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

March 16, 2013

8:04 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Mac Traynham & Shay Garriock
Album : Turkey In The Mountain
Label : Southern Mountain Melodies
8:07 PM
Armando’s Children
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Nobody Calls From Vegas, Just To Say Hello
Artist : Two High String Band
Album : Moonshine Boogie
Label : Blue Corn Music
8:16 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
8:21 PM
Paradise
Artist : John Prine
Album : John Prine
Label : Atlantic
8:25 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
8:30 PM
Song For A Young Queen
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
8:35 PM
Pharaoh
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
8:40 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:47 PM
Lay Down Your Weary Load
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : On The Short Rows
Label : www.kickingrass.com
8:50 PM
Miracle In The Hills
Artist : Chuck Brodsky
Album : Color Came One Day
Label : www.chuckbrodsky.com
8:55 PM
Little Blue Bird
Artist : Grace Pettis
Album : Two Birds
Label : Blue Rock Artists
9:04 PM
The Wisest Fool
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : The Gab O Mey
Label : Green Linnet
9:09 PM
House Carpenter
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Label : Kiltartan Road Records
9:14 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
9:21 PM
Highway
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Whatcha Gonna Do
Label : Rounder
9:25 PM
Escape From Taiwan
Artist : The Johnny Staats Project
Album : Wires & Wood
Label : Giant Records
9:32 PM
The House Carpenter
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : At Gerdes Folk City
Label : Sugar Hill
9:37 PM
Born In The U.S.A.
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Tracks
Label : Columbia
9:40 PM
Mississippi Saturday Night
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO
9:43 PM
Hartford’s Real
Artist : Sam Bush & David Grisman
Album : Hold On, We're Strummin'
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:52 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:56 PM
Freight Train
Artist : Elizabeth Cotton
Album : Classic Railroad Songs
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
10:10 PM
The House Carpenter
Artist : Daithi Sproule
Album : A Heart Made Of Glass
Label : Green Linnet
10:16 PM
Moonshiner
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Hand Me Down
Label : Rounder
10:22 PM
Angeline The Baker
Artist : Marcy Marxer
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
10:24 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
10:30 PM
The Pits
Artist : Battlefield Band
Album : Line-Up
Label : Temple Records
10:36 PM
John Hardy
Artist : Buell Kazee
Album : Man Of Constant Sorrow
Label : Yazoo
10:39 PM
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Artist : Benny Thomasson
Album : Legendary Texas Fiddler
Label : County
10:44 PM
The Mystery
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
10:49 PM
Chief
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : 1000 Kisses
Label : ATO Records
10:52 PM
Shenandoah
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Public Domain
Label : Hightone
10:57 PM
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Artist : Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Album : Man Of Constant Sorrow
Label : Rebel
11:04 PM
If I Had My Way
Artist : Reverend Dary Davis
Album : If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:09 PM
Twilight On Prince George’s Avenue
Artist : John Fahey
Album : The Best Of John Fahey, Vol. 2: 1964-1983
Label : Takoma
11:15 PM
South Bound Train
Artist : Bill Broonzy
Album : The Bill Broonzy Story
Label : Verve
11:20 PM
Trouble Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Legend Of Tommy Johnson
Label : 21st Century Blues Records
11:24 PM
Give Me My Coat and Shoes
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Alone & Acoustic
Label : Alligator
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : The Complete Bukka White
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:32 PM
Dark Road
Artist : Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
Album : Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Sing
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:35 PM
Hesitation Blues
Artist : Hot Tuna
Album : Hot Tuna
Label : RCA
11:40 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
11:44 PM
Give Me Back My Wig
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:50 PM
Devil Got My Woman
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:55 PM
Bye Bye Baby Blues
Artist : Little Hat Jones
Album : Before the Blues, Vol. 1: The Early American Black Music Scene
Label : Yazoo

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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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