Monday, December 20, 2010

The Annual Christmas Knee-Deep Christmas Show

With my husband, Terry Baucom, as my co-host, we present some of our favorite acoustic Christmas songs. We also visit with some of our friends in Bluegrass-sharing stories and good times. We hope you enjoy it and that it enriches your Christmas experience this year. THANKS for listening!~CB

(Hour One)

New Star Shining---Sonya Isaacs
When Was My Jesus Born---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
I'll Be Home For Christmas---3 Fox Drive

(A Visit with JOHN COWAN)

O Holy Night / I'll Be Home For Christmas / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

(A Visit with NED LUBERECKI)

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear---Ned Luberecki
Linus and Lucy---Bela Fleck
Christmas Times A Comin'---Bill Monroe
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem---Dailey & Vincent

(A Visit with JOSH WILLIAMS)

My Christmas Dream / Go Tell It On The Mountain

(Hour Two)

White Christmas---Country Gentlemen
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree---Rhonda Vincent
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas---Russell Moore

O Christmas Tree---Rhonda Vincent
Let It Snow---Alison Brown
Sleigh Ride---Alison Brown

(A Visit with BALSAM RANGE)

The Christmas Letter---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Mary's Little Lamb---Balsam Range

Tennessee Christmas---Rhonda Vincent

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


(Hour One)

My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains---Mashville Brigade
Save It For A Rainy Day---Nedski & Mojo
Tennessee Christmas---Rhonda Vincent

(Bluegrass News)

Ragtime Annie---Hunter Berry
He Loves Me---Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Flint Hill Special---David Talbot
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen---John Cowan

Same Old Love---Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Voice of mt Savior---Crowe Lawson Williams
Witchita Lineman---Hot Rize

(Vintage Vault) SUMMER WAGES
Drop In The Bucket / Only Time Can Tell

(Hour Two)

Bring Back Yesterday---Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top Xpress
The Christmas Guest---Skaggs Family Christmas featuring Buck White

Whitewater---Bela Fleck
Take Me Back---April Verch
God's Front Porch---Lou Reid & Carolina
Beautiful Star of Bethlehem---Dailey & Vincent

Howlin' At The Moon---Sam Bush
Pretty Girls, City Lights---Ralph Stanley II
Weeds---Jerry Salley with Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White

Good Woman's Love---New Grass Revival

Everytime You Say Goodbye---Alison Krauss & Union Station

THANKS for listening!~CB

Monday, December 6, 2010

GRASSWARE Has Your Next New Favorite Shirt!

I discovered a Bluegrass company I wanted to suggest you check out. I love different Bluegrass shirt designs and I think these are really unique. But even more important than the look of the shirt is how it feels. They are made of organic cotton and they are super-soft. An eco-friendly dye is used, too. I was so impressed with the products of Grassware, that I wanted to share the information with my listeners. The designer is a Bluegrass musician who has a passion to professionally promote the music. I have listed the contact information below. What an easy way to get gifts for the Bluegrass lovers on your holiday gift list. Take a moment and check out GRASSWARE at their website: They truly are 'Bluegrass Beyond The Barn'. Thanks!~CB

Mark & Karyn Miracle

Thursday, December 2, 2010


(Hour One)

Train Without A Track-Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
God's Front Porch-Lou Reid & Carolina
Let It Snow-Ricky Skaggs

(Bluegrass News)

Bloodline-Darrell Webb Band
You'll Find Her Name Written There-Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley
Jailer Jailer-Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Tennessee Blues- J. D. Crowe & The New South

The Reckless Side of Me-SteelDrivers
17 Cents-Infamous Stringdusters
My Dixie Darlin'-Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
She's The One-The Chapmans

(Vintage Vault) BILL MONROE
Footprints In The Snow / Lonesome Road Blues

(Hour Two)

You Can Keep Your Nine Pound Hammer-Audie Blaylock
I Feel The Christmas Spirit-The Isaacs

Black Dust Fever-Wildwood Valley Boys
Four Walls-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
O Christmas Candle-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Seven Sundays-Blue Highway

Graves Mountain Music Festival, Syria, VA
The Lonesome River

How Did That Turn Into My Problem-Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford

THANKS for listening!~CB

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

KNEE-DEEP Playlist

(Hour One)

A Broken Heart Keeps Beatin'-Adam Steffey
Sunday Clothes-Randy Kohrs
Another Way To Get To You-Nedski & Mojo

(Bluegrass News)

Don't Pick Me Up-Sierra Hull
I'll Never Go Back-Joe Mullins with Doyle Lawson
I've Heard These Words Before-Kati Penn & Newtowne
Sea Hook-Ben Greene

Elizabeth-Dailey & Vincent
The Famous Lefty Flynn's-Grascals
Have I Loved You Too Late-Special Consensus
Homesick and Lonesome-Aubrey Haynie with Carl Jackson

Old Love Letters / How Far To Little Rock

(Hour Two)

Together We'll Fly-Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Goodbye Liza Jane-Darren Nicholson

Carolina's Arms-Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
This World Is Not My Home-Crowe Lawson Williams
Carved Our Names In Stone-Don Rigsby
Lovin' Pretty Women-Steep Canyon Rangers

Little White Wash Chimney-Nashville Bluegrass Band
A Great Big Hand-Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
Wheels-Dan Tyminski
Wings of a Dove-Ricky Skaggs & The Whites

Just A Little Talk With Jesus / Train 45

East Tennessee Blues-Snyder Family Band

THANKS for listening!~CB

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bluegrass Benefit for Al Osteen

Picking for Osteen
Sunday, December 19, Noon - 8pm

Al Osteen is a world known musician who has performed with some of the biggest acts in bluegrass music, including Jim & Jesse and Charlie Moore. Al also worked with Curtis Blackwell and Randall Collins and is just as well known for his legacy as a teacher.

