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

April 19, 2013

10:19 PM
Departure and Farewell
Artist : HEM
Album : Departure & Farewell
Label : Nettwerk
10:23 PM
Rain
Artist : David Francey
Album : So Say We All
Label : Red House Records
10:26 PM
Reasons Why
Artist : Nickelcreek
Album : Nickelcreek
Label : Sugar Hill
10:32 PM
Dancing in the Dark
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
10:36 PM
Close By
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers of the Highway
Label : Rounder
10:38 PM
I’ve Endured
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Traveler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:42 PM
Angeline the Baker / John Henry
Artist : Tony Furtado & Dirk Powell
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
10:46 PM
When You Get to Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edi Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
10:50 PM
Angeline the Baker
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Hophigh
Label : Signature Sounds
10:54 PM
The Silver Spoon
Artist : Jack Hardy
Album : The Cauldron
Label : Prime CD
11:04 PM
Winter’s Come and Gone
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Hell Amonth the Yearlings
Label : Almo Sounds
11:07 PM
May The Road Rise
Artist : Roger McGuinn
Album : WUNC Studio Recording
Label : n/a
11:09 PM
Mr. Tambourine Man
Artist : The Byrds
Album : Folk Song America Vol III
Label : Sony Smithsonian Folkways
11:11 PM
A Certain Light
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Beast in the Tracks
Label : self
11:14 PM
Courtney’s Promise
Artist : Tony Furtado & Dirk Powell
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
11:17 PM
Prodigal Daughter
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
Label : Compass
11:20 PM
Shine On Harvest Moon
Artist : Leon Redbone
Album : Double Time
Label : Warner Bros.
11:23 PM
Raise a Ruckus Tonight
Artist : Double Decker String Band
Album : Chasing Rainbows
Label : Marimac
11:27 PM
Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Artist : Abigail Washburn
Album : Song of the Traveling Daughter
Label : self
11:30 PM
Dock Bogg’s Country Blues
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Shine Eyed Mister Zen
Label : Ryko
11:38 PM
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
11:41 PM
Mighty Storm
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Fast Paced World
Label : Sugar Hill
11:45 PM
The Road to Canso
Artist : Scruj MacDuhk
Album : The Road to Canso
Label : Manitoba
11:49 PM
Freight Train
Artist : Elizabeth Cotten
Album : Live!
Label : Arhoolie
11:54 PM
Shake Sugaree
Artist : Elizabeth Cotten w/Brenda Evans
Album : Shake Sugaree
Label : Smithsonian Folkways

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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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