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 16, 2013

8:04 PM
Jerusalem Ridge
Artist : Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Album : Leavin' Town
Label : Rounder
8:09 PM
Elephant
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
8:13 PM
Such Great Heights
Artist : Joy Kills Sorrow
Album : Wide Awake
Label : Signature Sounds
8:18 PM
No Rain
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label : www.barefoot-movement.com
8:23 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
8:28 PM
Grub Springs
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
8:33 PM
Cold Missouri Waters
Artist : The Paul McKenna Band
Album : Elements
Label : Compass/Greentrax
8:37 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
8:40 PM
Wild Mountain Thyme
Artist : Greg Leisz
Album : The Big E: A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons
Label : MPI
8:49 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:53 PM
Marriage Made In Hollywood
Artist : Paul Brady
Album : Transatlantic Sessions
Label : Ceili Music
8:57 PM
Red Apple Rag
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
9:04 PM
Armando’s Children
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
9:10 PM
Wide Eyed Immigrant
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Sweetheart Of The Sun
Label : Dualtone
9:14 PM
The Stranger
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
9:18 PM
Desert Rose
Artist : Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
Album : At Edwards Barn
Label : Rounder
9:24 PM
Turtle Dove & The Crow/There Was A Time
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
9:34 PM
They Got My Back
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label : www.underhillrose.com
9:38 PM
Gravel Shore
Artist : Natalie MacMaster
Album : Blueprint
Label : Rounder
9:46 PM
Joe Walker’s Mare
Artist : Verlon Thompson/Guy Clark
Album : Songs And Stories
Label : Dualtone
9:52 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:56 PM
Alabama Jubilee
Artist : The Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 1 (1926-1927)
Label : Document
10:04 PM
Yellow Rose Of Texas/Girl I Left Behind Me/Arkansas Traveler
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
10:10 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
10:14 PM
Martha & Mary
Artist : Nu-Blu
Album : Nail By Nail
Label : Pinecastle
10:17 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
10:22 PM
Riverman
Artist : Deep Chatham
Album : Flood
Label : www.deepchathammusic.com/Snake Tree Records
10:25 PM
Hounds
Artist : Della Mae
Album : This World Oft Can Be
Label : Rounder
10:30 PM
June Apple
Artist : Riley Baugus
Album : Long Steel Rail
Label : Sugar Hill
10:34 PM
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Artist : Stephen Wade
Album : Banjo Diary: Lessons From Tradition
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:40 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
10:43 PM
Ring The Bell
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
10:47 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
10:52 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:55 PM
The Morning Train
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Live At The Carolina Theatre
Label : www.kickingrass.com
11:04 PM
Jesus On The Mainline
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Show Time
Label : Warner
11:10 PM
In Your Darkest Hour
Artist : Charlie Musselwhite
Album : One Night In America
Label : Telarc Blues
11:14 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Bonnie Raitt
Label : Warner
11:17 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:22 PM
Cypress Grove
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : The Complete Bukka White
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:32 PM
Brownsville
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : From Richmond To Atlanta
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:38 PM
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Medicine Show Man, Vol. 2
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:42 PM
I’m A Stranger Here
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000
11:46 PM
You Just As Well Let Her Go
Artist : Casey Bill Weldon
Album : Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters of the 1930s
Label : Yazoo
11:51 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:56 PM
Broke Down Engine
Artist : Johnny Winter
Album : The Progressive Blues Experiment
Label : Razor & Tie

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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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