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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August 09, 2013

8:04 PM
Shout Lulu
Artist : The Rockinghams
Album : Shout Lulu
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:08 PM
John Stinson’s #2/Scotland the Brave/River of Jordan
Artist : Atwater/Donnelly
Album : The Blackest Crow
Label : Rabbit Island Music
8:13 PM
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Wildwood
Label : Yep Roc
8:16 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
8:21 PM
Ask My Father/Helvic Head
Artist : Donal Clancy
Album : Close To Home
Label : Compass
8:25 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Molasses Creek
Album : An Island Out Of Time
Label : Soundside Records
8:31 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
8:35 PM
Look What The Dog Brought Home
Artist : Jason Carter
Album : On The Move
Label : Rounder
8:39 PM
Fish And Whistle
Artist : John Prine
Album : Souvenirs
Label : Oh Boy Records
8:42 PM
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:51 PM
When I Stop Dreaming
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:53 PM
Squirrel Hunters
Artist : Russ Carson
Album : Last Chance
Label : Patuxent Music
8:58 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Wade Ward
Album : Clawhammer Banjo, Volume One
Label : County
9:04 PM
The Otters’ Set
Artist : Michael McGoldrick
Album : Fused
Label : Compass
9:09 PM
Dagger Through The Heart
Artist : Sinead O’Connor
Album : Just Because I'm A Woman - Songs Of Dolly Parton
Label : Sugar Hill
9:13 PM
Time The Perfect Stranger
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy Records
9:20 PM
Cannonball Blues
Artist : Frank Hutchison
Album : Old-Time Mountain Blues
Composer :
Label : County
9:23 PM
Under The Volcano
Artist : John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman
Album : Keeper Of The Vine: The Best Of John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman
Label : Shanachie
9:32 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
9:36 PM
Helpless Wanderer
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label :
9:39 PM
Artist : Deep Chatham
Album : Flood
Label : Tree Records
9:44 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
9:47 PM
A Good Way To Get The Blues
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : A Good Way To Get The Blues
Label : New Time Records
9:53 PM
Wondrous Love
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
10:04 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
10:08 PM
The New Custom House/Le Set De Americain & Harris Dance Tune
Artist : John Williams
Album : Steam
Label : Green Linnet
10:12 PM
Under The Chicken Tree
Artist : Earl McDonald’s Original Louisville Jug Band
Album : Cluck Old Hen - A Barnyard Serenade 1926-1940
Label : Old Hat Records
10:15 PM
Rocky Island
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Old-Time Pickin: A Clawhammer Banjo Collection
Label : Rebel
10:21 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
10:25 PM
Turtle Dove & The Crow
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
10:31 PM
Cornmeal Waltz
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
10:37 PM
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
10:41 PM
Eight Miles High
Artist : Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
Album : At Edwards Barn
Label : Rounder
10:46 PM
Midnight On The Interstate
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Stars and Satellites
Label : Banjodad Records
10:52 PM
Thirty One
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Live At The Carolina Theatre
Label :
10:56 PM
Walking Song
Artist : Ron Block
Album : Walking Song
Label : Rounder
11:05 PM
Death Letter
Artist : The Derek Trucks Band
Album : Out Of The Madness
Label : House Of Blues
11:10 PM
Come On In My Kitchen
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : An Evening Of Acoustic Music
Label : RUF Records
11:16 PM
Baby Please Don’t Go
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : I Do Not Play No Rock'N' Roll
Label : Capitol
11:23 PM
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:30 PM
St. Louis Blues
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:35 PM
Walking The Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Johnny's Blues - A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Composer :
Label : Northern Blues
11:39 PM
Blues For The Lowland
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000 Records
11:44 PM
You Can’t Get That Stuff No More
Artist : Tampa Red
Album : The Guitar Wizard
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:50 PM
Pea Vine Special
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Classic Delta Blues
Label : Milestone/OBC
11:53 PM
Sweet Honey Hole
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:56 PM
That’s No Way To Do
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Vol. 2 - Medicine Show Man
Label : Bluesville/OBC


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 / 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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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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