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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February 10, 2013

2:00 PM
New River Train
Artist : Seth Boyd
Album : Banjo Classics
Label : Old Blue
2:01 PM
Greenback Dollar
Artist : Clinton King & Larry Hall and the Va. Mountaineers
Album : Blue Ridge Bluegrass
Label : Revonah Records
2:04 PM
Sugar Hill
Artist : Eddie Bond
Album : Close Kin
Label : Mountain Roads Recordings
2:07 PM
Angelina Baker
Artist : Rockhouse String Band
Album : High On A Mountain
Label : Self-produced
2:10 PM
Shout Little Lulie
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Old Time Picking
Label : Rebel
2:12 PM
Leather Breeches
Artist : Helen White & Wayne Henderson
Album : Live From Virginia
Label : Self-produced
2:14 PM
You’ve Been a Friend to Me
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You’ve Been a Friend to Me
Label : Barker
2:18 PM
Susannah Gal
Artist : Tyler Hughes
Album : Wise County Jail
Label : RVR 12008
2:21 PM
Freight Train
Artist : Hound Dog Hill
Album : Born in Virginia
Label : Self-produced
2:25 PM
Darlin’ Corey
Artist : Elizabeth LaPrelle
Album : Rain & Snow
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
2:27 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : Longing for Old Virginia
Label : Rounder
2:30 PM
Down Yonder
Artist : The Skillet Lickers
Album : The Skillet Lickers vol 6
Label : Document 806
2:33 PM
Sunny Side of Life
Artist : The Blue Sky Boys
Album : The Sunny Side of Life
Label : Bear Family Records - BCD
2:36 PM
Brown’s Ferry Blues
Artist : Mike Seeger and John Jackson
Album : The 3rd Annual Farewell Reunion
Label : Rounder
2:38 PM
I’m Too Young to Marry
Artist : Mountain Fling
Album : Where Mountain Breezes Blow
Label : MTF
2:41 PM
Chiquapin Hunting
Artist : Roscoe P. & Coal Train
Album : Life At the Floyd Country Store
Label : Self-produced
2:44 PM
Wreck of the Number 9
Artist : Doug Rorrer
Album : Under the Influence
Label : Flyin Cloud
2:47 PM
Tackett Branch
Artist : Tim Martin
Album : Bluegrass Fiddle
Label : Patuxent
3:00 PM
Old Scotland
Artist : The Wolfe Brothers
Album : Old Time Tuning
Label : Yodel-ay-hee Records
3:03 PM
Cotton-eyed Joe
Artist : Doc & Merle Watson
Album : Down South
Label : Sugar Hill
3:05 PM
Red Rocking Chair
Artist : The Dry Hill Draggers
Album : Dreamin’ Of a Little Cabin
Label : Self-produced
3:08 PM
Wreck of the Old 97
Artist : Mac Traynham & Shay Garriock
Album : Turkey in the Mountain
Label : Southern Mountain Melodies - SMM
3:12 PM
Not a Word of That Be Said
Artist : Ginny Hawker
Album : Stars of Old Time Music
Label : Rounder
3:16 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : The Camp Creek Boys
Album : Old Time String Band
Label : County
3:19 PM
Cyclone of Rye Cove
Artist : Dale Jett
Album : Crooked Road
Label : The Crooked Road
3:23 PM
Grandfather’s Clock
Artist : Laura Boosinger
Album : My Carolina Home
Label : Upstream
3:27 PM
16 Days in Georgia
Artist : Billy Hurt
Album : Fiddle Classics
Label : Old Blue
3:29 PM
John Henry Blues
Artist : Uncle Henry’s Favorites
Album : Old Time String Band Music
Label : UHF
3:33 PM
The School House Fire
Artist : The Dixon Brothers
Album : A Blessing to People
Label : Bear Family Records - BCD
3:36 PM
Blue Yodel # 10
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : No Hard Times
Label : Rounder
3:39 PM
Milwaukee Blues
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : Charlie Poole and the NC Ramblers
Label : JSP Records
3:42 PM
Artist : The SC Broadcasters
Album : Can You Hear Me Now
Label : Flaming Heart Records
3:46 PM
All Night Long
Artist : The Foghorn Stringband
Album : Weiser Sunrise
Label : Nettwerk
3:50 PM
False Hearted Lover
Artist : Olen Gardner
Album : Olen & Frances Gardner
Label : Self-produced
3:52 PM
Fugitive’s Lament
Artist : Skip Gorman & Erynn Marshall
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickory Jack
3:55 PM
Dance All Night
Artist : The Russell Family
Album : Mountain Dulcimer
Label : County