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 08, 2013

8:04 PM
Podunk Toddle
Artist : The Carolina Jug Stompers
Album : Rooster On A Limb
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
8:09 PM
Commentary
Artist : Acoustic Syndicate
Album : Terra Firma
Label : Sugar Hill
8:14 PM
Hattie & Jenelle
Artist : Joe Craven & Rob Ickes
Album : Tone Poets
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:20 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
8:26 PM
Between Midnight and the Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
8:31 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
8:35 PM
Hop High Ladies
Artist : The Corklickers
Album : Uncorked
Label : www.corklickers.com
8:40 PM
Springfield
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:45 PM
I’m Rollin’ On
Artist : The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:48 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
8:52 PM
Mother’s Little Children
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
9:04 PM
Marbletown
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Marbletown
Label : Rounder
9:08 PM
Blue Mountain Hop
Artist : Bela Fleck
Album : The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Volume 2
Label : Warner
9:12 PM
Time Of The Season
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:21 PM
Donald Willie Set/True Lover’s Lament
Artist : Jamie Laval
Album : Murmurs and Drones
Label : www.JamieLaval.com
9:33 PM
Boathouse On The Lullwater
Artist : Noam Pikelny
Album : Beat The Devil and Carry a Rail
Label : Compass
9:38 PM
Silver Dagger
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : The Grass Is Blue
Label : Sugar Hill
9:43 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
9:49 PM
Ode To A Butterfly
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Nickel Creek
Label : Sugar Hill
9:53 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
9:57 PM
High In The Mountains
Artist : Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Album : The Story Of The Day That I Died
Label : Rebel
10:04 PM
Freight Train Boogie
Artist : Don Reno & Tony Rice
Album : Bluegrass Express
Label : Rounder
10:09 PM
Catfish John
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : The Country Gentlemen
Label : Vanguard
10:11 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
10:16 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
10:22 PM
I Believe I’ll Go Back Home
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Honey In The Lion's Head
Label : Trailer Records
10:27 PM
You Are My Sunshine
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Soundtrack
Label : Lost Highway
10:32 PM
I Can’t Stand It
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
10:36 PM
Midnight At Woody Creek
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Welcome To Woody Creek
Label : Dualtone
10:41 PM
Lullaby
Artist : Kemp & Eden
Album : Black Hole Lace
Label : Chimera Music
10:47 PM
Waiting
Artist : Shannon Whitworth
Album : High Tide
Label : www.shannonwhitworth.net
10:53 PM
My Father’s House
Artist : Ben Harper
Album : Badlands - A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska
Label : SubPop
10:57 PM
30-Year Jig
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : NorthSide
11:04 PM
32-20 Blues
Artist : Rory Block
Album : The Lady and Mr. Johnson
Label : Rykodisc
11:08 PM
Meet Me In The Bottom
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Carolina Blues Man
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:12 PM
Pushin’ My Luck
Artist : Robert Belfour
Album : Pushin' My Luck
Label : Fat Possum
11:16 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Corey Harris
Album : Mississippi To Mali
Label : Rounder
11:25 PM
Death Letter Blues
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:31 PM
Richmond Blues
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : From Richmond To Atlanta
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:37 PM
Samson & Delilah
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:41 PM
Alberta
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:49 PM
Blues From The Bottom
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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