Back Porch Music 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 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 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 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 Aoife O'Donovan & Dave Alvin At Next BPM Concert http://wunc.org/post/aoife-odonovan-dave-alvin-next-bpm-concert <p></p><p>Friday night WUNC, Yep Roc Records, and American Tobacco present the next <a href="http://wunc.org/post/four-concerts-scheduled-expanded-larger-back-porch-music-series-durham">Back Porch Music Center Stage Concert at Diamond View Park </a>in Durham. &nbsp;The free event starts at 6 p.m. and runs for three hours with music from The Aoife O'Donovan Band and Dave Alvin with the Guilty Ones. Both performers record for Yep Roc Records based in&nbsp;&nbsp;Hillsborough, North Carolina.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:08:39 +0000 Keith Weston 22705 at http://wunc.org Aoife O'Donovan & Dave Alvin At Next BPM Concert Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley http://wunc.org/post/hang-down-your-head-tom-dooley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On June 18, 1866, the body of 21-year-old Laura Foster was found in a shallow grave in Wilkes County, NC.&nbsp;Thomas C.&nbsp;</span>Dula<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;(Tom Dooley), a veteran of the Civil War, was tried, convicted and hanged&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on May 1, 1868, in</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Statesville, NC,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the murder</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:36:46 +0000 Keith Weston 17460 at http://wunc.org Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley Four Concerts Scheduled In Expanded, Larger Back Porch Music Series In Durham http://wunc.org/post/four-concerts-scheduled-expanded-larger-back-porch-music-series-durham <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Celtic powerhouse band </span>Solas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will kick off the 2013 Back Porch Music concert series in Durham. &nbsp;Bluegrass, local blues, and much more will be a part of the four Back Porch concerts scheduled between May and October.</span></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:41:38 +0000 Keith Weston, David Brower & Freddy Jenkins 13956 at http://wunc.org Four Concerts Scheduled In Expanded, Larger Back Porch Music Series In Durham Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 64-Disc Box Set http://wunc.org/post/johnny-cashs-columbia-catalog-out-now-64-disc-box-set In 1955, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15165794/johnny-cash">John R. Cash</a> was a sometime auto mechanic, sometime appliance salesman who liked to play the guitar and sing, mostly gospel songs. The "R" in his name didn't stand for anything — and, in fact, he'd been named J.R. at birth and had to come up with "John" when he joined the Air Force. He'd spend the rest of his life reinventing himself.<p>At first, though, what he wanted to do was make a record. So John and his two-piece band went to Memphis to record for Sun Records. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:07:00 +0000 Ed Ward 13440 at http://wunc.org Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 64-Disc Box Set 6 Tunes: Some Personal Faves I'd Like To Share With You http://wunc.org/post/6-tunes-some-personal-faves-id-share-you <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every weekend it's my pleasure&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on Back Porch Music to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> share with you scores of selections from </span>WUNC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wide-ranging folk music library. &nbsp;It's always a musical adventure that I often find surprising and inspiring myself - and I hope you do, too. From fiddle tunes to singer-songwriters, the term "folk" applies to such a large range of sounds and textures.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:25:31 +0000 Keith Weston 12588 at http://wunc.org 6 Tunes: Some Personal Faves I'd Like To Share With You