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"Laughter from the Well"

Posted on April 15, 2011 with 0 comments

comedy by Stephen McCutchanand music by David Bailey and Bryan McFarland
Seventy minutes of humorous sketches and encouraging musical reflections on the challenges of ministry
This CD is dedicated to the memory of David M. Bailey, courageous troubadour of hope and faith who battled a malignant brain tumor for 14 years and finally came to rest on October 2, 2010. In life, david signed his name in lower case. We are now capitalizing David’s name in honor of a life well lived. From the time he was diagnosed in 1996, he ceaselessly wrote, sang, and spoke his faith in 23 albums, in 45 states and 5 countries, including the US, Canada, UK, Denmark & Sweden. He always did it with a sense of humor. The CD is also in honor of David’s family, Leslie, Kelcey, and Cameron who supported David in his journey.David and Steve met at a Presbytery Pastoral Care Network (PPCN) conference and produced their first joint CD, A Deep Well for the Pastor, as a resource in PPCN’s work of caring [...]
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notes on NOTES

Posted on February 27, 2011 with 0 comments

Five guys.  Seven guitars, one mandolin, one fiddle, one harmonica, one banjo, one dobro, one bass, one mountain cabin, one weekend.  No words.  Music for Sunday morning coffee or a long Friday night drive. Nominated for 2009 instrumental album of the year.  David M. Bailey, Marc Carraway, Eddie Dickerson, Donny Holcombe, and John Whitlow . . . musical magic.
          "I have to admit that when david m bailey approached me about setting up my family's cabin in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the middle of winter to record an instrumental album, I had my doubts.  Sure, I had previously been involved in 2 other bailey recordings in mountain cabins, but those both were primarily laying down songs that david had previously written, involving his melodic craftmanship and gifted songwriting.  This one was different.  It would be based in david's vision of pulling together 5 of his musician friends [...]
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Comments on "Comfort"

Posted on February 8, 2011 with 0 comments
Have you listened to David’s Comfort CD? It is a special collection of songs for those dealing with loss and grief. Read how “Comfort” has affected some of David’s listeners...
"Comfort" was given to me when my Father died. For months it was the only CD I listened to in the car. Five years later, it's still my favorite!     ~Kris C.
Ever since David recorded “Comfort” it has been a major part of my life. The lyrics have been a guiding light in my life; giving me prospective and strength during and after Marguerite’s brain tumor battle. “It’s OK” was sung by Susan Greenbaum at Marguerite’s grave site and it was playing in my car while we drove to the cemetery. I don’t think a week goes by that I do not listen to “comfort” at least once. Over the past few years I have given a “Comfort” CD to well over 30 friends and strangers in need, and everyone of them were [...]
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Home at last

Posted on May 30, 2010 with 0 comments
After brain surgery #5 and a few days of physical therapy in a rehab hospital, I'm home and slowly on the mend.  This one was tougher than the first 4 and recovery is taking longer, but I'm back on my feet and will commence touring in July

Back to Duke for Surgery

Posted on May 5, 2010 with 0 comments
Dear Friends: long story short.  I have another nasty cyst in my head that is casusing swelling and some issues.  After discussing options with duke on Tuesday, I’ve decided to proceed with surgery which will take place first thing this Fridy morning   this will be slice & dice #5 in 13 years – not a record, but enough.  This time is a little different in that it is not a “OH MY GOSH there’s a huge nasty thing in your head that must come ou immediately if you want to survive!  This time it was more of a long deliberate casual contemplation:  it’s my call.  Ignore it and hope things get better, or act and make sure hey do.  That said, brain surgery is no picnic and I Am not looking forward to it – but,  my world class surgeon has been in my scalp 3 times before so I figure he knows his way around  if all goes well, I’ll be sipping espresso  Sunday morning  les & I will be on [...]
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