I’ve known Cindy Baucom for a number of years now and I’ve been proud to call her my friend for just as long. But when I was trying to gather the words to introduce her as a guest contributor here on Bluegrass Today, I realized that she could do a much better job than I could. So I took a moment to visit her site and read what she had written as a short bio. After reading it, I decided to just quote it here for you. So this is taken from her site kneedeepinbluegrass.com.
A love of Bluegrass was instilled in me early in life. My father, a Bluegrass Musician, frequently had band practices at our home as I was growing up in the mountains of North Carolina (Ashe County). As a child I attended Fiddlers Conventions and Bluegrass Festivals, having the opportunity to hear some of the best music anywhere; but more importantly, starting building friendships many of which remain with me today. My radio career started at the age of 17. Over the past 15 years, I have served as Emcee for many top festivals including Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival in Denton, NC, Bass Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Burlington, NC, IBMA FanFest in Lousiville, KY and many others. I have been a contributor to Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine as both a writer and photographer. I have also performed locally and regionally with a number of bands over the past 20 years.
Cindy is the host of the syndicated radio show Knee Deep In Bluegrass. She is also the IBMA 2005 Bluegrass Broadcaster of the Year. I’m sure you will all enjoy Cindy’s contribution to Bluegrass Today as a Guest Contributor.