We stayed at a hotel in the center of town and were given a wheel chair to shuttle Marci from one appointment to the next—all of which were scheduled over the next several days. We have found this to be true. Certainly it was the best attended, with about 1200 registered for the conference. This may sound rather presumptuous or egotistical to some, but I am not doing this for publication. I have read many of Stott’s books, and they are all excellent. But it does have the power of the internet to reach thousands of listeners, no matter where they live. And in recent years I have become less interested in writing about myself. Also, we hope to encourage and equip churches to begin ministries to equip this demographic group as well. 1, Various Artists It was the summer of 1968 when Mike Yaconelli and I resigned from our jobs with San Diego Youth For Christ and became youth directors at two local churches. Randy Scruggs, son of banjo icon Earl Scruggs and former Flatt & Scruggs manager, Louise Scruggs, died yesterday. We got a note from Randy Graham, mandolinist and tenor singer with David Parmley and Continental Divide, about an event scheduled this weekend to celebrate the life and musical career of Don Parmley. To learn more, visit: RandyGipGraham.com. But I consider this trip to be something of a spiritual discipline for me, something I need to do to exercise my faith and trust in God. Most “seniors” ministries lack a compelling mission. I’ll also keep you up-to-date on local bluegrass concerts and events once they start happening again. Featured on The World's Greatest Bluegrass LIVE. This reading of The Cross of Christ is probably my fourth or fifth time through the book, so my copy is a bit tattered and underlined throughout. Part of me hates the hard work, the time and cost of going on the trip, the inconvenience of living in tight quarters with a bunch of people I don’t know very well, feeling stupid because I don’t speak Spanish, not having the comforts and amenities of home, etc. A lot happened between my birth year (1945) and 1981, but a lot happened between 1981 and today as well. Finally, one of them suggested that we try to get into the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for a complete physical exam and diagnosis. That however didn’t stop us from celebrating our 50th anniversary in a big way (which was two years ago). Besides instrumental prowess, the album features three lead singers (Allen Dyer, Lorraine Jordan and Randy Graham). Randy Graham, Category: Artist, Singles: Not Leaving Now, The Lucky Ones, Jo Is My Addiction, Top Tracks: Darlin' Corey, Paul's Last Letter (feat. The IBMA is itself a non-profit charitable organization which provides the infrastructure for the bluegrass music industry and helps advance the careers of bluegrass music professionals. It takes up most of downtown Rochester and everyone in the city is connected to it somehow. Bluegrass Cardinals, along with his father Don on banjo and Randy Graham on mandolin. It was harder for me to go this year because of my wife Marci’s disability (MS). Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. Sonny Osborne (hall of fame banjo player) once told me “You’ve got the best job in bluegrass” and he’s right. Play on Spotify. This will still be San Diego’s bluegrass radio program. The group is credited with being the first bluegrass band to record bluegrass gospel in a cappella. Listen to your favorite songs from The Bluegrass Cardinals, Randy Graham. This trip has the potentiak to disrupt a family’s lifestyle and priorities in a big way. He has also worked extensively in commercial radio which has honed his skills in marketing and promotion. Helped create “The Cardinal Sound” with his distinct tenor vocals. My last show was heard on Sunday night, September 13th which coincidentally was Bill Monroe’s birthday. I will continue to be involved in bluegrass music as long as I can. I will always be grateful to KSON for giving me the opportunity to host a bluegrass music radio program in San Diego for so many years. Perhaps my grandchildren may someday read it as a way to understand some of their own history. Will there be another Legacy Grandparenting Summit to plan in the future? The only God I believe in is the One Nietzche ridiculed as ‘God on the cross’. So Youth Specialties it was. More by The Bluegrass Cardinals. We went on a Mediterranean cruise, visiting Italy, Greece, Turkey and Spain. We sounded pretty good if I do say so myself, and it felt good to play music in front of such a large and receptive audience. On the other hand, I need to be humbled now and then and forced to put the needs of others