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

July 05, 2013

8:04 PM
Lonesome Ridge
Artist : Glen Duncan
Album : Glen Duncan
Label : OMS Records
8:08 PM
River Of Jordan
Artist : Troublesome Creek String Band
Album : Fast As Time Can Take Me
Label : County
8:12 PM
Eight More Miles To Louisville
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : King Of My World
Label : Sugar Hill
8:15 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
Owensboro Train
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:24 PM
The Hill Of Thieves
Artist : Cara Dillon
Album : Hill Of Thieves
Label : Charcoal/Proper American
8:30 PM
Buffalo Skinners
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Fiddler's Green
Label : Howdy Skies/Sugar Hill
8:35 PM
U.S. March/Coleman’s March
Artist : Tom, Betty & Nathan Druckenmiller
Album : Harvest Time
Label : Little Cat Records
8:40 PM
The Darkness and The Light
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Duluth
Label : Banjodad Records
8:43 PM
Fiddler’s Heaven
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Skycrunch Records/Compass Records
8:49 PM
What I’m Looking For
Artist : Donna Hughes
Album : Gaining Wisdom
Label : Rounder
8:52 PM
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Artist : Jake Armerding
Album : Jake Armerding
Label : Compass
8:55 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
9:04 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
9:08 PM
Lark On The Strand
Artist : Dervish
Album : Midsummer's Night
Label : Compass
9:14 PM
Diggin’ On The Mountainside
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Steady Operator
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:20 PM
Cindy I’ll Marry You Someday
Artist : Robert Plant
Album : Band Of Joy
Label : Esparanza/Rounder
9:24 PM
Triolian Blues
Artist : Adam Tanner
Album : Sure As You're Born
Label : www.adamtannermusic.com
9:31 PM
I Fell Short
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
9:34 PM
The Old Pueblo
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy Records
9:37 PM
Uncloudy Day
Artist : Jim Watson
Album : This World Would Be All Sunshine
Label : Barker Records
9:44 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
9:49 PM
Bird In The Tree
Artist : Solas
Album : Another Day
Label : Shanachie
9:55 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
10:04 PM
Sloboda
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : Sacred Heart
Label : Red House Records
10:11 PM
Was It You
Artist : Joy Kills Sorrow
Album : Wide Awake
Label : Signature Sounds
10:15 PM
Shadrack
Artist : The Fairfield Four
Album : I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
Label : Warner Bros.
10:18 PM
The Way It Goes
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : The Harrow & The Harvest
Label : Acony
10:24 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
10:28 PM
The Hitchhiker
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : Silver Sky
Label : High Country Recordings
10:28 PM
The Hitchhiker
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : We'll Do It Live
Label : High Country Recordings
10:35 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : B.F. Shelton
Album : The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
10:40 PM
Medicine Springs
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
10:43 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : An Evening Long Ago
Label : Columbia/DMZ/Legacy
10:46 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
10:52 PM
No Rain
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label : www.barefoot-movement.com
10:55 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
11:04 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:10 PM
Farm Blues
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Robert Pete Williams
Label : Fat Possum
11:15 PM
Come On In My Kitchen
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : An Evening Of Acoustic Music
Label : RUF Records
11:23 PM
Cross Road Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:26 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Bonnie Raitt
Label : Warner
11:30 PM
King Biscuit Stomp #2
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:35 PM
Cherry Ball Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:39 PM
Crying Won’t Help You
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : Blue Thumb
11:43 PM
Mamie
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Homemade
Label : Alligator
11:51 PM
Weeping Willow
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Truckin' My Blues Away
Label : Yazoo
11:54 PM
Bull Doze Blues
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo

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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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