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

April 05, 2013

8:05 PM
Lady On The Green
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
8:08 PM
John Deere Tractor
Artist : Larry Sparks
Album : 40
Label : Rebel
8:12 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
8:16 PM
Diamond Joe
Artist : Cisco Houston
Album : Best Of The Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard
8:20 PM
The Hitchhiker
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : Silver Sky
Label : High Country Recordings
8:26 PM
Cloud Of Dust
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:30 PM
Judge & Jury
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle
8:34 PM
Midnight At Woody Creek
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Welcome To Woody Creek
Label : Dualtone
8:39 PM
Me And Dennis McGee
Artist : Beausoleil
Album : Gitane Cajun
Label : Vanguard
8:43 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
8:50 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
8:55 PM
Just Another Memory
Artist : Emily Kirsch
Album : Just Another Memory
Label : Rabbit's Foot Records
9:04 PM
Time The Perfect Stranger
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy Records
9:08 PM
Milwaukee Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
9:12 PM
The Highwayman
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : The Legend Of Charlie Poole, Volume 3
Label : County
9:17 PM
Duke Of Paducah
Artist : Missy Raines & The New Hip
Album : Inside Out
Label : Compass
9:22 PM
Bimini Gal
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:25 PM
I Bid You Goodnight
Artist : The Pindar Family
Album : The Music Never Stopped - Roots Of The Grateful Dead
Label : Shanachie
9:31 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
9:38 PM
In The Ocean
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light : Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound Records
9:45 PM
Fall On My Knees/Wandering Boy
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Old North State
Label : www.redclayramblers.com
9:50 PM
McGreevey’s/The Broken Pledge/Traveler’s
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Composer : Kiltartan Road
Label :
9:54 PM
Blue And Lonesome
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
9:57 PM
Piney Mountains
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:04 PM
Way Down In Smaland/Swingpolska
Artist : Vasen
Album : Nordic Roots
Label : NorthSide
10:11 PM
Shawnee
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
10:13 PM
Reuben
Artist : Various
Album : Foggy Mountain Special
Label : Rounder
10:20 PM
Herald Of Spring/Civil War March
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House Records
10:25 PM
Dola Waltz
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Old Friends
Label : nuffsaid records
10:32 PM
Barbry Ellen
Artist : June Tabor
Album : Rosa Mundi
Label : Green Linnet
10:38 PM
Railroad Man
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
10:44 PM
Riddle Of The Universe
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Live From The American Ballroom
Label : Wildlife Music
10:55 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
11:04 PM
Old Friend
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : Hittin' The Note
Label : Peach/Sanctuary
11:10 PM
Brownie’s Guitar Blues
Artist : Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry
Album : Rediscovered Blues
Label : Capitol
11:17 PM
Pushin’ My Luck
Artist : Robert Belfour
Album : Pushin' My Luck
Label : Fat Possum
11:24 PM
Them Fair Weather Friends
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Big Mama's Door
Label : Okeh/550 Music
11:30 PM
Walking The Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Johnny's Blues - A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Composer :
Label : Northern Blues
11:35 PM
Going To The River
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Cool Down
Label : Alligator
11:40 PM
King Biscuit Stomp #2
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:44 PM
High Sheriff Blues
Artist : Charley Patton
Album : Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton
Label : Revenant
11:50 PM
I Will Turn Your Money Green
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
11:55 PM
Country Boy
Artist : James Cotton
Album : Deep In The Blues
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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