Al has recently been battling a very aggressive form of cancer. Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with a benefit for a dear friend to bluegrass music and to so many people!


Jack Lawrence•Tony Williamson•Larry Perkins•Larry Jefferson
Leroy Savage•Craig Smith•Scott Huffman•Jeff Foxall
Curtis Blackwell•Randall Collins•Charles Wood•Northern Border
Roger Bellow•Dave Snyder•Tim Gardner•Sweet Potato Pie
Gerald Smith•David Blackmon•Rickey Rakestraw•Jim Iler


Pickens High School•111 Blue Flame Drive•Pickens, SC 29671-2812
For tickets/info: BETTY McDANIEL•(864) 878-4257•792 Holly Springs Rd, Pickens, SC 29671
Children 12 and under admitted free

SILENT AUCTION•many items including Martin Guitar

Concessions available

Please attend, if possible, and give this family your support. Thank you ~Cindy


(Hour One)

Goodbye Wheeling-Lonesome River Band
The Lowest Valley-Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Big Sciota-Bryan Sutton

(Bluegrass News)

Stone Cold Blue-Ronnie Bowman
Jericho-Gibson Brothers
When It's Not With Me-Cherryholmes
Could We Get Any Closer-Jim Lauderdale

You're Dead To Me-Dierks Bentley
Sinner-Tim O'Brien
Monrobro-Blue Highway
Have Mercy-Steep Canyon Rangers

(Vintage Vault) COUNTRY GENTLEMEN (mid-60's)
It's All Over Nowm Baby Blue
Down Where The River Bends

(Hour Two)

Cold Shoulder-Ralph Stanley II
The Boys In Hats & Ties-Big Country Bluegrass

The Last Song-Josh Williams
God's Front Porch-Lou Reid & Carolina
Old Federal-Justin Moses
Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die-Lost & Found

Never Will Give Up-Alison Krauss w/The Cox Family
Teardrops In My Eyes-Grasscats
Hot Burrito Breakdown-Alan Munde
Alison's Band-Charlie Sizemore

(Concert Cuts) 2007 Merlefest, Wilkesboro, NC
Ridin' That Bluegrass Train-Sam Bush Band
White Freightliner Blues-20th Homecoming Jam

The Circle Is Small-Dale Ann Bradley

THANKS for listening!~CB

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This Week's KNEE-DEEP Playlist

LOU REID is my special guest this week in the Knee-Deep Artist Spotlight. Lou and I chat about the brand new release "Sounds Like Heaven To Me" by Lou Reid & Carolina!

(Hour One)

That's Just Me-David Parmley
Hero of the Creek-Larry Cordle
Why You Been Gone So Long-Tony Rice

(Bluegrass News)

Some Dark Holler-Dwight Yoakam
Dixieland For Me-Larry Stephenson
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues-Kruger Brothers
The Little Grave-The Country Gentlemen

Backtrackin'-Nashville Bluegrass Band
Scattered To The Wind-Donna Hughes
Listening To The Rain-Osborne Brothers
Leavin' On The Next Things Smokin'-Marty Raybon

You Can Mark It Down / How Will I Explain About You

(Hour Two)

1952 Vincent Black Lightning-Del McCoury Band
How Did That Turn Into My Problem-Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford

(Knee-Deep Artist Spotlight) LOU REID
God's Front Porch / Pick It Up

I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When-Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Adams County Breakdown-Tom Adams
That's How I Got To Memphis-Charlie Sizemore

(Concert Cuts) BILL MONROE & The Bluegrass Boys
Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord / Dusty Miller

Gentle On My Mind-Terry Eldredge

THANKS for listening!~CB

Monday, November 8, 2010

Knee-Deep In Bluegrass PLAYLIST

(Hour One)

Songs-Doin’ My Time-Larry Sparks / Ginseng Sullivan-Tony Rice
Song-Steppin’ On The Clouds-Kenny & Amanda Smith

(Bluegrass News)

Songs-Witchita Lineman-Hot Rize / Bible By The Bed-Cadillac Sky
Song– The Last Thing On His Mind-Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Songs-Working Hard Ain’t Hardly Working Anymore-Junior Sisk / Aim High-Jon Weisberger
Songs-Head Hung Down-Dailey & Vincent / I Can’t Like Myself-Gibson Brothers

Songs-Across The Sea Blues (1974) / Wandering Soul (1977)

(Hour Two)

Songs-My Heart-Summer Wages / The Old Homeplace-J. D. Crowe & The New South
Song-The Train’s Ready-Balsam Range

Songs-Julie Ann-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Sunny Side of Life-Isaacs
Songs-Redwing-David Grier / Tears Fell On Missouri-Blue Highway

Songs-Where I’m Bound-Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz / Cheatin’ Kind of Life-Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, feat. Josh Williams
Songs-Drifting With The Tide-Ronnie Bowman / The Last To Know-Lou Reid & Carolina

Songs-Turn Turn Turn / If I Could Only Win Your Love-Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen

Song-Secret of the Waterfall-Country Gentlemen

THANKS for listening! ~CB

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, North Wilkesboro, NC, this Saturday!

Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc.

Presents in Concert

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Saturday, November 13, 2010

7:00 pm
Stone Center for Performing Arts

613 Cherry Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Tickets will be $15 in advance $18 at the door



Sponsored by Knee-Deep In Bluegrass!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Yee Haw Junction Bluegrass Festival produced by KD Bass Productions, LLC...

In 2011, Yee Haw Junction Bluegrass will be providing quality entertainment and the best in bluegrass music in Florida for the 17th year. Come out and see for yourself what a great time is had by all of those who attend each year.

