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

September 15, 2013

2:00 PM
A Joyful Noise
Artist : Hersie McMillian
Album : Gimme Five
Label : self-produced
2:02 PM
When the Saints Go Marching In
Artist : The Lilly Brothers
Album : Early Recordings
Label : Rebel 1688
2:05 PM
Heaven’s Green Fields
Artist : Joe Mullins
Album : Rambler's Call
Label : Rebel 1833
2:09 PM
Ring the Bell
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring the Bell
Label : Compass 4506-2
2:13 PM
Preachin’, Prayin’, Singin’
Artist : Rich in Tradition
Album : Black Mountain Special
Label : MRR 1010
2:15 PM
Prayer Go Up
Artist : Jr. Sisk
Album : The Story of the Day I Died
Label : Rebel 1851
2:19 PM
Family Bible
Artist : Dailey and Vincent
Album : The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent
Label : Rounder 9124-2
2:23 PM
Down in the Valley to Pray
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : The Best of Doc Watson
Label : Vanguard 79535-2
2:25 PM
Woke Up this Morning
Artist : Blind Roosevelt Graves
Album : How Can I Keep from Singing, Vol. 1
Label : Yazoo 2020
2:29 PM
Calling the Prodigal
Artist : Jim Watson
Album : The World Would Be All Sunshine
Label : Barker 726
2:31 PM
The Old Cross Road
Artist : Bill Monroes
Album : Blue Moon of Kentucky
Label : BCD 16399
2:34 PM
You Go to Your Church
Artist : J.D. Crowe and Red Allen
Album : Bluegrass Holiday
Label : Rebel 1598
2:38 PM
God Loves His Children
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : The Complete Mercury Sessions
Label : Mercury 644-2
2:40 PM
Travelin’ the Highway Home
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders
Label : Rebel 1841
2:43 PM
Beautiful Home
Artist : Wade and Julia Mainer
Album : Best Gospel
Label : OH CD 70068
2:48 PM
In His Arms I’m Not Afraid
Artist : Jim Eanes and Bobby Atkins
Album : Jim Eanes and Bobby Atkins
Label : OHS 90176
2:51 PM
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Artist : Uncle Josh
Album : World Famous Dobro
Label : Starday SCD 969
2:55 PM
Standing on the Promises
Artist : Will Keys
Album : A Banjo Original
Label : County 2720
3:00 PM
I Saw the Golden Stairs
Artist : Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
Album : Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
Label : PRC 1186
3:02 PM
I Feel Closer to Heaven Everyday
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Sunday Mornin' Singin'
Label : UM 006
3:05 PM
Will He Wait a Little Longer
Artist : James King
Album : Gardens in the Sky
Label : Rounder 0595-2
3:08 PM
Cryin’ Holy
Artist : Larry Sigmon and Barbara Poole
Album : Unique Sounds of the Mountains
Label : self-produced
3:10 PM
Bless Be the Tie
Artist : Keith Hiatt
Album : Old Baptist Hymns
Label : self-produced
3:13 PM
Poor Sinner Fare Ye Well
Artist : The Whitetop Mountain Band
Album : The Crooked Road
Label : TCR 001
3:17 PM
Amazing Grace
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Great High Mountain
Label : Rebel 1130
3:20 PM
Church in the Wildwood
Artist : Buddy Pendleton and Friends
Album : Gems from a Master Fiddler
Label : Summer Sky Records 49462
3:23 PM
John Doe Made the Crossing
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories of the Past
Label : Rebel 1848
3:29 PM
In My Robe of White
Artist : The Forbes Family
Album : The Best in Bluegrass
Label : Rebel 4000-3
3:31 PM
A Closer Walk with Thee
Artist : Jeffrey Scott
Album : Rattlesnake Daddy
Label : self-produced
3:36 PM
I’ll Fly Away
Artist : Alison Kraus and Gilliam Welch
Album : Classic Bluegrass Collection Volume 3
Label : Time-Life 21251
3:42 PM
Driftin’ Too Far from the Shore
Artist : Boone Creek
Album : Classic Bluegrass Volume 1
Label : Time-Life 21249
3:45 PM
Daniel Prayer
Artist : Patty Loveless
Album : Can't You Hear Me Callin'
Label : Columbia 92965-2
3:48 PM
There’s No Hiding Place Down Here
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : Longing for Old Virginia
Label : Rounder 1071
3:53 PM
Pass Me Not
Artist : Kenny Baker
Album : Frost on the Pumpkin
Label : County 2731