Black Gospel

Black Gospel

I did some mindless channel surfing on the television today and I happened to pause on a religious network station, (channel 8 for me). I hardly ever watch much of the channel but I pass by it often because it’s between other stations I often watch. But I paused today...
Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of any organization like the CBA. Volunteering is fun! You get to meet other passionate music lovers and you get to feel a sense of accomplishment. Here are a couple of stories from CBA volunteers: BLUEGRASS SHUTTLE HAS A NEW COORDINATOR If...
Resolutions

Resolutions

January has come and gone already. And many of our well meaning new year’s resolutions have gone by the wayside by now too. But we shouldn’t stress out over it. Recognizing a deficiency in your life and trying to address it is a noble effort in itself. Trying to reach...
The American Chestnut

The American Chestnut

We’ll eat nuts cold, the chestnut flavor For over the mountains goes the ranger Over the mountain, the hills confound Way of chase away, away (Uncle Dave Macon) Less than a month ago we celebrated Christmas. Mel Torme’s Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire may...
The Whippoorwill

The Whippoorwill

The Whippoorwill is a very interesting bird. It appears in bluegrass music frequently because it is a bird of symbolism. Near a quiet and country village Stood a maple on the hill There I sat with my Geneva long ago When the stars were shining brightly We could hear...