Knee-Deep In Bluegrass is so pleased that Keith and Darlene Bass of KD Bass Productions have partnered to promote this great Bluegrass Event in the state of Florida. January 20-23, 2011 will be a great time to visit YeeHaw Junction, FL, for a Bluegrass Festival under the big top! It is highly advised to go ahead and reserve your campsite now. More details on the flyer above or on their website ...or you can call Darlene at (863) 634-5815 or Keith at (863) 781-2376.

Make your plans with family and friends to attend this great event! Thanks~CB

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This Week's Knee-Deep In Bluegrass PLAYLIST

FRANK SOLIVAN joins me in the Knee-Deep Artist Spotlight...

(Hour One)

Any Ole Time-Lonesome River Band
Where Rainbows Never Die-SteelDrivers
Don't Neglect The Rose-Ken Mellons

(Bluegrass News)

Hangman-Marty Stuart
The Deputy-Infamous Stringdusters
B Natural-Herschel Sizemore
You Can Keep Your Nine Pound Hammer-Audie Blaylock and Redline

Love's Gonna Live Here-Chapmans w/Rhonda Vincent
On A Day Like This-Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford
Cherokee Shuffle-Josh Williams
I Got A Letter-Valerie Smith and Becky Buller

Ages and Ages Ago / Lord, Don't Leave Me Here

(Hour Two)

So Good-Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Senor-Dierks Bentley w/The Punch Brothers

(Knee-Deep Spotlight): FRANK SOLIVAN
Driftin' Apart / July, You're A Woman

Marbletown-Blue Highway
Sinner-Tim O'Brien
There Ain't No Easy Street-Steep Canyon Rangers

(Concert Cuts): From Musicians Against Childhood Cancer
Some Old Sideroad-3 Fox Drive
Leaves That Are Green-J.D. Crowe & The New South

Leaving You and Mobile, Too-Lost & Found

THANKS for listening!~CB

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

STEVE BRYANT joins me on Knee-Deep In Bluegrass

Bassist Steve Bryant, who first received recognition in the Bluegrass World for his incredible work with "Boone Creek" and "J. D. Crowe & The New South" is my very special guest on this week's "Knee-Deep In Bluegrass". Tune-in as Steve shares stories and memories of those bands. This one was a real treat for me to produce. Take a look at the album cover above and see why The Washington Post gave Steve the 'Snear of the Year' award in a review years ago!

(Hour One)

Good Man Like Me---Del McCoury Band
Whisper My Name---Sam Bush
Trains I Missed---Balsam Range

(Bluegrass News)

I Could Change My Mind---Boxcars
I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome---Boone Creek
Love Reunited---Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen
Heartaches and Dreams---Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice

Call The Captain---Steep Canyon Rangers
Dream of a Miner's Child---Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs
Digging In The Ground---Larry Sparks

(Vintage Vault) SELDOM SCENE
My Little Georgia Rose / Wait A Minute

(Hour Two)

The Harder I Fall---Cherryholmes
L. A. County---Ralph Stanley II

(Knee-Deep Artist Spotlight) STEVE BRYANT
One Way Track---Boone Creek
No Mother or Dad---Boone Creek

My Home Ain't In The Hall of Fame---J. D. Crowe & The New South
Showboat Gambler / My Window Faces The South---J. D. Crowe & The New South

(Concert Cuts) BOONE CREEK
Pathway of Teardrops / Walking In Jerusalem

The Boys In Hats and Ties---Big Country Bluegrass

THANKS for listening! And THANKS to Steve Bryant for joining me on the show!~CB

Knee-Deep PLAYLIST-IBMA Awards Performances

If you didn't get to attend the 21st Annual IBMA Awards Show at the Ryman, you can enjoy the wonderful performances on this week's Knee-Deep In Bluegrass as highlights of the show are featured.

(Hour One)

Fiddlin' Around---Dierks Bentley with Rob McCoury, Mike Bub, Jon Randall, Sierra Hull, Randy Kohrs and Stuart Duncan

Gone At Last---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Elizabeth---Dailey & Vincent with Jimmy Fortune

My Florida Sunshine---Claire Lynch Band with Ron Stewart, Mike Cleveland, Aubrey Haynie

Bleeding For A Little Peace of Mind---Blue Highway with Darrell Scott

O Brother Reunion Medley---Alison Krauss & Union Station, Jerry Douglas, The Whites

Blue Railroad Train---Josh Williams with Tony Rice

You Are My Flower---Earl Scruggs, Gary Scruggs and Randy Scruggs and Guests

Carolina's Arms---Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Hello Lonely---Del McCoury Band

Ballad of Stringbean & Estelle---Sam Bush Band

Gentle On My Mind---John Hartford Musical Tribute with Tim O'Brien, Alison Brown, Peter Rowan, Tut Taylor, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, John Hartford Stringband and Jamie Hartford

December 13th---Boxcars

THANKS for listening!~CB


Jon Randall Stewart is my special guest on this week's show. We talk about his career, including his work with Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris and Earl Scruggs; his producer-role with Dierks Bentley's 'Up On The Ridge' recording; his CMA nomination for Instrumentalist of the Year; his songwriting and more! What a talented guy...

