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

March 01, 2013

8:04 PM
Cousin Sally Brown/Glory In The Meetinghouse
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
8:09 PM
Reuben’s Train
Artist : Piney Creek Weasels
Album : Go 'Long Mule
Label : Heritage Records
8:14 PM
Breaking Like The Sun
Artist : The Steel Wheels
Album : Lay Down Lay Low
Label : www.thesteelwheels.com
8:18 PM
Big Chief Sonny
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
8:23 PM
Monroe
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
8:27 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:32 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:37 PM
Grey Afternoon
Artist : Jim Van Cleve
Album : No Apologies
Label : Rural Rhythm
8:43 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker
8:47 PM
Kiss Me Quick
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker
8:52 PM
June Apple
Artist : Riley Baugus
Album : Long Steel Rail
Label : Sugar Hill
8:56 PM
My Name Is John Johanna
Artist : The New North Carolina Ramblers
Album : Live and Lively
Label : Old Blue Records
9:04 PM
Lonesome Side Of Town
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Viridian
Label : Dualtone
9:08 PM
Deelp Elem Blues
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : Reckoning
Label : Arista
9:13 PM
The Reconciliation/Scarlet Begonias/The Rose In The Garden
Artist : Wake The Dead
Album : Buckdancer's Choice
Label : Redwing Music
9:22 PM
Themes From Harvest Home Suite
Artist : Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band
Album : A Fiddler's Holiday
Label : Rounder
9:27 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
9:33 PM
The Voice
Artist : Various
Album : Moody Bluegrass
Label : Rounder
9:37 PM
Blue Railroad Train
Artist : Jorma Kaukonen
Album : Blue Country Heart
Label : Columbia
9:41 PM
Sugar Hill
Artist : The Iron Mountain String Band
Album : Classic Old-Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:47 PM
Katy Cruel
Artist : Linda Thompson
Album : Versatile Heart
Label : Rounder
9:50 PM
Crooked Jack
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Evening Comes Early
Label : Shanachie
9:55 PM
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West Records
10:04 PM
Pentangling
Artist : Pentangle
Album : Light Flight: The Anthology
Label : Universal
10:11 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
10:16 PM
Del And The Boys
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : All Aboard
Label : Ceili Music
10:23 PM
John and Mary
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
10:26 PM
Jerusalem Tomorrow
Artist : James King
Album : The Bluegrass Storyteller
Label : Rounder
10:33 PM
Farewell Blues
Artist : Larry Keel and Natural Bridge
Album : Larry Keel and Natural Bridge
Label : www.larrykeel.com
10:36 PM
The Poppy Leaf/Stack Of Barley/The East Newk Of Bear River
Artist : Ken Perlman
Album : Northern Banjo
Label : Copper Creek
10:40 PM
Newgrange
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
10:45 PM
Chased Old Satan Through The Door
Artist : The Woodie Brothers
Album : Music From The Lost Provinces
Label : Old Hat Records
10:52 PM
Wreck and Ruin
Artist : Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Album : Wreck and Ruin
Label : Sugar Hill//Essence
10:54 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
11:04 PM
61 Highway
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Standing at the Burying Ground
Label : Sequel
11:10 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Bonnie Raitt
Label : Warner
11:13 PM
Good Morning Judge
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Good Morning Judge
Label : Fat Possum
11:18 PM
Winter Time Blues
Artist : The Mississippi Sheiks
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1-4
Label : Document
11:21 PM
Country Blues #1
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : The Complete Columbia Albums Collection
Label : Columbia/Sony Legacy
11:24 PM
You’ll Need Somebody On Your Bond
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:30 PM
Old Friend
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : Hittin' The Note
Label : Peach/Sanctuary
11:36 PM
Cryin’ Won’t Help You
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : Blue Thumb Records
11:41 PM
Mamie
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Homemade
Label : Alligator
11:49 PM
Mamie
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Truckin' My Blues Away
Label : Yazoo
11:51 PM
Broke Down Engine
Artist : Johnny Winter
Album : The Progressive Blues Experiment
Label : Razor & Tie
11:54 PM
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Medicine Show Man, Vol. 2
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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