Back Porch Music Friday

Fri 8p-12M

Freddy Jenkins presents a smart variety of the best folk, blues, bluegrass, singer-songwriter and other acoustic based music. 

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Playlist

January 18, 2013

8:04 PM
Lee Highway Blues
Artist : Barbara Lamb
Album : Fiddle Piggy
Label : Lots Of Coffee Records
8:08 PM
The Golden Vanity
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Some Strange Country
Label : Signature Sounds
8:13 PM
Time The Pefect Stranger
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy
8:16 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:22 PM
Rotter Taters
Artist : Mike Compton
Album : Rotten Taters
Label : www.mikecompton.net
8:26 PM
Hard Time Banjo Blues
Artist : Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Album : Fired Up
Label : Rounder
8:31 PM
Bed By The Window
Artist : James King
Album : Bed By The Window
Label : Rounder
8:36 PM
Nashville Train
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
8:41 PM
Judge And Jury
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle
8:46 PM
Settin’ The Woods On Fire
Artist : Crooked Pine Band
Album : No Better Times
Label : www.crookedpineband.com
8:50 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:53 PM
On The Banks Of The River
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Composer :
Label : Copper Creek
8:56 PM
River Of Jordan
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Can You Hear Me Now
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:05 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
9:10 PM
Lady Of The Lake/Farewell Trion/Shenandoah Falls
Artist : Ken Kolodner
Album : Journey To The Heartland
Label : Maggie's Music
9:16 PM
Ode To Mysterious Dave Mather
Artist : Mike Craver
Album : Bosh & Moonshine
Label : Sapsucker Records
9:20 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
9:23 PM
Accordion Bells
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : One Guitar, No Vocals
Label : Private Music
9:30 PM
Lady On The Green
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
9:34 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:38 PM
Spoonerville
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : 1000 Pound Machine
Label : Large River Music
9:43 PM
Mildredelphia
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
9:48 PM
Sittin’ On Top Of The World
Artist : The Wandering
Album : Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here
Label : Songs Of The South
9:53 PM
Monroe
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
9:56 PM
You Better Get Right
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Triple Crossroad Blues
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Sky Crunch/Compass
10:08 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
10:14 PM
None Of Your Business Now
Artist : Paul Kelly
Album : Spring And Fall
Label : Gawdaggie
10:17 PM
Eastern Tennessee
Artist : The Guilty Pleasures
Album : Eastern Tennessee
Label : www.theguiltypleasures.org
10:23 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:28 PM
High, Wide And Handsome
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:33 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
10:38 PM
It’s Just The Night
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : It's Just The Night
Label : McCoury Music
10:42 PM
Between Midnight and the Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
10:48 PM
Rare Bird Alert
Artist : Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Rare Bird Alert
Label : Rounder
10:52 PM
John Riley the Shepherd/Brushy Fork of John’s Creek
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Earth Tones
Label : Ubiquitone
10:57 PM
To The Rock
Artist : The Golden Gate Quartet
Album : Travelin' Shoes
Label : RCA/Bluebird
11:05 PM
Cold Weather Blues
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:10 PM
Trouble Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Colin Linden
Album : Easin' Back To Tennessee
Label : True North
11:13 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:17 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:23 PM
Death Letter
Artist : The Derek Trucks Band
Album : Out Of The Madness
Label : House Of Blues
11:30 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : Black & White Blues
Label : Document
11:33 PM
Lightning Flash, Thunder Roll
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:39 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:43 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
Album : Pure Blues
Label : Universal/UTV
11:50 PM
It Serves You Right To Suffer
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : It Serves You Right To Suffer
Label : MCA/Universal Special Products
11:55 PM
Give Me My Coat And Shoes
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Alone & Acoustic
Label : Alligator

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WUNC Updates
3:28 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

An Evening Of Bluegrass Live From Raleigh

Doyle Lawson (holding mandolin, left center) and Quicksilver
Keith Weston WUNC

Last night a few hours after the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences had closed for the evening, a series of banjos, fiddles and mandolins paraded past the smiling security officers into an area set aside as a sort of "green room." Musicians from the World of Bluegrass festival put on by the IBMA dropped by WUNC's newly opened studios in the museum for an evening of pickin' and singin'.

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WUNC Updates
10:06 am
Tue September 24, 2013

WUNC Coverage Of "World Of Bluegrass" In Raleigh

IBMA World of Bluegrass is September 24-28 in Raleigh.
Credit IBMA

The number of banjos, mandolins and fiddles has skyrocketed in Raleigh this week as the IBMA bluegrass conference and musical event comes to town. 

