Posted by: Larry Royce | December 12, 2014

SANCTUARY 12/12/14

Hi Folks,

This is the last show that I recorded before Sanctuary was canceled by WBYN.

It includes all Christmas music and I hope that you will enjoy it.

There is additional bluegrass Christmas music in the monthly archives on the right side of the page.

Just scroll to December of any year and you’ll find it.

Since I’ve only heard from two listeners there will not be any new shows at this time.

If I get inspired I might continue the show as a podcast on I-Tunes as well as here.

Watch this space.

I’m wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and as always, thanks for listening.

Larry

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Intro
Mary’s Christmas Doyle Lawson
Messiah Lullaby Isaacs
Talk
New Shining Star 5 For The Gospel
Dear Little Stranger Lewis Family

Talk

O Come O Come Emmanuel Steve Ivey
One Bright Star Sarah Jarosz
Talk
Go Tell It On The Mt Special Consensus
Little Stranger Rochesters
Christmas In Virginia Lost & Found
Talk

The First Christmas Gift R & L Williams
Silver Bells Rich In Tradition
Talk
12 Days Of Christmas Rhonda Vincent
Midnight Clear Cumberland

Talk
Christmas Praise Ralph Stanley
Bluegrass, White Snow Patty Loveless
Talk
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Monroe Crossing
Dance Of The Mirlitons Nash Mandolin Ensemble

Talk
The Birthday Of Our King Larry Sparks
The Friendly Beasts JMB
Talk
We Three Kings Jesse McReynolds
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem Isaacs
Children Go Ricky Skaggs

Talk
The First Noel Emmylou Harris
I’m Gonna Shine Donna Ulisse
Talk

Little Drummer Boy Dan Crary
O Come All Ye Faithful Tony Trishka
Light Of The Stable Ricky Skaggs
Talk

Maker Of The Stars Cockman Family
White Christmas Charlie Waller
Talk
Angels We Have Heard On High Baldassari
Silent Night Seldom Scene

Talk

Long, Long Ago B & H Tashion
Christ Was Born In Bethlehem Bluegrass Gospel Project
Talk
Early On One Christmas Morn Bruce Cockburn
In The Stable Cockman Family

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Posted by: Larry Royce | December 5, 2014

SANCTUARY 12/5/14

Hi Folks,

As promised, this is the first of two shows that I recorded before WBYN dropped Sanctuary.

The first hour is bluegrass gospel while the second hour features bluegrass Christmas music.

Enjoy and thanks for listening.

Larry

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Intro
I Can’t Make It Lord Without You Isaacs
Lead Me Jim Lauderdale
Talk
I’ll Never Go Back Joe Mullins
Over In The Gloryland Don Rigsby

Talk

God’s Plan Lou Reid
Blessings Mark Newton
Talk
Aren’t You Glad To Be Saved Marshall Family
One Step Closer To The Grave Gibson Brothers
Talk

There’s A Higher Power Mt Heart
The Master’s Hand NCCG
Talk
Make Me Whole Again Nu- Blu
You Take The Lead Greenbrier

Talk
You Don’t Have To Go Home Osborne Brothers
Perfection Peter Rowan
Talk
By The Mark Red Molly
Pale Horse & Rider Red Smiley
Til I See You Face To Face D & V

Talk
One Starry Night Adcocks
Morning In Bethlehem Donna Ulisse
Talk
There’s A Light Cockman Family
Joy To The World Cluster Pluckers
Christmas In The Mountains David Parmley

Talk
Old Fashioned Christmas Jimmy Martin
Follow The Star Larry Sparks
Talk

Christ Was Born In Bethlehem Monroe Crossing
Hark The Herald Angels Sing Lewis Family
Talk

Love Came Down Paul Williams
Jesus Christ Is Born Ralph Stanley
Talk
Tennessee Christmas Rhonda Vincent
O Little Town Of Bethlehem Emmylou Harris

Talk

On A Quiet Christmas Morn R & L Williams
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem Rochesters
Talk
Christmas Is Near Russell Moore
The Night Before Christmas Isaacs

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | December 5, 2014

Ray Davis passes

This is a tough one to take.
Ray was one of the first bluegrass radio hosts I heard and an inspiration over the years.

From Bluegrass Today

Radio legend Ray Davis, who hosted an afternoon show for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country for many years, died yesterday evening following a bout with cancer. He was 81 years old.

Ray spent 65 years broadcasting in the Washington, DC area, 28 of them with WAMU. He had retired in September of last year and was spending his time at his West Virginia home. Earlier this year he was diagnosed with cancer, and started treatment in May.

His love and knowledge of bluegrass music was extensive, and he often drew on his own collection of classic recordings to spice up the already deep catalog at WAMU. When the station moved its signal onto the Internet in 2001, Ray’s reach expanded from the capitol area to the whole online world.

