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 31, 2013

8:04 PM
Flannery’s Dream
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label : www.marielvandersteel.com
8:08 PM
Bluegrass Breakdown
Artist : Frank Wakefield
Album : A Tribute To Bill Monroe
Label : Patuxent Music
8:13 PM
Meet Me By The Moonlight Alone
Artist : Carol Elizabeth Jones & Laurel Bliss
Album : Girl From Jericho
Label : Copper Creek
8:16 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:21 PM
Home In The Mountains
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders - A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
8:24 PM
Worried Man Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : A Distant Land To Roam
Label : Columbia/DMZ
8:30 PM
Calico Plains
Artist : Sally Jones
Album : Love Hurts
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:34 PM
Camptown Races
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs Of Stephen Foster
Label : American Roots Publishing
8:37 PM
Doc Watson Morning
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:42 PM
The Condolences Set
Artist : Brian McNeill
Album : The Road Never Questions - The Best of Brian McNeill, Volume 1
Label : Mad River Records
8:51 PM
Good Morning Country Rain
Artist : Samantha Casey & The Bluegrass Jam
Album : Casey's Fair
Label : Sweet Acoustic Music
8:54 PM
Poplar Bluff
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
8:57 PM
Shady Grove
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
9:04 PM
Run
Artist : Old School Freight Train
Album : Run
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:09 PM
Midnight At Woody Creek
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Welcome To Woody Creek
Label : Dualtone
9:14 PM
The Plant Song
Artist : The Bills
Album : Yes Please
Label : Red House Records
9:19 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
9:23 PM
Ho Boys Ho
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Travelling
Label : Wild Goose Records
9:26 PM
Flint Hill Special
Artist : Various
Album : Foggy Mountain Special - A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs
Label : Rounder
9:31 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
9:35 PM
Jailhouse Rag
Artist : David Miller
Album : Old-Time Mountain Guitar
Label : County
9:38 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : Reed Island Rounders
Album : Hand Me Downs
Label : Burning Wolf Records
9:41 PM
Red Rocking Chair
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
9:47 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : Beppe Gambetta
Album : Good News From Home
Label : Green Linnet
9:51 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
9:56 PM
This Train
Artist : Cisco Houston
Album : Best Of The Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard 2
10:04 PM
Bright Sunny South
Artist : Sam Amidon
Album : Bright Sunny South
Label : Nonesuch
10:09 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
10:13 PM
Indianola
Artist : Bruce Robison
Album : Life Of The Party
Label : Lucky Dog/Sony
10:21 PM
The Jolly Swagman
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : Little By Little
Label : Favored Nations
10:24 PM
When I’m Gone
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:27 PM
Weave Room Blues
Artist : The Dixon Brothers
Album : Volume 1 (1936)
Label : Document
10:32 PM
The Jaybird Suite
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Midnight Howl
Label : Maggie's Music
10:40 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
10:43 PM
Hat’s Off
Artist : Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
Album : Release Your Shrouds
Label : Earthwork Music
10:50 PM
Friend Of The Devil
Artist : Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Album : Grateful Dawg
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:57 PM
Black Mountain Rag
Artist : Doc & Merle Watson
Album : Black Mountain Rag
Label : Rounder
11:04 PM
Meet Me In The City
Artist : North Mississippi All Stars
Album : Instores & Outtakes
Label : Tone Cool/ATO
11:10 PM
Abderdeen, Mississippi Blues
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : Put On A Buzz
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:14 PM
61 Highway
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Standing at the Burying Ground
Label : Sequel
11:22 PM
Bull Doze Blues
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:25 PM
Death Letter
Artist : The Derek Trucks Band
Album : Out Of The Madness
Label : House Of Blues
11:32 PM
Alberta
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:38 PM
Blowin’ The Fuses
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000 Records
11:44 PM
Farm Blues
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Robert Pete Williams
Label : Fat Possum
11:51 PM
Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:54 PM
Dupree Blues
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You Done Done
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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