Back Porch Music Friday

Fri 8p-12M

Freddy Jenkins presents a smart variety of the best folk, blues, bluegrass, singer-songwriter and other acoustic based music. 

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Playlist

January 04, 2013

8:04 PM
Hop High Ladies
Artist : The Corklickers
Album : Uncorked
Label : www.corklickers.com
8:09 PM
Great High Mountain
Artist : Larry Sparks
Album : Let Him Lead You
Label : Rebel
8:12 PM
Maybe The Last Time
Artist : The Reeltime Travelers
Album : Livin' Reeltime, Thinkin' Old-Time
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:17 PM
The Wishing Well
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
8:22 PM
Silver Dagger
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : The Grass Is Blue
Label : Sugar Hill 4
8:27 PM
Silver Lining
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.thehoneydewdrops.com
8:33 PM
The Raven’s Rock
Artist : Lunasa
Album : La Nua
Label : Lunasa Records
8:39 PM
The Ballad Of The Sister and Brother
Artist : Ranarim
Album : Till The Light Of Day
Label : NorthSide
8:44 PM
The Wood Thrush’s Song
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:51 PM
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Artist : Gid Tanner & His Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 1 (1926-1927)
Label : Document
8:54 PM
Roving Gambler
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Label : Vanguard
8:57 PM
John Henry
Artist : George Pegram
Album : Classic Old-Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:04 PM
Marbletown
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Marbletown
Label : Rounder
9:08 PM
Baby Blue Eyes
Artist : David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:12 PM
Baby Blue Eyes
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : The Complete Mercury Recordings
Label : Mercury
9:15 PM
When You’re Lonely
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass - Tribute To 1946 and 1947
Label : Skaggs Family
9:20 PM
Reels: McGreevey’s/The Broken Pledge/Traveler’s
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Label : Kiltartan Road
9:24 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:28 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time
9:33 PM
Herald Of Spring/Civil War March
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House
9:38 PM
Eileen McMahon
Artist : Cathy Jordan
Album : All The Way Home
Label : Blix Street
9:44 PM
Locket And Key
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Silverlined
Label : Sugar Hill
9:50 PM
Chicken Wire
Artist : Jonathan Byrd
Album : Cackalack
Label : Waterbug
9:54 PM
Freight Train
Artist : Larry Rice
Album : Clouds Over Carolina
Label : Rebel
9:57 PM
Weave Room Blues
Artist : The Dixon Brothers
Album : Volume 1 (1936)
Label : Document
9:59 PM
Lament For Tommy Makem/Within A Hen’s Kick/
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album :
Label :
10:05 PM
Lament For Tommy Makem/Within A Hen’s Kick/The Slippery Slope
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
10:10 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
10:15 PM
Twisted Laurel/Settin’ The Woods On Fire
Artist : Crooked Pine Band
Album : No Better Times
Label : www.crookedpineband.com
10:22 PM
Move It On Over
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : The Complete Hank Williams
Label : Mercury
10:25 PM
House Carpenter
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugar Hill
10:32 PM
Old Mac’s Tractor
Artist : David Ross MacDonald
Album : Southern Crossing
Label : www.davidrossmacdonald.com
10:38 PM
Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom
Artist : Nashville Bluegrass Band
Album : Twenty Year Blues
Label : Sugar Hill
10:40 PM
Sally Goodin
Artist : Byron Berline
Album : Fiddle & A Song
Label : Sugar Hill
10:47 PM
Collins Medley #2
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
10:52 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
10:56 PM
Down On The Riverbed
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : West Of The West
Label : Yep Roc
11:04 PM
Pushin’ My Luck
Artist : Robert Belfour
Album : Pushin' My Luck
Label : Fat Possum
11:09 PM
Railroad Bill
Artist : John Jackson
Album : Front Porch Blues
Label : Alligator
11:13 PM
King Biscuit Stomp #2
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:17 PM
Samson & Delilah
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:24 PM
How Happy I Am
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:30 PM
Watermelon Man
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:37 PM
Cypress Grove
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Roll Away The Stone
Label : Rykodisc
11:43 PM
Fishing Blues
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:46 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : Black & White Blues
Label : Document
11:51 PM
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Artist : Match Box Blues
Album : The Best Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
Label : Yazoo
11:54 PM
Give Me Back My Wig
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker

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Music Reviews
11:07 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 64-Disc Box Set

A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career.
Sony Music

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 5:00 pm

In 1955, John R. Cash 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.