(Hour One)

Blue Railroad Train---Josh Williams with Tony Rice
Angel On It's Way---Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford
Ring The Bell---Gibson Brothers

(Bluegrass News)

Diamond Joe---Sam Bush
This Heart of Mine---Pat Flynn
Out In The Middle of Nowhere---Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa
He'll Lead You Up---Jeff Parker

I'm Riding' This Train---Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
The Other Side of Jordan---Paul Williams
I Cried Myself Awake---The Special Consensus
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning---Hot Rize

Are You Waiting Just For Me---Red Allen
When Someone Wants To Leave---Allen Brothers (Harley, Neal and Greg)

(Hour Two)

When You're Lonely---Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Bloodline---Darrell Webb Band

(Knee-Deep Artist Spotlight): JON RANDALL STEWART
Down In The Mine---Dierks Bentley with Jon Randall
Are You Teasing Me---Jon Randall with Patty Loveless

The Last Greyhound---Alecia Nugent
Route 5, Box 109---Joe Diffie
Driftin' Apart---Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Gone To Ferrum---Aubrey Haynie

(Concert Cuts): Recorded Live at Merlefest, Wilkesboro, NC
They're Gonna Miss Me When Im Gone---Sam Bush Band
Bury Me Beneath The Willow---Doc Watson with Nickel Creek

Goodbye---Crowe, Lawson and Williams

THANKS for listening!~CB

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I had a ball spending time with the Snyder Family recently. They are amazing people with incredible talents. I appreciate their music, but most of all, their friendship. Owen is one of my best buddies in the world. I hope you enjoy our pictures.

(Hour One)

There Is You---Dailey & Vincent
The Likes of You---The Country Gentlemen

(Bluegrass News)

If Today Was The Last Day---Lost & Found
Long Hard Road---Scott Napier w/Marty Raybon
Sweet Sunny South---Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein
Grandma's Tattoos---Bill Emerson w/Janet Davis

Black Diamond Strings---Larry Cordle
Take This Hammer---Mashville Brigade
Tennessee Blues---Skaggs & Rice
County Fool---Alan Bibey w/Del McCoury

Duncan & Brady / Harbor of Love

(Hour Two)


(Owen: Age 4) interview
songs: Cattle In The Cane / East Tennessee Blues---Snyder Family Band

(Samantha: Age 11 and Zeb: Age 15) interviews
songs: The Great Civil War / Bill Cheatham---Snyder Family Band

(Bud & Laine Snyder) interview
song: What Will You Say---Snyder Family Band

Gathering Flowers From The Hillside

Rocky Road Blues---Bill Monroe

THANKS for listening!~CB

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Carter Rorabaugh Medical Fund BENEFIT SHOW

Time Sunday, October 10 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location MacGray Auditorium --- Statesville High School
Statesville, North Carolina

By Lou Reid & Carolina

More Info For tickets call 704-872-7779. Tickets will be $10.00 in advance and $15.00at the door.There will also be a silent auction during intermission. All proceeds from the auction and concert go to the Carter Rorabaugh Medical Fund.

Please support this cause. Thanks~CB

Friday, October 1, 2010



John Hartford
Louise Scruggs

Dailey & Vincent

Dailey & Vincent

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Russell Moore

Claire Lynch

"Ring The Bell", The Gibson Brothers (artists), Chet O'Keefe (songwriter)

Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers; Dailey & Vincent (artists & producers); Cracker Barrel/Rounder

"Give This Message To Your Heart", Larry Stephenson featuring Dailey & Vincent (artists), Ben Surratt & Larry Stephenson (producers), Whysper Dream

"Durang's Hornpipe" by Adam Steffey (artist), Barry Bales & Gary Paczosa (producers)

"Ring The Bell", The Gibson Brothers (artists & producers), Chet O'Keefe (songwriter), Compass Records

Josh Williams Band


BANJO - Kristin Scott Benson

BASS - Marshall Wilborn

FIDDLE - Michael Cleveland

DOBRO - Rob Ickes

GUITAR - Josh Williams

MANDOLIN - Adam Steffey

Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

Benjamin "Tex" Logan
Sherry Boyd
Lynn Morris
Richard Weize
Pete Wernick

Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year:
Kyle Cantrell; Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Print Media Person of the Year:
Eddie Dean & Dr. Ralph Stanley, authors of Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times (Gotham Books)

Best Liner Notes for a Recorded Project:
Dr. Ted Olson (writer), Appalachia Music from Home, Various Artists, Lonesome Records (label)

Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project:
Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel (designer); Dailey & Vincent; Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers; Cracker Barrel/Rounder (label)

Bluegrass Event of the Year Award:
14th Annual Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival; East Hartford, CT


And as a producer, many thanks to all the great performers, presenters, tech crew and Ryman staff. It was a wonderful show and super night for Bluegrass Music.~CB

Thursday, September 30, 2010

IBMA Report-Wednesday

Terry and I are back to the room, after enjoying some great jamming in the suites this evening. Town Mountain...Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen...The Boxcars...The Dixie Beeliners.

I also got to do a little jamming with the guys from G2. How fun...

We appreciate the hospitality of Sugar Hill Records, Class Act Entertainment and Keith Case & Associates.

A lot of my day was spent at the historic Ryman Auditorium for sound checks and rehearsals for the 21st Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show. From Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out to the Sam Bush Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (with a new lead singer-Mike Rogers) Claire Lynch Band and guests (triple fiddles of Jason Thomas, Aubrey Haynie and Mike Cleveland!) Judging by the run-through of The John Hartford musical tribute, this performance will be just incredible! Thanks to Alison Brown and Garry West from Compass Records for the help in coordinating all these wonderful artists to participate.

Jerry Douglas, Cheryl White nd Sharon White are naturals as hosts. Their personalities really came through at their rehearsal. I am so looking forward to the actual show Thursday evening.

