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 24, 2013

8:04 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:09 PM
False Hearted Lover’s Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Ralph Stanley
Label : DMZ/Columbia
8:14 PM
The Mountain Doctor
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
8:17 PM
The Plant Song
Artist : The Bills
Album : Yes Please
Label : Red House Records
8:23 PM
Captain Glenn
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Wayward Son
Label : Compass
8:29 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:33 PM
Song For A Young Queen
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
8:38 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
8:44 PM
Dream In Blue
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www,thestraybirds.com
8:47 PM
Lookin’ In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
8:54 PM
House Of The Rising Sun
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : "I'm Not There" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
9:10 PM
The Letter
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
9:13 PM
Crop Comes In
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Sight & Sound
Label : Yep Roc
9:18 PM
John Henry
Artist : Betse Ellis
Album : Don't You Want to Go
Label : Free Dirt Records
9:25 PM
Kentucky Blues
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:28 PM
Dogs Days Of August
Artist : John Cephas & Phil Wiggins
Album : Classic Harmonica Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:34 PM
Buckets Of Rain
Artist : Redbird
Album : Redbird
Label : Signature Sounds
9:38 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
9:41 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : The Coon Creek Girls
Album : The Rose & the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad
Label : Columbia/Legacy
9:44 PM
The Stranger
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
9:52 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : American Hornpipe
Label : Threshold Music
9:55 PM
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Artist : Eliza Gilkyson
Album : A Nod to Bob: An Artists' Tribute to Bob Dylan on His 60th Birthday
Label : Red House Records
10:04 PM
Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Red On Blonde
Label : Sugar Hill
10:08 PM
When I Stop Dreaming
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
10:11 PM
Satan Is Real
Artist : The Louvin Brothers
Album : Satan Is Real
Label : Capitol
10:14 PM
The Byrds
Artist : The Christian Life
Album : Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
Label : Columbia/Legacy
10:19 PM
Red Rocking Chair
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
10:23 PM
Walking In My Sleep
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
10:26 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
10:32 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
10:36 PM
Lord Gregory
Artist : Martin Simpson
Album : Live
Composer :
Label : Red House Records
10:41 PM
Desolation Row
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Train Home
Label : Hightone
10:50 PM
Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blood On The Tracks
Label : Columbia
11:04 PM
Cypress Grove
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:09 PM
My Captain
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:14 PM
King Biscuit Stomp #2
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:21 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:27 PM
Fishin’ Blues
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : The Real Thing
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:31 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:34 PM
Sweet Home Chicago
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:38 PM
Goin’ To Brownsville
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Ry Cooder
Label : Reprise
11:41 PM
Lightning Bolt
Artist : Luther Allison
Album : Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Label : RUF Records
11:51 PM
Death Letter
Artist : The Derek Trucks Band
Album : Out Of The Madness
Label : House Of Blues
11:57 PM
The Lonesome Road
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
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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