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 23, 2013

8:04 PM
Rocky Broad Shuffle
Artist : The Greasy Beans
Album : Real Live Music
Label : Double Ought Records
8:08 PM
Heartache Boulevard
Artist : Eilen Jewell
Album : Letters From Sinners & Strangers
Label : Signature Sounds
8:11 PM
Rovin’ Gambler
Artist : David LaFleur
Album : Them Bones ...
Label : www.DavidLaFleurMusic.com
8:15 PM
The Turtle Dove & The Crow
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
8:20 PM
Midnight On The Interstate
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Stars and Satellites
Label : Banjodad Records
8:23 PM
LIttle Rabbit
Artist : Richard Greene
Album : The Greene Fiddler
Label : Sierra Records
8:30 PM
Great Big Taters
Artist : Eck Robertson
Album : Old-Time Texas String Bands Volume One
Label : County
8:33 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:36 PM
The False Lady
Artist : Karan Casey & John Doyle
Album : Exiles Return
Label : Compass
8:41 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
8:47 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:52 PM
Wreck Of The Dandenong
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
8:57 PM
The Rebel’s Raid
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
9:04 PM
True Life Blues
Artist : Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
Album : Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard
Label : Rounder
9:07 PM
They Got My Back
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label : www.underhillrose.com
9:11 PM
Whistling Rufus
Artist : Nate Grower
Album : Nate Grower
Label : Patuxent Music
9:15 PM
Dry
Artist : Deep Chatham
Album : Flood
Label : Snake Tree Records/www.deepchathammusic.com
9:20 PM
The Good Drying Set
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : The Tannahill Weavers Collection
Label : Green Linnet
9:25 PM
Hello, My Name Is Coal
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:31 PM
King For A Day
Artist : Acoustic Syndicate
Album : Rooftop Garden
Label : Little King Records
9:37 PM
Another Day
Artist : Solas
Album : Another Day
Label : Shanachie
9:40 PM
Hurricane Window
Artist : Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Album : Wassaic Way
Label : Rte. 8 Records
9:46 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
9:50 PM
The Cruel Mother
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound Records
9:56 PM
Blue Rock Slide
Artist : The Grascals
Album : The Famous Lefty Flynn's
Label : Rounder
10:05 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
Cluck Ol’ Hen
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Album : Live - Cluck Ol' Hen
Label : Skaggs Family Records
10:14 PM
That’s Where I’m From
Artist : Robbie Fulks
Album : Gone Away Backward
Label : Bloodshot Records
10:21 PM
Maggie’s Farm
Artist : Boulder Acoustic Society
Album : The Caged Bird
Label : www.boulderacousticsociety.net
10:25 PM
I’m Getting Ready To Go
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:28 PM
Faster Horses
Artist : Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Album : Backwoods
Label : www.larrykeel.com
10:34 PM
After Mardi Gras
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchessess)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
10:38 PM
Late Night Train
Artist : Brooks Williams
Album : Knife Edge
Label : Green Linnet
10:43 PM
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Cover Girl
Label : Columbia
10:50 PM
Surviving Twin
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : Last Man On Earth
Label : Red House Records
10:54 PM
Swans
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
11:04 PM
Old Friend
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : Hittin' The Note
Label : Peach/Sanctuary
11:11 PM
Whistling Pines
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:14 PM
Jailhouse Blues
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Honeysuckle Dog
Label : Okra-Tone Records
11:21 PM
Guitar Rag
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1923-1927)
Label : Document
11:24 PM
Samson & Delilah
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:29 PM
Terraplane Blues
Artist : Eric Clapton
Album : Sessions For Robert J
Label : Reprise
11:33 PM
Do The Walkin’
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : Blue Thumb
11:39 PM
Cypress Grove Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Blues From The Delta
Label : Vanguard
11:43 PM
Missouri River Blues
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
11:50 PM
Blues For Chris
Artist : Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowden
Album : Blues & Ballads
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:55 PM
Hear My Train A Comin’
Artist : Jimi Hendrix
Album : Blues
Label : MCA

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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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