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Music Interviews
10:21 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon.
David McClister Nonesuch Records

Emmylou Harris' first solo album, "Pieces of the Sky," was released in 1975 after the death of her singing partner, Gram Parsons. The opening track on the album is a song called "Bluebird Wine," by a then-unknown songwriter named Rodney Crowell. She recorded two more of his songs on her next album, got him to join her band in the mid-'70s and now, after an almost 40-year friendship, the two musicians have recorded an album together called Old Yellow Moon. The two talk with Terry Gross about their long, enduring careers, their friendship, their influences and singing harmony.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:03 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 25, 2013.
Gabriella Demczuk NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 6:37 pm

You're about to watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic. For too many of us, Irish music is something that merely gets trotted out around this time of year, associated with St. Patrick's Day and the coming of spring — and made a cliche by commercialism and whatever other shallow notions make cliches what they are.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle
Credit annaandelizabeth.com

While many popular musicians today seek out the newest digital technology to enhance their performances, there’s a young musical duo from rural Virginia who are moving in the opposite direction. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle call themselves simply “Anna and Elizabeth.”  Both accomplished traditional Appalachian musicians on a variety of instruments, together they have resurrected a storytelling tradition called the “crankie,” whose technology outdates their combined age (which is 50).

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The State of Things
12:11 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Celebrating The Man Who Recorded The World

Alan Lomax with James (Son) Thomas, Delta Blues Festival, Greenville, Mississippi, 1979. Photo by Bill Ferris.
Credit culturalequity.org

Bill Ferris and Nathan Salsburg join Isaac-Davy Aronson to discuss the legacy of Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax dedicated seven decades of his life to recording and distributing the sound of as much of the globe as he could reach. Beginning as a 17-year-old from Austin, Texas, Alan traveled with his father, John Lomax, to plantations, farms and prisons in the deep South.

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Video: Doc Watson & David Holt Share Stories And Songs

For the first time since 2005, our friends over at UNC-TV will air a concert with Doc Watson and David Holt sharing stories and songs. The 1998 concert  features extended on-stage interviews with Doc Watson, relating the music to North Carolina and providing context and history.

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Arts & Culture
3:48 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Timeless Tunes and Toe Tappers: Best of Back Porch Music Vol 15 CD

WUNC Front and Song Listing
DCD / WUNC

With 57 minutes and 52 seconds of goodness from Back Porch Music, here's a sampling of our Best of BPM CD offered during the WUNC fund drives. 

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Arts & Culture
5:15 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Back Porch Music - Picks for 2012 and Looking Back

I Draw Slow - Redhills

WUNC's Back Porch Music hosts, Keith Weston and Freddy Jenkins, join Eric Hodge to chat about this past year's memorable acoustic and roots music releases and to remember some of the important musicians who left us this year.


Picks mentioned in the conversation:

Artist - Album Title
I Draw Slow - Redhills
Midtown Dickens - Home
Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien - Live: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
The Grass Cats - The Mountains My Baby and Me
Matt Flinner Trio - Winter Harvest
 

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Around the Nation
4:59 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

N.C. Live Radio Show Part Of A Fading Tradition

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, host:

Here's one good old broadcast tradition that's still going on. Every Saturday morning, musicians in Mount Airy, North Carolina, gather at a historic downtown theater. They've been doing it since 1948 when AM radio station WPAQ began airing a live show called the "Merry-Go-Round."

The program features regional old-time and bluegrass music. And today, the "Merry-Go-Round" is one of the last shows of its kind on the airwaves.

From North Carolina Public Radio, Jessica Jones reports.

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