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 19, 2013

10:19 PM
Departure and Farewell
Artist : HEM
Album : Departure & Farewell
Label : Nettwerk
10:23 PM
Rain
Artist : David Francey
Album : So Say We All
Label : Red House Records
10:26 PM
Reasons Why
Artist : Nickelcreek
Album : Nickelcreek
Label : Sugar Hill
10:32 PM
Dancing in the Dark
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
10:36 PM
Close By
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers of the Highway
Label : Rounder
10:38 PM
I’ve Endured
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Traveler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:42 PM
Angeline the Baker / John Henry
Artist : Tony Furtado & Dirk Powell
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
10:46 PM
When You Get to Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edi Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
10:50 PM
Angeline the Baker
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Hophigh
Label : Signature Sounds
10:54 PM
The Silver Spoon
Artist : Jack Hardy
Album : The Cauldron
Label : Prime CD
11:04 PM
Winter’s Come and Gone
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Hell Amonth the Yearlings
Label : Almo Sounds
11:07 PM
May The Road Rise
Artist : Roger McGuinn
Album : WUNC Studio Recording
Label : n/a
11:09 PM
Mr. Tambourine Man
Artist : The Byrds
Album : Folk Song America Vol III
Label : Sony Smithsonian Folkways
11:11 PM
A Certain Light
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Beast in the Tracks
Label : self
11:14 PM
Courtney’s Promise
Artist : Tony Furtado & Dirk Powell
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
11:17 PM
Prodigal Daughter
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
Label : Compass
11:20 PM
Shine On Harvest Moon
Artist : Leon Redbone
Album : Double Time
Label : Warner Bros.
11:23 PM
Raise a Ruckus Tonight
Artist : Double Decker String Band
Album : Chasing Rainbows
Label : Marimac
11:27 PM
Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Artist : Abigail Washburn
Album : Song of the Traveling Daughter
Label : self
11:30 PM
Dock Bogg’s Country Blues
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Shine Eyed Mister Zen
Label : Ryko
11:38 PM
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
11:41 PM
Mighty Storm
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Fast Paced World
Label : Sugar Hill
11:45 PM
The Road to Canso
Artist : Scruj MacDuhk
Album : The Road to Canso
Label : Manitoba
11:49 PM
Freight Train
Artist : Elizabeth Cotten
Album : Live!
Label : Arhoolie
11:54 PM
Shake Sugaree
Artist : Elizabeth Cotten w/Brenda Evans
Album : Shake Sugaree
Label : Smithsonian Folkways

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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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