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 25, 2013

8:04 PM
Roving On A Winter’s Night
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : Winter Tidings
Label : Maggie's Music
8:10 PM
Three Forks Of Cumberland
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
8:14 PM
A Lady Does Not Often Falter
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
8:18 PM
Between Midnight and the Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
8:25 PM
Banjo Vs. Garden/Cindy
Artist : Elena Yeung
Album : Dandelion
Label : www.elenayeung.com
8:29 PM
Simple Gifts/Three Ravens
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Sundays
Label : nuffsaid records
8:35 PM
Paradise
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : The Country Gentlemen
Label : Vanguard
8:39 PM
Favorite Sharks
Artist : Whirligig
Album : Spin
Label : Prime CD
8:44 PM
Settin’ The Woods On Fire
Artist : Crooked Pine Band
Album : No Better Times
Label : www.crookedpineband.com
8:48 PM
From My Window
Artist : Bill Jones
Album : Two Year Winter
Label : Compass
8:52 PM
Grey Afternoon
Artist : Jim Van Cleve
Album : No Apologies
Label : Rural Rhythm
9:05 PM
One Wintry Night
Artist : Jerry Read Smith/Lisa Marie Smith
Album : One Wintry Night
Label : Silent Planet Records
9:08 PM
Scratch Gravel Road
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
9:12 PM
The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
Artist : David Grisman & Jerry Garcia
Album : Been All Around This World
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:19 PM
Ring Them Bells
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
9:24 PM
Down In The Flood
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Greatest Hits, Volume II
Label : Columbia
9:27 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
9:34 PM
The Snowy Road
Artist : Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
Album : Winter's Grace
Label : Signature Sounds
9:38 PM
White Freightliner Blues
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
9:43 PM
Tecumseh Valley
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Anthology 1968-1979
Label : Fuel 2000
9:48 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
9:56 PM
Wind & Rain
Artist : Gillian Welch, David Rawlings & David Steele
Album : "Songcatcher" Soundtrack
Label : Vanguard
10:05 PM
Rain And Snow
Artist : The Be Good Tanyas
Album : Blue Horse
Label : Nettwerk
10:09 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:13 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
10:18 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
10:26 PM
The Snow Goose
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West
10:33 PM
Da Day Dawn/The Jos Mill Tune/Da Aald Foula Reel/ Winyadepia
Artist : Ale Moller & Aly Bain
Album : Fully Rigged
Label : NorthSide
10:40 PM
Slip Away
Artist : April Verch
Album : Steal The Blue
Label : Slab Town Records
10:47 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:52 PM
Ballad Of A Hungry Mother
Artist : Phil Cook & His Feat
Album : Hungry Mother Blues
Label : Trekky Records
10:56 PM
Cold Frosty Morning
Artist : Butch Baldassari & David Schnaufer
Album : Appalachian Mandolin & Dulcimer
Label : SoundArt Recordings
11:05 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:11 PM
Alabama Blues
Artist : Bukka White
Album : Sky Songs
Label : Arhoolie
11:18 PM
Booker’s Guitar
Artist : Eric Bibb
Album : Booker's Guitar
Label : Telarc Blues
11:23 PM
I Feel Good Again
Artist : Junior Kimbrough & Charlie Feathers
Album : Not The Same Old Blues Crap II
Label : Fat Possum
11:30 PM
Lightning Bolt
Artist : Luther Allison
Album : Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Label : RUF Records
11:38 PM
Mama Don’t Allow Me To Fool Around All Night Long
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:42 PM
Hot Tuna
Artist : Hesitation Blues
Album : Hot Tuna
Label : RCA
11:49 PM
County Farm
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
11:54 PM
Give Me Back My Wig
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker

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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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