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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March 09, 2013

8:04 PM
Watch ’at Breakdown
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
Label : Sugar Hill
8:09 PM
Don’t Get Above Your Raising
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 1: The Golden Age
Label : Columbia
8:11 PM
Roving Gambler
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : Jack Elliott
Label : Vangaurd
8:15 PM
Artist : Larry Sparks
Album : Special Delivery
Label : Rebel
8:20 PM
The Story Of The Day That I Died
Artist : Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Album : The Story Of The Day That I Died
Label : Rebel
8:24 PM
Rollin’ And Tumblin’
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
8:29 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
8:33 PM
Evening Prayer Blues
Artist : Mike Compton & David Long
Album : Stomp
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:38 PM
Walls Of Time
Artist : Bill Monroe & Peter Rowan
Album : Off The Record, Vol. 1: Live Recordings, 1956-1969
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:42 PM
D Medley
Artist : The Mammals
Album : Rock That Babe
Label : Signature Sounds
8:49 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:52 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:57 PM
Look Before You Leap
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : The Legend Of Charlie Poole, Vol. 3
Label : County
10:04 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
10:09 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
10:13 PM
Artist : Duck Baker
Album : The Clear Blue Sky
Label : Acoustic Music Records
10:18 PM
Love’s Gonna Blow My Way
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Lost Highway
Label : New West
10:23 PM
Jaybird Suite
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Midnight Howl
Label : Maggie's Music
10:32 PM
Introduction/L.A. Freeway
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Songs And Stories
Label : Dualtone
10:40 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
10:43 PM
The Split Rock/The Pipe On The Hob/Blue Adder
Artist : Kevin Burke’s Open House
Album :
Composer : Hoof and Mouth
Label : Green Linnet
10:50 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker
10:53 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : Little Windows
Album : Just Beyond Me
Label :
11:05 PM
Bridge Of Cally
Artist : Jamie Laval
Album : Murmurs and Drones
Label :
11:12 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
11:17 PM
Another Time
Artist : Shannon Whitworth
Album : High Tide
Label :
11:20 PM
Loosen Up
Artist : Niamh Parsons & The Loose Connections
Album : The Big Bad Wolf
Label : Green Linnet
11:25 PM
Captain Glenn
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Wayward Son
Label : Compass
11:32 PM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : New Found Road
Album : Live At The Down Home
Label : Rounder
11:40 PM
Little Martha
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Lookout For Hope
Label : Sugar Hill
11:44 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
11:50 PM
Old Gospel Medley I
Artist : Luther Dickinson
Album : Hambone's Meditations - Mississippi Folk Music Volume II
Label : Songs Of The South
11:56 PM
Bob Dylan’s Blues
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Label : Columbia
12:04 AM
Phonograph Blues
Artist : Vassar Clements
Album : Livin' With The Blues
Label : Acoustic Disc
12:09 AM
Grinning In Your Face
Artist : Little Axe
Album : Champagne & Grits
Label : Realworld
12:13 AM
Leaving Memphis, Frisco Bound
Artist : Jesse Fuller
Album : Frisco Bound
Label : Arhoolie
12:20 AM
Get Right Church
Artist : Paul Geremia
Album : Preachin' The Blues: The Music Of Mississippi Fred McDowell
Label : Telarc Blues
12:25 AM
Tom Moore Blues
Artist : Mance Lipscomb
Album : You Got To Reap What You Sow
Label : Arhoolie
12:32 AM
Trouble Soon Be Over
Artist : Colin Linden
Album : Easin' Back To Tennessee
Label : True North
12:36 AM
Floating Bridge
Artist : Gregg Allman
Album : Low Country Blues
Label : Rounder
12:40 AM
Hard Hard Time
Artist : Louisiana Red
Album : Driftin'
Label : Earwig
12:46 AM
Canned Heat Blues
Artist : Tommy Johnson
Album : Complete Recorded Works (1928-1929)
Label : Document
12:51 AM
Come Go Home With Me
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : Lightnin' Hopkins
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
12:55 AM
Traveling Riverside Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy


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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