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 17, 2013

2:00 PM
My Silver Bells
Artist : Jim Smoak
Album : This Heart of Mine
Label : Self-produced
2:02 PM
Shallow Grave
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
2:05 PM
How Long Have I Been Your Fool
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
2:08 PM
Fallen Leaf
Artist : Corrina Logston
Album : Wind Caught My Bike
Label : Big Black Fox
2:12 PM
Bully of the Town
Artist : Elizabeth LaPrelle
Album : Bird’s Advice
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
2:15 PM
Here To Get My Baby out of Jail
Artist : Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Eliz. LaPrelle
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : Self-produced
2:19 PM
Jack Of Diamonds
Artist : The Black Twig Pickers
Album : Rough Carpenters
Label : Thrill Jockey Records
2:23 PM
Amazing Grace
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Great High Mountain
Label : Rebel
2:26 PM
Where We’ll Never Say Farewell
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Sunday Morning Singing
Label : Upper Management Music
2:29 PM
I Know Whose Tears
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring the Bell
Label : Compass
2:33 PM
Get in Line Brother
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : Foggy Mt. Gospel
Label : Columbia
2:35 PM
I Saw the Light
Artist : Larry Sparks
Album : Sings Hank Williams
Label : Rebel
2:38 PM
Shall We Gather at the River
Artist : Lost N Found
Album : Hymn Time
Label : Rebel
2:40 PM
If We Never Meet Again
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Flower From the Fields of Alabama
Label : Shanachie
2:46 PM
An Old Account Was Settled
Artist : The Blue Sky Boys
Album : The Sunny Side of Life
Label : Bear Family Records - BCD
2:48 PM
The Church in the Wildwood
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : Give Me the Roses While I Live
Label : Rounder
2:52 PM
From Jerusalem to Jericho
Artist : Uncle Dave Macon
Album : Travelin’ Down the Road
Label : County
2:55 PM
I Saw the Light
Artist : James A. Shelton
Album : Road to Coeburn
Label : Copper Creek
3:00 PM
Unclouded Day
Artist : Butch Baldassari
Album : Mandolin Hymns
Label : Sound Art Recordings - SAR
3:03 PM
Who Will Sing For Me
Artist : Ricky Skaggs and Doc Watson
Album : The 3 Pickers
Label : Rounder
3:06 PM
My God Has Not Failed Me Yet
Artist : Ardetta Meade
Album : The Crooked Road
Label : The Crooked Road
3:08 PM
Thankful for each Day
Artist : Jr. Sisk
Album : The Heart of a Song
Label : Rebel
3:10 PM
Little Community Church House
Artist : The Boys From Indiana
Album : Let the Light Shine Down
Label : Rebel
3:12 PM
Lord Don’t Leave Me Here
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : The Best in Bluegrass
Label : Rebel
3:14 PM
Living in the Kingdom of God
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent
Label : Rounder
3:17 PM
God Moves in a Wind Storm
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : True Bluegrass Gospel
Label : Rebel
3:19 PM
When God Dips His Pen of Love in My Heart
Artist : The Cox Family
Album : Blue Ribbon Bluegrass
Label : Rounder
3:24 PM
Message for Peace
Artist : James King
Album : Gardens in the Sky
Label : Rounder
3:28 PM
Jesus Savior Pilot Me
Artist : Ralph Stanley II
Album : Listen to my Hammer Ring
Label : Rebel
3:30 PM
No End to Heaven
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : Puttin’ New Roots Down
Label : Rebel
3:33 PM
I Can’t Sit down
Artist : The Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Feel Like My Time Ain’t Long
Label : Rebel
3:35 PM
Where the Roses Never Fade
Artist : Mountain Fling
Album : Where Mountain Breezes Blow
Label : MTF
3:38 PM
Great Speckled Bird
Artist : The Louvin Brothers
Album : Sing the Great Roy Acuff Songs
Label : Gusto
3:41 PM
We Seek a Rest
Artist : Woodruff Primitive Baptist Church
Album :
Composer : The Primitive Baptists Sing at Woodruff
Label : Virginia Mountain Studios Records
3:43 PM
When the Saints Go Marching In
Artist : The Lily Brothers and Don Stover
Album : Early Recordings
Label : Rebel
3:45 PM
I’ll Fly Away
Artist : James A Shelton
Album : Guitar Tracks
Label : Copper Creek