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Back Porch Music
First broadcast in 1977, WUNC's Back Porch Music has brought the world of folk and acoustic music to listeners in North Carolina on the radio and around the world via the Internet.
Hear Back Porch Music Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night Starting At 8pm
Every weekend Back Porch Music presents a wide range of acoustic-based folk music: from contemporary singer/songwriters to old-time musicians of the 20s and 30s, and from classic Celtic to blues, and beyond. Ticket and CD giveaways are part of the Back Porch mix, too.
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WUNC's home-grown Back Porch Music is the longest continually running locally-produced program on the radio station.
Some of the artists you're likely to hear on WUNC's Back Porch Music include: Chatham County Line, Sam Bush, Nickel Creek, Dar Williams, The Red Clay Ramblers, Doc Watson, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Maura O'Connell, DeDannan, Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Cotten, Pete Seeger, Cherish the Ladies, The Shady Grove Band, Jim Watson, June Tabor, Memphis Slim, John Gorka, Stan Rogers, The Carter Family, Tift Merritt, Cousin Emmy, Hank Williams (Sr.), Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jackson Browne, Miss Etta Baker, Kate Rusby, Altan, Sonny Terry, Uncle Dave Macon, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Richard Shindell, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, and thousands of other related artists.
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To send music CDs to Back Porch Music:
Back Porch Music
120 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(PSSST!) DJ Secrets of Back Porch Music
A look at how you spin a tune on the old-style "wheel of steel":
Audio tribute to long-time Back Porch Music fan Golda Adams of Alamance County, NC
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