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 15, 2013

8:05 PM
Armando’s Children
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
8:11 PM
Wayside (Back In Time)
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
Label : Sugar Hill
8:14 PM
Wild Bill
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Marbletown
Label : Rounder
8:17 PM
Time The Perfect Stranger
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy Records
8:24 PM
Stella’s Trip To Kamloops/The Iron Man/Angus Campbell/Dillon Brown/Big John MacNeil
Artist : Ken Perlman
Album : Northern Banjo
Label : Copper Creek
8:31 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
8:36 PM
Barbry Ellen
Artist : June Tabor
Album : Rosa Mundi
Label : Green Linnet
8:41 PM
Cloud Of Dust
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:45 PM
Blue Railroad Train
Artist : The Delmore Brothers
Album : Classic Cuts: 1933-41
Label : JSP
8:47 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
8:55 PM
Triple Crossroad Blues
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Sky Crunch/Compass
9:04 PM
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
Artist : Alison Krauss + Union Station
Album : New Favorite
Label : Rounder
9:09 PM
Whipping Post
Artist : Various
Album : Pickin' On The Allman Brothers
Label : CMH
9:16 PM
Between Midnight and the Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
9:23 PM
What To Keep And What To Throw Away
Artist : Mary Chapin Carpenter
Album : Ashes and Roses
Label : ZOE
9:28 PM
Shotgun Down The Avalanche
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Live '88
Label : Plump Records
9:33 PM
Well Well
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : We'll Do It Live
Label : High Country Recordings
9:40 PM
Run Away
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
9:43 PM
Burnin’ The Woodshed Down
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
9:47 PM
Leather Britches
Artist : W.A. Hinton
Album : Old Time Mountain Banjo
Label : County
9:52 PM
A Lady Does Not Often Falter
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
9:56 PM
Colorado Trail
Artist : Cisco Houston
Album : Best Of The Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard
10:04 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
10:09 PM
Mama Don’t Cry
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
10:13 PM
Breakfast In Hell
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
10:21 PM
John Henry
Artist : Deford Bailey
Album : Black & White Hillbilly Music
Label : Trikont
10:26 PM
Long Ride Home
Artist : Maura O’Connell
Album : Walls & Windows
Label : Sugar Hill
10:30 PM
Ragtime Annie
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:34 PM
Lay Down Your Weary Load
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : On The Short Rows
Label : www.kickingrass.com
10:37 PM
Jerusalem Ridge
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
10:46 PM
Water Into Wine
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Speechless
Label : Rounder
10:52 PM
Help My Brother
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass
10:55 PM
Tune Tramp
Artist : Erynn Marshall
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
11:04 PM
Railroad Bill
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Somebody Told The Truth
Label : Alligator
11:09 PM
My Captain
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:14 PM
Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:20 PM
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:25 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:29 PM
Hoodoo Man Blues
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Last Time Around - Live At Legends
Label : Silvertone
11:36 PM
Pushin’ My Luck
Artist : Robert Belfour
Album : Pushin' My Luck
Label : Fat Possum
11:40 PM
In The Evening
Artist : Robert Petway
Album : Mississippi Blues (1935-1951)
Label : Document
11:43 PM
Delia
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:50 PM
Diggin’ My Potatoes
Artist : Sonny Terry
Album : Sonny Is King
Label : Prestige/Bluesville/OBC
11:53 PM
Angels Laid Him Away
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Avalon Blues: A Tribute To The Music Of Mississippi John Hurt
Label : Vanguard

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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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