Posted by: Larry Royce | October 27, 2014

SANCTUARY 10/27/14

Hi Folks,

This week’s featured CD is from Kenny and Amanda Smith.
Congrats to Amanda for winning the IBMA female vocalist of the year.

Thanks for listening,

Larry

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10-24-14

Intro
Shoutin’ Time Kenny & Amanda Smith
If The Bottle Was A Bible Jr. Sisk
Talk
Harbor Of Love JMB
Don’t Neglect The Rose Lynn Morris

Talk

Walkin’ My Lord Up Calvary’s Hill Lewis Family
Where We’ll Never Say Farewell Lonesome Road
Talk
A Great Big Hand Reaching Down Kenny & Amanda Smith
Only Passing Through Claire Lynch
Talk

He Will Set Your Fields On Fire Flatt & Scruggs
I Remember All About It Gary Brewer
Talk
The Darkest Hour Emmylou Harris
Don’t You Know That I’m Happy Ari Vaughan
Let The Church Roll On Lorraine Jordan

Talk
I Can’t Sit Down Kenny & Amanda Smith
I Am A Pilgrim Ky Colonels
Talk
This Place Called Heaven Larry Fuller
Lifting Up The Cross Grasstowne

Talk
Steppin’ On The Clouds Kenny & Amanda Smith
He Ain’t Never Done Me Isaacs
Talk
The Other Side Of Life Forbes Family
Church In The Wildwood Goins Brothers
Over In The Gloryland Churchmen

Talk
These Hands Mac Wiseman
I Hear A Sweet Voice A Callin’ Osborne Brothers
Talk

Someday Soon Kenny & Amanda Smith
You’re My Guide Becky Buller

Talk
A Child Enters Life NBB
The Master’s Hand NCCG
Talk
Because He Loved Me Ralph Stanley
Road To Surrender Grascals

Talk

Brother John Seldom Scene
The Great Beyond Country Gentlemen
Talk
I Know Why Kenny & Amanda Smith
Going On Home Doyle Lawson

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | October 20, 2014

SANCTUARY 10/20/14

Hi Folks:

It was another beautiful Fall weekend in PA, but now a chill is in the air.

Actually had to turn the heat on in the house for a bit.

This week’s show features a lot of great traditional and contemporary bluegrass gospel music as always.

I had a chance to listen to Sirius/XM’s gospel show yesterday. They must be copying my playlist except without an announcer. It’s aired Sunday mornings from 9 to 11 A.M.

Thanks for listening,
Larry

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10-17-14

Intro
Set Another Place At The Table Larry Stephenson
Heaven Bound Laurel Canyon Ramblers
Talk
Master Of The Wood Marty Raybon
Let Me Walk Lord By Your Side Melvin Goins

Talk

John Mt Heart
You Don’t Have To Move That Mt Nickel Creek
Talk
Something Got A Hold Of Me Paul Williams
Will Someone Be Waiting Doyle Lawson
Talk

Turn The Other Cheek Peter Rowan
Little Bessie Stanley/Sizemore
Talk
God Put A Rainbow Rhonda Vincent
There’s Something About That Name Isaacs

Talk
One Seed Of Love Skaggs/Whites
Streets Of Gold R & L Williams
Talk
Thirst & Hunger Moore/Bradley
Sweetest Gift JMB
Seeing Is Believing New Road

Talk
The Lord Came Unto Me Bush/Cowan
Heaven On My Mind Schmidts
Talk
Last Call To Glory Seldom Scene
Just Any Day Now K & A Smith

Talk
No Vacancy Valerie Smith
You’d Better Be Prepared VA Squires
Talk

Let Me Walk Lord By Your Side Warrior River Boys
It’s An Unfriendly World Del McCoury

Talk
Row By Row Balsam Range
Shores Of Jordan Atkinson Family
Talk
Jesus Help Me To Stand Allison Krauss
The Fields Of Home Lonesome Standard Time

Talk

Are You Lost In Sin Bill Monroe
I’m Asking You Blue Highway
Talk
This Journey I’m On Blueridge
I Am Resolved Dailey & Vincent

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | October 14, 2014

Cardwell Out as IBMA Executive Director

From Bluegrass Today:

This smells of politics to me. (LR)

Nancy Cardwell, who oversaw the move of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass conference and festival from Nashville to Raleigh and was executive director as the organization returned to solid financial footing after multiple years of red ink, is being replaced.

