Back Porch Music Friday http://wunc.org en Back Porch Music Is Back On The Lawn: 8 Free Concerts In 2014 http://wunc.org/post/back-porch-music-back-lawn-8-free-concerts-2014 <p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Keith Weston & David Brower 33841 at http://wunc.org Back Porch Music Is Back On The Lawn: 8 Free Concerts In 2014 WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio http://wunc.org/post/watch-10-time-grammy-winner-bobby-hicks-performs-studio <p></p><p></p><p>Bobby Hicks had no intention of playing fiddle as a kid. He was playing mandolin in a band with his brothers when one of them asked for some help.</p><p>"My brother had a friend he wanted in the band, but he couldn't play anything," said Hicks. "So he talked me into teaching him to play the mandolin, and then they fired me."</p><p>It was to all our benefit.</p><p>http://youtu.be/G66JtZN3BEo</p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 16:01:06 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 35821 at http://wunc.org WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight http://wunc.org/post/back-lawn-concert-series-starts-tonight <p><strong>Update: 12:28 p.m.</strong> <em>Southern Culture on the Skids to has been rescheduled for &nbsp;Thursday May 22 at 6 p.m.</em></p><p><strong>Update: 12:06 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Due to the weather, the concert tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids and the Letter Jackets has been canceled. &nbsp;We're hope to reschedule -- stay tuned for details. We'll post updates on the <a href="http://wunc.org/post/four-concerts-scheduled-expanded-larger-back-porch-music-series-durham">main Back Porch On The Lawn Concerts page</a>.</em></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:35:13 +0000 Eric Hodge, Freddy Jenkins, Keith Weston & Rebecca Martinez 35531 at http://wunc.org Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight Back Porch Reviews Steep Canyon Rangers, John Howie Jr., And Robbie Fulks http://wunc.org/post/back-porch-reviews-steep-canyon-rangers-john-howie-jr-and-robbie-fulks <p><em>Our series of <a href="http://wunc.org/back-porch-music">Back Porch Music</a> <a href="http://wunc.org/topic/back-porch-music-album-reviews">album reviews</a> continues this week with three new releases reviewed by the hosts of Back Porch Music.</em></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Freddy Jenkins & Keith Weston 33389 at http://wunc.org Back Porch Reviews Steep Canyon Rangers, John Howie Jr., And Robbie Fulks Celebrating Ralph Epperson, WPAQ And 'The Voice Of The Blue Ridge' http://wunc.org/post/celebrating-ralph-epperson-wpaq-and-voice-blue-ridge <p></p><p>This weekend people in Surry County remember a radio pioneer and North Carolina broadcasting legend, Ralph Epperson. A special WPAQ broadcast of the long-running "<a href="http://wunc.org/post/nc-live-radio-show-part-fading-tradition">Merry Go-Round</a>" program and a screening of "Broadcast - A Man and A Dream" documentary are scheduled for Saturday morning and afternoon at <a href="http://www.surrycountymusic.com/" target="_blank">The Earle Theater</a> in Mount Airy, NC.</p><p><strong>WPAQ - "The Voice of the Blue Ridge"</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Keith Weston 33186 at http://wunc.org Celebrating Ralph Epperson, WPAQ And 'The Voice Of The Blue Ridge' Back Porch Music Album Reviews: Lucinda Williams and The Olllam http://wunc.org/post/back-porch-music-album-reviews-lucinda-williams-and-olllam <p><em>Here's another installment of Back Porch Music album reviews. We're posting these periodically here with two or three CD reviews each week and we hope you enjoy them. Leave your comments below.&nbsp; </em></p><p><strong>Lucinda Williams - self titled</strong></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Keith Weston 32801 at http://wunc.org Back Porch Music Album Reviews: Lucinda Williams and The Olllam Back Porch Reviews Regina Carter, Bigfoot & John Gorka http://wunc.org/post/back-porch-reviews-regina-carter-bigfoot-john-gorka <p><em>This is the first in a series of Back Porch Music album reviews that Freddy Jenkins and I will be writing periodically. We'll feature new and significant historical releases worth mentioning. You'll hear some of these and hundreds of other CDs every week on the program. Leave your comments below.</em></p><p>One of the best parts of working at Back Porch Music is sampling all the music that comes our way from remarkable artists and sharing these artists with you. Here's a look at three that are well worth your time.</p><p><strong>Regina Carter: Southern Comfort</strong></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Keith Weston 32283 at http://wunc.org Back Porch Reviews Regina Carter, Bigfoot & John Gorka Two Cool Banjos On Display At New Earl Scruggs Center In Shelby, NC http://wunc.org/post/two-cool-banjos-display-new-earl-scruggs-center-shelby-nc <p>Earl Scruggs was a North Carolina native, a banjo virtuoso who was instrumental in the development of the classic bluegrass banjo sound.&nbsp; There's a new museum, the <a href="http://earlscruggscenter.org/" target="_blank">Earl Scruggs Center</a> in Shelby, North Carolina, which honors his legacy. Annmarie Reiley-Kay is the curator. We asked Annmarie what she's most excited by in the new collection. She immediately told us about two of his instruments.</p><p><strong>The Super Earl</strong></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 18:24:28 +0000 Carol Jackson 28483 at http://wunc.org Two Cool Banjos On Display At New Earl Scruggs Center In Shelby, NC Carolina Chocolate Drops Co-Founder To Leave Band http://wunc.org/post/carolina-chocolate-drops-co-founder-leave-band <p></p><p>Dom Flemons, a co-founder of North Carolina-based Grammy award winning string band<a href="http://www.carolinachocolatedrops.com/" target="_blank"> The Carolina Chocolate Drops</a>, will leave the band in mid-December following a series of concert dates. He will be starting a solo career.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:02:03 +0000 Keith Weston 25729 at http://wunc.org Carolina Chocolate Drops Co-Founder To Leave Band Best Of Back Porch Music Vol 16 http://wunc.org/post/best-back-porch-music-vol-16 <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/115586771" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:41:42 +0000 Keith Weston 24479 at http://wunc.org