Tomorrow I will be presenting the award to the Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year at the IBMA Awards Luncheon at the Nashville Convention Center, then the reminder of the sound checks at the Ryman.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

IBMA Report-Tuesday

It has been another wonderfully busy day at the IBMA World of Bluegrass. Knee-Deep In Bluegrass has a booth in the Exhibit Hall and I was able to spend a good part of the day there. I recorded a couple of interviews for Knee-Deep In Bluegrass. The first was with band leader, Frank Solivan. The highlight of my day was visiting with one of Terry's former band mates from "Boone Creek", Steve Bryant. I also interviewed Steve about those days and that incredible music, as well as his work with J. D. Crowe and The New South. I attended an IBMA Awards Show dinner meeting, going over last minute details with script and technical elements. Following the meeting I caught back up with Terry so we get to the "Fisk Room" where Rural Rhythm Records was hosting the Bluegrass All-Star Jam showcase. I served as MC, while Terry was joined by fellow artists Tim Stafford, Kenny Smith, Amanda Smith, Rob Ickes, Sammy Shelor, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, Kim Fox, Ron Stewart, Jesse Brock, Justin Moses, Missy Raines, Chris Jones, Don Rigsby and Tim Hensley. Awards Show rehearsals start tomorrow at the Ryman.

Monday, September 27, 2010

IBMA-Monday Report

Hey everyone! Another busy day at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Nashville. The IBMA Board met from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. This evening's Keynote Address Dinner featured Sam Bush. Sam did a wonderful job addressing the crowd in the Nashville Convention Center Grand Ballroom. He started by talking about attending the 1965 Fincastle, Virginia Bluegrass Festival as an eager 13 year old. He was engaging and held the crowd's attention talking about Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys over the years, as well as other musicians that made an impact on him: David Grisman, Roland White, Jimmy Gaudreau, John Duffey, Charlie Waller and more.

Following dinner, it was time for band rehearsal with "Sunset Drive". We have an Emerging Artist Showcase, sponsored by Mast Farm Inn on Friday (Terry, Ashby, Maro, Rachel and me)

I was also excited to become the newest endorser of NS Design Basses. More on the bass later in the week.

I still have a showcase to emcee before my day is fully complete.

It was fun to get to hang out for a bit with the Swedish Bluegrass Band, G2, as well as Shelly Burleson (Mrs. Jason Burleson of Blue Highway) and Rachel Johnson. Check back for another report from the IBMA World of Bluegrass. Thanks!~CB

IBMA World of Bluegrass-Sunday

Terry and I arrived in Nashville Sunday afternoon around 2:30. Check-in at the Renaissance went smoothly. I picked up our credentials for the week...and we're off and rolling.

Terry and I got to visit with our friends, Dr. Hironobu Oda and Maro Kawabata. I will be performing with Maro (as well as Terry, Ashby Frank and Rachel Johnson) and the band "Sunset Drive" Friday night at the Mast Farm Inn Emerging Artist Showcase. Plans are underway for a Bluegrass Tour to Japan with "Sunset Drive" in 2011, as well as shows in the United States. More about this showcase later in the week.

I proudly represent Bluegrass Broadcasters on the IBMA Board. Our Board meeting begins at 8 am Monday. The Monday evening dinner will feature the keynote address by Sam Bush.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

KNEE-DEEP Playlist

Russell Moore, band leader and founding member of IIIrd Tyme Out, is my special guest this week on KNEE-DEEP IN BLUEGRASS! Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out have several IBMA Nominations this year. They will be performing on the Awards Show. Russell and I talk about several great things happening with the band.

(Hour One)

Quicksand---Randy Kohrs
My Florida Sunshine---Claire Lynch
Wonder Valley Gals---Bryan Sutton

Any Ole Time---Lonesome River Band
Sycamore Hollow---Blue Highway
Julie's Train---Balsam Range
Breakpoint---Andy Leftwich

How Many Times---Dan Tyminski
Pride of Man---Tony Rice
Ramblers Blues---Kenny & Amanda Smith
Old Brown County Barn---Michael Cleveland

(Vintage Vault): JOE GREENE
Katy Hill / Grey Eagle

Highway 52---Dave Evans
If Here Is Where You Are---Del McCoury Band

(Knee-Deep Artist Spotlight)-RUSSELL MOORE
Hard Rock Mountain Prison ('Til I Die) / My Angeline

Girl In The Valley---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
John Henry Blues---Jim Mills w/Tim Stafford
Secret of the Waterfall---Country Gentlemen

(Concert Cuts) NEW GRASS REVIVAL Live In France
One More Love Song---New Grass Revival

Big Wheel---The Whites w/Ricky Skaggs

THANKS for listening!!! ~CB

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Tim O'Brien is my special guest this week in The Knee-Deep Artist Spotlight! Tim and I chat about his new CD, 'Chicken and Egg' and about the upcoming 'Hot Rize' Reunion Tour this Fall.

(Hour One)

Turn Up The Bottle---Steep Canyon Rangers
Ring The Bell---Gibson Brothers
Don't Take Me Tonight As I Am---Balsam Range

(Bluegrass News)

Rusty Old Halo---Dale Ann Bradley
Be Assured---Ron Block
Teddy Bear Revival---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Who's Your Uncle---Jerry Douglas

I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome---Grascals w/Hank, Jr.
Whiskey Before Breakfast---Carpenter & May
The Reckless Side of Me---Steel Drivers

Gospel Plow---Nashville Bluegrass Band
Hold To God's Unchanging Hand

(Hour Two)

Sinner / Suzanna

You're Dead To Me---Dierks Bentley with Tim O'Brien and Jon Randall Stewart
You Ate The Apple---Tim O'Brien

Try A Little Kindness---Bobby Osborne
I've Already Turned That Page---Don Rigsby
Would You Go With Me---Shawn Camp
Half Past Four---John Hartford Stringband

(Concert Cuts): CHRIS JONES Live In Holland
I'm Ready If You're Willin' / This Weary Heart You Stole Away

When You Are Lonely---Wildwood Valley Boys

THANKS for listening!~CB

Thursday, September 16, 2010


In two separate contests, Knee-Deep In Bluegrass gave away 2 VIP Tickets to the IBMA Awards Show, 2 VIP Weekend Passes to Bluegrass FanFest and 3 Nights Lodging at the Holiday Inn Express in downtown Nashville.