IBMA Chair Jon Weisberger called her pending departure a mutually agreed upon decision, but it comes a week after the board’s lopsided no confidence vote in the executive director at a closed-door meeting in Raleigh during the World of Bluegrass.

Cardwell will stay on the job for a few months. “Nancy is on board with making sure the transition is as smooth as possible,” Weisberger said.

The move was finalized Thursday night during a meeting with Cardwell, Weisberger and board member Ben Surrat.

“Everybody had the perspective from the beginning that Nancy’s tenure would be limited” to around three-to-five years, Weisberger said, although such parameters were never spelled out publicly. The news of her departure comes a bit short of the minimum term he cited.

“We have accomplished a great deal in the last few years,” Weisberger said. “The board is very grateful to Nancy for everything she’s done. We also felt, the board and she, that it was time to move on.”

The board is in the midst of discussions about the qualities that members want in the next executive director. It’s critical, Weisberger said, to hire “somebody who can relate to the members.” The board will also look for someone with the ability to build revenue-generating partnerships with businesses in Raleigh and the Tech Triangle area of North Carolina, as well as someone who understands financial matters.

Cardwell had been a member of the IBMA staff for 17 years when she was hired as interim executive director in 2012 to replace Dan Hays, and has been well liked in the bluegrass community.

She is expected to issue a statement on Monday.

UPDATE – 8:47 p.m. This letter was sent this evening to the IBMA membership from Nancy Cardwell.

Dear members of IBMA:

After 20 years serving on the staff of the International Bluegrass Music Association, I made the decision last month to resign as executive director, effective Dec. 31, 2014.

When I agreed to take the interim ED position March 5, 2012—and later in August 2012 when I was asked to take on the fulltime position, I let the IBMA Board of Directors know I intended to stay three to five years, to help the organization get through what I perceived as a crucially important transitional process following the tenure of longtime director Dan Hays—who I credit with building the organization from the ground, with the help of many of you early members.

My goals were to work with current and new staff, the board, and our new partners in Raleigh to rebuild membership numbers; to increase attendance, value, and the overall vibe at World of Bluegrass events; and to start the process of re-building our finances. We’ve also updated our website and our entire online presence during the past two and a half years. And the IBMA Youth Council, Membership Recruitment Committee, Leadership Bluegrass, and the international “I” in IBMA are strong and moving forward.

Bluegrass music is about passing tunes from one generation to another, and it’s also about passing leadership roles along to the next person on the industry side. Twenty years is a long time to do anything, and I know 2015 is the right time for me to pass the torch to the next executive director of IBMA. The IBMA team and I have accomplished what we set out to do during the past three years, and I have a passionate, talented staff with over a year’s experience under their belts in place with Taylor Coughlin, Eddie Huffman and Joe Lurgio, working hard for the future of bluegrass music.

I’m not sure what I’ll be doing next, but I have a couple of interesting leads—both inside and outside the bluegrass music world. I’ll let you know the details as soon as I can, and I would truly appreciate your support as I move forward in another role.

I grew up in a bluegrass family band in the Missouri Ozarks—hitting the stage and radio airwaves for the first time at age seven, and I’ve been writing professionally about bluegrass music in magazines since I was in college. I’m not leaving the music. My dedication and personal support of bluegrass music and its international trade association will continue.

It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve IBMA for 20 years, and to get to know and appreciate so many of you. I’m proud of what the organization has accomplished so far, and I’m excited about the future of both IBMA and bluegrass music. I appreciate what I’ve learned from each of you, the music and the stories, and most of all, your friendship.

Sincerely,

Nancy Cardwell

Posted by: Larry Royce | October 13, 2014

SANCTUARY 10/13/14

Hi Folks,

A special thank you to Mike Wuerstle for a great weekend of pickin’ at Sparkyfest!

This week’s show features old and new bluegrass gospel music.

