Thursday, April 30, 2009

Seldom Scene

Friday, May 8th 6:30pm

at Mac Gray Auditorium, Statesville, NC

Since 1971 Seldom Scene has played bluegrass with their own special flavor and flair. Members are Dudley Connell (guitar), Lou Reid (mandolin), Fred Travers (dobro) Ronnie Simpkins (bass) and one remaining original member, Ben Eldridge (banjo), with Chris Eldridge as a special guest on guitar. Cindy Baucom of Knee-Deep In Bluegrass will serve as MC.

Monday, April 27, 2009

MERLEFEST 2009 in Pictures

Peter Rowan
Jerry Douglas & Travis Tritt
McCoury Tour Bus
Rob McCoury Talks With A Fan
Tony Rice with Mountain Heart
Rob Ickes, Terry Baucom & Jason Burleson
Future Hippie Chicks
SteelDrivers at the Creekside Stage
Jim Lauderdale & Sarah Dugas (The Duhks)
Dailey & Vincent
Adam, Jeff, Jamie, Darrin & Joe
Cindy Baucom & Gracie Lane (photo by Tim Stafford)
Barry Abernathy & Jason Burleson
Eric Gibson, Terry Baucom & Mike Barber
After An Interview With "Spring Creek" (photo by Mark Freeman)
Cadillac Sky (photo by Mike Ramsey)
Cadillac Sky at the Creekside Stage
Dennis Reamy of Cedar Creek Custom Case Shoppe presenting Terry with their newest case design
Mike Witcher (photo by Terry Baucom)
Sam Bush Band
Sam Bush
Terry with Greg Deering
Hunter Checks Out The Deering 6-String
Corey Walker Playing the Deering Baucom Model Banjo

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


She Can't Burn Me Now---Del McCoury Band
Lonely Street-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

All She Wrote---Jim Lauderdale
Guardian Angels---Tony Rice & Peter Rowan
The Old Crossroads---Tony Rice & Ricky Skaggs
Dusty Miller---Tim Smith

Years Ago---Dailey & Vincent
Four Leaf Clover---Alan Munde
Midnight Tears---Steeldrivers
Willie Poor Boy---Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum

Vintage Vault: CHARLIE MOORE
Wheeling / My Baby Just Ain't There / Lorena, Go Home

Your Love Is Way Up On A Mountain---Spring Creek
Who's Your Uncle---Jerry Douglas with Sam Bush and Bela Fleck

Artist Spotlight Interview: RONNIE McCOURY
Dry My Tears and Move On/Man Gave Names To All The Animals

Aunt Mary's Spring---Larry Rice
I've Been All Around This World---David Davis & The Warrior River Boys
Sledd Ridin'---Jim Mills
It's Too Late To Walk The Floor---Larry Sparks

Another Day---Tim O'Brien Band
Taxman-Nickel Creek

You'll Never Be The Same---Audie Blaylock & Redline

THANKS for listening!~CB

Monday, April 20, 2009

THANKS for the Birthday Wishes!

My Dad and I both celebrated our birthdays this past Friday, April 17th. We met at Adam's Seafood in North Wilkesboro, NC Friday evening to enjoy a great meal with the family. (By the way, next door to the Seafood Restaurant, Jonathan Byrd has a shop with Vintage Instruments and Watches...we enjoyed meeting him after dinner) I got a number of emails from my friends in music---Mike Compton, Jerry Salley, Karen Byrd and more. I also got a couple of phone callers singing 'Happy Birthday'...the Male and the Female IBMA Vocalists of the Year: Jamie Dailey and Dale Ann Bradley! Terry and I enjoyed birthday cake when we got back home. He gave me a beautiful bracelet, too. It was a super birthday. Thanks again!~CB

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This Week's Playlist

Head Hung Down---Dailey & Vincent
Anywhere Is Home---Jeff Parker

Long Time Gone---Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien
Lonesome Wind---Ronnie Bowman
Cryin' Holy---J.D. Crowe & The New South
Flintstones Theme---Brandon Godman

Who's Goin' With Me---Randy Kohrs
I've Got More To Go To Heaven For---Darin & Brooke Aldridge
I Cried All The Way To Kentucky---Alecia Nugent

Vintage Vault: Monroe Brothers and Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys
What Would You Give (In Exchange For Your Soul)
Mule Skinner Blues

Could We Get Any Closer---Jim Lauderdale
Long Way Down---Gibson Brothers

Spotlight Artist: GREG CAHILL (Special Consensus)
I'll Go To My Grave Loving You
Lonesome Lesson Learned

The Old Coal Mine---Larry Sparks
I'll Be On That Good Road Someday---Rice Rice Hillman Pedersen

Concert: Josh Williams Band
Another Town / Rounder Spirit

Hard Rock Mountain Prison (Til I Die)---Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Thanks for listening!~CB

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Merle Watson Bluegrass Banjo Championship will take place on Friday, April 24. Interested participants should make their way to Alumni Hall between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. to register and receive a number. The contest begins at 10:30 a.m.

This year's prizes are: Grand Prize - Deering "Terry Baucom" Edition banjo, valued at $4600, and one set of John Pearse strings; Second Place Prize - Gibson RB-250 banjo, valued at $3300, and one set of John Pearse strings; Third Place Prize - Calton banjo case, valued at $785, and one set of John Pearse strings.