From in-person, festival registration, the winner is: LINDA MCDANIEL OF Pilot Mountain, NC

From on-line, website registration, the winner is: GARY BOULIER of Cartersville, GA

Linda and Gary each are winners of the prize package from Knee-Deep In Bluegrass. They, with their guest, will enjoy the IBMA Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 30th, followed by three days of Bluegrass FanFest at the Nashville Convention Center.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to register. I look forward to seeing many of you for all Bluegrass fun during IBMA's World of Bluegrass!


Don't Miss This Incredible Night!

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2010
Press Info: Kissy Black,, (615) 298-1144
General Info: Nancy Cardwell, (615) 256-3222


Nashville, Tenn. - The bluegrass world is set to gather on September 30
for the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards, recognizing the
year's most outstanding accomplishments in 17 categories and honoring
two pioneers for their groundbreaking influence. The star-studded
evening will feature a stellar cast of performers and exciting
collaborations to delight audiences and celebrate bluegrass worldwide.

Fans can look forward to a dozen performances including reigning
Entertainers of the Year Dailey & Vincent; the father of newgrass Sam
Bush; bluegrass songbird Claire Lynch; powerhouse vocalist Russell Moore
& IIIrd Tyme Out; the legendary Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; and
nine-time Entertainers of the Year, The Del McCoury Band.
That alone could satisfy the appetite of even the hungriest of fans, but
the IBMA Awards are known for delivering some special collaborations.

Two gentlemen who between them hold eight Guitar Player of the Year
trophies, Josh Williams and Tony Rice, will perform together. Awards
show hosts, Grand Ole Opry stars Sharon & Cheryl White and genre-bending
Dobro stylist Jerry Douglas, will team up with four-time Female and Male
Vocalists of the Year Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski. The man who has
dominated the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart all summer, Dierks
Bentley, will perform with a band of nominees and past recipients, while
Blue Highway will include guest Darrell Scott in their part of the show.

The evening will also feature musical tributes to Hall of Fame inductees
John Hartford and Louise Scruggs, including a performance by Earl
Scruggs with his sons, Gary and Randy.

Whether enjoying the show live at the historic Ryman Auditorium or
tuning in via radio, fans will also enjoy award presentations by their
favorite stars and the anticipation of hearing who walks away with the
most coveted awards in bluegrass music.
Expect more surprises, but one thing is clear: you don't want to miss
this show!

The 21st International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Central on September 30, will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Satellite
Radio (Bluegrass Junction, Channel 14) and syndicated to more than 300
U.S. markets and 14 foreign networks thanks to the sponsorship of Martha
White, GHS Strings, Sugar Hill Records, Deering Banjos, Compass Records
and the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Program directors and
station managers may sign up to be affiliates online at

Tickets are available at the Ryman Auditorium box office at (615)
The International Bluegrass Music Awards are voted on by the
professional membership of the International Bluegrass Music Association
(IBMA), which serves as the trade association for the bluegrass music
industry. The IBMA Awards Show is the centerpiece of the World of
Bluegrass week, including the industry's Business Conference and
Bluegrass Fan Fest, which will take place September 27 - October 3 in

IBMA Preparation

Well, as World of Bluegrass Week of from International Bluegrass Music Association approaches, like many of you, I find myself with a lot to get finished before traveling to Nashville for the Trade Show and Business Conference, Awards Show and FanFest. I always look forward to this busy and exciting time in music. Serving as one of the producers for the IBMA Awards Show, my days (and nights!) have been filled for several weeks now assembling many, many details that it takes to put together a show of this caliber. September 27th - October 3rd Bluegrass musicians, singers, producers, announcers, writers and fans will gather to celebrate, educate, communicate and concentrate on all things Bluegrass!

As time allows during World of Bluegrass Week, I will be posting to the blog. Knee-Deep In Bluegrass, along with John Boy & Billy Radio, has some exciting news to share in the coming days, so stay tuned for that!

Before heading to Nashville, I will also be posting some of the places I will be during the week so we can hopefully say hello face-to-face.


Monday, September 13, 2010

What I Am Reading

I have to admit...I do not read many books. It is not because I do not enjoy reading-I do! I think it has more to do with not 'scheduling' some reading time into each day. However, I am currently reading The Mandolin Caseby Dr. Tom Bibey. I met Dr. Bibey several years ago and have chatted with him at many music festivals and shows over the years. I will post a review as soon as I am finished. In the meantime, here is what Dan Hays, Executive Director of the IBMA has to say:

“The ‘The Mandolin Case’ provides more twists and curls than the grain in a piece of birds-eye maple. Like a master fiddler weaving notes through the melody of a song, Bibey holds forth simplicity as the most complex asset when prejudice and greed place honor and integrity on trial.” – Dan Hays,
International Bluegrass Music Association

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


(Hour One)

Jack Up The Jail---Lonesome River Band
The Famous Lefty Flynn's---Grascals
Changes---Tony Rice

(Bluegrass News)

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder---Sierra Hull
Jenny---Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac
Are You Teasing Me---Crowe Brothers
Happy I'll Be---James King

Poet With Wings---Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
My Blue Eyed Darlin'---Joe Mullins
Yellow Rock---Jim Brooks (Daddy)
Won't It Be Wonderful There---David Parmley

(Vintage Vault): FLATT & SCRUGGS

I'll Never Shed Another Tear / My Cabin In Caroline

(Hour Two)

