Hello from Fairbanks, Alaska, Mike. I'm the person (or at least one of the people) that Patty Clayton was talking about when she said that people in Fairbanks hed heard her songs on your show. My name is Ryan Bowers. I play bass and sing bluegrass up here. Just this last Saturday, I played bass for Patty when she had her CD release concert in Fairbanks.
Here's my own attempt at a "Top 10" list. I guess I will count double CDs as one, because it's still one recording that just couldn't fit on one disc. I mean, some recordings that were originally released as two vinyl records have been re-released as a single CD. If it comes as two CDs in the same case, then I'm counting it as one. If it exists as two seperate volumes, then I'm counting that as two.
DISCLAIMER: These are arranged in alphabetical order, which by no means reflects how good they are. They're all the cream of the crop, anyway, so it doesn't really matter what order I put them in.
OK so if you really want to get technical about it, this isn't actually 10 CDs, but they're all so good, I couldn't cut any of them. I guess I'm no better than you are the brutal task of culling. There are so many good recordings out there, and even this list limits the selections to only recordings that I personally own.
I Hope this is helpful to the listener who was asking about it.
p.s.: An Important one that I almost forgot:
23.) Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick – Together
Man, I really am bad at cutting it down to 10!