Carol Rifkin is a longtime member of the mountain music community and is a nationally known, award winning musician, singer and dancer who has performed on TV, radio, recordings, at festivals, in the BBC documentary Down Home, Appalachia to Nashville (with fiddler Tommy Jarrell), the movie Songcatcher, documentaries like Rank Strangers, Why Old Time, public TV shows and more.
A 30-year member of the internationally known Green Grass Cloggers, she appeared with them in Emmy Award Winning productions and recently at the Smithsonian, MerleFest and Philadelphia Folk Festival. A journalist who writes about music for the Asheville Citizen Times and national music publications, she loves mountain music and performs at most of the traditional music events in the region with her band Paul’s Creek.
Devoted to the preservation of traditional music, she is a long time supporter of WNCW and loves to play the special blend of old time, mountain traditional, early country and bluegrass that makes This Old Porch so special.
This Old Porch is a show of traditional and regional mountain music, songs and ballads, contemporary old time, dance tunes and more. Folklorist John Fowler and award winning musician Carol Rifkin host this show that keeps the music of the mountains alive.
Thanks to Brooke Lauer from South Carolina, who designed the logo for This Old Porch.