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

February 08, 2013

8:04 PM
Deadwood
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family
8:09 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
8:12 PM
Captain Glenn
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Wayward Son
Label : Compass
8:17 PM
The Hide Head Blues
Artist : Jim Mills
Album : Hide Head Blues
Label : Sugar Hill
8:22 PM
Graveyard Blues
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
8:25 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
8:31 PM
The Distance Between Two Points
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
8:36 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing The Banjo
Label : Telarc Blues
8:40 PM
The Magnolia Set
Artist : The Duhks
Album : The Duhks
Label : Sugar Hill
8:49 PM
Now That The Night Has Come
Artist : The Lost Brothers
Album : The Passing Of The Night
Label : Readymade Records
8:52 PM
Roanoke
Artist : Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
Album : American Traveler
Label : Count;y/Universal
8:55 PM
Walk Beside Me
Artist : Red Molly
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol. 15
Label : Self-released
9:04 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : B.F. Shelton
Album : The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
9:08 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
9:13 PM
John Deere Tractor
Artist : Larry Sparks
Album : 40
Label : Rebel
9:16 PM
By The Hush
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Traveling
Label : Wild Goose Records
9:23 PM
The Angry Monk./Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Tony Furtado
Album : Bare Bones
Label : Funzalo Records
9:31 PM
Tennesee Flat-Top Box
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : The Essential Johnny Cash
Label : Columbia/Legacy
9:34 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
9:38 PM
Wedding Day Jig
Artist : Leahy
Album : In All Things
Label : Narada World
9:43 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
9:50 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : "I'm Not There" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
9:55 PM
Pretty Boy Floyd
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol. 15
Label : Self-released
10:04 PM
Mars Hall
Artist : Doug Adamz
Album : Guitar Solos
Label : Magi Productions
10:10 PM
Eight Miles High
Artist : Chris Hillman
Album : The Other Side
Label : Sovereign Artists
10:14 PM
High On A Mountain
Artist : Emily Kirsch
Album : Just Another Memory
Label : Rabbit's Foot Records
10:17 PM
Walkin’ West To Memphis
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass
10:24 PM
Weave Room Blues
Artist : The Dixon Brothers
Album : Volume 1 (1936)
Label : Document
10:26 PM
Hugh O’Donnell
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty And Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:30 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
10:35 PM
New Madrid
Artist : Uncle Tupelo
Album : Anodyne
Label : Sire/Rhino
10:38 PM
Hattie & Jenelle
Artist : Joe Craven & Rob Ickes
Album : Tone Poets
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:44 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
10:51 PM
Roustabout
Artist : Fred Cockerham
Album : Clawhammer Banjo, Volume Two
Label : County
10:55 PM
Welcome To New York
Artist : Auldridge, Bennett & Gaudreau
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol. 15
Label : Self-released
11:04 PM
Red Cross Store
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
Album : Mama Says I'm Crazy
Label : Fat Possum 4
11:09 PM
I’m Wanderin’
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues - That's My Story
Label : Riverside/OBC
11:14 PM
Blues For The Lowland
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000 Records
11:21 PM
Trouble Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:25 PM
John The Revelator
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:30 PM
How Happy I Am
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:35 PM
Packin’ Trunk Blues
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : King Of The 12-String Guitar
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:38 PM
Twp Trains Runnin’
Artist : James Cotton
Album : Deep In The Blues
Label : Verve
11:43 PM
Preachin’ The Blues
Artist : Son House
Album : Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:51 PM
Match Box Blues
Artist : Blind Lemon Jefferson
Album : The Best Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
Label : Yazoo
11:54 PM
Don’t You Remember Me?
Artist : Henry Townsend
Album : Cairo Blues
Label : Adelphi/Genes

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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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