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 12, 2013

8:04 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
8:13 PM
Glad Rags Again
Artist : Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies
Album : The Parish Notices
Label : Green Linnet
8:18 PM
New Rigged Ship
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Fast Paced World
Label : Sugar Hill
8:24 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:27 PM
Kansas City Kitty
Artist : Nate Grower
Album : Nate Grower
Label : Patuxent Music
8:33 PM
Big Rock Candy Mountain/If I Wander Back
Artist : Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers
Album : Heirloom Music
Label : Neanderthal Records
8:40 PM
Cabin In Caroline
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : The Complete Mercury Recordings
Label : Mercury
8:42 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:49 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
8:52 PM
I Shot The Sheriff
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
8:57 PM
Wayfaring Stranger
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Little Omie Wise
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : The Essential Doc Watson
Label : Vanguard
9:08 PM
Butcher Boy
Artist : LAU
Album : Live
Label : Compass 4
9:13 PM
Ring Them Bells
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
9:16 PM
Lay It All Down On Me
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label : www.barefoot-movement.com
9:22 PM
William Smith Monroe
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:26 PM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Bill Monroe
Album : The Music Of Bill Monroe from 1936 to 1994
Label : MCA
9:31 PM
The Majestic Swan
Artist : Cadillac Sky
Album : Gravity's Our Enemy
Label : Skaggs Family Records
9:35 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
9:39 PM
Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
9:42 PM
Dallas Bound
Artist : Oscar & Doc Harper
Album : Old-Time Texas String Bands - Volume Two
Label : County
9:48 PM
Bonfire (Bones For Tinder)
Artist : Justin Robinson and the Mary Annettes
Album : Bones For Tinder
Label : Five Head Entertainment
9:53 PM
Ho Boys Ho
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Travelling
Label : Wild Goose Records
9:56 PM
Motorway
Artist : The Waybacks
Album : From The Pasture To The Future
Label : Compass
10:05 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
10:10 PM
The Crows Of Killimer/Box Reel #2/Boys Of Malin/The Opera House
Artist : Solas
Album : The Turning Tide
Label : Compass
10:16 PM
Leave The Bottle
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle Records
10:22 PM
Getting There
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Label : Compass
10:29 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
10:33 PM
Fiddle Stomp
Artist : Wallace "Cheese" Read
Album : Folksongs Of The Louisiana Acadians
Label : Arhoolie
10:36 PM
D Medley
Artist : The Mammals
Album : Rock That Babe
Label : Signature Sounds
10:42 PM
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Artist : Robert Plant
Album : Band Of Joy
Label : Esparanza/Rounder
10:47 PM
You Must Unload
Artist : Blind Alfred Reed
Album : The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
10:51 PM
Flash Company
Artist : June Tabor & Martin Simpson
Album : A Cut Above
Label : Topic
10:54 PM
The Cordwainer’s/Mick Walsh’s/Road To Banff
Artist : Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker
Album : Out Of The Wood
Label : Maggie's Music
11:04 PM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:09 PM
Watermelon Man
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:16 PM
Walking The Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Johnny's Blues - A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Composer :
Label : Northern Blues
11:20 PM
Goin’ To Brownsville
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Ry Cooder
Label : Reprise
11:26 PM
How Happy I Am
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:32 PM
Fishing Blues
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:35 PM
Death Letter
Artist : The Derek Trucks Band
Album : Out Of The Madness
Label : House Of Blues
11:40 PM
Louise McGhee
Artist : Son House
Album : Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:46 PM
Meet Me In The Bottom
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Carolina Blues Man
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:52 PM
I Got My Questionnaire
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:55 PM
Country Blues #1
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : The Complete Columbia Albums Collection
Label : Columbia/Sony 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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