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 14, 2013

2:00 PM
Red Apple Rag
Artist : Aubrey Haynie & Scott Vestal
Album : Bluegrass 96
Label : PRC 1056
2:02 PM
Memories of the Blue Ridge
Artist : The Bluegrass Brothers
Album : Memories of the Blue Ridge
Label : Hay Holler 1362
2:05 PM
Lower on the Hog
Artist : Larry Cordle
Album : Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Label : Sugar Hill 3802
2:09 PM
Granma’s Gift
Artist : Dale Ann Bradley
Album : East Kentucky Morning
Label : PRC 1064
2:13 PM
Sounds of the Mountains
Artist : Ramblers Choice
Album : Sounds of the Mountains
Label : Rounder 0447
2:16 PM
California Blues
Artist : The Reno Brothers
Album : Swing West
Label : Webco 0148
2:22 PM
John Hardy
Artist : Gary Ruley
Album : Pickin' Tradition
Label : GRO199
2:24 PM
Carolina Star
Artist : John Starling
Album : Waiting on a Southern Train
Label : Sugar Hill 3724
2:27 PM
500 Miles Away from Home
Artist : Bobby Atkins & Jim Eanes
Album : Jim Eanes and Bobby Atkins
Label : OHS 90176
2:31 PM
If I Should Wander Back Tonight
Artist : Hot Rize
Album : Traditional Ties
Label : Sugar Hill 3748
2:33 PM
On the Evening Train
Artist : Larry Perkins
Album : A Touch of the Past
Label : PRC 1022
2:37 PM
San Antonio Rose
Artist : Jessie Baker
Album : Yessir
Label : Patuxent 196
2:42 PM
Francis Lee
Artist : Open Road
Album : Cold Wind
Label : Rounder 510-2
2:44 PM
Rider On An Orphan Train
Artist : The Dry Branch Fire Squad
Album : Echoes of the Mountains
Label : Rounder 0574-2
2:49 PM
Home of the Blues
Artist : The Nashville Bluegrass Band
Album : Home of the Blues
Label : Sugar Hill 3793
2:53 PM
Highway of Sorrow
Artist : Mac Puckett
Album : You Asked for It
Label : Fat Dog 207
2:56 PM
Chokin’ the Strings
Artist : Bill Emerson
Album : Gold Plated Banjo
Label : Rebel 1671
3:00 PM
Scotland
Artist : Bobby Hicks
Album : True Bluegrass Fiddle
Label : Rebel 8007
3:02 PM
Bright Sherman Valley
Artist : Warrior River Boys
Album : Blue Ribbon Bluegrass
Label : Rounder 11
3:05 PM
Darling Cory
Artist : The Bluegrass Cardinals
Album : The World's Greatest Bluegrass Singers
Label : CMH 5913
3:10 PM
Put My Little Shoes Away
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Wanderlust
Label : CC CD 0171
3:14 PM
I Can’t Stand This Misery
Artist : Clinton King
Album : The Best in Bluegrass
Label : Rebel 4001
3:17 PM
Take This Hammer
Artist : Lou Reid
Album : Blue Heartache
Label : Rebel 1762
3:21 PM
I Don’t Know Why
Artist : The Patuxent Partners
Album : Sever or Eleven
Label : Patuxent 185
3:23 PM
The Convict and the Rose
Artist : Danny Paisley
Album : The Room Over Mine
Label : Rounder 589-2
3:28 PM
Ice Covered Birches
Artist : The Misty Valley Boys
Album : Bluegrass Piedmont Style
Label : Master Shield Records 093126
3:32 PM
Pearl
Artist : Cedar Hill
Album : Portrait of a Song
Label : Hay Holler 1377
3:36 PM
Tom Dooley
Artist : Rob Ickes
Album : Bluegrass Hits
Label : Rounder 0569-2
3:40 PM
Ashes of Love
Artist : Tommy Edwards
Album : Good Company
Label : SSR 1945
3:44 PM
The Big Man from Rosine
Artist : The Wildwood Valley Boys
Album : Songs from the Wildwood Valley Boys
Label : Rebel 1799
3:46 PM
Don’t This Road Look Rough & Rocky
Artist : New Classic Grass
Album : Long, Lonely Highway
Label : Flyin' Cloud 028
3:49 PM
Last Dollar Blues
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Lonesome Pine
Label : Rebel 7512
3:53 PM
The Boys Are Back in Town
Artist : Patty Loveless
Album : Classic Bluegrass Collection Volume 2
Label : Time-Life 21250-2
3:55 PM
Big Tilda
Artist : Jim Mills
Album : Bound to Ride
Label : Sugar Hill 3883