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 14, 2013

8:04 PM
Evening Prayer Blues
Artist : David Grier
Album : I've Got The House To Myself
Label : Dreadnought Records
8:11 PM
Muddy Water
Artist : David Davis and The Warrior River Boys
Album : Troubled Times
Label : Rebel
8:15 PM
Down Home
Artist : Josh Williams
Album : Down Home
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:19 PM
Owensboro Train
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
8:25 PM
John Riley
Artist : Grada
Album : Natural Angle
Label : Compass
8:28 PM
Wreck Of The Old 97
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:34 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
8:39 PM
’Til I Know
Artist : James Leva
Album : 'Til I Know
Label : Copper Creek
8:45 PM
Kansas City Railroad Blues
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
8:52 PM
Some Early Morning
Artist : Dan Tyminski
Album : Wheels
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : The Recordings Of Grayson & Whitter
Label : County
9:04 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
9:09 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
9:12 PM
Down South Blues
Artist : Dock Boggs
Album : Country Blues: Complete Early Recordings (1927-1929)
Label : Revenant
9:15 PM
Big River
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
9:20 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
9:24 PM
Brown County Breakdown
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Ready To Go
Label : Sugar Hill
9:31 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
9:35 PM
Frankie Baker
Artist : Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham
Album : Tommy & Fred: Best Fiddle-Banjo Duets
Label : County
9:40 PM
The Bramble And The Rose
Artist : Trapezoid
Album : Cool Of The Day
Label : Sugar Hill
9:48 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label : www.carperfamilyband.com
9:51 PM
Tangled In The Pines
Artist : Spring Creek
Album : Way Up On A Mountain
Label : Rebel
9:55 PM
Banjo Vs. Garden/Cindy
Artist : Elena Yeung
Album : Dandelion
Label : www.elenayeung.com
10:05 PM
Nitti Pomfritti
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : NorthSide
10:12 PM
Red Ball To Natchez
Artist : Delmore Brothers and Wayne Raney
Album : Mystery Train: Classic Railroad Songs, Volume 2
Label : Rounder
10:15 PM
Wabash Blues
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : In Sacred Trust: The 1963 Fleming Brown Tapes
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:21 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat/Piney Ridge
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
10:24 PM
Sweet South Anna River
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce And Maple Music
10:32 PM
Lookin’ In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle Records
10:36 PM
Blue Yodel
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions, 1927-1928
Label : Rounder
10:39 PM
Mac’s Fancy/The Mist Covered Mountain
Artist : De Danann
Album : The Mist Covered Mountain
Label : Shanachie
10:42 PM
Fast Paced World
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Fast Paced World
Label : Sugar Hill
10:50 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:54 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
11:04 PM
One Monkey Don’t Stop The Show
Artist : Sonny Terry
Album : Sonny Is King
Label : Prestige/Bluesville/OBC
11:07 PM
Goodbye Slim Harpo
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Robert Pete Williams
Label : Fat Possum
11:13 PM
Highway 13
Artist : John Lee Hooker & John Hammond
Album : Fish Tree Water Blues
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:19 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:25 PM
Travelin’ Blues
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1927-1931)
Label : Document
11:30 PM
I’ve Been There
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Last Time Around - Live At Legends
Label : Silvertone
11:38 PM
Drifting Blues
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:42 PM
32-20 Blues
Artist : Rory Block
Album : The Lady and Mr. Johnson
Label : Rykodisc
11:46 PM
Ain’t It A Crying Shame?
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1935-1936)
Label : Document
11:52 PM
San Francisco Bay Blues
Artist : Jesse Fuller
Album : Newport Folk Festival: Best of the Blues 1959-1968
Label : Vanguard
11:55 PM
Empire State Express
Artist : Son House
Album : Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Recordings
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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