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

May 11, 2014

2:00 PM
Old Spinning Wheel in the Parlor
Artist : Don Reno
Album : The Golden Guitar of Don Reno
Label : Gusto 0665-2
2:03 PM
Mother Sweet Mother
Artist : Rebe & Rabe
Album : Bluegrass: Classic Recordings Re-Mastered
Label : JSP 7731A
2:06 PM
The Sweetest Gift
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : The Best of Seldom Scene
Label : Rebel 1101
2:08 PM
A Ride With Mother
Artist : Christians Creek
Album : I Hear Bluegrass
Label : Self-produced
2:13 PM
Medals for Mothers
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Mama's Hand
Label : Rounder 0507-2
2:15 PM
I Saw Mother With God Last Night
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : Foggy Mountain Gospel
Label : Columbia C2K 92574
2:18 PM
Give Mother My Crown
Artist : Dave Evans
Album : Hang Out a Light for Me
Label : Rebel 1777
2:23 PM
Rocking Alone in an Old Rocking Chair
Artist : Keith Hiatt
Album : Rocking Alone
Label : Flyin' Cloud 017
2:27 PM
The Old and Faded Picture
Artist : Wade Mainer
Album : J.E. Mainer
Label : JSP 77118A
2:30 PM
There’s A Mother Old and Gray Who Needs Me Now
Artist : Jeremy Stephens
Album : Four and a Half
Label : Old Blue 704
2:34 PM
Sweeter Than the Flowers
Artist : James King
Album : Gardens in the Sky
Label : Rounder 0595-2
2:38 PM
Mother’s Prayer
Artist : Joe Val
Album : Diamond Joe
Label : Rounder 11537
2:41 PM
Vision of Mother
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Heaven Bound
Label : Time-Life 07652
2:45 PM
When You Kneel At Mother’s Grave
Artist : Bill Clifton
Album : The Early Years
Label : Rounder 1021
2:47 PM
A Pretty Wreath for Mother’s Grave
Artist : The Reno Brothers
Album : Drawing From The Well
Label : WEB 0153
2:51 PM
Mother’s Only Sleeping
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass
Label : SCR 10082
2:55 PM
You Are My Sunshine
Artist : Lynwood Lunsford
Album : Pick Along
Label : HH 1349
3:00 PM
Arthur’s March
Artist : Tim Martin
Album : Bluegrass Fiddle
Label : Patuxent 208
3:03 PM
Wreck on the Highway
Artist : Roy Acuff
Album : Can't You Hear Me Callin'
Label : Columbia 90628
3:06 PM
I Wouldn’t Change You if I Could
Artist : Jim Eanes
Album : Your Old Standby
Label : Starday 3507-2
3:08 PM
You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
Artist : Mac Wiseman
Album : Bluegrass Hits and Heartsongs
Label : Rebel 7523
3:12 PM
The Lady of Paris
Artist : Larry Hall
Album : Blue Ridge Bluegrass
Label : Revonah RS 917
3:15 PM
Hard Times
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Trouble
Label : RR011
3:17 PM
She Left Me Standing On the Mountain
Artist : Del McCoury
Album : Drive Time Bluegrass
Label : Rebel 8005
3:21 PM
Brand New Tennessee Waltz
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders
Label : Rebel 1841-2
3:23 PM
I’m Gonna Love You One More Time
Artist : Special Concensus
Album : The Trail of Aching Hearts
Label : PRC 1156
3:26 PM
Memories of the Blue Ridge
Artist : The Bluegrass Brothers
Album : Memories of the Blue Ridge
Label : HH 1362
3:31 PM
You’re My Family Now
Artist : Chris Jones
Album : Lonely Comes Easy
Label : Rebel 1847
3:33 PM
Grandpa’s Way of Life
Artist : The Spinney Brothers
Album : No Borders
Label : MFR 130423
3:37 PM
I’m Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : The Grass is Blue
Label : Sugar Hill 3900
3:41 PM
Can’t You Hear Me Callin’
Artist : Marcie Horn
Album : Everything's Blue
Label : MFR 080223
3:44 PM
Choking the Strings
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories of the Past
Label : Rebel 1848
3:46 PM
Drink Up and Go Home
Artist : Jimmy Martin
Album : 50 Golden Years
Label : self-produced
3:51 PM
Sugar Foot Rag
Artist : James A. Shelton
Album : Guitar Tracks
Label : CC CD 0178