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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January 11, 2013

8:04 PM
Natural Bridge Blues
Artist : The Pilot Mountain Bobcats
Album : Lady Of The Lake
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:08 PM
Artist : The Greasy Beans
Album : Real Live Music
Label : Double Ought Records
8:11 PM
Artist : Bob Carlin
Album : Mr. Spaceman
Label : CarTunes
8:16 PM
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
8:22 PM
Rantin’ Rovin’ Robin
Artist : Kate MacLeod & Kat Eggleston
Album : Lost and Found
Label : Waterbug
8:27 PM
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : Reunion
Label : Red House Records
8:33 PM
Cherokee Shuffle
Artist : Josh Williams
Album : Down Home
Label : Pinecastle
8:36 PM
In The Ocean
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound
8:41 PM
Single Girl
Artist : Alex De Grassi
Album : Now And Then
Label : Tropo Records
8:45 PM
Single Girl, Married Girl
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain
Label : Bear Family
8:50 PM
Carolina Song
Artist : Andy Thorn & Friends
Album : Fire In The Sky
Label : Self-released
8:54 PM
Got The Farm Land Blues
Artist : Carolina Tar Heels
Album : Anthology Of American Folk Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:58 PM
John Henry
Artist : Adam Hurt & Beth Williams Hartness
Album : Fine Times At Our House
Label : Ubiquitone
9:04 PM
The Hill Of Thieves
Artist : Cara Dillon
Album : Hill Of Thieves
Label : Charcoal/Proper American
9:09 PM
Some Early Morning
Artist : Dan Tyminski
Album : Wheels
Label : Rounder
9:13 PM
Scat Reel Set
Artist : Molasses Creek
Album : An Island Out Of Time
Label : Soundside
9:20 PM
Natural Disaster
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder 3
9:24 PM
In Another World
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Positive Friction
Label : Sugar Hill
9:32 PM
John Riley
Artist : The Paul McKenna Band
Album : Stem The Tide
Label : Mad River Records
9:36 PM
Get Right Church
Artist : Martha Scanlan
Album : The West Was Burning
Label : Sugar Hill
9:40 PM
Trippin’ In Eden & The Mason’s Men
Artist : John Williams & Dean Magraw
Album : Raven
Label : Compass
9:46 PM
The Rambler’s Blues
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s
Label : Revenant
9:51 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Mike Seeger & Paul Brown
Album : Way Down In North Carolina
Label : Rounder
9:55 PM
The Place I Left Behind
Artist : The Deep Dark Woods
Album : The Place I Left Behind
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Tear My Stillhouse Down
Artist : Salamander Crossing
Album : Henry Street - A Retrospective
Label : Signature Sound
10:08 PM
Artist : The Circuit Riders
Album : Let The Ride Begin
Label : Pinecastle
10:11 PM
Omie Wise
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 1: 1927-1928
Label : Document
10:15 PM
Tight To The Jar
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Tunesmith Retrofit
Label : Rounder
10:22 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label :
10:26 PM
The South Carolina Broadcasters
Artist : Roustabout
Album : Can You Hear Me Now
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:32 PM
Pipe Major George Allan Set
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : Live & In Session
Label : Compass5
10:38 PM
Herald Of Spring/Civil War March
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House
10:43 PM
There Is A Time
Artist : The Dillards
Album : There Is A Time (1963-1970)
Label : Vanguard
10:46 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label :
10:52 PM
Hills & Hollers
Artist : Adrienne Young & Little Sadie
Album : The Art Of Virtue
Label : Addiebelle Music
10:57 PM
No One Can Live Forever
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
11:04 PM
Dough Roller
Artist : Steve James
Album : Short Blue Stories
Label : Hobemian Records
11:08 PM
Good Thing Blues
Artist : Dr. Ross
Album : Boogie Disease
Label : Arhoolie
11:13 PM
Crying Won’t Help You
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : B lue Thumb
11:18 PM
Blues From The Bottom
Artist : Sonny Terry
Album : Sonny Is King
Label : Prestige/Bluesville/OBC
11:24 PM
Broken Levee Blues
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : You Better Lie Down
Label : Cattail Music
11:29 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:33 PM
Boll Weevil
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Classic African-American Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:36 PM
Wing and a Prayer
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail
11:41 PM
Two Trains Runnin’
Artist : James Cotton
Album : Deep In The Blues
Label : Verve
11:46 PM
Atlanta Strut
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1927-1931)
Label : Document
11:51 PM
Frankie & Albert
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : In Progess & In Motion (1965-1998)
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:55 PM
Lone Wolf Blues
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company


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

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.

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

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



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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