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 24, 2013

2:00 PM
Live and Let Live
Artist : Kenny Baker & Joe Greene
Album : True Bluegrass Fiddle
Label : Rebel
2:02 PM
When You Don’t Come Home
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
2:05 PM
Alabama Jubilee
Artist : Jim Smoak
Album : This Heart of Mine
Label : Self-produced
2:08 PM
A Hero in Harlan
Artist : Chris Jones
Album : Lost Souls and Free Spirits
Label : Rebel
2:11 PM
He Died a Rounder at 21"
Artist : Wyatt Rice & Jr. Sisk
Album : Picture in a Tear
Label : Rounder
2:14 PM
As I Go
Artist : The Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
2:17 PM
Some Kind of War
Artist : Joe Mullins
Album : They’re Playing My Song
Label : Rebel
2:20 PM
Greenback Dollar
Artist : Clinton King
Album : Blue Ridge Bluegrass
Label : Revonah Records
2:25 PM
Cabin On the Hill
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : You Can Feel It In Your Soul
Label : County
2:27 PM
Sawing On the Strings
Artist : Reno & Smiley
Album : Sweethearts in Heaven
Label : Bear Family Records - BCD
2:29 PM
I’m Gonna Sleep with One Eye Open
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : The Grass is Blue
Label : Sugar Hill
2:32 PM
The Johnson Boys
Artist : Curt Baker
Album : Slidetown Reunion
Label : Catawba
2:36 PM
The Window Up Above
Artist : Lost N Found
Album : It’s About Time
Label : Rebel
2:39 PM
Old 97
Artist : Keith Hiatt & Friends
Album : Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Label : Flyin Cloud
2:42 PM
What a Waste
Artist : Keller Williams
Album : Pick
Label : Self-produced
2:45 PM
The Day Lester Died
Artist : The Front Porch Stringband
Album : Hills Of Alabam
Label : Rebel
2:49 PM
You Win Again
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : Puttin’ New Roots Down
Label : Rebel
2:51 PM
Tight Squeeze
Artist : Tim Martin
Album : Bluegrass Fiddle
Label : Patuxent
3:00 PM
Bear Tracks
Artist : J. D Crowe
Album : True Bluegrass Banjo
Label : Rebel
3:02 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Music to My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family Records
3:06 PM
I Hear Bluegrass
Artist : Christians Creek
Album : I Hear Bluegrass
Label : Self-produced
3:10 PM
My Rose of Old Kentucky
Artist : Del McCoury
Album : Old Memories
Label : MCM
3:13 PM
Where No Cabins Fall
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Sunday Morning Singing
Label : Upper Management Music
3:16 PM
Blue Blue Day
Artist : Karl Shiflett
Album : Take Me Back
Label : PRC
3:18 PM
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring the Bell
Label : Compass
3:22 PM
Memories of Old Virginia
Artist : Marvin Harlow
Album : True Mountain Music From a True Mountain Man
Label : Outlet Records
3:25 PM
Shenandoah Waltz
Artist : Dave Evans
Album : Classic Bluegrass
Label : Rebel
3:29 PM
Tis Sweet To Be Remembered
Artist : Mac Wiseman
Album : The Mac Wiseman Story
Label : CMH Records
3:31 PM
Sing Me Back Home
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : The Best of Seldom Scene
Label : Rebel
3:34 PM
Bootleg John
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Great High Mountain
Label : Rebel
3:36 PM
Highway of Sorrow
Artist : Tim White
Album : You Asked For It
Label : Fat Dog
3:39 PM
The Boys In Hats and Ties
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : The Boys in Hats and Ties
Label : Rebel
3:42 PM
Pike County Breakdown
Artist : Ron Stewart
Album : Foggy Mountain Special
Label : Rounder
3:45 PM
Freeborn Man
Artist : Tony Rice
Album : Guitar
Label : Rebel
3:47 PM
Poor Ellen Smith
Artist : Jim Mills & Don Rigsby
Album : Bound To Ride
Label : Sugar Hill
3:50 PM
Pearl’s Hornpipe
Artist : Corrina Logston
Album : Wind Caught My Bike
Label : Big Black Fox