Kenny & Amanda Smith
Baby Now That I’ve Found You-Alison Krauss

Vintage Vault: Carter & Ralph Stanley
The Lonesome River (1950) / The White Dove (1949)

If All Those Trains Were Still Around-Randy Kohrs
Any Ole Time-Gaudreau & Klein
Touch of Pennsylvania-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

When Day Is Done-Jeff Parker
A Little Change-Bradley Walker
One Step Closer-Gibson Brothers / Are You From Dixie-Butch Robins

Take My Ring From Your Finger-Larry Rice
John Henry Blues-Jim Mills w/ Tim Stafford
E.M.D.-David Grisman Quintet
Walking Shoes-Here Today

Won’t Be Coming Back
You Can’t Handle The Truth

White House Blues-Boone Creek

Thanks for listening!~CB

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Get Your Tickets For EARL SCRUGGS

EARL SCRUGGS with Family & Friends coming to Charlotte, NC

Mark your calendars now to spend a very special evening with Earl Scruggs and Family & Friends, Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte. Showtime is 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are available now through TicketMaster. This show is presented by The John Boy & Billy Big Show, Knee-Deep In Bluegrass, The Neighborhood Theater and MCP.

I hope you'll make plans to join us for an incredible evening with EARL SCRUGGS!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Terry: On Tour with Dale Ann Bradley

Today the band is in Texas for the Argyle Bluegrass Festival. In addition to Dale Ann Bradley, today features Tony Rice & Friends, Mountain Heart and The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

In a recent Wall Street Journal article about Bluegrass music, columnist Barry Mazor had this to say about Dale Ann and her latest CD, "Catch Tomorrow."

"Ms. Bradley is a soulful, stunning, full-voiced vocalist, and her winning the Female Vocalist of the Year award for a second year in a row is a clear indication that traditional bluegrass is fending off incursions by those who would make the genre sound more like contemporary country pop. In fact, Dale Ann is more likely to take a pop song (Ann Peebles's "I Can't Stand the Rain" on this CD, for example ) and transform it into hardcore bluegrass.

Dale Ann's current band line-up is:

Terry Baucom, Banjo
Brandon Godman, Fiddle
Tim Laughlin, Mandolin
Roscoe Morgan, Jr., Bass

This will give you a great opportunity to hear Terry's Deering Model Banjo on stage and see it in person. Catch them when they are performing in your area. Schedules for Terry (and me) available on our MySpace page

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

This Week's Playlist

L.A County-Ralph Stanley II
Somebody’s Missing You-Lonesome River Band

Dark Shadows-Melonie Cannon
Ridin’ Out The Storm-Tim Hensley
This World Is Not My Home-Pine Mountain Railroad
Choo Choo Coming-Cody Kilby

Don’t Give Up On Me-Songs From The Road Band
Rainbow Ride-Jimmy Arnold
Angeline-Missy Raines & The New Hip
Show ‘Em Your Sermon-Marty Raybon

Are You Missing Me
Remember Me

Head Hung Down-Dailey & Vincent

When I’ve Traveled My Last Mile-Dailey & Vincent

Good Thing Going-Rhonda Vincent
He’s Holding On To Me-Ron Block
I Can Go Back Anytime-Carrie Hassler

Concert-Doc Watson/Earl Scruggs/Ricky Skaggs-Winston-Salem, NC
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Pick Along

Wichita-Red Wine

Thanks for listening!~CB

Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Favorite Photographer, Darwin Davidson

You will find another one of my favorite photographers at Bluegrass Events from Merlefest to IBMA to many festivals up north. His name is Darwin Davidson. I hope you will visit his website at Please tell all your Bluegrass friends that Darwin Davidson's and Mike Lane's photos can be accessed at They both have some very unique shots of some of your favorite bands and artists for viewing and for sale. ~CB