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 20, 2013

8:05 PM
Stump-Tailed Dolly/Cumberland Gap
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
8:09 PM
Hills Of Mexico
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Ordinary Seasons
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:13 PM
Today’s The Day I Get My Gold Watch And Chain
Artist : David Davis And The Warrior River Boys
Album : David Davis And The Warrior River Boys
Label : Rebel
8:17 PM
King’s Highway
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:22 PM
Can’t Find My Way Home
Artist : Rob Ickes
Album : Slide City
Label : Rounder
8:27 PM
The West Virginia Rag
Artist : Frank Hutchison
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1926-1929)
Label : Document
8:32 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
8:35 PM
A Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Public Domain
Label : Hightone
8:39 PM
Fall Creek Falls
Artist : Jim Van Cleve
Album : No Apologies
Label : Rural Rhythm Records
8:43 PM
Anywhere Is Home When You’re With Me
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Destination Life
Label : Rounder
8:50 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
8:52 PM
Goin’ To The Dance
Artist : Chris Warner
Album : Goin' To The Dance
Label : Patuxent Music
8:56 PM
Kiss Me Quick
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
9:04 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
9:09 PM
Midnight Road
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Steady Operator
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:14 PM
This Town
Artist : Michael Rank and Stag
Album : In The Weeds
Label : Loud's Hymn
9:17 PM
Riverside
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : Riverside Battle Songs
Label : Verve Forecast
9:24 PM
Mama Was Always Tellin’ Her Truth
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Sing The Delta
Label : Flariella Records
9:31 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
9:35 PM
Tennessee Pusher
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Tennessee Pusher
Label : Nettwerk
9:40 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy Jay Bennett
Album : The Harry Smith Connection: A Live Tribute
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:43 PM
Rub Alchohol Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Chris Coole
Album : Meet Me In The Music
Label : Hickoryjack Records
9:50 PM
Sugar Baby
Artist : Dock Boggs
Album : Anthology Of American Folk Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:53 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing The Banjo
Label : Telarc Blues
9:57 PM
John Henry
Artist : George Pegram
Album : Classic Old-Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Elephant
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
10:08 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
10:12 PM
Howdy Neighbor Howdy
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
10:14 PM
Albert Erving
Artist : Porter Wagoner
Album : Wagonmaster
Label : ANTI
10:21 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:25 PM
Got The Farm Land Blues
Artist : Carolina Tar Heels
Album : Anthology Of American Folk Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:30 PM
The Paige Boys.. The Whistling Cat.. Joan and John’s
Artist : Comas
Album : Charge
Label : Mad River Records
10:36 PM
The Ballad Of Beautiful Nell Cropsey
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Old North State
Label : www.redclayramblers.com
10:42 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
10:45 PM
The Jack Pine
Artist : Hem
Album : Departure & Farewell
Label : Waveland/Nettwerk
10:51 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:55 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
11:04 PM
Red Mud
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : Red Mud
Label : Black Top
11:08 PM
Alabama Blues
Artist : Bukka White
Album : Sky Songs
Label : Arhoolie
11:15 PM
Worried Life Blues
Artist : B.B. King & Eric Clapton
Album : Riding With The King
Label : Reprise
11:22 PM
Pure Religion
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Pure Religion And Bad Company
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:26 PM
Southern Rag
Artist : Blind Blake
Album : The Best Of Blind Blake
Label : Yazoo 2
11:30 PM
Lightning Flash, Thunder Roll
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:36 PM
Circumstances
Artist : Shemekia Copeland
Album : Never Going Back
Label : Telarc Blues
11:40 PM
Samson & Delilah
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:44 PM
Metal Bottoms
Artist : Cootie Stark
Album : Sugar Man
Label : Music Maker
11:51 PM
Mule Ridin’ Blues
Artist : Big Bill Broonzy
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:55 PM
Tell Me
Artist : K.C. Douglas
Album : K.C.'s Blues
Label : Bluesville/OBC

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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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