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

May 04, 2013

8:06 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:11 PM
Yodelin’ Fiddlin’ Blues
Artist : Adam Tanner
Album : Sure As You're Born
Label : www.adamtannermusic.com
8:14 PM
Well-Oiled Machine
Artist : Hot Buttered Rum
Album : Well-Oiled Machine
Label : Harmonized Records
8:20 PM
The Plant Song
Artist : The Bills
Album : Yes Please
Label : Red House Records
8:26 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:31 PM
Rayburn Avenue
Artist : Matt Flinner
Album : Latitude
Label : Compass
8:37 PM
Mountain Child
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:44 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
8:47 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:52 PM
Lament For Limerick
Artist : Duck Baker
Album : Kid On The Mountain
Label : Kicking Mule
8:56 PM
When I’m Gone
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:04 PM
Time The Perfect Stranger
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy Records
9:08 PM
Hobo’s Crossing
Artist : Beppe Gambetta
Album : Rendez-vous
Label : Gadfly Records
9:12 PM
I Shot The Sheriff
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
9:17 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : B.F. Shelton
Album : The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
9:22 PM
Waterbound
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
9:24 PM
Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun To Sun
Label : www.annaandelizabeth.com
9:32 PM
Reuben
Artist : Various
Album : Foggy Mountain Special - A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs
Label : Rounder
9:36 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : American Hornpipe
Label : Threshold Music
9:43 PM
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens
Artist : Asleep At The Wheel
Album : The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel
Label : Madacy
9:46 PM
Too Young To Marry
Artist : Paul Smith & Friends
Album : Devil Eat The Groundhog
Label : Rounder
9:51 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
9:54 PM
Greencastle Blues
Artist : Todd Snider
Album : The Excitement Plan
Label : YepRoc
10:05 PM
The Savage Wee Beastie/The Limerick Lasses/The Bird In The Bush
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Rosewood Castle
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:09 PM
Blind Lemon and The Hook Man
Artist : Luther Dickinson
Album : Hambone's Meditations - Mississippi Folk Music Volume II
Label : Songs Of The South
10:15 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
10:23 PM
Ghost Of Tom Joad
Artist : Solas
Album : The Turning Tide
Label : Compass
10:28 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:33 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:38 PM
Bright Morning Star
Artist : Oysterband
Album : Rise Above
Label : Omnium Recordings
10:41 PM
From The Morning
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Pink Moon
Label : Hannibal
10:44 PM
The Stranger
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : www.alicegerrard.com
10:51 PM
The Jack Pine
Artist : Hem
Album : Departure & Farewell
Label : Waveland/Nettwerk
10:55 PM
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West Records
11:04 PM
Yazoo Strut
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Shake That Thing
Label : Shanachie
11:09 PM
The Son I Never Knew (Take 2)
Artist : Kenny Neal & Billy Branch
Album : Double Take
Label : Alligator
11:15 PM
Ballad Of A Hungry Mother
Artist : Phil Cook & His Feat
Album : Hungry Mother Blues
Label : Trekky Records
11:20 PM
Boomer’s Story
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Boomer's Story
Label : Reprise
11:26 PM
Richland Woman Blues
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt
Label : Vanguard
11:32 PM
Evil World Blues
Artist : Paul Geremia
Album : Love, Murder & Mosquitos
Label : Red House Records
11:37 PM
John Henry
Artist : John Jackson
Album : Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
Label : Arhoolie
11:40 PM
Good Thing Blues
Artist : Dr. Ross
Album : Boogie Disease
Label : Arhoolie
11:45 PM
Circumstances
Artist : Shemekia Copeland
Album : Never Going Back
Label : Telarc Blues
11:51 PM
I’m Wanderin’
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : That's My Story - John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues
Label : Riverside/OBC
11:57 PM
Don’t Forget It
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Last Session
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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