During the first round, each contestant will play two instrumental numbers. For the final round, each finalist will play two numbers--one instrumental of their choice, and a standard vocal number assigned by random drawing. During the standard vocal number, the festival will provide a singer/guitarist while the contestant accompanies and performs solos and back-up to the singer/guitarist. Medleys are not permitted. A single accompanist is permitted though not required, and accompanists are not permitted a solo performance. For additional rules, regulations and details, visit

Merlefest will be held on the Wilkes Community College Campus, Wilkesboro, NC, April 23-26, 2009. I will serve as MC and Terry will appear at various times throughout the festival at the Deering Banjo Booth. We look forward to seeing many of you there!~CB

Monday, April 13, 2009

30th Anniverary "Quicksilver" Radio Show

This was a special show for me to produce for Knee-Deep In Bluegrass. First of all, it was an exciting time when Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver emerged on the music scene. When I was in high school, I was seeing the original band in concert at festivals and shows all over the southeast. Secondly, I ended up married to the banjo player. It was so much fun to get Lou Reid and Terry Baucom together to talk about the early days of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. They both shared some really entertaining stories. Russell Moore also joins us to talk about his tenure with the band. Congratulations to Doyle on 30 years. Here's to 30 more!~CB

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Great Evening With A Banjo Legend

Saturday evening, Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends performed a wonderful set of music at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, NC. 600 passionate fans attended the concert and showed much respect and appreciation to Earl Scruggs and the great artists backing him-including his sons, Gary and Randy, Hoot Hester, Keith Sewell, Jon Randall and Jennifer Kennedy Meredith. "The Moonshine Racers", a four piece band from the Charlotte area, opened the evening with an entertaining acoustic set. Several members of 'The Banjo Hangout'-an online site promoting all styles of banjo-were present and met early for a pre-concert jam session in front of Ovens Auditorium. Terry and I enjoyed visiting with many of them. In fact, several of the 'Hangout' members have posted their photos and observations of the concert and jam session on the forum pages of

Thanks to everyone who came out to the show, presented by John Boy & Billy and Knee-Deep In Bluegrass-in association with promoter, Zach McNabb of The Neighborhood Theatre.~CB

Thursday, April 9, 2009

EARL SCRUGGS This Saturday

John Boy & Billy along with Knee-Deep In Bluegrass
present a very special evening with
The Legendary
with Family & Friends
Saturday • APRIL 11 • 2009
Tickets $26 - $46.50

Mark your calendars now to spend an evening with
Big Show buddy Earl Scruggs and his family and friends,

Tickets available through or
Ovens Auditorium box office

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Visit To The Monroe Homeplace

Terry and I were in Kentucky over the weekend for the "Bluegrass Returns To Its Roots Festival" in Owensboro. On the way, we were so close to Rosine, Kentucky and the old homeplace of The Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, we wanted to stop by. We enjoyed seeing where Bill, Birch and Charlie Monroe grew up. A gentleman named Bob was in the yard as we pulled up. He greeted us and took us inside to see each room. After we spent some time in the home, we went a couple of miles up the road to the Church the Monroes attended, Rosine Methodist Church. A short distance from the Church is the cemetary where members of the Monroe family are buried. In the photos above, in addition to Bill Monroe's grave, you see that of his parents and brothers and sisters. This was a special part of being in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky.~CB

Thursday, April 2, 2009

This Week's Playlist

My Cabin In Caroline---Flatt & Scruggs
Blue Ridge Cabin Home---Bluegrass Album Band

Down The Road---Marty Raybon
Foggy Mountain Breakdown---Flatt & Scruggs
Blue Night---Hot Rize
Farewell Blues---Tony Trischka & Earl Scruggs

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke---Darrell Webb
Groundspeed---Vassar Clements & Tony Rice
Take Me In The Lifeboat---John Bowman
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms---Del McCoury

Will You Be Lovin' Another Man
It's Mighty Dark To Travel

My Little Girl In Tennessee---Lou Reid Terry Baucom & Carolina
Pike County Breakdown---Flatt & Scruggs

Ballad of Jed Clampett
Borrowed Love
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

Martha White---Flatt & Scruggs / Martha White Song---Rhonda Vincent
Head Over Heels---Boone Creek
Dear Ole Dixie---Michael Cleveland & Tom Adams

Concert: Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends / The Three Pickers
The Storms Are On The Ocean / Soldiers Joy

Randy Lynn Rag---Flatt & Scruggs

Thanks for listening!~CB

A Busy, Busy Week

This week the IBMA Board of Directors Spring meeting took place in Nashville. I was elected to the Board last Fall as the Broadcast Media Representative. The current IBMA Board is an awesome group---full of talent and enthusiasm. I am proud to serve with each one of them. The first couple of days, the weather here was great with temperatures in the low 70's and plenty of sunshine. This afternoon (Thursday), however, we have heavy rain, hail, thunder, lightning and wind. Some tornado warnings and watches have been issued for the surrounding area. Hopefully this will pass on over soon, as Terry and I have dinner plans with fiddler, Brandon Godman.~CB