Back to the Blue Ridge on WVTF

Sundays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on WVTF

Back to the Blue Ridge is WVTF's locally produced two hour weekly program featuring traditional acoustic music of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Piedmont region.

From traditional to contemporary bluegrass and old-time music to blues, gospel and a few Americana selections, host and producer Kinney Rorrer each weekend features an eclectic mix of music focusing on the tradition and culture of the region served by WVTF.

Kinney is a retired history professor at Danville Community College and an avid lover of old-time and bluegrass music.  As a musician, he's known for his skill as an old-time banjo picker.

Kinney was recently featured on a segment of NPR's Here and Now to listen to the story click here

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Playlist

July 20, 2014

2:00 PM
Si Si No No
Artist : Bennett Sullivan
Album : Lady Nora
Label : self-produced
2:02 PM
White Dove
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : The Stanley Brothers & Other Bluegrass Legends
Label : BXS 3614
2:05 PM
Another Man’s Arms
Artist : Jr. Sisk
Album : The Heart of a Song
Label : Rebel 1845
2:09 PM
99 Years
Artist : Dave Evans
Album : The Best of the Vetco Years
Label : Rebel 7519
2:13 PM
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Artist : Bobby Atkins
Album : The Best of Bobby Atkins
Label : TB 7209
2:17 PM
In the Pines
Artist : Bill Monroe
Album : The Music of Bill Monroe
Label : MCA 11048
2:21 PM
Choking the Strings
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories of the Past
Label : Rebel 1848
2:24 PM
I Want My Dog Back
Artist : The Spinney Brothers
Album : No Borders
Label : Mountain Fever
2:27 PM
He Stopped Loving Her Today
Artist : James King
Album : Three Chords & The Truth
Label : Rounder 9134-2
2:32 PM
Let the Whole World Talk
Artist : The Johnson Mountain Boys
Album : At the Old Schoolhouse
Label : Rounder 0261
2:34 PM
Talking Fiddle Blues
Artist : Scotty Stoneman
Album : Fiddler's Hall of Fame
Label : H CD 268
2:38 PM
Lunch Box Letter
Artist : J.D. Messer and Sanctified
Album : Coal Miner's Prayer
Label : KR 38178
2:42 PM
Highway of Sorrow
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : The Midnight Train
Label : Sugar Hill 3752
2:45 PM
When the Roses Bloom for the Bootlegger
Artist : Roy Harvey and Earl Shirkeyl
Album : The Johnson City Sessions
Label : BCD 16083
2:48 PM
Just Pickin’
Artist : Roy Harvey and Leonard Copeland
Album : The Johnson City Sessions
Label : BCD 16083
2:52 PM
The Coo Coo Bird
Artist : Clarence Ashley
Album : The Johnson City Sessions
Label : BCD 16083
2:54 PM
Katy Hill
Artist : Rich N Traditionf
Album : Rich N Tradition
Label : RNT 001
3:00 PM
Short Life of Trouble
Artist : The Crooked Road Ramblers
Album : Mule to Ride
Label : self-produced
3:03 PM
50 Miles of Elbow Room
Artist : Greg Cornett
Album : A Little Help from My Friends
Label : Timber Tree Records
3:06 PM
I Saw a Man at the Close of Day
Artist : The Elkville String Band
Album : My Brushy Mountain Home
Label : self-produced
3:11 PM
Little White Church
Artist : Mac Wiseman
Album : Memories of that Old Country Church
Label : Rebel 8008
3:13 PM
That Little Old Country Church House
Artist : Joe Mullins and Larry Sparks
Album : Memories of that Old Country Church
Label : Rebel 8008
3:16 PM
Home on the River
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : They Called it Music
Label : Compass 4599-2
3:19 PM
That’s Kentucky
Artist : Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road
Album : Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road
Label : PRC 1186
3:22 PM
Wake Up Little Maggie
Artist : Chris Jones
Album : Lonely Comes Easy
Label : Rebel 1847
3:25 PM
Blue Railroad Train
Artist : Mark Newton and Steve Thomas
Album : Reborn
Label : PRC 1185
3:30 PM
Drink Up and Go Home
Artist : Jimmy Martin
Album : 50 Golden Years
Label : self-produced
3:33 PM
Dig a Hole in the Meadow
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : Flatt and Scruggs at Carnegie Hall
Label : KOC 7929
3:35 PM
I Never Will Marry
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow
Label : KG 0544
3:39 PM
Brothers of the Highway
Artist : Dailey and Vincent
Album : Brothers of the Highway
Label : Rounder 9141-2
3:43 PM
You Can’t Hurt Ham
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Music to My Ears
Label : SFR 10132
3:46 PM
Cash on the Barrelhead
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : The Grass is Blue
Label : Sugar Hill 3900
3:50 PM
Ragtime Annie
Artist : Kenny Baker
Album : A Baker's Dozen
Label : County 2732