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

August 02, 2013

8:04 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : If I Go Ten Thousand Miles
Label : Rounder
8:09 PM
Willie Taylor
Artist : Heidi Talbot
Album : The Last Star
Label : Compass
8:13 PM
The Wreck Of The Old 97
Artist : Mac Traynham & Shay Garriock
Album : Turkey In The Straw
Label : Southern Mountain Melodies
8:17 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : At Carnegie Hall
Label : KOCH
8:24 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
8:28 PM
Willow Garden
Artist : The Rhythm Rats
Album : Pretty Crowin' Chicken
Label : 5-String Productions
8:33 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
8:37 PM
Monroe
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
8:41 PM
Jerusalem Ridge
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
8:47 PM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Bill Monroe
Album : The Music Of Bill Monroe from 1936 to 1994
Label : MCA
8:54 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
8:58 PM
Old Joe Clark
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Yellow Rose Of Texas/Girl I Left Behind Me/Arkansas Traveler
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
9:10 PM
Helpless Wanderer
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label : www.underhillrose.com
9:13 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
9:16 PM
Dog Passed A Ryestraw
Artist : Bill & Libby Hicks
Album : South Of Nowhere
Label : Copper Creek
9:21 PM
Cool Down On The Banks Of Jordan
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
9:24 PM
These Old Bones
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Halos & Horns
Label : Sugar Hill
9:31 PM
Fly
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Sweetheart Of The Sun
Label : Darling Street Records
9:36 PM
The Peninsula Set
Artist : Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever
Album : Honk Toot Suite
Label : Compass
9:41 PM
The Baker’s Set
Artist : Craicdown
Album : Roads
Label : Jimmy Craic Corn Records
9:49 PM
Eastern Tennessee
Artist : The Guilty Pleasures
Album : Eastern Tennessee
Label : www.theguiltypleasures.org
9:52 PM
The Plant Song
Artist : The Bills
Album : Yes Please
Label : Red House Records
9:56 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:04 PM
I Fell Short
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
10:08 PM
Cornmeal Waltz
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
10:14 PM
Memphis Yodel
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions
Label : Rounder
10:17 PM
Morphine Girl
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
10:25 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
10:31 PM
Little Bird
Artist : The Barra MacNeils
Album : The Celtic Colours Sessions
Label : http://barramacneils.com
10:35 PM
Wreck Of The Dandenong
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
10:39 PM
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West Records
10:45 PM
Remington Ride
Artist : Wayne Henderson
Album : Les Pik
Label : Hay Holler Records
10:51 PM
One Dime At A Time
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : One Dime At A Time
Label : Rebel
10:54 PM
The Filling Station
Artist : The Kickin Grass Beer
Album : Live At The Carolina Theatre
Label : www.kickingrass.com
11:04 PM
Coffee Blues
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Friends Of Old Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:09 PM
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Medicine Show Man, Vol. 2
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:13 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:22 PM
Death Letter
Artist : John Mellencamp
Album : Trouble No More
Label : Columbia
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : The Complete Bukka White
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:33 PM
Red Cross Store
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
Album : Mama Says I'm Crazy
Label : Fat Possum
11:38 PM
Love In Vain Blues
Artist : Peter Green
Album : The Robert Johnson Songbook
Label : Artisan/Snapper
11:43 PM
My Home Is In The Delta
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:49 PM
Traveling Riverside Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:52 PM
I’m Wanderin’
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : That's My Story - John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues
Label : Riverside/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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