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

April 13, 2014

2:00 PM
Honeysuckle
Artist : Camp Creek Boys
Album : Camp Creek Boys
Label : CO 2719
2:04 PM
Sweet Sunny South
Artist : Jim Watson
Album : This World Would Be All Sunshine
Label : Barker 726
2:07 PM
Sweet Fern
Artist : Helen White & Wayne Henderson
Album : Live from Virginia
Label : self-produced
2:10 PM
Big Eyed Rabbit
Artist : The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
Album : The Crooked Road
Label : TCR 001
2:15 PM
Banks of the Arkansas
Artist : The Black Twig Pickers
Album : Rough Carpenters
Label : Thrill Jockey Records 2/19
2:17 PM
When You and I Were Young Maggie
Artist : Greg Cornett
Album : Sweet Georgia Brown
Label : Self-produced
2:20 PM
High on a Mountain
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Old Time Music: The Essential Collection
Label : Rounder 11599
2:25 PM
I’ll Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms
Artist : Carter and Young
Album : Bluegrass: Classic Cuts Remembered
Label : JSP 7731D
2:27 PM
A Picture From Life’s Other Side
Artist : The Blue Sky Boys
Album : The Blue Sky Boys
Label : SCD 205
2:30 PM
Blue Yodel #4
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : The Early Years
Label : Rounder 1057
2:35 PM
John Henry
Artist : Seth Boyd & Andy Edmonds
Album : Banjo Classics
Label : Old Blue
2:37 PM
Rye Cove
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Songs from the Southern Mountains
Label : SH CD 3829
2:39 PM
Katie Dear
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracey Schwarz
Album : Draw Closer
Label : Rounder 0543-2
2:44 PM
Frankie & Johnny
Artist : Paul’s Creek
Album : Paul's Creek
Label : Self-produced
2:46 PM
Leather Britches
Artist : Clark Kessinger
Album : The Legend of Clark Kessinger
Label : CO 2713
2:48 PM
Columbus Stockade Blues
Artist : Norman & Nancy Blake
Album : Back Home In Sulfer Springs
Label : Plectrafone 12112
2:54 PM
Billy In The Low Ground
Artist : The Indian Run String Band
Album : The Indian Run String Band
Label : Self-produced
2:58 PM
Alabama Jubilee
Artist : Wayne Henderson
Album : W. C. Henderson & Company
Label : HHH 107
3:03 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : Mike Seeger and Ralph Stanley
Album : The 3rd Annual Farewell Reunion
Label : Rounder 0313
3:05 PM
When the Train Comes Along
Artist : David Holt
Album : Old Time Music On The Air
Label : Rounder 0331
3:08 PM
Flyin’ Clouds
Artist : Doug Rorrer
Album : Under the Influence
Label : FC 030
3:14 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Mac Traynham & Shay Garriock
Album : Turkey in the Mountain
Label : SMM 2009
3:17 PM
Preacher and the Bear
Artist : The Elkville String Band
Album : My Brushy Mt. Home
Label : self-produced
3:20 PM
Hello Central
Artist : The Foghorn Trio
Album : The Foghorn Trio
Label : Self-produced
3:26 PM
The Fate of Ellen Smith
Artist : Green Bailey
Album : Man of Constant Sorrow
Label : Yazoo 3001
3:28 PM
Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : Anchored in Love
Label : Rounder 1064
3:31 PM
Shootin’ Creek
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers
Label : JSP 7734
3:36 PM
Year of Jubilo
Artist : Sugar Run
Album : Pounding Out a Tune
Label : CR CD 046
3:39 PM
Diamonds in the Rough
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Diamonds In The Rough
Label : FHR 1068
3:43 PM
Hell Broke Loose in Georgia
Artist : The Skillet Lickers
Album : The Skillet Lickers
Label : CO 3509
3:47 PM
Are You From Dixie
Artist : Jim Lloyd
Album : Songs from My Attic
Label : MRR 1008
3:50 PM
San Antonio Rose
Artist : Mountain Fling
Album : Over the Edge
Label : Self-produced
3:53 PM
Old Reel
Artist : The Wolfe Brothers
Album : Old Virginia Hills
Label : OVR CD 1001
3:57 PM
Bill Cheatum
Artist : Gray Craig
Album : Fiddle Classics
Label : Old Blue 709