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 23, 2013

8:05 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Berline/Crary/Hickman
Album : BCH
Label : Sugar Hill
8:10 PM
Cry Of The Whippoorwill
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : The Storm Still Rages
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Cold Hard Business
Artist : John Starling and Carolina Star
Album : Slidin' Home
Label : Rebel
8:18 PM
Shawnee
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:22 PM
Things Going On
Artist : Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Album : Lonesome Skynyrd Time
Label : CMH
8:26 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:32 PM
When Love Is New
Artist : Dolly Parton & Emmy Rossum
Album : "Songcatcher:" Soundtrack
Label : Vanguard
8:37 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Volume 3: Come And Go With Me
Label : County
8:41 PM
American Spire
Artist : Cuig
Album : Prospect
Label : Green Linnet
8:49 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : On The Road (and More)
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:52 PM
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
Artist : Almeda Riddle
Album : Southern Journey, Vol. 7: Ozark Frontier
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Spanish Fandango
Artist : Lena Hughes
Album : Rural Parlor Guitar
Label : County
9:04 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
9:09 PM
The Hill Of Thieves
Artist : Cara Dillon
Album : Hill Of Thieves
Label : Charcoal/Proper American
9:13 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Foghorn String Band
Album : Weiser Sunrise
Label : Nettwerk
9:19 PM
False Hearted Lover’s Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Ralph Stanley
Label : DMZ/Columbia
9:24 PM
Kentucy Blues
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:30 PM
Wandering Boy
Artist : Riley Baugus
Album : Long Steel Rail
Label : Sugar Hill
9:34 PM
Bringing In The Georgia Mail
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : Laps In Seven
Composer :
Label : Sugar Hill
9:38 PM
Deadwood
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family Records
9:44 PM
Wabash Cannonball
Artist : Front Porch String Band
Album : Hills Of Alabam
Label : Rebel
9:51 PM
The Butcher’s Boy
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
9:55 PM
Manzanita (1st Variation)
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
It’s Just The Night
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : It's Just The Night
Label : McCoury Music
10:08 PM
The Floating Crowbar/McGlinchey’s/The Almost Reel
Artist : Lunasa
Album : Otherworld
Label : Green Linnet
10:13 PM
Big Shaky
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Tunesmith Retrofit
Label : Rounder
10:21 PM
Herald Of Spring/Civil War March
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House
10:26 PM
Medley Two: Simple Gifts/Three Ravens
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Sundays
Label : Nuffsaid Records
10:32 PM
As I Travel
Artist : Tim Eriksen
Album : Soul Of The January Hills
Label : Appleseed
10:38 PM
Fiddlesticks
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Live
Label : Self-released
10:45 PM
Whiskey Willie
Artist : The Charlie Sizemore Band
Album : Good News
Label : Rounder
10:50 PM
Station Break/Turn Your Radio On
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
10:53 PM
Wintergrass
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
10:56 PM
Handyman Blues
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl
11:04 PM
I Am The Black Ace
Artist : Black Ace
Album : Black Ace
Label : Arhoolie
11:08 PM
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : Terraplane
Label : Cattail Music
11:14 PM
Limetown
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : Chocolate To The Bone
Label : Red House
11:17 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
Album : Pure Blues
Label : UTV/IUniversal
11:23 PM
Blues For Chris
Artist : Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowden
Album : Blues & Ballads
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:28 PM
It Was Early One Morning
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : Shout On: The Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 3
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:32 PM
Free Again
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Free Again
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:37 PM
Country Gal
Artist : John Dee Holeman & The Waifs Band
Album : John Dee Holeman & The Waifs Band
Label : Music Maker
11:44 PM
Shake ’Em On Down
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues
Label : Arhoolie
11:47 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:50 PM
You Got To Move
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Live At Newport
Label : Vanguard

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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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