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 26, 2013

8:04 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
8:09 PM
Moses
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Cornbread Nation
Label : Howdy Skies/Sugar Hill
8:15 PM
Boll Weevil/Dry And Dusty
Artist : The Rhythm Rats
Album : Pretty Crowin' Chicken
Label : 5-String Productions
8:19 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:25 PM
Ode To A Butterfly
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Nickel Creek
Label : Sugar Hill
8:30 PM
Doc Watson Morning
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Tennessee Stud
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Southbound
Label : Vanguard
8:39 PM
Cloud Of Dust
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:42 PM
The Distance Between Two Points
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
8:50 PM
Fiddler’s Blues
Artist : Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
Album : Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
Label : County
8:53 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:57 PM
Why Baby Why
Artist : George Jones
Album : The Essential George Jones
Label : Epic/Legacy
9:04 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
9:08 PM
Wild Bill Jones
Artist : Sweet Sunny South
Album : Wild' N Swingin'
Label : TwoDollaReccas
9:12 PM
I Yell At Traffic
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : Live
Label : On The Spot
9:20 PM
White Lightning
Artist : George Jones
Album : Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years
Label : Mercury
9:23 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : Reed Island Rounders
Album : Hand Me Downs
Label : Burning Wolf Records
9:26 PM
New San Antonio Rose
Artist : Asleep At The Wheel
Album : Ride With Bob
Label : Dreamworks
9:33 PM
Diggin’ On The Mountainside
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
9:37 PM
Ramblin’ Irishman
Artist : Andy M. Stewart
Album : Donegal Rain
Label : Green Linnet
9:42 PM
Cane Blues
Artist : Roger McGuinn
Album : Treasures From The Folk Den
Label : Appleseed
9:49 PM
The Race Is On
Artist : George Jones
Album : The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country
Label : Epic/Legacy
9:52 PM
Monkey Bay
Artist : Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer & Russ Barenberg
Album : "Get Low" Soundtrack
Label : Rounder
9:56 PM
Possum On A Rail
Artist : The Mississippi Possum Hunters
Album : Mississippi String Bands, Vol. 1
Label : County
10:05 PM
Icy Mountain
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
10:09 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:13 PM
Bartender’s Blues
Artist : George Jones
Album : Bartender's Blues
Label : Epic
10:20 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
10:24 PM
Ragtime Annie
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:31 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
10:35 PM
Rukus Juice And Chittlin’
Artist : Memphis Jug Band
Album : Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!
Label : Old Hat Records
10:38 PM
No Fogotten Man
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:47 PM
Michael Conway
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THIL Records
10:53 PM
The Jack Pine
Artist : Hem
Album : Departure & Farewell
Label : Waveland/Nettwerk
10:56 PM
He Stopped Loving Her Today
Artist : George Jones
Album : Definitive Country Collection
Label : Sony Music Distribution
11:05 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:11 PM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:16 PM
Alberta
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:25 PM
Delia
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:31 PM
Ain’t Nothin’ Like Whiskey
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry and Big Joe Williams
Album : Rediscovered Blues
Label : Capitol
11:39 PM
Dupree Blues
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You Done Done
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:43 PM
Sweet Honey Hole
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:46 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find: A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:52 PM
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Artist : Hot Tuna
Album : Hot Tuna
Label : RCA

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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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