Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AllStar Bluegrass Jam Shows in January

Now in its fifth year and previously billed as “Pickin’ at the Paramount,” the Bluegrass All-Star Jam will feature some of the genre’s best artists for two shows, an afternoon matinee at 2:30 PM and an evening performance at 7:30 PM on Saturday, January 30th. This performance will be the first in the new series presented by Birthplace of Country Music Alliance - the Birthplace of Country Music @ The Paramount, a year-long series promoting the musical heritage born in this region.

This show is sponsored by Alpha Natural Resources, City of Bristol Tennessee, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artists featured in this year’s All Star Jam include Terry Baucom, Alan Bibey, Dale Ann Bradley, Mike Bub, Mike Cleveland, Kim Fox, Steve Gulley, Phil Leadbetter, Missy Raines, Don Rigsby, Sammy Shelor, Kenny and Amanda Smith, and Tim Stafford. Cindy Baucom from the nationally syndicated “Knee-Deep in Bluegrass” and 2005 IBMA Broadcaster of the Year will emcee the show. For more information on the radio show visit www.kneedeepinbluegrass.com Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, December 2nd. Ticket prices are $15 (students) / $20 (advance), and $25 at the box office. Show times for the Bluegrass All-Star Jam at 2:30 and 7:30. Tickets must be purchased individually for each of the day’s performances and are available at the Paramount Center for the Arts box office at 423.274.8920 or visit www.theparamountcenter.com or www.etix.com

The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance is a non‐profit organization dedicated to telling the story of the living musical heritage of the Appalachian mountains and the cultural traditions that sustain it. The BCMA is funded in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts Tennessee Arts Commission, and National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, call (276) 645‐0111 or visit online at www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org

We will also be traveling to Stillwater, OK, January 23, 2010, for a performance and workshops at the City of Stillwater Community Center. We hope you can join us!~CB


(Hour One)

Bad Day For Love-Del McCoury Band
Farm of Yesterday-Gibson Brothers
Sleigh Ride-Christmas Grass

(Bluegrass News)

Roving Gambler-Mashville Brigade
Two Roads To Travel-Jeff Parker
My Blue Eyed Darlin'-Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
There Ain't No Easy Street-Steep Canyon Rangers

Anything Southbound-Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
We Live In Two Different Worlds-Larry Rice
Crooked Man-Chris Stuart & Backcountry
Crazy Love-Kati Penn

Prayer Bells of Heaven (1962) / Little White Church (1962)

(Hour Two)

Red Bird-Don Rigsby
Jesse & Me-Carl Jackson with Keith Whitley

(Spotlight Artist) BILL EMERSON
Secret of the Waterfall-The Country Gentlemen
Theme Time-Bill Emerson
Cowboys & Indians-Bill Emerson

You Don't Know My Mind-Tony Rice
I've Lived A Lot In My Time-Larry Stephenson
Man Looks On The Outside-Kenny & Amanda Smith

(Concert Segment) SHAWN CAMP at the Station Inn
Ain't No Way of Knowin' / My Love Will Not Change

Back To Tennessee-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

THANKS for listening!~CB

Friday, December 4, 2009

Jerry Douglas with John Oates & Maura O'Connell, Charlotte, NC, This Sunday

Sunday, December 06, 2009
A Jerry Douglas Christmas featuring special guest John Oates (of Hall & Oates) & Maura O'Connell

Concert on the Main Stage of THE NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE of Charlotte, NC

Buy Tickets Online! GA Tickets $25/GOLD CIRCLE $40 (Order Gold Circle Here) (SEATED SHOW)

GOLD CIRCLE (includes reserved seat in the first 8 rows) available online and by Phone Order.
General Admission Seating for this show will be available on a first come first serve basis through the door. All ticket holders are guaranteed a seat. If you have any questions about our seating policy, call (704)358-9298.

Showtime: 8pm - Doors: 7pm

Charge via phone (704)358-9298 (service fees still apply to phone orders).

Promoted by The Neighborhood Theatre
Grammy-winning Dobro master Jerry Douglas will perform in select U.S. markets as he tours in support of his holiday album, Jerry Christmas. Douglas will appear alongside guitarist John Oates (of Hall & Oates) and Grammy-nominated vocalist/actress Maura O'Connell. The eloquent lyricism and dynamic virtuosity of Jerry Douglas, hailed by the New York Times as "the dobro's matchless contemporary master," is ideally suited to the creation of an Americana Christmas classic. And that's exactly what Jerry has produced: a spirited group of carols, traditional folk tunes, and modern seasonal songs. With a guest vocal by Maura O'Connell, Jerry Christmas gets that warm, down-home holiday feeling just right from the first note to the last.

"The thought of recording a Christmas project has been with me for some time, though I held the idea as a disquieting prospect. After all, these melodies have become established perennials due to the fact they are great songs; to do them disservice would be, to me, unforgivable," Douglas says. "I have tried being faithful to the original versions of these classics precisely because the melodies are so special. My instrument lends itself well, in an emotional sense, to performance of these treasures, allowing me to offer my interpretations of works I have heard sung by such definitive artists as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Burl Ives."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


(Hour One)

Bad Day For Love---Del McCoury Band
One Morning In May---Bill Yates & Friends
Christmas Times A Comin'---Grascals & Charlie Daniels

(Bluegrass News)

Walls---Sammy Shelor with Ronnie Bowman
Blue Eyed Boston Boy---Dwight McCall
Leader of the Band---Randy Howard with Don Rigsby
Fiddlers Green---Bill Emerson & The Sweet Dixie Band

The Door---Grasstowne
Bending The Strings---Bill Keith
You Can Mark It Down---LongView
Little White Frame Church---Larry Sparks

(Vintage Vault)

Go My Way / If You're Ever In Oklahoma

(Hour Two)

Leavin's Town---Michael Cleveland & FlameKeeper
There Ain't Nothin' In It For Me---Lou Reid Terry Baucom & Carolina

(Spotlight Artist) CLAIRE LYNCH
Whatcha Gonna Do / Woods of Sipsey

Carolina's Arms---Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Shades of Gray---Steep Canyon Rangers
Country Boy In Search of a Country Girl---Lost & Found
White Freightliner Blues---New Grass Revival

Back Up and Push / North Carolina Breakdown

I Might Take You Back Again---Bluegrass Album Band

THANKS for listening!~CB