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 21, 2013

8:04 PM
Chased Old Satan
Artist : The Double Decker Stringband
Album : The Rest Is Yet To Come
Label : 5-String Productions
8:08 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
8:12 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
8:16 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:20 PM
Wildwood Flower
Artist : June Carter Cash
Album : Wildwood Flower
Label : Dualtone
8:25 PM
Ask My Father/Helvic Head
Artist : Donal Clancy
Album : Close To Home
Label : Compass
8:31 PM
Quick As Dreams
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Wishbones
Label : Philo
8:35 PM
I Believe I’ll Go Back Home
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Honey In The Lion's Head
Label : Trailer Records
8:40 PM
John Riley the Shepherd / Brushy Fork of John’s Creek
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Earth Tones
Label : Ubiquitone
8:45 PM
One Light Shining
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:52 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label : www.carperfamilyband.com
8:55 PM
Owensboro Train
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:04 PM
The Distance Between Two Points
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
9:10 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
9:14 PM
Hard Edge Of Livin’
Artist : Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Album : Little Blue Egg
Label : Red House Records
9:19 PM
The Voice
Artist : Various
Album : Moody Bluegrass
Label : Rounder
9:26 PM
Away Out On The Mountain
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions
Label : Rounder
9:30 PM
Newgrange
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
9:36 PM
Kansas City Railroad Blues
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
9:41 PM
Evening Prayer Blues
Artist : Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Album : Live
Label : www.mikecompton,net/www.joenewberry.com
9:46 PM
Fish And Whistle
Artist : John Prine
Album : Souvenirs
Label : Oh Boy Records
9:49 PM
Camptown Races
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster
Label : American Roots Publishing
9:55 PM
Red & White & Blue & Gold
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:05 PM
Whiskey Willie
Artist : The Charlie Sizemore Band
Album : Good News
Label : Rounder
10:08 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
10:12 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
10:16 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:20 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
10:26 PM
All That You Dream
Artist : Drew Emmitt
Album : Across The Bridge
Label : Compass
10:33 PM
Willie of Winsbury
Artist : Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Album : Child Ballads
Label : Wilderland Records
10:39 PM
The House Carpenter
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : At Gerdes Folk City
Label : Sugar Hill
10:45 PM
Million Miles
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Slipstream
Label : Redwing Records
10:52 PM
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Times They Are A-Changin'
Label : Columbia
11:04 PM
Jailhouse Blues
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Honeysuckle Dog
Label : Okra-Tone Records
11:10 PM
Jesus On The Mainline
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Show Time
Label : Warner
11:15 PM
I’m Blue As A Man Can Be
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Volume 1 - I'm Blue As A Man Can Be
Label : Arhoolie
11:23 PM
Kokomo
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:27 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:30 PM
Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Artist : Luther Allison
Album : Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Label : RUF Records
11:39 PM
Don’t Leave Me Here
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:43 PM
Fishin’ Blues
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : The Real Thing
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:46 PM
Pea Vine Special
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Classic Delta Blues
Label : Milestone/OBC
11:51 PM
61 Highway
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Mississippi Fred McDowell
Label : Shout! Factory
11:56 PM
Hey Mama, Hey Pretty Girl
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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