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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April 06, 2013

8:05 PM
Another Saturday Night
Artist : Dudley Connell and Don Rigsby
Album : Another Saturday Night
Label : Sugar Hill
8:08 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:12 PM
Milk Cow Blues
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
8:16 PM
Lonesome Moonlight Waltz
Artist : The Bluegrass Album Band
Album : Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute
Label : Rounder
8:22 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
8:26 PM
Railroad Blues
Artist : Sam McGee
Album : Old-Time Mountain Blues
Label : County
8:31 PM
Mars Hall
Artist : Doug Adamz
Album : Guitar Solos
Label : Magi Productions
8:36 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
8:41 PM
I’m Just Here To Ride The Train
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family
8:46 PM
Eastern Tennessee
Artist : The Guilty Pleasures
Album : Eastern Tennessee
Label :
8:51 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
8:55 PM
The Recruited Collier
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : 10
Label : Compass
9:04 PM
Buccaneer-Buckaroo/McCarthy’s Waltz
Artist : David Wilkie & Cowboy Celtic
Album : Cowboy Ceilidh
Label : Red House Records
9:10 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
9:15 PM
Concrete Jungle
Artist : The Holmes Brothers
Album : Simple Truths
Label : Alligator
9:23 PM
Bumper Sticker
Artist : Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys
Album : Pick
Label : KW Enterprises/SCI-Fidelity
9:26 PM
Owensboro Train
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
9:33 PM
Green Grass It Grows Bonny
Artist : Niamh Parsons
Album : In My Prime
Label : Green Linnet
9:40 PM
Half Acre
Artist : Hem
Album : Rabbit Songs
Label : Bar/None
9:43 PM
Deep River Blues
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Trouble In Mind: The Doc Watson Country Blues Collection 1964-1998
Label : Sugar Hill
9:48 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
9:52 PM
Captain Glenn
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Wayward Son
Label : Compass
9:57 PM
Honey Babe
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
The Pits
Artist : Battlefield Band
Album : Line-Up
Label : Temple Records
10:10 PM
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
10:17 PM
The Saratoga Hornpipe
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Live
Label : Self-Released
10:23 PM
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
10:31 PM
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : Sacred Heart
Label : Red House Records
10:37 PM
Medley: The Fishing Hole/Octopus’ Garden
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Guitarheel
Label : nuffsaid records
10:42 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Texas Rain - The Texas Hill Country Recordings
Label : Tomato
10:53 PM
Smoothie Song
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugar Hill
10:57 PM
High, Wide, And Handsome
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
11:04 PM
Market Blues
Artist : Neal Pattman
Album : Prison Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:11 PM
Pure Religion
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Pure Religion And Bad Company
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:15 PM
I Am The Light Of This World
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:22 PM
Free and Equal Blues
Artist : Josh White
Album : Free and Equal Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:26 PM
Broken Levee Blues
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : You Better Lie Down
Label : Cattail Music
11:30 PM
Hope In The Lord To Provide
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Brother Sinner & The Whale
Label : Black Hen Music
11:36 PM
Key To The Highway
Artist : B.B. King & Eric Clapton
Album : Riding With The King
Label : Reprise
11:40 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:49 PM
See About My Brother John Henry
Artist : The Hopkins Brothers
Album : The Hopkins Brothers: Lightning, Joel & John Henry
Label : Arhoolie
11:54 PM
Don’t You Remember Me
Artist : Henry Townsend
Album : Cairo Blues
Label : Adelphi/Genes


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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