Bob Webster, a fellow retired WAMU host, spoke glowingly of Ray when Richard Thompson profiled Davis as he celebrated 60 years of radio work in 2008.

“Ray Davis has demonstrated a career in radio seldom duplicated by others in the field. He has produced recordings by many of the first generation artists in bluegrass music and hosted concerts and festivals featuring a wide spectrum of the music. He shares his knowledge and insights of the early days of broadcasting bluegrass with listeners in a way that revives memories in the minds of the long-time fans as well as inviting the younger fans to learn more about the routes of the music. Through “thick and thin”, Ray has continued to play the music that serves as the standard by which many fans measure the future of our beloved art.”
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We’ll have more to say soon about this icon of bluegrass radio.

Details about funeral services have not yet been confirmed.

R.I.P., Ray Davis.

Posted by: Larry Royce | December 1, 2014

SANCTUARY INFORMATION

Hi Folks,

I had 86 hits on this site yesterday and 47 on Saturday when I usually average only 18 hits a day. Was this caused by my radio listeners going to the site after my announcement Friday night concerning the last show? I assume it was.

If I had more than 18 hits a day I might continue just on-line since the chances of finding a new station to air the program are slim at best. It takes me about 2-3 hours to record a show, so it needs to have an audience for me to justify the time to produce and record it.

I’ve heard from one person concerning the end of the show, so if you want it to continue I need to hear from you. Also if you will miss Sanctuary on WBYN you need to tell them. This is the reason your favorite shows on radio and TV disappear, not enough positive listener feedback. The reason I was given by the GM is that their regular listeners were tuning out Friday evenings, I assume because they did not like the music.

I should have asked the GM of the station, but I did not since I was surprised that he called after over a week since his e-mail firing me, what about the listeners who tune it just for Sanctuary on Fridays evenings? Don’t they matter?

I’ve been down this road before where Sanctuary is completely different from the rest of the station’s format so this is nothing new. I thought the show did fit WBYN’s format better than at the WORD-FM though.

I’ll be posting completed shows the next two weeks, and there are shows in the archives going back to May 2011, plus all December shows are generally bluegrass Christmas music, so there is a lot of great bluegrass gospel music still on this site. Of course there are a number of listeners that only listen on the radio and not on-line.

The next step is up to you, the Sanctuary listener.
I hope to hear from you and I also hope that WBYN hears from you as well.

Thanks for listening,

Larry

Posted by: Larry Royce | November 28, 2014

SANCTUARY 11/28/14 THE END!!

Hi Folks,

I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving and enjoyed the day with family and friends.

This is the last Sanctuary show to be aired on WBYN as I mentioned in my previous post.

I have two new shows that were ready to be aired, but since the plug was pulled with only a week’s notice, those shows will be posted in the next two weeks on this site .

This show was recorded the end of October with expectations that the next three shows would feature bluegrass Christmas music.

Due to the show being canceled, I had to re-record the first and the last segments. Since I had a cold last Sunday when those segments were recorded, you will notice that my voice does sound differently. Also I’m a bit upset at the show ending so suddenly, thus the differences in my voice.

I did receive a call today from the GM so my ending statement on the show no longer holds true, but it’s too late to change the program now.

Thanks for listening.

Larry

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Intro
I’ll Fly Away Kraus/Welch
I Am The Man Thomas Bankesters
Talk
Have You Met My Friend Barry Scott
When I Get Home Newfound Road

Talk

V-Bottom Boat Blue Highway
The Old Time Preacher Man Blue Moon Rising
Talk
Way Up On The Mt Bobby Osborne
Sweeter Than The Flowers James King
Talk

Prayer For Peace III’rd Thyme Out
Swing Medley Isaacs
Talk
Sunday Morning Christian James King
To My Mansion In The Sky Melvin Goins

Talk
The Precious Jewel Jim & Jesse
Do You Call that Religion JMB
Talk
Let Him Lead You Larry Sparks
The Light Came Shining Down Nothin’ Fancy

Talk
Preachin’, Prayin’, Singin’ Laurel Canyon Ramblers
Rock & Roll Lonesome River Band
Talk
Blood Of Christ New Road
Jesus Satisfies New Tradition

Talk
Fishers Of Men Rhonda Vincent
Gone Home Ricky Skaggs
Talk
I Am Weary Russell Wilson
Lord Lead Me On Bluegrass Band
The Savior’s Precious Blood Sunnyside
Talk

Will You Be Ready To Go Home Seldom Scene
Satan’s Choir Seldom Scene Talk
Lean Upon His Word Shenandoah Blue
Something Got A Hold Of Me Charlie Moore

Talk
Workin’ On A Building Tim O’Brien
God’s Refrigerator Valerie Smith
Talk
Soldier Of The Cross Northern Lights
I Need Jesus Forbes Family

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | November 24, 2014

SANCTUARY 11/24/14

Hi Folks:

I attended the Seldom Scene show Saturday night at the Sellersville Theater and as always it was inspiring.

