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

June 22, 2013

8:04 PM
Jerusalem Ridge
Artist : Various
Album : Ultimate Pickin: The Best Of Instrumental Bluegrass
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:09 PM
Mother’s Little Children
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Grey Afternoon
Artist : Jim Van Cleve
Album : No Apologies
Label : Rural Rhythm
8:19 PM
Big River
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:24 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:28 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
8:32 PM
I’m Putting On My Leaving Shoes
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories Of The Past
Label : Rebel
8:35 PM
Mountain Angel
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Little Sparrow
Label : Sugar Hill
8:42 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:49 PM
Steel Rails
Artist : Samantha Casey & The Bluegrass Jam
Album : Casey's Fair
Label : Sweet Acoustic Music
8:52 PM
Little Maggie With A Dram Glass In Her Hand
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : Volume 2 (1928-1929)
Label : Document
8:56 PM
Goodbye Liza Jane
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : The Legend Of Charlie Poole, Volume 3
Label : County
9:04 PM
Doin’ Time
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Dear Sister
Label : Compass
9:09 PM
The Prodigal Son
Artist : Atwater/Donnelly
Album : And Then I'm Going Home - Atwater/Donnelly Live
Label : Rabbit Island Music
9:14 PM
Bittersweet
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
9:19 PM
After Mardi Gras
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchessess)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:23 PM
The Angry Monk/Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Tony Furtado
Album : Bare Bones
Label : Funzalo Records
9:32 PM
In The Pines
Artist : Dock Walsh
Album : In The Pines - Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes
Label : Old Hat Records
9:35 PM
On The Road
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Morning Bugle
Label : Rounder
9:39 PM
Can You Get To That
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : One True Vine
Label : ANTI
9:44 PM
One Kind Word
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
9:48 PM
When I’m Gone
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:52 PM
I’ll Remember You Love In My Prayers/Liza Jane/The Old Stillhouse
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : Deeper Waters
Label : Red House Records
10:04 PM
Big Shaky
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Tunesmith Retrofit
Label : Rounder
10:09 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
10:12 PM
Cornmeal Waltz
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
10:20 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
10:25 PM
Texas Gales/Blackberry Rag
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
10:30 PM
You Must Unload
Artist : Blind Alfred Reed
Album : The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
10:33 PM
Clear The Way
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Shadow And Light
Label : Compass Records
10:38 PM
Sandy Ford (Barbara Lee)
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Headed For The Hills
Label : Dualtone
10:42 PM
The Fairview Gypsy Reel
Artist : Hounds Of Finn
Album : Gravity Pulls
Label : New Folk Records
10:50 PM
Early Morning Rain
Artist : Paul Weller
Album : Studio 150
Label : V2 Records
10:54 PM
Bold Riley
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : 10
Label : Compass
11:04 PM
Last Night Blues
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins
Label : Prestige
11:09 PM
Give Me Back My Wig
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:14 PM
Stack Lee Blues
Artist : Steve James
Album : Every Road I Take - The Best Of Acoustic Blues
Label : Shanachie
11:20 PM
Death Letter Blues
Artist : Mary Flower
Album : Misery Loves Company
Label : Yellow Dog Records
11:26 PM
Ragtime Millionaire
Artist : Lightnin’ Wells
Album : Ragtime Millionaire
Label : New Moon Blues
11:30 PM
John Henry
Artist : John Jackson
Album : Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
Label : Arhoolie
11:34 PM
Love Changin’ Blues
Artist : John Hammond
Album : Trouble No More
Label : Pointblank/Charisma
11:40 PM
Vicksburg Blues
Artist : Walter Miller
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues in the 1960s - Vol. 1
Label : Arhoolie
11:45 PM
Pony Blues
Artist : David "Honeyboy" Edwards
Album : Mississippi Delta Bluesman
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:51 PM
Broke Down Engine Blues
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Last Session
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:54 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
Album : Pure Blues
Label : UTV/Universal

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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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