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

June 07, 2013

8:04 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
8:09 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:13 PM
The Wisest Fool
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : The Gab O Mey
Label : Green Linnet
8:20 PM
Home In The Mountains
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders - A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
8:23 PM
Little Mathie Groves
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Ralph Stanley
Label : DMZ/Columbia
8:29 PM
Look Before You Leap
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : The Legend Of Charlie Poole, Vol. 3
Label : County
8:32 PM
The Plant Song
Artist : The Bills
Album : Yes Please
Label : Red House Records
8:36 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
8:40 PM
Doc Watson Morning
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:47 PM
Katy Cruel
Artist : Linda Thompson
Album : Versatile Heart
Label : Rounder
8:50 PM
Pockets
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red Houser
8:55 PM
Nature Of The Beast
Artist : Jim Van Cleve
Album : No Apologies
Label : Rural Rhythm
9:05 PM
Tribute To Peadar O’Donnell
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Transatlantic Sessions
Label : Ceili Music
9:10 PM
Traveler’s Prayer
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family
9:14 PM
Back In Your Own Backyard
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
9:19 PM
Pentangling
Artist : Pentangle
Album : Light Flight: The Anthology
Label : Universal
9:26 PM
New Nashville
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
9:30 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:35 PM
Was It You
Artist : Joy Kills Sorrow
Album : Wide Awake
Label : Signature Sounds
9:39 PM
The Butcher’s Boy
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
9:43 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
9:49 PM
Cold Hard Business
Artist : John Starling and Carolina Star
Album : Slidin' Home
Label : Rebel
9:53 PM
Barbry Ellen
Artist : June Tabor
Album : Rosa Mundi
Label : Green Linnet
10:06 PM
Wild Bill Jones
Artist : Alison Krauss & Union Station
Album : "Down From The Mountain" Soundtrack
Label : Lost Highway
10:10 PM
Jerusalem Ridge
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
10:19 PM
Satan and Saint Paul
Artist : John Fullbright
Album : From The Ground Up
Label : Blue Dirt Records
10:23 PM
Little Girl and The Dreadful Snake
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories Of The Past
Label : Rebel
10:27 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:32 PM
House Carpenter
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugar Hill
10:37 PM
Ride Old Buck To Water
Artist : The Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 5 (1930-1934)
Label : Document
10:41 PM
Lay It All Down On Me
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label : www.barefoot-movement.com
10:44 PM
Wild Bill
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Marbletown
Label : Rounder
10:51 PM
The Ballad Of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
Artist : Jerrry Garcia & David Grisman
Album : Been All Around This World
Label : Acoustic Disc
11:04 PM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:10 PM
Mama Don’t Allow Me To Fool Around All Night Long
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:14 PM
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Medicine Show Man, Vol. 2
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:19 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Bonnie Raitt
Label : Warner
11:22 PM
Prison Blues
Artist : Kenny Wayne Shepherd w/Cootie Stark and Neal "Big Daddy" Pattman
Album : 10 Days Out - Blues From The Backroads
Label : Reprise
11:27 PM
How Happy I Am
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:35 PM
Canned Heat Blues
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Roots - The Soul Of Chris Thomas King
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:38 PM
High Sheriff Blues
Artist : Charley Patton
Album : Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton
Label : Revenant
11:42 PM
Good Morning Judge
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Good Morning Judge
Label : Fat Possum
11:49 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : Rory Block w/Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : I'm Every Woman
Label : Rounder
11:54 PM
Goin’ Down The River
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell, Fanny Davis & Miles Pratcher
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder

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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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