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

June 08, 2014

2:00 PM
Big Stone Gap
Artist : Danny Roberts
Album : Nighthawk
Label : Mountain Home
2:04 PM
Pike County Jail
Artist : Dave Adkins
Album : Nothing to Lose
Label : MFR 140311
2:06 PM
Flying South to Dixie
Artist : Darrell Webb
Album : Dream Big
Label : MFR 140520
2:08 PM
I Went Down A Beggar
Artist : Danny Roberts
Album : Nighthawk
Label : Mountain Home
2:13 PM
Papa
Artist : The Virginia Ramblers
Album : They're Holding Up The Ladder
Label : Self-produced
2:16 PM
Too Blue To Have The Blues
Artist : Detour
Album : Going Nowhere Fast
Label : MFR 140329
2:19 PM
Barefootin’
Artist : Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning
Album : Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning
Label : MFR 140624
2:23 PM
Keep on the Sunny Side
Artist : Maybelle Carter
Album : Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Label : EMI America 46589
2:27 PM
Sally Ann Johnson
Artist : Clark Kessinger
Album : The Legend of Clark Kessinger
Label : County 2713
2:29 PM
Short Life of Trouble
Artist : The Crooked Road Ramblers
Album : Mule to Ride
Label : self-produced
2:34 PM
Preacher and the Bear
Artist : The Elkville String Band
Album : My Brushy Mountain Home
Label : self-produced
2:37 PM
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Artist : Wayne Henderson
Album : Live from Virginia
Label : Self-produced
2:40 PM
Starry Crown
Artist : The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Colored Aristocracy
Label : MM CD 076
2:45 PM
Southern Medley
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : Charlie Poole and the NC Ramblers Vol. 2
Label : County 3508
2:48 PM
Rainin’ On The Mountain
Artist : The Delmore Brothers
Album : Browns Ferry Blues
Label : DRCL 1139
2:50 PM
Soldier’s Joy
Artist : The Skillet Lickers
Album : The Skillet Lickers
Label : County 3509
2:55 PM
Cindy
Artist : The Russell Family
Album : Mountain Dulcimer
Label : CO 2710
3:00 PM
Rabbit in the Pea Patch
Artist : Doug Rorrer
Album : Under the Influence
Label : FC 030
3:04 PM
Walk Along John to Kansas
Artist : Fat Albert Blackburn
Album : Close Kin
Label : MRR 1012
3:07 PM
Green Grow The Lilacs
Artist : The Blue Sky Boys
Album : The Blue Sky Boys
Label : Rounder 0052
3:10 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Martin & Johnson
Album : Birdie
Label : 5 SP 07001
3:15 PM
Grandfather’s Clock
Artist : Laura Boosinger
Album : My Carolina Home
Label : Upstream 888
3:19 PM
Bravest Cowboy
Artist : The Hellbenders
Album : The Hellbenders
Label : FRC 700
3:21 PM
Jubilo
Artist : The New NC Ramblers
Album : Cotton Mill Blues
Label : Old Blue 703
3:24 PM
Otto Wood
Artist : Cranford & Thompson
Album : In the Pines
Label : Old Hat 1006
3:26 PM
Tom Dooley
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : Grayson & Whitter
Label : CO 3517
3:30 PM
Wreck of the Old 97
Artist : Ernest Stoneman
Album : Man of Constant Sorrow
Label : Yazoo 3001
3:34 PM
Snow Deer
Artist : Mountain Fling
Album : Over the Edge
Label : Self-produced
3:37 PM
Reuben
Artist : Fred Cockerham
Album : Down to the Cider Mill
Label : County 2734
3:40 PM
My Carolina Sunshine Girl
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : The Early Years
Label : Rounder 1064
3:45 PM
Goin’ Up to Live in Green Pastures
Artist : South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Diamonds In The Rough
Label : FHR 1068
3:48 PM
Railroad Bill
Artist : Tyler Hughes
Album : Wise County Jail
Label : RVR 12008
3:51 PM
She’s Been After Man Ever Since
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Stolen Love
Label : Flyin' Fish
3:56 PM
Robinson County
Artist : Gail Gillespie
Album : Travelin' Shoes
Label : Buck 568