Thanks, for listening.

Larry
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SANCTUARY
10-10-14

Intro
It Moves Me D & B Aldridge
Moses Smote The Water Dailey & Vincent
Talk
I Know The Man Crosspoint
I Will See You Again Rhonda Vincent

Talk

Lead Me On Claire Lynch
In The Master’s Glory Circuit Riders
Talk
Get Down On Your Knees & Pray Bill Monroe
Will The Circle Be Unbroken Dry Branch
Talk

Take A Moment & Live Barry Scott
Pray The Clouds Away Audie Blaylock
Talk
Will There Be Any Stars Krauss/Cox
The Sweetest Gift JMB

Talk
Don’t Let Go Of My Hand Jay Armsworthy
Why Are You Hungry Isaacs
Talk
Boat Of Love Stanley/Lauderdale
Let Him lead You Jim Eanes
Seeing Is Believing New Road

Talk
Will The Circle Be Unbroken Jimmy Martin
Ignoring The Times Joe Isaacs
Talk
I Am A Pilgrim Kentucky Colonels
Keep The Faith Newfound Road

Talk
On The Other Side Of Jordan LRB
I’m Ready To Go Lorraine Jordan
Talk

Traveling On & On Marty Raybon
Let The light Shine Down Bass Mt Boys
Safe With You At Home Doyle Lawson

Talk
Rock Of Ages Osborne Bros
Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good Paul Brewster
Talk
I’m Going That Way Stanley/Whites
Tomorrow J & T Sullivan

Talk

Summer’s Gone Fox/Tolbert
Be Still Moses SCR
Talk
Keep On The Sunnyside Whites
Jesus I’ll Never Forget Forbes Family

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | October 6, 2014

SANCTUARY 10/6/14

Hi Folks:

This week’s show features a variety of new and old bluegrass gospel music.

Enjoy and thanks for listening.

Larry
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10-03-14

Intro
One More Chance Lord Krauss/Cox
The Pathway Home Arneson & Taylor
Talk
Jesus Walks Ahead Of Me Larry Sparks
By The Side Of The Road Seldom Scene

Talk

It Could Happen In A Moment Mt Faith
Over In The Gloryland N & R Stanley
Talk
Anywhere Is Home New Tradition
Dust On The Bible Jr Sisk
Talk

Soldier Of The Cross Northern Lights
Gone Home Nothin’ Fancy
Talk
Sinner You Better Get Ready Paul Adkins
Sweeter Than The Flowers James King

Talk
My Foot Is On The Rock Randy Waller
If I Stand Rescue Junction
Talk
Help Me To Be More Like Him Rhonda Vincent
Place On Calvary Dailey & Vincent

Talk
God Holds The Future In His Hands Ricky Skaggs
Ain’t That Just Like God Soul Pickers
Talk
Lord Show Me The Righteous Pathway Special C
Line In Between Dave Evans

Talk
I Never Shall Forget The Day Steve Gully
The Messenger Bell Traditional Grass
Talk

Seeds Valerie Smith
Talk About Suffering Pine Mt RR
Kneel Down Reno & Smiley

Talk
You’ve Been An Inspiration To Me Doyle Lawson
The Unclouded Day David Parmley
Talk
These Men Of God Country Gentlemen
The Healer Aaron Ramsey

Talk

Don’t You Know That I’m Happy Charlie Waller
Already Home Brandon Adams
Talk
Going Up On The Mt Bluegrass Gospel Project
Lord Protect My Soul Bluegrass Band

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | October 2, 2014

Dick Freeland Passes

I just found out about this from the latest issue of Bluegrass Unlimited.

From Bluegrass Today:

Charles R. Freeland, known in the bluegrass world as Dick, passed away yesterday morning, August 14.

Along with Bill Carroll and Sonny Compton, Dick founded Rebel Records in 1959. The label has become an institution in bluegrass music, though Bill’s involvement only lasted until 1979 when he sold the company to Dave Freeman.

During Dick’s management of the label, Rebel introduced new artists like The Country Gentlemen and Seldom Scene, Japanese grassers Bluegrass 45, Emerson & Waldron, and Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys when Ralph returned to performing after brother Carter’s death.

