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

April 13, 2013

8:06 PM
Bounce
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Glide
Label : KOCH
8:11 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:14 PM
Farewell Blues
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
8:19 PM
Old Baggum/Toss The Feathers
Artist : Joel Mabus
Album : Six Of One
Label : Fossil Records
8:26 PM
Run Away
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
8:30 PM
Pentangling
Artist : Pentangle
Album : Light Flight: The Anthology
Label : Universal
8:37 PM
Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man?
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
8:41 PM
Jericho Road
Artist : Joan Baez
Album : Day After Tomorrow
Label : Razor & Tie
8:45 PM
Love’s Gonna Blow My Way
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Lost Highway
Label : New West
8:50 PM
You Must Unload
Artist : Blind Alfred Reed
Album : The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
8:53 PM
Poplar Bluff
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
8:56 PM
Handyman Blues
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl
9:04 PM
Run
Artist : Old School Freight Train
Album : Run
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:09 PM
My Girl/Stand By Me/It’s The Same Old Song
Artist : El McMeen
Album : Breakout
Label : Piney Ridge Music
9:15 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
9:21 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
9:24 PM
There Is A Time
Artist : The Dillards
Album : Live!!! Almost!!!
Label : Elektra
9:26 PM
Piney Mountain
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:32 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
9:36 PM
Eight Miles High
Artist : Chris Hillman
Album : The Other Side
Label : Sovereign Artists
9:40 PM
Dry Bones
Artist : The Four Gospel Singers
Album : I Hear Music In The Air/A Treasury Of Gospel Music
Label : RCA
9:46 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
9:51 PM
Owensboro Train
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
9:55 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
10:04 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:09 PM
Sloop John B. (Histe Up The John B.’s Sails
Artist : Cleveland Simmons Group
Album : Alan Lomax: Popular Songbook
Label : Rounder
10:11 PM
Moses
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : String Nation
Label : Arts & Media
10:16 PM
Nuages
Artist : Willie Nelson and Family
Album : Let's Face The Music And Dance
Label : Legacy
10:24 PM
Greenback Dollar
Artist : Weems String Band
Album : Down In The Basement
Label : Old Hat
10:27 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
10:34 PM
Fairy’s Choice/Choice Wife
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : High In The Blue Ridge
Label : Fairewood Studios
10:39 PM
Readin’, Rightin’, Rt. 23
Artist : Dwight Yoakam
Album : dwightyoakamacoustic.net
Label : Reprise
10:45 PM
Locket And Key
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Silverlined
Label : Sugar Hill
10:50 PM
The King’s Shilling
Artist : Mick McAuley/Winifred Horan/Colm O Caoimh
Album : Saling Back To You
Label : www.mcauleyhoranocaoimh.com
10:54 PM
New Coat Of Paint
Artist : Erynn Marshall
Album : Calico
Label : Hickoryjack Records
11:04 PM
Evening Blues
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Blackjack David
Label : Hightone
11:10 PM
Stop Running ’Round
Artist : Carey & Lurrie Bell
Album : Second Nature
Label : Alligator
11:14 PM
Expressin’ The Blues
Artist : Guitar Gabriel
Album : Deep In The South
Label : Music Maker
11:21 PM
Things About Coming My Way
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : Legacy
Label : Red House
11:25 PM
Wing and a Prayer
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:31 PM
Blues For The Mann
Artist : Stefan Grossman & Duck Baker
Album : Northern Skies, Southern Blues
Label : Shanachie
11:37 PM
O Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:40 PM
Free Again
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Free Again
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:45 PM
’Bout A Spoonful
Artist : Mance Lipscomb
Album : Texas Blues Guitar
Label : Arhoolie
11:51 PM
Canned Heat Blues
Artist : Tommy Johnson
Album : Complete Recorded Works (1928-1929)
Label : Document
11:55 PM
Saturday Evening Blues
Artist : Bill Broonzy
Album : The Bill Broonzy Story
Label : Verve

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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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