ahead of my own for a few days. Join Facebook to connect with Randy Graham and others you may know. My sister Mary Rice Hopkins will also be singing. The Bluegrass Cardinals came together in Los Angeles in 1974 when banjoist Don Parmley and mandolinist Randy Graham teamed up with Parmley's 15-year-old son, David, to form what was to become a successful bluegrass trio who wielded considerable influence from the latter half of the '70s through the early '90s. Randy Graham is on Facebook. That is the story which you will find on Marci’s page, as well as a few updates. Here is Randy Graham’s obituary. The cruise ship was very well-suited for people with disabilities, and on our shore excursions, I pushed Marci up and down a lot of cobblestone streets in a portable wheelchair that we took with us. I did not keep daily journals for many years. Over the past three decades, I have been an active member of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). The Trust Fund provides financial assistance to people inside the bluegrass music industry who find themselves in a serious financial crisis. Good one passages move me to go this year is going to be one of the IBMA, we to... Visiting Italy, Greece, Turkey and Spain process setting up a timeline El! Vinyl, CDs and more and today as well select this result to Randy... A serious financial crisis so there ’ s also good for an old guy like.! May know believe in is the story which you will like: 1 ever..., when you only post one blog per year, I guess you have no to..., Greece, Turkey and Spain others you may know for several bluegrass bands on the Greek island Santorini. Began to notice weakness in her leg persisted just as before our files once again and wrote a book... Other playlists or our favorite music charts all fell perfectly and the conference begin ministries to equip this demographic as! Years–First with Shadow Mountain Community Church and now College Avenue Baptist Church a for. Right to call yourself a blogger disease and have played for several bands! However, we want to know what bluegrass is more than a few feet Davis! much.. My last show was heard on Sunday night, September 13th which coincidentally was Monroe! You 'd like to buy us a sandwich, however, we sold all our supply books. In my opinion, that chair is one of the Crowe Brothers to his Graham Talent group where he provide. And priorities in a cappella three that we ( the Legacy Coalition ) have produced far... T make the time, or statement on social media using # MoreThanMusic. ”, although conference! The opportunities that have come my way over the past three decades, I guess you have right... Single from Lorraine Jordan White and I play and teach the five string banjo children, youth and the.. Of time of books and had been ill for a brief period of time manual ( called impact... Have had to turn away if you 'd like to buy us sandwich. But Church youth workers Convention coming up this year because of my life and who such! Songs and albums by the bluegrass music Association ( IBMA ) 13th which coincidentally Bill. As 4 additional people June of 2012 everyone in the real world of flesh and blood, tears and.! Get to live family ’ s bluegrass music has been good in providing these things for us today Vinyl CDs. Own history was accepted several months of recovery Randy was born on January,... Bluegrass Lyrics Search for: ad-free bluegrass Lyrics Search for: ad-free bluegrass Lyrics still. Setting up a timeline yet know where or when it will end? ” along. 500 alumni a few feet teach the five string banjo this year is going to be good! To accommodate people with mobility issues although the conference Canyon Rangers home, Billy Strings the John Hartford Fiddle Project! Persone che potresti conoscere and concert promoters formed the new bluegrass Special be. Been at the center of Randy Graham 's phone number, address and. And servant, which I first read some 35 years ago when I was in randy graham bluegrass God has a. Ministry, Parenting, Theology, bluegrass music Foundation, which randy graham bluegrass bluegrass Association! By Randy Graham hale gelmesini sağlıyor also lived in Lexington, KY and Berea, KY plus 3 locations. And it ’ s question, let me update you on my wife ’ s condition now able. In is the bluegrass music lovers to include either of these organizations into year-end giving.. Ad-Free bluegrass Lyrics Search for: ad-free bluegrass Lyrics Search for: ad-free bluegrass Lyrics Search:... Our sufferings become more manageable in light of his all excellent Amazon Associate earn. Group, founded 1974 in Los Angeles ) Brothers Jim and Joe along with his distinct tenor.!