Dick and his family have been mourning the loss of his son, Ronnie, who died after a lengthy illness last month.

We will post further updates as they are known.

R.I.P., Dick Freeland.

Posted by: Larry Royce | September 29, 2014

SANCTUARY 9/29/14

Hi Folks,

Just like I said last posting, we had another beautiful weekend in PA. I could take this weather year round.

This week’s show features some classics and some newer songs. Enjoy.

Thanks for listening,

Larry
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09-26-14

Intro
Never Will Give Up Krauss/Cox
Place Prepared For Me Barry Scott
Talk
My Name Is Written ‘Bama Blu Grace
When I Pray Cockman Family

Talk

From Jerusalem To Jericho Bill Clifton
Holy Manna Blue Moon Rising
Talk
The Church Of Yesterday Bluegrass Brothers
His Record Is On High Jerry Salley
Talk

Talk With Your Heart Crosspoint
Lord Protect My Soul Country Gentlemen
Talk
Stop, Look & Listen Dale Ann Bradley
Mama’s Oprey Iris Dement

Talk
Shoutin’ On The Hills Of Glory Darren Beachley
Don’t They Know He’s Watching Dave Adkins
Talk
The Darkest Hour Dave Evans
The Touch Balsam Range

Talk
He Done What He Said Don Rigsby
God Loves His Children Donna Hughes
Talk
Who You Need To Know Donna Ulisse
Mansions Of Kings Cherryholmes

Talk
When The Last Of Our Days Shall Come Doyle Lawson
More Than You See Franz Family
Talk

Roll Call Front Range
2000 Years Ago Jim & Jesse

Talk
Light At The River III’rd Tyme Out
Walking Down The Road Isaacs
Talk
Angels Are Singing In Heaven Tonight James King
House Of Gold Seldom Scene

Talk

Call His Name JMB
Will You Meet Me Over There Josh Williams
Talk
The Last Suit You Wear Larry Sparks
Amen, There’s A Higher Power Marshall Family

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | September 22, 2014

SANCTUARY 9/22/14

Hi Folks,

What a beautiful Fall weekend in PA and I hope you had a chance to enjoy it as much as I did.

This week’s program features a variety of traditional and contemporary bluegrass gospel.
Enjoy and thanks for listening.

Larry
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09-19-14

Intro
New Day In Heaven Donna Ulisse
Journey To The Son Doyle Lawson
Talk
City That Lies Four Square Goins Brothers
One Step Closer To The Grave Gibson Brothers

Talk

How Far Will I Fall III’rd Tyme Out
Keep On Walkin’ Grascals
Talk
For Him Gary Waldrep
On A High High Mt Don Rigsby
Talk

Waiting At The Gate Ricky Skaggs
Your Long Journey Plant/Krauss
Talk
He’s Calling Out Your Name Rock Springs Reunion
Mother’s Bible Crowe Brothers

Talk
Brother John Seldom Scene
The Lord Came Unto Me Sam Bush
Talk

The Devil’s Old White Well Jr. Sisk
There’s An Answer Forbes Family

Talk
Prepare To Meet Thy God Steve Gully
Tell the Ones I Loved SCR
Talk
Will He Wait A Little Longer Stanley Gospel Tradition
I’m Not Alone Churchmen

Talk
Hold On Tim O’Brien
A Child Enter Life NBB
Talk

Living Water Mt Faith
Haven Of Rest Tim Surrett

Talk
The Little Old Church By The Road Monroe Crossing
The Little Old Church By The Road Dry Branch
Talk
Calling To That Other Shore Doyle Lawson
Marching W & C Expedition

Talk

Let The Church Roll On Doc Watson
I’m Justified Del McCoury
Talk
In The Hollow Of His Hand DeDe Wyland
Jericho Road Charlie Waller

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | September 15, 2014

SANCTUARY 9/15/14

Hi Folks,

This week I featured some of the groups that played at the Singing On The Farm concert in Manheim, PA. Saturday was a bit rainy, but I hope that they had a good turnout.

I met my first grandaughter this week (11 weeks old), plus my youngest daughter is getting married on Saturday. Quite an exciting and busy time.