My Angeline---Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Farm of Yesterday---Gibson Brothers

Ballad of Stringbean & Estelle / Circles Around Me

Chalk Up Another One---Bluegrass Album Band
Billy In The Lowground---Jimmy Edmonds
I'll Live Again---Baucom, Bibey, Graham and Haley

(Concert Cuts): DEL McCOURY BAND at the RYMAN Auditorium
1952 Vincent Black Lightning / Get Down On Your Knees and Pray

Can't You Hear Me Calling---John Cowan with Del McCoury

As always, THANKS for listening!~CB


(Hour One)

I'll Be Alright Tomorrow---Osborne Brothers
So Good---Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
God's Front Porch---Lou Reid & Carolina

(Bluegrass News)

Gimme Three Steps---Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Moneyland---Del McCoury Band
When I Wake Up To Sleep No More---Mickey Harris
Too Far Gone---Kathy Chiavola

My First Mistake---Alecia Nugent
I've Never Been So Lonesome---LongView
I Wanna Be Loved Like That---Chapmans
Willie Poor Boy---Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum

(Vintage Vault): E. C. & Orna Ball
Grandfather's Clock / I Want To Live

(Hour Two)

Just Along For The Ride---Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford
Time To Be Movin' On---Blue Moon Rising

Why You're Leaving Me This Time---McPeak Brothers
Sailing On---Russell Moore with Dale Ann Bradley
Abilene Gal---Jerry Douglas
Sis Draper---Shawn Camp

Dear Old Dixie---Bela Fleck
Two Winding Rails---Sierra Hull
Gonna Settle Down---Bluegrass Album Band
Garfield's Blackberry Blossom---Nashville Bluegrass Band

(Concerts Cuts): SELDOM SCENE
Old Train / Another Lonesome Day

Draw Me A Map---Dierks Bentley with Alison Krauss

THANKS for listening!~CB


(Hour One)

Kentucky Thunder---Lonesome Standard Time
Jumpin' The Strings---Byron Berline
Never Meant To Be---Tony Rice

(Bluegrass News)

Heart Trouble---Darrell Webb Band
Pray The Clouds Away---Crowe Lawson & Williams
Warm Kentucky Sunshine---Adam Steffey w/Alison Krauss
Cherokee Shuffle---Josh Williams

Tennessee 1949---Larry Sparks
Wave Goodbye---Alan Munde Gazette
Blossoms On The Almond Tree---Valerie Smith
Pinnacle Mountain Breakdown---Jason Davis

Helen / Train 45

(Hour Two)

The Hangman---Ernie Thacker
Can I Get An Amen---Aubrey Haynie w/Tim Mensey

Cryin' All The Way To The Band---Alecia Nugent
My Time In The Desert---John Cowan
Working On A Railroad---Special Consensus
Out On The Ocean---Sam Bush

Handmade Nails & Homemade Love---Randy Kohrs
I Feel Like Singing---Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley
One Way Track---Boone Creek
Little Rock Getaway---Jimmy Arnold

Cryin' Holy---JD Crowe with Don Rigsby
Here I Am---Ronnie Bowman

Somehow Tonight---Joe Diffie

THANKS for listening!~CB

Thursday, August 19, 2010

IBMA Press Conference Photos

IBMA Press Conference

I am spending this week in Nashville for several different functions, including the Press Conference to announce the nominees for the 2010 IBMA Awards. The event was very well attended. The Boxcars (Adam Steffey, Harold Nixon, John Bowman, Keith Garrett and Ron Stewart) provided musicial entertainment on two numbers to open the festivites. As they closed the press conference, Michael Cleveland joined them on fiddle.

Adam Steffey and Claire Lynch made the announcements, after a welcome and overview from IBMA's Executive Director, Dan Hays.

WSM and Grand Ole Opry announcer and music historian, Eddie Stubbs was on hand to announce the two newest inductees into the IBMA Hall of Fame: Louise Scruggs and John Hartford. Music legend, Earl Scruggs and his sons, Gary and Randy were in attendance, as was the daughter of John Hartford.

The 21st Annual IBMA Awards Show will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, Thursday evening, September 30th.

And here are the NOMINEES



Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Dailey & Vincent

The Grascals

The Del McCoury Band

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out


Blue Highway

Dailey & Vincent

The Gibson Brothers

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out


Blue Highway

Sam Bush Band

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

The Infamous Stringdusters

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder


Jamie Dailey

Russell Moore

Tim O’Brien

Junior Sisk

Dan Tyminski


Dale Ann Bradley

Sonya Isaacs

Alison Krauss

Patty Loveless

Claire Lynch


Recording Title, Artist(s), Producer(s), Label

Circles Around Me, Sam Bush (artist & producer), Sugar Hill

Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, Dailey & Vincent (artists), Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent (producers), Cracker Barrel/Rounder

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists & producers), Rural Rhythm

Ring the Bell, The Gibson Brothers (artists and producers), Compass

The Famous Lefty Flynn’s, The Grascals (artists & producers), Rounder


Song Title, Artist(s), Songwriter(s)

“Elizabeth,” Dailey & Vincent (artists), Lester James Fortune (songwriter)

“Hard Rock Mountain Prison (‘Till I Die);” Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists); Ray Edwards, Larry Cox & Terry Foust (songwriters)

“My Florida Sunshine,” Claire Lynch (artist), Bill Monroe (songwriter)

“Ring the Bell,” The Gibson Brothers (artists), Chet O’Keefe (songwriter)

“The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle;” Sam Bush (artist); Guy Clark, Verlon Thompson & Sam Bush (songwriters)


Song Title, Featured Artists, Producer(s), Label

“Bleeding for a Little Peace of Mind,” Blue Highway featuring Darrell Scott (artists), Blue Highway (producers), Rounder

