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 15, 2013

8:05 PM
Suwannee River Hoedown
Artist : Jesse Baker
Album : Yessir!
Label : Patuxent Music
8:08 PM
Red Rocking Chair
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:11 PM
Yodelin’ Fiddlin’ Blues
Artist : Adam Tanner
Album : Sure As You're Born
Label : www.adamtannermusic.com
8:15 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
8:20 PM
Jody Marshall
Artist : Three Sisters Of Erin/Little Martha
Album : Cottage In The Glen
Label : Maggie's Music
8:24 PM
Natural Bridge Blues
Artist : The Pilot Mountain Bobcats
Album : Lady Of The Lake
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:28 PM
William Smith Monroe
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:34 PM
Riverside
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : Riverside Battle Songs
Label : Verve Forecast
8:38 PM
The Golden West
Artist : Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
Album : The Golden West
Label : Hightone
8:42 PM
Changed In A Moment
Artist : Cherryholmes
Album : Cherryholmes IV - Common Threads
Label : Skaggs Family Records
8:46 PM
Thirty Years Of Farming
Artist : James King
Album : Thirty Years Of Farming
Label : Rounder
8:54 PM
Lewis & Clark
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
8:58 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Wade Ward
Album : Clawhammer Banjo, Volume One
Label : County
9:04 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Not Too Far From The Tree
Label : Sugar Hill
9:10 PM
Bright Light
Artist : The Starlings
Album : Bright Light
Label : www.starlingsmusic.com
9:13 PM
Well Well
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : We'll Do It Live
Label : High Country Recordings
9:22 PM
Box Elder Beetles
Artist : Tom Adams
Album : Adams County Banjo
Label : Rounder
9:26 PM
Midnight In Montana
Artist : Bearfoot
Album : American Story
Label : Compass
9:32 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:36 PM
Little Satchel
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : If I Go Ten Thousand Miles
Label : Rounder
9:41 PM
Little Blue Bird
Artist : Grace Pettis
Album : Two Birds
Label : Blue Rock Artists
9:49 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
9:53 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
9:58 PM
Little Bessie
Artist : The Dixon Brothers
Album : Volume 2 (1937)
Label : Document
10:04 PM
St. Kilda Set
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : Leaving St. Kilda
Label : Green Linnet
10:10 PM
Five Flat Rocks
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Promised Land
Label : McCoury Music
10:15 PM
Triple Crossroad Blues
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Sky Crunch/Compass
10:19 PM
John Henry
Artist : Darol Anger
Album : Diary Of A Fiddler
Label : Compass
10:24 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
10:28 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
10:34 PM
Uncle Charlie’s Revenge
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:37 PM
Three Forks Of Cumberland
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label : www.marielvandersteel.com
10:40 PM
Red Rocking Chair
Artist : Little Windows
Album : Just Beyond Me
Label : www.littlewindows.net
10:46 PM
Valerie
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Selected Tracks Live From Mountain Stage
Label : Capitol
10:50 PM
Far Away, Down On A Georgia Farm
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Far Away, Down On A Georgia Farm
Label : Shanachie
10:55 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl
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
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:19 PM
Dough Roller Blues
Artist : Garfield Akers
Album : The Best There Ever Was
Label : Yazoo
11:23 PM
King Biscuit Stomp #2
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:28 PM
Paul And Silas Bound In Jail
Artist : Josh White
Album : Josh White Blues Singer 1932-1936
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:33 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:38 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin'
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:42 PM
Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:46 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:50 PM
Stagger Lee
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:55 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document

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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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