The house was about 2/3 full, but an excellent audience. Most people there were fans who knew the band and their music well.

This week’s program features the latest gospel CD from Larry Stephenson.

Also, next week will be the last Sanctuary program to be aired on WBYN.

There are two Christmas shows that I will be posting soon, but that will be it for new shows.
It is not my decision since WBYN has decided to cancel Sanctuary and play their existing format instead of Sanctuary on Friday evenings.

More about the ending of Sanctuary in my next post

Thanks for listening,
Larry

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Intro
Will You Meet Me Over Yonder Larry Stephenson
Sit Down Servant Wayfaring Strangers
Talk
Mother Mary Tim O’Brien
Look For Me I’ll Be There John Bowman
Take Me In A Lifeboat Flatt & Scruggs

Talk

Be Still Moses Steep Canyon Rangers
Great Speckled Bird Larry Stephenson
Talk
Welcome Home Mt Faith
On The Wings Of Angels Barry Scott
I’m A Weary Pilgrim Doyle Lawson
Talk

Gospel Plow Mike Compton
Lord Protect My Soul Bill Monroe
Talk
Ahead Of The Storm Blue Highway
Lord I’m Coming Home Jimmy Martin

Talk
If You Want To Live Forever Larry Stephenson
Home Of The Soul Clifton & Gaudreau
Talk
Touch Of God’s Hand Bluegrass Cardinals
In His Hands Clay Hess

Talk
Come To Jesus Moment Larry Stephenson
The Very Voice OF God Brad Davis
Talk
Let Me Fly Low Charlie Waller
Jesus Carried Me A Cross Del McCoury

Talk
Traveler Cherryholmes
Heavenly Grace Chris Hillman
Talk
Thank God I’m On My Way Larry Stephenson
The Lord Will Provide Don Rigsby
Talk

Death Angel Claire Lynch
Run This Race Cockman Family
Talk
Shouting On The Hills Of Glory Connie & Babe
Driftin’ Too Far From The Shore Boone Creek

Talk
How Great Thou Art Larry Stephenson
I’m Not Alone Churchmen
Talk
Shake Hands With Mother Again CLW

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | November 17, 2014

SANCTUARY 11/17/14

Hi Folks:

Just a reminder that Ralph Stanley and the Seldom Scene will be at the Sellersville Theater this week. Check their website at http://www.st94.com for dates and times.

Thanks for listening,

Larry
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Intro
The End of Time Josh Williams
When My Time Comes To Go Larry Sparks
Talk
Set Another Place At The Table Larry Stephenson
One Life Ronnie Bowman

Talk

Peace In The Valley Nothin’ Fancy
Make Me Whole Again Nu-Blu
Talk
Little Country Preacher Patent Pending
Faith Is A Journey Donna Ulisse
Talk

When The Angels Sing Rhonda Vincent
The Joshua Generation Ricky Skaggs
Talk
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms Rodney Dillard
We Still Have Forever To Go Joe Isaacs

Talk
He Took Your Place The Roys
Ain’t That Just Like God Soul Pickers
Talk
Lift Your Voice In Prayer Special Consensus
Lost As Ball In High Weeds Larry Cordle

Talk
Traveling The Highway Home Stanley Gospel Tradition
Victory In Jesus Steve Gully
Talk
Paul & Silas Stony Point Quartet
Walkin’ Down The Road Isaacs

Talk
Who Is That Knockin’ Tommy Webb
Getting Ready For Sunday Valerie Smith
Talk

Only God’s Son Paul Williams
Go Rest On That Mt Bobby Osborne
Talk

He’s Everything To Me Dave Evans
I Shall Not Be Moved Larry Fuller
Talk
He’s My Guide Doyle Lawson
I Need My Savior All The Time Doyle Lawson
Send The Light New Tradition

Talk

Come On Dear Lord & Get Me Country Gentlemen
Calling My Children Home Ralph Stanley
Jesus I’ll Never Forget Forbes Family
Talk
Praise The Lord Dan Tyminski
A Little More Faith New Road

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | November 10, 2014

SANCTUARY 11/10/14

Hi Folks,

This week’s show features the music of David Parmley, from his solo albums and also with the Bluegrass Cardinals and Continental Divide.

Enjoy the great Fall weather and thanks for listening.

