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 30, 2013

8:04 PM
Sally Goodin
Artist : Hot Club of Cowtown
Album : Tall Tales
Label : Highton
8:06 PM
Way Down Yonder
Artist : Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Yonder
Label : self
8:11 PM
Lamplighting Time
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light
Label : Story Sound
8:15 PM
Feed Your Horse Corn and Hay
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Chris Coole
Album : Meet Me in the Music
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:18 PM
Danse Caribe
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Label : Mom + Pop
8:23 PM
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : South
Label : Flyin Cloud
8:26 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
8:29 PM
Come Around
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
8:32 PM
Seven Years
Artist : Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila
Album : May Monday
Label : Northside
8:38 PM
Climbin Up a Mountain
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Live: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light
8:42 PM
High on a Mountain
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Ola Belle Reed
Label : Rounder
8:45 PM
Gone, Gonna Rise Again
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:49 PM
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Gorilla
Label : Warner Bros
8:53 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
8:57 PM
New Cut Road
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:04 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
9:08 PM
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
9:11 PM
Nothin’ Special
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Company We Keep
Label : Sugar Hill
9:14 PM
Don’t You Call My Name
Artist : Del McCoury & The Dixie Pals
Album : High on a Mountain
Label : Rounder
9:16 PM
Box Of Rain
Artist : The Grateful Dead
Album : American Beauty
Label : Warner Bros
9:21 PM
Artist : Wake the Dead
Album : Buckdancer's Choice
Label : Redwing
9:27 PM
Harris and the Mare
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : Passage
Label : Green Linnet
9:33 PM
Morning Song to Sally
Artist : Jerry Jeff Walker
Album : The Best of the Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard
9:38 PM
La Grande chaine
Artist : La Famille Beaudoin
Album : The Beaudoin Family
Label : Philo
9:42 PM
My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Carolina Tar Heels
Album : In The Pines: Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes
Label : Old Hat
9:46 PM
Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : High, Low and In Betwee
Label : Tomato Records
9:49 PM
Red Dirt Girl
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Red Dirt Girl
Label : Nonesuch
9:53 PM
Tear Stained Eye
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Trace
Label : Warner Bros
9:58 PM
Molly Put the Kettle On
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : self
10:04 PM
Natural Bridge
Artist : Bela Fleck
Album : Natural Bridge
Label : Rounder
10:11 PM
Goodbye Beulahland
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle Records
10:16 PM
Comes a Time
Artist : Neil Young
Album : Comes a Time
Label : Reprise
10:19 PM
Lay Your Money Down
Artist : Solas (with Rhiannon Giddens)
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:24 PM
Hot Stuff
Artist : Mike Auldrighe & Old Dog
Album : s/t
Label : Flying Fish
10:27 PM
John and Mary
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
10:30 PM
I’ve Got No Honeybabe Now
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Ways of the World
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:33 PM
My Wife Died Saturday Night
Artist : Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters
Album : Nashville: The Early Years Vol 1
Label : County
10:35 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Crooked Jades
Album : Seven Sisters
Label : Copper Creek
10:40 PM
Beautiful Dawn
Artist : The Wailin’ Jennys
Album : 40 Days
Label : Red House
10:43 PM
Gaelic Song
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : Four on the Floor
Label : Compass
10:48 PM
Just a Few More Days
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Blue Lightning
Label : Rounder
10:51 PM
If I Were a Carpenter
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : House On Fire Vol 2
Label : Red House Records
10:56 PM
Jesse James
Artist : Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Album : The Story of the Day That I Died
Label : Rebel
10:58 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Not Too Far From the Tree
Label : Sugar Hill
11:04 PM
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Artist : W. Lee O’Daniel & His Hillbilly Boys
Album : Western Swing Vol 2
Label : Old Timey
11:06 PM
The Faded Coat of Blue
Artist : David Miller & Frank Welling
Album : Paramount Old Time Tunes
Label : JEMF
11:09 PM
Joilet Bound
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Queen of the Blues
Label : Columbia Legacy
11:13 PM
Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Mississippi Blues
Label : Putumayo
11:18 PM
Chapel Hill Boogie
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull City After Dark
Label : Silver Spring
11:21 PM
Long Train
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : House on Fire Vol 2
Label : Red House Records
11:26 PM
Bagdad Blues
Artist : Beverly "Guitar" Watkins
Album : Treasure Box
Label : Music Maker
11:29 PM
Black Eyed Man
Artist : Cowboy Junkies
Album : Black Eyed Man
Label : RCA
11:33 PM
Salty Dog Blues
Artist : Lest Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Album : Folk Song America III
Label : Smithsonian Sony
11:35 PM
Long Time Gone
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
11:40 PM
Ballad of Martha White
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Aloha From Nashville
Label : Sugar Hill
11:46 PM
If You Steal My Chickens, You Can’t Make Them Lay
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry & Big Joe Williams
Album : Rediscovered Blues
Label : Capitol
11:52 PM
Old Time Religion
Artist : Rev Robert Wilkins
Album : This Old World's In A Hell of a Fix
Label : Biograph
11:57 PM
Carolina Breakdown
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Blues
Label : Music Maker


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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