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

December 29, 2012

8:04 PM
Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Fiddlin’ John Carson
Album : Back Roads To Cold Mountain
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:07 PM
Mississippi Saturday Night
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO
8:10 PM
Cloud Of Dust
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:13 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:19 PM
Wreck & Ruin
Artist : Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Album : Wreck & Ruin
Label : Sugar Hill/Essence
8:21 PM
Breaking Like The Sun
Artist : The Steel Wheels
Album : Lay Down Lay Low
Label : www.thesteelwheels.com
8:25 PM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : 23 Strings
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
8:31 PM
Time The Perfect Stranger
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy Records
8:35 PM
Arizona
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House
8:38 PM
Chip Of A Star
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Sight & Sound
Label : Yep Roc
8:43 PM
East Virginia
Artist : Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Album : Some Bright Morning
Label : Signature Sounds
8:50 PM
Philadelphia Lawyer
Artist : Larry Stephenson
Album : What Really Matters
Label : Compass
8:54 PM
Waitin
Artist : The Outliers
Album : The Outliers
Label : www.theoutliersband.com
9:04 PM
The Distance Between Two Points
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
9:10 PM
Arkansas
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Hymns To What Is Left
Label : Sawdust
9:14 PM
Winter Harvest
Artist : Matt Flinner Trio
Album : Winter Harvest
Label : Compass
9:18 PM
Boodle-De-Bum-Bum
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
9:24 PM
Nobody Knows You
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
9:27 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
9:32 PM
Can You Hear Me Now
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Can You Hear Me Now
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:35 PM
When The Ship Comes In
Artist : The Chieftains/The Decemberists
Album : Voice Of Ages
Label : Hear Music/Blackrock
9:39 PM
Mildredelphia
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
9:45 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
9:51 PM
Eastern Tennessee
Artist : The Guilty Pleasures
Album : Eastern Tennessee
Label : www.theguiltypleasures.org
9:54 PM
A Lady Does Not Often Falter
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
10:04 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
10:11 PM
Troublemaker
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Sky Crunch/Compass
10:14 PM
Lookin In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
10:18 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
10:25 PM
The Cruel Mother
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound Records
10:31 PM
Elephant
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
10:36 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : www.solasmusic.com
10:39 PM
With A Memory Like Mine
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
10:46 PM
Kingdom Come
Artist : Old Man Luedecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
10:49 PM
Uncle Charlie’s Revenge
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:53 PM
Swans
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
11:05 PM
Old Gospel Medley I
Artist : Luther Dickinson
Album : Hambone's Meditations - Mississippi Folk Music Volume II
Label : Songs Of The South
11:11 PM
Happy New Year Blues
Artist : Blind Lemon Jefferson
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1928)
Label : Document
11:14 PM
Muddy Waters Medley
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:18 PM
Country Blues
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : The Complete Plantation Recordings
Label : MCA/Chess
11:24 PM
Happy New Year Darling
Artist : Lonnie Johnson
Album : Blues, Blues Christmas
Label : Document
11:28 PM
Pure Religion
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:34 PM
You Got To Move
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Live At Newport
Label : Vanguard
11:39 PM
Happy New Year Blues
Artist : Charley Jordan/Mary Harris
Album : Charley Jordan Vol. 3, 1935-37
Label : Document
11:44 PM
Rock Me
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:49 PM
Sometimes A Drifter
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Brother Sinner & The Whale
Label : Black Hen Music
11:55 PM
Happy New Year
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : Blue Yule
Label : Rhino

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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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