Enjoy the music and thanks for listening.

Larry

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09-12-14

Intro
Lord I’m Just A Little Branch Easter Brothers
I’ve Been Changed Cockman Family
Talk
This World Is Not My Home Pine Mt Railroad
There Is A God Doyle Lawson

Talk

Let The Hallelujahs Roll Easter Brothers
What A Day Damascus Ridge
Talk
He’s Already There D & B Aldridge
When I Leave This World Johnny Staats
Talk

Oak Grove Church Dry Branch
Roll Call Front Range
Talk
Lifting Up The Cross Grasstowne
Go Tell John Rarely Herd

Talk
That’s The Way I Want To Go Nick Chandler
Circuit Rider Nothin’ Fancy
Talk
Circuit Rider Country Gentlemen
Pressed Through The Crowd Sunnyside

Talk
Children Of Abraham Claire Lynch
Just Over Yonder Forbes Family
Talk
These Old Pictures James King
The Keys To The Kingdom Ralph Stanley
Workin’ In The Vineyard Sam Wilson

Talk
Mansion God s Building Jay Armsworthy
Will Your Name Be Called Jeannette Williams
Talk

Fields Of The Lord Jim Lauderdale
Get Behind Me Satin Reno & Smiley
Wings To Fly Valerie Smith

Talk
Where My Eyed Met His Born Again
Little Community Church Boone Creek
Talk
Victory In Jesus Bottomline
Just An Old Country Preacher Larry Sparks

Talk

Man On The Mule Joe Isaacs
Rock Of Ages Keep My Soul Joe Mullins

Talk
The Good Old Days Easter Brothers
Doxology Tony Rice

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | September 11, 2014

Eddie Adcock on his major award

From Bluegrass Today.

We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a cash award of $50,000.

“What does it mean to me to receive the 2014 Steve Martin Prize? Well, it means recognition for what I’ve tried to do in music all my life and still try to do — be myself and find new paths. It means that hasn’t been forgotten; it’s a renewal.

Awards are wonderful to receive, all by themselves. They’re not something you consciously try to earn, but they do represent the respect and admiration that people have for what you’ve done; and you can’t buy that. Then sometimes you’ll joke to a friend and say, ‘That and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee,’ but of course you don’t really mean that — it’s a joke — but with Steve’s prize you receive the award AND the fifty cents!

When you try to thank Steve Martin for what he’s been doing for bluegrass lately, when it comes to this prize he just says, ‘It’s for the artist.’ I can’t thank him enough, and his prize board too for their unanimous vote. I really appreciate the fact that there’s someone out there who knows the financial realities of bluegrass and the situation of so many of its musicians, and who’s done all he could from every angle, including for bands and individuals by his shows and TV appearances. It’s wonderful that there’s someone who’s in a position to help his fellow pickers and take up some of the slack. It must feel great to be Steve!

A lot of your readers and our fans know that we’ve been going through a little slump here lately, due to medical issues, the economy and whatnot, and they’ve really stepped forward and been generous with thoughts and prayers and donations that have been really important in keeping us going. We pray for all of them — a lot! The help we’ve gotten has kept a roof over our heads and kept us sane.

And three days a week I’ve been going to the Dayani Center gym at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for pulmonary rehabilitation physical therapy, prescribed by my pulmonologist, and it’s been great. It’s helped my physical condition and even my outlook. I believe it was a blessing in disguise that our summer touring was open enough for me to be able to go and do that.

The idea is that I want to keep picking and singing and playing for the fans, and being with them, as long as I can, and as long as they can stand it. We couldn’t and wouldn’t be on the road without them. I like to make people happy with my music, because it works that way for me. Next year’s bookings are looking better already, so we’re looking forward to being able to make it under our own steam! The Steve Martin Prize sort of puts it over the top in making it possible to be out there, and to keep writing and keep creating and spreading the big idea of music and how to do it yourself. Receiving this prize renews my purpose and makes me feel at least ten years younger!

I bless Steve and his prize for lightening the load and chasing the blues. I thank God, and I thank Steve Martin — there’s only one of each!”

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