“Give This Message to Your Heart,” Larry Stephenson featuring Dailey & Vincent (artists), Ben Surratt & Larry Stephenson (producers), Whysper Dream

“I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome;” The Grascals with Hank Williams, Jr.; The Grascals (producers); Rounder

“Talk to Me Lonesome Heart,” Larry Stephenson featuring Connie Smith & Marty Stuart (artists), Ben Surratt & Larry Stephenson (producers), Whysper Dream

“That’s What Makes You Strong,” Claire Lynch with Jesse Winchester (artists), Claire Lynch (producer), Rounder


Song Title, Artist(s), Songwriter(s), Producer, Label

“Don’t You Wanna Go to Heaven,” Dailey & Vincent (artists), David Marshall (songwriter), Jamie Dailey & Darrin Vincent (producers), Rounder Records

“I Just Want to Thank You Lord,” Larry Sparks (artist, producer), Judy Marshall (songwriter), Rural Rhythm

“Light on My Feet, Ready to Fly;” Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (artists); Corey Hensley (songwriter); Doyle Lawson (producer); Horizon

“Ring the Bell,” The Gibson Brothers (artists), Chet O’Keefe (songwriter), The Gibson Brothers (producers), Compass

“The Eastern Gate;” Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (artists, producers); Isaiah G. Martin (songwriter); Rural Rhythm


Tune Title, Artist(s), Songwriter, Producer(s), Label

“Blue Mountain,” Sam Bush (artist, songwriter, producer), Sugar Hill

“Blue Rock Slide;” The Grascals (artists, producers); Danny Roberts, Kristin Scott Benson & Jeremy Abshire (songwriters); Rounder

“Cherokee Shuffle,” Josh Williams (artist, producer), Tommy Jackson (songwriter), Pinecastle

“Durang’s Hornpipe,” Adam Steffey (artist), Public Domain (songwriter), Barry Bales & Gary Paczosa (producers), Sugar Hill

“Mourning Dove,” Steep Canyon Rangers (artists), Nicholas Sanders (songwriter), Ronnie Bowman (producer), Rebel


Balsam Range

Sierra Hull & Highway 111

Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Josh Williams Band



Terry Baucom

Kristin Scott Benson

J.D. Crowe

Sammy Shelor

Ron Stewart


Barry Bales

Mike Bub

Missy Raines

Darrin Vincent

Marshall Wilborn


Jason Carter

Michael Cleveland

Stuart Duncan

Andy Leftwich

Ron Stewart


Mike Auldridge

Jerry Douglas

Andy Hall

Rob Ickes

Randy Kohrs


Cody Kilby

Tony Rice

Kenny Smith

Bryan Sutton

Josh Williams


Jesse Brock

Sam Bush

Sierra Hull

Ronnie McCoury

Adam Steffey


Pass It On: The 30th Anniversary Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival; St. Cloud, Minnesota

The 14th Annual Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival; East Hartford, Connecticut

The Red, White & Bluegrass Festival; Morganton, North Carolina


Kyle Cantrell; Sirius XM Satellite Radio; Nashville, Tenn.

Katy Daley; WAMU’s; Washington, D.C.

Chris Jones; Sirius XM Satellite Radio; Nashville, Tenn.


Eddie Dean & Dr. Ralph Stanley, authors of Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times (Gotham)

Derek Halsey, freelance writer for The Herald Dispatch, Gritz magazine and Bluegrass Unlimited

Larry Nager, freelance writer for Bluegrass Unlimited


Fred Bartenstein (writer), Singing from the Heart, Dailey & Vincent (artists), Rounder (label)

Benji Flaming (writer), solo banjo, Benji Flaming (artist), (label)

Dr. Ted Olson (writer); Appalachia Music from Home; Ralph Stanley, Jean Ritchie, Dock Boggs, Darrell Scott, Robin & Linda Williams, Blue Highway & More (artists); Lonesome Records (label)


Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel (designer); Dailey & Vincent; Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers; Cracker Barrel/Rounder (label)

Benji Flaming (designer, artist), solo banjo, (label)

Bill Womack, Hellos Inc. (designer); Appalachia Music from Home; Ralph Stanley, Jean Ritchie, Dock Boggs, Darrell Scott, Robin & Linda Williams, Blue Highway & More (artists); Lonesome Records (label)

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: John Hartford, Louise Scruggs

Monday, August 16, 2010

Playlist & WYATT RICE Feature

I sat down with Wyatt Rice recently, following a performance by The Tony Rice Unit in Greensboro, NC, to talk about his career in music. Thanks for listening!~CB

(Hour One)

Record Time Machine-Lonesome River Band
Apple Jack-Pam Gadd with Dolly Parton
You're No Longer A Sweetheart of Mine-Scottie Sparks with Ronnie Bowman

Atlanta Is Burning-Boys From Indiana
Wabash Cannonball-Claire Lynch
Roving Gambler-Larry Sparks
Love of the Mountains-Lost & Found

Suzanna-Tim O'Brien
Katy Hill-Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman
New Tin Roof-Continental Divide
A Beautiful Life-Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

(Vintage Vault): CLARENCE WHITE
Salt Creek / John Henry Blues

(Hour Two)
Wyatt Rice Feature

New Camptown Races-Wyatt Rice

Lovin' Pretty Women-Steep Canyon Rangers
Gold Rush-Tony Rice with Wyatt Rice
Backwaters-Tony Rice with Wyatt Rice

Another Lonesome Morning-Tony Rice Unit
We Live In Two Different Worlds-Larry Rice
Four Wheel Drive-Ronnie Bowman

Pallet On The Floor-Dan Menzone
Where I'm Bound-Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz

He Died A Rounder At 21-Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz