Back Porch Music Saturday

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Freddy Jenkins hosts the Saturday edition of Back Porch Music.  Folk, blues, bluegrass, and more.

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Playlist

February 23, 2013

8:05 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:09 PM
McGreevey’s/The Broken Pledge/Traveler’s
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Composer : Kiltartan Road
Label :
8:13 PM
Shout Lulu
Artist : The Rockinghams
Album : Shout Lulu
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:17 PM
Time Of The Season
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
8:24 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickleycom
8:30 PM
Lonesome Standard Time
Artist : Larry Cordle/Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time
Album : Lonesome Standard Time
Label : Sugar Hill
8:33 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : Reed Island Rounders
Album : Hand Me Downs
Label : Burning Wolf Records
8:36 PM
Looking For The Stone
Artist : The Rosinators
Album : The Rosinators
Label : PDC Music
8:40 PM
The Butcher’s Boy
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
8:46 PM
Butcher Boy
Artist : LAU
Album : Live
Label : Compass 4
8:52 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
8:55 PM
New Rigged Ship
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Fast Paced World
Label : Sugar Hill
9:04 PM
In The Pines
Artist : The Rhythm Rats
Album : Pretty Crowin' Chicken
Label : 5-String Productions
9:07 PM
If That’s The Way You Feel
Artist : The Lonesome Sisters
Album : The Lonesome Sisters
Label : Tin Halo Music 30
9:10 PM
The Little Glass Of Wine
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s
Label : Revenant
9:14 PM
Three Forks Of Cumberland
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label : www.marielvandersteel.com
9:19 PM
Ruben
Artist : Joel Mabus
Album : Golden Willow Tree
Label : Fossil Records
9:25 PM
In The Ocean
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light - Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound Records
9:31 PM
30 Minutes In London
Artist : Antoine Dufour
Album : Existence
Label : CandyRat Records
9:36 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
9:39 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
9:47 PM
Just An Old Rounder
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
9:52 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
9:56 PM
Heavy Traffic
Artist : Larry Keel and Natural Bridge
Album : Larry Keel and Natural Bridge
Label : www.larrykeel.com
10:04 PM
Cluck Old Hen
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Volume 1: Sail Away Ladies
Label : County
10:08 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
10:11 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
10:17 PM
Six White Horses
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Whiskey Before Breakfast
Label : Rounder
10:22 PM
Concrete Jungle
Artist : The Holmes Brothers
Album : Simple Truths
Label : Alligator
10:27 PM
Sugar Tree Stomp
Artist : Arthur Smith Trio
Album : Nashville - The Early String Bands, Vol. 1
Label : County
10:31 PM
McDermott’s Reel/The Plough and The Stars/Miss McLeod’s Reel
Artist : Patrick Street
Album : Live
Label : Green Linnet
10:37 PM
Meet Me In The Morning
Artist : Drew Emmitt
Album : Across The Bridge
Label : Compass
10:45 PM
In Bristol Town
Artist : The John Cowan Band
Album : New Tattoo
Label : Pinecastle
10:50 PM
Buckets Of Rain
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blood On The Tracks
Label : Columbia
10:54 PM
Willie of Winsbury
Artist : Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Album : Child Ballads
Label : Wilderland Records
11:04 PM
Last Night Blues
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins
Label : Prestige
11:09 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Steve James
Album : Short Blue Stories
Label : Hobemian Records
11:13 PM
Smokestack Lightning
Artist : Chris Whitley
Album : Perfect Day
Label : New Machine
11:20 PM
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Artist : Lucky Peterson
Album : You Can Always Turn Around
Label : Drayfus Jazz
11:26 PM
John Henry
Artist : Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Album : Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:31 PM
Mississippi John Hurt
Artist : Stagolee
Album : The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt
Label : Vanguard
11:37 PM
Broke And Hungry
Artist : Lightnin’ Wells
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Lignite Records
11:41 PM
Pony Blues
Artist : Charley Patton
Album : Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton
Label : Revenant
11:50 PM
Stranger Blues
Artist : Jesse Fuller
Album : Jesse Fuller's Favorites
Label : Prestige
11:54 PM
Broke Down Engine Blues
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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