Monday, July 27, 2009

It Was A Great Festival In Boone, NC!

Andrea Evans, The Grascals and Cindy
(photos by Mike Lane

Thanks to Kenny Johnson of Johnson Entertainment for inviting me and Terry to again be part of the High Country Bluegrass Festival in Boone, North Carolina. It was a picture-perfect weather day and the music was awesome. We had a great time with The Grascals, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, SureFire and Southern Accent. The banjo workshop was well attended, too. We appreciate everyone who came out!~CB

Thursday, July 23, 2009


(Hour One)

Cold Wind---David Peterson & 1946

It Always Rains When I'm Lonesome---3 Fox Drive

Crooked Man---Chris Stuart & Backcountry

(Bluegrass News)

Two Soldiers---Blue Highway

Never Meant To Be---Larry Rice

Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darling---Hunter Berry w/Marty Stuart & Bobby Osborne

Crazy Love---Kati Penn

Fiddlin' Bill---Nashville Bluegrass Band

All I've Got Is Lonesome---Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time

Big, Big Heartaches---Grasstowne

Gotta Travel On---Ron Stewart w/Wayne Taylor


I've Endured

Going To Write Me A Letter

(Hour Two)

A Hundred Years From Now---Bluegrass Album Band

Amandolina---Herschel Sizemore

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: Tim Shelton (Newfound Road)

Same Old Place/Try To Be/I Am The Man Thomas

Ghost Bound Train---Dale Ann Bradley

BF05---Clay Jones

I Want To Be Wanted---Lost & Found

Wally On The Run---Steve Martin

CONCERT: Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas

Choctaw Hayride / The Lucky One

Six White Horses---Jeff White

Thanks for listening!~CB

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

High Country Bluegrass Festival, Boone, NC

This Saturday, July 25th, The High Country Bluegrass Festival in Boone, NC, will be held at the High Country Fairgrounds. We would like to invite you to the cool mountains of North Carolina for a great day of Bluegrass Music and fun. I will serve as the festival MC. My husband, Terry, will be conducting a free Banjo Workshop, along with Joey Cox. And Alan Johnson will present a free Fiddle Workshop. Alan and Terry will also present a set of Bluegrass onstage with Dustin Benson and Eddie Biggerstaff. Featured bands include 2-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year Winner, THE GRASCALS and 7-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year Winner, DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER. The Darin & Brooke Aldridge Quintet, SureFire and Southern Accent will also be on hand to entertain the crowd at the 3rd Annual Festival, presented by Kenny Johnson of Johnson Entertainment. For details visit the festival website at THANKS!~CB

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Register to WIN from Knee-Deep In Bluegrass

International Bluegrass Music Awards Show »October 1, 2009
Presented at the historic Ryman Auditorium, this is the most anticipated night of the bluegrass music year! Be there when the envelopes are opened to salute the year's most outstanding achievements, during a fast paced evening of fabulous performances and the music's major awards!
Bluegrass Fan Fest »Nashville Convention Center / Renaissance HotelOctober 2 - 4, 2009
More than 60 artists representing the best bluegrass music from around the globe! Fan Fest is the indoor music festival of the year featuring performances by the industry's top acts, Masters Workshop Stage, Roots & Branches Stage, exhibit hall, and scores of jam sessions!

Listeners may register once daily, until midnight September 10, 2009. One Grand Prize Winner will receive 2 VIP Tickets to the IBMA Awards Show at the Ryman, October 1st; 2 VIP Tickets to FanFest October 2-4, plus 3 nights lodging at the Holiday Inn Express in downtown Nashville.

Visit the homepage at and click the link to register!~CB

Monday, July 13, 2009

Guesting with the Daughters of Bluegrass

Saturday, July 11, The Daughters of Bluegrass performed two sets at the Wayside Bluegrass Festival in Stuart, VA. On hand for Saturday's show were Dale Ann Bradley, Gena Britt, Jeanette Williams, Lisa Manning, Tina Adair and Heather Berry. I would like to thank the "Daughters" for inviting me to join them on stage to perform a couple of songs. It was a lot of fun to get on stage with these talented ladies! I would also like to thank Ms. Dixie Hall for naming me an Honorary Daughter of Bluegrass!~CB

Wednesday, July 8, 2009



Amanda Lynn---Lou Reid & Carolina

That's Just Me---David Parmley & Continental Divide

Bluegrass News

In My Mind To Ramble---Michael Cleveland & FlameKeeper

A Beautiful Life---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Like A Train Needs A Track---Lonesome River Band

Dark Shadows---Melonie Cannon

Always Have Always Will---Brandon Rickman

Won't Be Coming Back---Infamous Stringdusters

Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That---Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Don't Turn Your Back---Dale Ann Bradley

Vintage Vault: PARMLEY & McCOURY

Down The Road

Someday We'll Meet Again Sweetheart


How Many Times---Dan Tyminski

Sister---Gold Heart


3 Silver Dollars / Meadow on the Mountain

Hillbilly Goddess---Alecia Nugent

I Can Only Love You (So Much)---Cherryholmes

Could We Get Any Closer---Jim Lauderdale

Smashville---Sierra Hull


Fire On The Mountain

Bob Wills Medley

My Angeline---Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Thanks for listening!~CB

Monday, July 6, 2009

Red White & Bluegrass Festival

(above-Jeff White)
(below-Bluegrass Fans, Marty & Mary Moore)

Blue Highway


A Portion of the Audience

With Danny Clark & The Bluegrass Bus Museum

Dan Tyminski

Ron Stewart

Adam Steffey

Barry Bales

Terry with Frank Buchanan

Onstage with Mountain Heart

Mountain Heart

Bauc & Nedski Trading Licks on Invisible Banjos

Jamie Johnson & Terry Smith

Russell Moore

Jeremy Abshire

Danny Roberts

Terry Eldredge

The Grascals

Edgar Loudermilk & Family

Brayden Wages with Terry

David Peterson

with Robert Hale & Curt Chapman of WildFire

with Katie Ramsey & the NC Sweet Potato

Darrin Vincent

Jamie Dailey

Dailey & Vincent

Jeff Parker, Jamie Dailey, Key Chang & Darrin Vincent

Attendance was Super!

Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers


Mike Henderson


Billy Hawks & Junior Sisk

Junior Sisk

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Chris Stapleton of the SteelDrivers watching Jr. Sisk

Bluegrass Legend George Shuffler & Family

It was a wonderful (& busy!) 4 days in Morganton, North Carolina, for the 6th Annual Red White & Bluegrass Festival. The Bluegrass Talent was top-notch. It was quite an enjoyable experience of live music, great food and visiting with friends. I personally would like to thank Gary Leonhardt, Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Morganton for again inviting me to serve as MC for this professionally run event. I would also like to thank Mike Ramsey for all his assistance backstage. As my time allowed, I took some photos and recorded some interviews for Knee-Deep In Bluegrass. Be listening for the interviews on upcoming shows. Enjoy my photo-account of the Red White & Bluegrass Festival!~CB