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 15, 2014

2:00 PM
I’ll Fly Away
Artist : J.A. Shelton
Album : Guitar Tracks
Label : CC CD 0178
2:03 PM
Glorious City
Artist : Rich in Tradition
Album : Lonesomeville
Label : Self-produced
2:07 PM
Travelin’ the Highway Home
Artist : Detour
Album : Going Nowhere Fast
Label : MFR 140329
2:09 PM
When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
Artist : The Virginia Ramblers
Album : Holding Up The Ladder
Label : Self-produced
2:13 PM
I’m So Happy
Artist : Jr. Sisk and Joe Mullins
Album : Hall of Fame Bluegrass
Label : Rebel 1854
2:16 PM
I Can’t Even Walk
Artist : Dave Adkins
Album : Nothing to Lose
Label : MFR 140311
2:20 PM
I Went Down A Beggar
Artist : Danny Roberts
Album : Nighthawk
Label : Mountain Home
2:24 PM
I Saw the Light
Artist : Roy Acuff
Album : Will the Circle be Unbroken
Label : EMI America 46589
2:28 PM
A Closer Walk with Thee
Artist : Jeffrey Scott
Album : Rattlesnake Daddy
Label : self-produced
2:33 PM
50 Miles of Elbow Room
Artist : Tyler Hughes
Album : Wise County Jail
Label : RVR 12008
2:39 PM
A Beautiful Life
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : Let the Light Shine Down
Label : Rebel 7529
2:42 PM
Father’s Table Grace
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : Foggy Mountain Gospel
Label : C2K 92574
2:44 PM
John Doe Made the Crossing
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories of the Past
Label : Rebel 1848
2:48 PM
When Mama Talks To The Man
Artist : J.D. Messer
Album : Coal Miner's Prayer
Label : KR 38171
2:52 PM
The Wicked Path of Sin
Artist : Larry Hall & Clinton King
Album : Blue Ridge Bluegrass
Label : Revonah RS 917
2:56 PM
Unclouded Day
Artist : Butch Baldassari
Album : Mandolin Hymns
Label : SAR 2251
3:00 PM
The Old Rugged Cross
Artist : Curt Baker
Album : Slidetown Reunion
Label : CR CD 027
3:05 PM
The Way, The Truth, The Light
Artist : Sideline
Album : Session One
Label : MFR 130611
3:07 PM
Family Bible
Artist : Dailey and Vincent
Album : The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent
Label : Rounder 9124-2
3:11 PM
Home on the River
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : They Called it Music
Label : Compass 4599-2
3:15 PM
In His Arms I’m Not Afraid
Artist : Jim Eanes and Bobby Atkins
Album : Jim Eanes and Bobby Atkins
Label : OHS 90176
3:18 PM
I Saw the Golden Stairs
Artist : Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road
Album : Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road
Label : PRC 1186
3:21 PM
Peace In The Valley
Artist : Nothin’ Fancy
Album : Lord Bless This House
Label : PRC 1162
3:26 PM
What a Friend We have in Jesus
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Down South
Label : Sugar Hill
3:29 PM
Lonesome Valley
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : Worried Man Blues
Label : Rounder 1067
3:31 PM
Go Wash in That Beautiful Pool
Artist : The Elkville String Band
Album : My Brushy Mountain Home
Label : self-produced
3:36 PM
Walk The Streets of Glory
Artist : The Dry Branch Fire Squad
Album : Live at Last
Label : Rounder 0339
3:38 PM
Never Grow Old
Artist : Paula Dellenback
Album : Never Known
Label : Self-produced
3:41 PM
Jesus Loves Me
Artist : Joe Mullins and Ralph Stanley
Album : Hymns from the Hills
Label : Rebel 1839
3:46 PM
Life is Like a Mountain Railroad
Artist : Curt Baker
Album : Straight from the Porch
Label : self-produced
3:49 PM
Holy Holy Holy
Artist : The Rarely Heard
Album : Coming of Age
Label : PRC 1084
3:52 PM
You’ll Be Rewarded Over There
Artist : Traditional Grass
Album : I Believe In The Old Time Way
Label : Rebel 1708
3:56 PM
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Artist : Montana Young & Buddy Pendleton
Album : Fiddling Up A Storm
Label : VFHCR 102