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

May 03, 2013

8:05 PM
Carolina Shout/House Rent Rag
Artist : The Carolina Jug Stompers
Album : Rooster On A Limb
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
8:10 PM
C-H-I-C-K-E-N
Artist : Bob Carlin
Album : Mr. Spaceman
Label : Cartunes Recordings
8:14 PM
Pharaoh
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
8:20 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:23 PM
Shady Grove
Artist : The Prairie Ramblers
Album : Bluegrass Bonanza: String Band Roots, 1927-38
Label : Proper
8:26 PM
One Kind Word
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
8:31 PM
Favorite Sharks
Artist : Whirligig
Album : Spin
Label : Prime CD
8:37 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
8:40 PM
Doc Watson Morning
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:48 PM
She Moved Through The Fair
Artist : Bert Jansch
Album : Toy Balloon
Label : Cooking Vinyl
8:53 PM
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
Artist : Marcy Marxer
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
8:57 PM
Jenny Baker
Artist : Rafe Stefanini
Album : Bluegrass Meadows
Label : 5-String Productions
9:04 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
9:08 PM
Lee Highway Blues
Artist : Barbara Lamb
Album : Fiddle Piggy
Label : Lots of Coffee Records
9:13 PM
Post Oak Grove
Artist : Mike Compton
Album : Rotten Taters
Label : www.mikecompton,net
9:17 PM
The Road To Gila Bend (Acoustic)
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : The Road To Gila Bend CD single
Label : Mammoth
9:24 PM
Ocean Or Teardrop
Artist : David Jacobs-Strain
Album : Live From The Left-Coast
Label : www.DavidJacobs-Strain.com
9:30 PM
Lament For Tommy Makem/Within A Hen’s Kick/The Slippery Slope
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
9:36 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:40 PM
Gravel Shore
Artist : Natalie MacMaster
Album : Blueprint
Label : Rounder
9:45 PM
Bittersweet
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : www.alicegerrard.com
9:52 PM
Take Me Back To Tulsa
Artist : Asleep At The Wheel
Album : The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel
Label : Madacy
9:55 PM
Nuages
Artist : Willie Nelson and Family
Album : Let's Face The Music And Dance
Label : Legacy
10:04 PM
Jesse James
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways q
10:09 PM
Monday’s Jig/The Road To Bruntsfield/Donnie MacGregor
Artist : Mike Katz
Album : A Month Of Sundays
Label : Temple Records
10:13 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
10:17 PM
Fairy’s Choice/Choice Wife
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : High In The Blue Ridge
Label : Fairewood Studios
10:25 PM
Give That Wildman A Knife/Bellows Falls/Waitin’ On A Hannah
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
10:31 PM
Jonah & The Whale
Artist : Old Man Leudecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
10:34 PM
Green Backed Dollar Bill
Artist : Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters
Album : Nashville - The Early String Bands, Vol. 1
Label : County
10:37 PM
Monroe’s Mandolin
Artist : Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Album : Lonely Street
Label : Rounder
10:43 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
10:46 PM
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Blue Highway
Label : Ceili Music
10:52 PM
Talking World War III Blues
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Label : Columbia
11:04 PM
Walking The Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Johnny's Blues - A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Composer :
Label : Northern Blues
11:09 PM
61 Highway
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Standing at the Burying Ground
Label : Sequel
11:15 PM
Don’t Leave Me Here
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:20 PM
Pony Blues
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Classic Delta Blues
Label : Milestone/OBC
11:24 PM
Special Rider Blues
Artist : Corey Harris
Album : Mississippi To Mali
Label : Rounder
11:32 PM
You Got To Move
Artist : Robert Randolph
Album : Sacred Steel Convention
Composer :
Label : Arhoolie
11:42 PM
Blues For The Lowland
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000 Records
11:49 PM
Do The Walkin’
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : Blue Thumb
11:55 PM
Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground)
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
Label : Columbia/Legacy

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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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