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 29, 2013

8:05 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
8:08 PM
Wildwood Flower `
Artist : June Carter Cash
Album : Wildwood Flower
Label : Dualtone
8:12 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
8:16 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
8:23 PM
Kingdom Come
Artist : Old Man Luedecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
8:26 PM
The Poppy Leaf/Stack Of Barley/The East Newk Of Bear River
Artist : Ken Perlman
Album : Northern Banjo
Label : Copper Creek
8:32 PM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : 23 Strings
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
8:36 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:42 PM
Mountain Song
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Company We Keep
Label : McCoury Music
8:45 PM
Willie Taylor
Artist : Heidi Talbot
Album : The Last Star
Label : Compass
8:51 PM
East Virginia
Artist : Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Album : Some Bright Morning
Label : Signature Sounds
8:56 PM
Icy Mountain
Artist : Erynn Marshall
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
9:04 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
9:08 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
9:13 PM
Ride Old Buck To Water
Artist : The Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 5 (1930-1934)
Label : Document
9:18 PM
The Magnolia Set
Artist : The Duhks
Album : The Duhks
Label : Sugar Hill
9:24 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
9:29 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:33 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:38 PM
Locket And Key
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Silverlined
Label : Sugar Hill
9:41 PM
Green Grows The Laurel
Artist : Kris Drever
Album : Black Water
Label : Compass
9:45 PM
The Wishing Well
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
9:51 PM
Ain’t Gonna Worry No More
Artist : Peter Case
Album : Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
Label : YepRoc
9:58 PM
Piney Woods
Artist : Anni Spring & Adam Granger
Album : Fiddle & Guitar
Label : Jeep Records
10:04 PM
Ode To A Vending Machine
Artist : Jordan Tice
Album : Long Story
Label : Patuxent Music
10:09 PM
Between Midnight And The Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
10:13 PM
(Peter’s Most Excellent) Trip To Donegal
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : Coming Down From Red Lodge
Label : Red House Records
10:18 PM
Spanish Fandango
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Sundays
Label : nuffsaid records
10:23 PM
Newgrange
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
10:30 PM
The Snow Goose
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West
10:35 PM
Mollie and Julie’s Reel
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
10:40 PM
The Old North State Ramble
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Old North State
Label : www.redclayramblers.com
10:51 PM
Blind Lemon and the Hook Man
Artist : Luther Dickinson
Album : Hambone's Meditations - Mississippi Folk Music Volume II
Label : Songs Of The South
10:58 PM
Black Mountain Blues
Artist : Clarence White
Album : 33 Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals
Label : Rural Rhythm/Sierra
11:04 PM
Shake These Blues
Artist : Pat Wictor
Album : Living Ever-Lovin' Live
Label : Risky Disc Records
11:10 PM
Next Time You See Me
Artist : David Honeyboy Edwards
Album : Mississippi Delta Bluesman
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:15 PM
Richland Woman Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Richland Woman Blues
Label : Stony Plain
11:22 PM
One Black Rat
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : You Got To Lose, You Can't Win All The Time
Label : Music Maker
11:25 PM
Meet Me In The City
Artist : North Mississippi All Stars
Album : Instores & Outtakes
Label : Tone Cool/ATO
11:32 PM
Levee Camp Moan
Artist : Son House
Album : Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:42 PM
Stack Lee Blues
Artist : Steve James
Album : Every Road I Take - The Best Of Acoustic Blues
Label : Shanachie
11:47 PM
Broke Down Engine
Artist : Johnny Winter
Album : The Progressive Blues Experiment
Label : Razor & Tie
11:51 PM
Vicksburg Blues
Artist : Walter Miller
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues in the 1960s - Vol. 1
Label : Arhoolie
11:56 PM
Key To The Highway
Artist : Bill Broonzy
Album : The Bill Broonzy Story
Label : Verve

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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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