Back Porch Music Saturday

Sat 8p-Mid

Freddy Jenkins hosts the Saturday edition of Back Porch Music.  Folk, blues, bluegrass, and more.

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May 18, 2013

8:05 PM
Liza Jane/Sandy Boys/Hangman’s
Artist : Ken Kolodner & Brad Kolodner
Album : Otter Creek
Label : Fenchurch Music
8:10 PM
River Of Jordan
Artist : Sweet Potato Pie
Album : Journey Called Life
Label : Mountain Fever Records
8:12 PM
Long Time Travelling
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Travelling
Label : Wild Goose
8:16 PM
The Stranger
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
8:22 PM
Carter’s Blues
Artist : Laurie Lewis
Album : Skippin' and Flyin'
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
8:26 PM
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
Artist : Dervish
Album : Travelling Show
Label : Whirling Discs
8:31 PM
Fire In The Sky
Artist : Andy Thorn & Friends
Album : Fire In The Sky
Label : Self-released
8:36 PM
Doc Watson Morning
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:42 PM
Great High Mountain
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Great High Mountain
Label : Rebel
8:45 PM
Artist : June Tabor and The Oyster Band
Album : Freedom And Rain
Label : Rykodisc
8:50 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
8:53 PM
Come To The Mountain
Artist : Putnam String County Band
Album : Putnam String County Band
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
My Side Of The Mountain
Artist : Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
Album : Release Your Shrouds
Label : Earthwork Music
9:04 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label :
9:09 PM
King Wilkies Run
Artist : David Grier
Album : Panorama
Label : Rounder
9:16 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:21 PM
Lewis & Clark
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
9:25 PM
Pipe Major George Allan Set
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : Live & In Session
Label : Compass5
9:32 PM
I Shot The Sheriff
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
9:37 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
9:40 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
9:47 PM
Corpus Christi Bay
Artist : Todd Snider
Album : The Excitement Plan
Label : Yep Roc
9:52 PM
G Rag
Artist : Georgia Yellow Hammers
Album : Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!
Label : Old Hat Records
9:55 PM
Ode To A Butterfly
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Nickel Creek
Label : Sugar Hill
10:05 PM
Ragtime Annie
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:08 PM
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
10:13 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
10:20 PM
Jerusalem Tomorrow
Artist : James King
Album : The Bluegrass Storyteller
Label : Rounder
10:25 PM
First Step Of The Journey
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:30 PM
Train Song
Artist : Pentangle
Album : Light Flight: The Anthology
Label : Universal
10:35 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl Records
10:40 PM
Church Street Blues
Artist : Beppe Gambetta
Album : Blu di Genova
Label : Gadfly Records
10:46 PM
Roving Gambler
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : Jack Elliott
Label : Vangaurd
10:50 PM
Freight Train Boogie
Artist : Don Reno & Tony Rice
Album : Bluegrass Express
Label : Rounder
10:56 PM
Big Country
Artist : Edgar Meyer
Album : Uncommon Ritual
Label : Sony Classical
11:04 PM
Walk With Me (aka: Minnie’s Song)
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : Whistling In The Dark
Label : Silvermoon Records
11:07 PM
Trouble Soon Be Over
Artist : Colin Linden
Album : Easin' Back To Tennessee
Label : True North
11:11 PM
Pea Vine Blues
Artist : Joanna Connor
Album : Slide Time
Label : Blind Pig
11:15 PM
Get Right Church
Artist : Paul Geremia
Album : Preachin' The Blues: The Music Of Mississippi Fred McDowell
Label : Telarc Blues
11:22 PM
Happy Blues For John Glenn (Parts 1 & 2)
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : Superblues - All Time Classic Blues Hits, Vol. 4
Label : Stax
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:32 PM
Love Changin’ Blues
Artist : John Hammond
Album : Trouble No More
Label : Pointblank/Charisma
11:38 PM
Rolling And Tumbling Blues
Artist : Eddie "One String" Jones
Album : Takoma Blues
Label : Takoma
11:45 PM
Old Jim Canan’s
Artist : Robert Wilkins
Album : The Original Rolling Stone
Label : Yazoo
11:50 PM
Canned Heat Blues
Artist : Tommy Johnson
Album : Complete Recorded Works (1928-1929)
Label : Document
11:54 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin'
Label : Smithsonian Folkways


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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