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 17, 2013

8:06 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:09 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
8:13 PM
Bringing In The Georgia Mail
Artist : Charlie Monroe
Album : I'm Old Kentucky Bound
Label : Bear Family
8:16 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
8:21 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
8:26 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
8:31 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
8:35 PM
Six White Horses
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Whiskey Before Breakfast
Label : Rounder
8:40 PM
The Wandering Boy
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain
Label : Bear Family
8:45 PM
Cool Down On The Banks Of Jordan
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
8:48 PM
American Tune/Spain
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Traveler
Label : E One
8:53 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
9:06 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
9:10 PM
John Stinson’s #2/Scotland the Brave/River of Jordan
Artist : Atwater/Donnelly
Album : The Blackest Crow
Label : Rabbit Island Music
9:14 PM
Sis Draper
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Cold Dog Soup
Label : Sugar Hill
9:18 PM
Sugarbabe
Artist : Evie Ladin
Album : Evie Ladin Band
Label : Evil Diane
9:22 PM
A Distant Land To Roam
Artist : Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
Album : Pioneering Women of Bluegrass
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:25 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:30 PM
Meet Me Tonight
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
9:34 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
9:39 PM
Jenny On The Railroad
Artist : Carter Brothers & Son
Album : Mississippi String Bands, Vol. 1
Label : County
9:43 PM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Woody Guthrie
Album : Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:47 PM
Cattle In The Cane/Early Morning Riser
Artist : Bill Henry
Album : Red Sky
Label : OMS
9:52 PM
Country Blues
Artist : Dock Boggs
Album : Friends Of Old Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Arizona
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House Records
10:08 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing The Banjo
Label : Telarc Blues
10:11 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:19 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
10:23 PM
Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Country Blues Guitar Festival
Label : Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop
10:24 PM
Lookin’ In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
10:31 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Solas
Album : Reunion
Label : Compass
10:35 PM
The Primrose Lass Set: Molly From Longford/The Little Thatched Cabin/The G Reel/Crossing The Shannon
Artist : Solas
Album : Solas Live
Label : Shanachie
10:43 PM
Bittersweet
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
10:46 PM
Slippin’ Da Jig
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
10:51 PM
The Mystery
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
10:55 PM
Poplar Bluff
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
10:58 PM
Howdy Neighbor Howdy
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
11:04 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Shoulder To Shoulder
Label : Alligator
11:10 PM
Blues and Trouble
Artist : Scrapper Blackwell & Brooks Berry
Album : My Heart Struck Sorrow
Label : Bluesville
11:15 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Today!
Label : Vanguard
11:22 PM
If I Had My Way
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : There Is No Eye: Music For Photographs
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:26 PM
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Artist : Sonny Boy Williamson
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1937-1938)
Label : Document
11:32 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:35 PM
Mule Ridin’ Blues
Artist : Big Bill Broonzy
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:39 PM
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : "Lightning In A Bottle" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:43 PM
Special Rider Blues
Artist : Corey Harris
Album : Mississippi To Mali
Label : Rounder
11:50 PM
Whistlin’ Pines
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Rare Blues
Label : Takoma
11:53 PM
Dark and Stormy Night
Artist : Tampa Red
Album : Don't Jive Me
Label : Bluesville/OBC

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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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