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 26, 2013

8:04 PM
Climbing The Walls
Artist : Mike Compton & David Grier
Album : Climbing The Walls
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Lilly Bros. & Don Stover
Album : Bluegrass At The Roots - 1961
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:12 PM
My Mother Thinks I’m A Lawyer
Artist : Noam Pikelny
Album : Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail
Label : Compass
8:16 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
8:21 PM
Yellow Rose Of Texas/Girl I Left Behind Me/Arkansas Traveler
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
8:27 PM
I’m Rollin’ On
Artist : The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:31 PM
Walkin’ West To Memphis
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Cry Of The Whippoorwill
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : The Storm Still Rages
Label : Rounder
8:38 PM
Milk Cow Blues
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
8:44 PM
Leave The Bottle
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:48 PM
When I’m Gone
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
8:53 PM
Elephant
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
8:57 PM
Streets Of Glory
Artist : Old Reliable String Band
Album : Classic Old-Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:04 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:08 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : "I'm Not There" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
9:13 PM
Down On The Riverbed
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : West Of The West
Label : Yep Roc Records
9:17 PM
Chicken Wire
Artist : Jonathan Byrd
Album : Cackalack
Label : Waterbug
9:24 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : The Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 5 (1930-1934)
Label : Document
9:27 PM
Cluck Ol’ Hen
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Album : Live - Cluck Ol' Hen
Label : Skaggs Family Records
9:32 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
9:35 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
9:40 PM
Fly
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Sweetheart Of The Sun
Label : Darling Street Records
9:48 PM
Rain In Durango
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
9:54 PM
Cracks In The Floor
Artist : Tim Carter
Album : Bang Bang
Label : Tree O Records/Little King
9:58 PM
Young Man Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Reasons Why
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Nickel Creek
Label : Sugar Hill
10:08 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
10:12 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:15 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
10:20 PM
Crooked Jack
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Evening Comes Early
Label : Shanachie
10:25 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
10:35 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
10:39 PM
30 Year Jig
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : NorthSide
10:41 PM
Blue Yodel
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions, 1927-1928
Label : Rounder
10:45 PM
Rockin’ Chair Money
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : The Complete Hank Williams
Label : Mercury
10:48 PM
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Artist : Sheryl Crow
Album : Hank Williams - Timeless
Label : Lost Highway
10:52 PM
I’m Getting Ready To Go
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:55 PM
Forked Deer
Artist : Berline, Crary & Hickman
Album : Night Run
Label : Sugar Hill
11:04 PM
Hoochie Coochie Man
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Last Time Around - Live At Legends
Label : Silvertone
11:10 PM
Cherry Ball Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:14 PM
Yazoo Strut
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Shake That Thing
Label : Shanachie
11:22 PM
Police Dog Blues
Artist : Hugh Laurie
Album : Let Them Talk
Label : Warner
11:25 PM
Goodbye Slim Harpo
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Robert Pete Williams
Label : Fat Possum
11:33 PM
Mule Ridin’ Blues
Artist : Big Bill Broonzy
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:36 PM
John The Revelator
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:40 PM
Highway 13
Artist : John Lee Hooker & John Hammond
Album : Fish Tree Water Blues
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:46 PM
Help Me
Artist : Sonny Boy Williamson
Album : The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues
Label : MCA/Chess
11:52 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
Album : Pure Blues
Label : UTV/Universal
11:56 PM
Don’t Forget It
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Last Session
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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