The "World of Bluegrass" is an annual business conference, awards show, and multi-day concert series put on by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Raleigh hosts this year's event, and will be the host city through 2015. Last year's gathering in Nashville drew more than 13,000 attendees.

WUNC Updates During IBMA

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The State of Things
1:01 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Historic Marker Dedicated To Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival
Credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/63204614@N08/ / flickr

In the early 1900s in Carrboro, a young Elizabeth Cotten took her brother's handmade guitar from under his bed.

She started playing the instrument upside down - with her right hand on the fret and strumming with her left hand. The young woman went on to become a famous blues and folk musician. Next weekend, Carrboro will dedicate a historic marker to honor Cotton’s legacy and ties to the town.

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WUNC Updates
10:08 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Aoife O'Donovan & Dave Alvin At Next BPM Concert

Dave Alvin
Beth Herzhaft Yep Roc

Friday night WUNC, Yep Roc Records, and American Tobacco present the next Back Porch Music Center Stage Concert at Diamond View Park in Durham.  The free event starts at 6 p.m. and runs for three hours with music from The Aoife O'Donovan Band and Dave Alvin with the Guilty Ones. Both performers record for Yep Roc Records based in  Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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WUNC Updates
2:14 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Bluegrass Broadcast From IBMA On WUNC

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform live on WUNC during the IBMA in Raleigh.
Credit Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Update: Hear the broadcast Wednesday night, September 25, 8-10 p.m. on WUNC and WAMU Bluegrass Country.

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Arts & Culture
11:46 am
Thu August 15, 2013

N.C. Musicians Among This Year's Bluegrass Award Nominees

North Carolina-based Balsam Range raked in the second-most nominations for IBMA Awards Wednesday night.
Credit Balsam Range

The International Bluegrass Music Association's 2013 award ceremony isn't coming to Raleigh until mid-September, but the excitement has already made it to town. Fans gathered at three viewing parties Wednesday night for live announcements of the IMBA Award nominees. 

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Music
8:35 am
Fri June 21, 2013

What Ricky Skaggs Considers Music To His Ears

Ricky Skaggs recently spoke with WUNC's Eric Hodge about his new album, 'Music to My Ears.'
Credit Rex Hammock / Flickr Creative Commons

Ricky Skaggs is a musical icon in the state of North Carolina.  He's won multiple Grammys in country music and bluegrass.  He began his career with a TV appearance as a seven-year-old playing with Flatt and Scruggs.  He moved onto Ralph Stanley's band as a teenager before working with Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and many others.  He's widely considered to be one of the finest singers and players ever to pick up a banjo, mandolin, fiddle and guitar.

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Arts & Culture
11:36 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley

Tom Dooley sign as seen along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Credit Jan Kronsell, 2002 / Wikipedia, Wikicommons

On June 18, 1866, the body of 21-year-old Laura Foster was found in a shallow grave in Wilkes County, NC. Thomas C. Dula (Tom Dooley), a veteran of the Civil War, was tried, convicted and hanged on May 1, 1868, in Statesville, NC, for the murder.  Dula had fled to Tennessee before the discovery of the body.

Controversy surrounded the trial and conviction. The trial was covered widely in national papers including The New York Times. Dula is reported to have said on the gallows, “Gentlemen, do you see this hand? I didn’t harm a hair on the girl’s head.” 

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Doc Watson Remembered Fondly As MerleFest Continues Without Him

David Holt took this photo of Doc Watson's final MerleFest performance in 2012. Watson died a month later.
Credit David Holt

If you’re searching for the who’s who among bluegrass, Americana, folk, and traditional country musicians, MerleFest is a good place to start. The annual four-day festival kicks off today in Wilkesboro, just as it has every April for the past 25 years. Headlining artists include The Avett Brothers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Jerry Douglas, Steep Canyon Rangers, Matraca Berg, and others. But this year for the first time, the festival will lack a performance from its founder, Doc Watson, who died May 29, 2012.

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Back Porch Music
1:41 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Four Concerts Scheduled In Expanded, Larger Back Porch Music Series In Durham

Credit American Tobacco / American Tobacco

The Celtic powerhouse band Solas will kick off the 2013 Back Porch Music concert series in Durham.  Bluegrass, local blues, and much more will be a part of the four Back Porch concerts scheduled between May and October.

The crowds at the annual Back Porch Music concerts On The Lawn at American Tobacco Campus in Durham have grown so much that "the lawn" can no longer contain the anticipated numbers. This spring and summer  the concerts will be in a much bigger space and have a more festival like feel.

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