Larry

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Intro
I’ve Got A Home In That Rock David Parmley
Walkin’ In Jerusalem Doc Watson
Talk
Lord I’m Just A Little Branch Easter Brothers
Won’t You Come & Sing For Me Hot Rize

Talk

More Than You See Franz Family
Just An Old Rounder Gibson Brothers
Talk
Will You Meet Me Over Yonder David Parmley
Clinging To A Saving Hand Dale Ann Bradley
Talk

I Believe In Forever Claire Lynch
Don’t You Want To Go There Blueridge
Talk
That’s The Way I Want To Go Bluegrass Cardinals
Who’ll Sing For Me CLW
Help Thy Brother Jimmy Martin

Talk
All My Tears Newtown
Found Soul Nickel Creek
Talk
Trust Jesus David Parmley
Don’t They Know He’s Watching David Atkins
Talk

Rock Of Ages Hide Thou Me Doyle Lawson
My God Cares Forbes Family
Talk
Heaven’s Light Is Shining On Me Dry Branch
The Devil’s Train James King

Talk
Farther Along David Parmley
Two Coats Blue Highway
Talk

The Touch Balsam Range
Gates Of Glory Mickey Harris
Talk

Remember The Cross Ricky Skaggs
He’s Holding On To Me Ron Block
Talk
Just A Step Away David Parmley
The Church Back Home Country Gentlemen
Preachin’ Up A Storm Rarely Herd

Talk

Led By The Master’s Hand Del McCoury
I Am Strong Grascals
Talk
Have Mercy On My Soul Seldom Scene
When I Pray Cockman Family

Outro

Posted by: Larry Royce | November 7, 2014

James King to require a liver transplant

From Bluegrass Today

It looks like James King, one of the biggest hearted people in bluegrass music, is going to require help from his fans and friends to battle through his current health crisis.

Over a brief hospitalization this past weekend in Roanoke, VA, he was informed that his liver function is such that he will need a liver transplant in the near future. Fortunately, his kidneys are doing well, but there seems to be no option left but the transplant to deal with the liver problems.

Needless to say, James is feeling a bit frightened and alone facing such an ordeal, especially as he is uninsured and facing straightened means after missing much of this year dealing with repeated hospital stays and poor health.

He will be appearing this weekend at the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, so be sure to give him a pat on the back and a good word if you’ll be in attendance. Others can share well wishes at his Facebook page.

Like a lot of road musicians, James has led a hard life, which has taken a toll on his body as well as on personal relationships. But there are a lot of people in the bluegrass community who will line up to help where they can.

James King is a fine man who loves bluegrass music and bluegrass people. He has given us a lifetime of sincere, soulful songs and we owe him a debt of gratitude. Efforts to help raise funds for the transplant are getting underway, and we will report what we learn about ways we all can help.

One bit of good news is that he qualifies for Veterans Administration benefits owing to his service in the Marine Corps. He will be traveling soon to the UVA hospital in Charlottesville to start the testing and other procedures leading to being placed on the transplant list.

Hang in there, buddy. We’ve got your back!

Posted by: Larry Royce | November 3, 2014

SANCTUARY 11/2/2014

Hi Folks,

Welcome to November and the return of standard time.
This week’s show features some new recordings by Hot Rize, Larry Cordle, The Roys, Earls Of Leicester and others. Enjoy and thanks for listening.

Larry

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Intro
I Am The Road Hot Rize
The Fields Of Home Larry Cordle
Talk
Do You Live What You Preach CLW
The Right Hand Of Jesus McPeak Brothers

Talk

The Savior’s Precious Blood Larry Sparks
When God Dips His Pen Cox Family
Talk
When The Angels Sing Rhonda Vincent
The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor Lost & Found Divine Uncle Earl
Talk

Because He Lives Joe Mullins
I’m Not Ashamed To Own My Lord Rock County
Talk
Psalm Of Life Steve Kaufman
The Darkest Hour James King

Talk
A Mother’s Prayer Shawn Lane
Mended Wings The Roys
Talk
Only God Tammy Jones Robinette
Noah & The Mighty Ark Gary Waldrep

Talk
We Prayed Larry Sparks
On The Sea Of Galilee Emmylou Harris
Talk
Little Piece Of Land Ernie Thacker
In My Father’s Eyes John Bowman

Talk
Hymns From The Hills Joe Mullins
Daddy Tried Lou Reid
Talk

We Must Be In Heaven Shawn Lane
God Can Doyle Lawson
Where We’ll Never Die Stanley Brothers
Talk

I’ll Be No Stranger There Seldom Scene
I’ll Be No Stranger There Seldom Scene
The Wicked Path Of Sin Randall Hylton
Talk
Jesus My Savior Fox/Tolbert
Run This Race Cockman Family

Talk

Who Will Sing For Me Earls Of Leicester
Who Will Sing For Me Flatt & Scruggs
Talk
Insured Beyond The Grave CLW
When God Lived Here New Tradition

Outro

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