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 22, 2013

8:04 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Larry Rice
Album : Clouds Over Carolina
Label : Rebel
8:08 PM
Traveler’s Prayer
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family
8:12 PM
I Am Aglow
Artist : Sarah Harmer
Album : I'm A Mountain
Label : ZOE
8:14 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
8:21 PM
No One Can Live Forever
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:24 PM
Run
Artist : Old School Freight Train
Album : Run
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:30 PM
Lament For Tommy Makem/Within A Hen’s Kick/The Slippery Slope
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
8:39 PM
When The Ship Comes In
Artist : The Chieftains/The Decemberists
Album : Voice Of Ages
Label : Blackrock Records/Hear Music
8:43 PM
White Bird
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : Laps In Seven
Label : Sugar Hill
8:51 PM
Knob Creek
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Mother Nature’s Son
Artist : Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Album : Backwoods
Label : www.larrykeel.com
9:04 PM
These Old Bones
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Halos & Horns
Label : Sugar Hill
9:10 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
9:12 PM
Raining At Sunset
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
9:21 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time
9:24 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
9:30 PM
Soldier’s Pay
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
9:34 PM
Other Side To This Life
Artist : Fred Neil
Album : Bleecker And MacDougal
Label : Collector's Choice
9:37 PM
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Cover Girl
Label : Columbia
9:44 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
9:50 PM
Sunnyshine Day
Artist : Maura O’Connell
Album : Blue Is The Colour Of Hope
Label : Warner
9:54 PM
Drowned Lovers
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : 10
Label : Compass
10:04 PM
Tell Me A Story
Artist : Bearfoot
Album : American Story
Label : Compass
10:07 PM
Cloud Of Dust
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
10:10 PM
Waitin’ For A Train
Artist : John Starling and Carolina Star
Album : Slidin' Home
Label : Rebel
10:13 PM
Birmingham
Artist : Patty Larkin
Album : Red = Luck
Label : Vanguard
10:19 PM
Intoxicated Rat
Artist : The Dixon Brothers
Album : Volume 1 (1936)
Label : Document
10:22 PM
Tam Lin
Artist : Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Album : Child Ballads
Label : Wilderland Records
10:31 PM
Train Song
Artist : Pentangle
Album : Early Classics
Label : Shanachie
10:35 PM
Little Martha
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Lookout For Hope
Label : Sugar Hill
10:39 PM
Wondering Where The Lions Are
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Slice O Life
Label : Rounder
10:44 PM
Ring The Bell
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
10:52 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
10:56 PM
Quick As Dreams
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Wishbones
Label : Philo
11:04 PM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:10 PM
Jesus On The Mainline
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Show Time
Label : Warner
11:15 PM
Brownsville
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : From Richmond To Atlanta
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:23 PM
Terraplane Blues
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Classic Delta Blues
Label : Milestone/OBC
11:26 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:30 PM
Goodbye Slim Harpo
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Robert Pete Williams
Label : Fat Possum
11:35 PM
Death Letter
Artist : John Mellencamp
Album : Trouble No More
Label : Columbia
11:41 PM
Sweet Honey Hole
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:44 PM
Fishing Blues
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:49 PM
I Be’s Troubled
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : The Complete Plantation Recordings
Label : MCA/Chess
11:52 PM
In Your Darkest Hour
Artist : Charlie Musselwhite
Album : One Night In America
Label : Telarc Blues
11:57 PM
Trucking Them Blues Away
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You Done
Label : Bluesville/OBC

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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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