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

February 01, 2013

8:05 PM
I’ve Always Been A Rambler
Artist : Nate Leath
Album : I've Always Been A Rambler
Label : Patuxent Music
8:09 PM
Steppin’ In The Boiler House
Artist : Mark Schatz and Friends
Album : Steppin' In The Boiler House
Label : Rounder
8:14 PM
Lonesome Side Of Town
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Viridian
Label : Dualtone
8:18 PM
Hello, My Name Is Coal
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:23 PM
Wabash Cannonball
Artist : Front Porch String Band
Album : Hills Of Alabam
Label : Rebel
8:30 PM
I Got A Woman
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Red Letter Day
Label : Sugar Hill
8:33 PM
False Hearted Lover’s Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Ralph Stanley
Label : DMZ/Columbia
8:38 PM
Bone Chillin’ Cold
Artist : Hank Bowman
Album : Lonely
Label : Self-released
8:43 PM
Greenback Dollar
Artist : Clarence "Tom" Ashley
Album : Greenback Dollar
Label : County
8:46 PM
Red Sky Of Morn
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:53 PM
Hog And Sheep Going To Pasture
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label : www.marielvandersteel.com
8:55 PM
Stone To Sand
Artist : Cahlen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
9:04 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : Reed Island Rounders
Album : Hand Me Downs
Label : Burning Wolf Records
9:07 PM
Hoppavalssi (Jump Waltz)
Artist : JPP
Album : History
Label : NorthSide
9:10 PM
Theme - Twin River Rag
Artist : Tony Williamson
Album : Lloyd Loar Mandolins
Label : www.mandolincentral.com
9:13 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
9:19 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
9:22 PM
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
Artist : Cathy Fink
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
9:26 PM
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
Artist : Washington Phillips
Album : The Key To The Kingdom
Label : Yazoo
9:31 PM
Little Musgrave
Artist : Martin Simpson
Album : Prodigal Son
Label : Compass
9:37 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
9:41 PM
Roustabout
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Can You Hear Me Now
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:47 PM
Broken
Artist : April Verch
Album : Bright Like Gold
Label : http://aprilverch.com
9:54 PM
Cotton Mill Blues
Artist : Lee Brothers Trio
Album : Hard Times In The Country
Label : County
9:57 PM
Piney Mountains
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:04 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
10:08 PM
The Banks Of The Nile
Artist : Niamh Parsons
Album : Blackbirds & Thrushes
Label : Green Linnet
10:14 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
10:21 PM
Cherokee Shuffle
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
10:24 PM
Been All Around This Whole Round World
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Travelling
Label : Wild Goose Records
10:30 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:34 PM
Mama Don’t Cry
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
10:38 PM
The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away)
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions
Label : Rounder
10:42 PM
Brakeman’s Blues
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
Label : Sugar Hill
10:48 PM
The Snow Goose
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West
10:53 PM
A Pound A Week Rise
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
11:04 PM
Alberta
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:09 PM
Dupree Blues
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You Done Done
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:13 PM
All Aboard
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:21 PM
If I Had My Way I’d Tear The Building Down
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:25 PM
Cherry Ball Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:31 PM
John Lee Hooker For President
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
Label : Nonesuch
11:37 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
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:49 PM
Coffee Blues
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Friends Of Old Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:54 PM
Dehlia
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company

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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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