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

May 17, 2013

8:06 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:09 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
8:13 PM
Bringing In The Georgia Mail
Artist : Charlie Monroe
Album : I'm Old Kentucky Bound
Label : Bear Family
8:16 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
8:21 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
8:26 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
8:31 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
8:35 PM
Six White Horses
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Whiskey Before Breakfast
Label : Rounder
8:40 PM
The Wandering Boy
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain
Label : Bear Family
8:45 PM
Cool Down On The Banks Of Jordan
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
8:48 PM
American Tune/Spain
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Traveler
Label : E One
8:53 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
9:06 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
9:10 PM
John Stinson’s #2/Scotland the Brave/River of Jordan
Artist : Atwater/Donnelly
Album : The Blackest Crow
Label : Rabbit Island Music
9:14 PM
Sis Draper
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Cold Dog Soup
Label : Sugar Hill
9:18 PM
Sugarbabe
Artist : Evie Ladin
Album : Evie Ladin Band
Label : Evil Diane
9:22 PM
A Distant Land To Roam
Artist : Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
Album : Pioneering Women of Bluegrass
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:25 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:30 PM
Meet Me Tonight
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
9:34 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
9:39 PM
Jenny On The Railroad
Artist : Carter Brothers & Son
Album : Mississippi String Bands, Vol. 1
Label : County
9:43 PM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Woody Guthrie
Album : Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:47 PM
Cattle In The Cane/Early Morning Riser
Artist : Bill Henry
Album : Red Sky
Label : OMS
9:52 PM
Country Blues
Artist : Dock Boggs
Album : Friends Of Old Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Arizona
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House Records
10:08 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing The Banjo
Label : Telarc Blues
10:11 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:19 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
10:23 PM
Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Country Blues Guitar Festival
Label : Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop
10:24 PM
Lookin’ In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
10:31 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Solas
Album : Reunion
Label : Compass
10:35 PM
The Primrose Lass Set: Molly From Longford/The Little Thatched Cabin/The G Reel/Crossing The Shannon
Artist : Solas
Album : Solas Live
Label : Shanachie
10:43 PM
Bittersweet
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
10:46 PM
Slippin’ Da Jig
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
10:51 PM
The Mystery
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
10:55 PM
Poplar Bluff
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
10:58 PM
Howdy Neighbor Howdy
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
11:04 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Shoulder To Shoulder
Label : Alligator
11:10 PM
Blues and Trouble
Artist : Scrapper Blackwell & Brooks Berry
Album : My Heart Struck Sorrow
Label : Bluesville
11:15 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Today!
Label : Vanguard
11:22 PM
If I Had My Way
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : There Is No Eye: Music For Photographs
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:26 PM
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Artist : Sonny Boy Williamson
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1937-1938)
Label : Document
11:32 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:35 PM
Mule Ridin’ Blues
Artist : Big Bill Broonzy
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:39 PM
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : "Lightning In A Bottle" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:43 PM
Special Rider Blues
Artist : Corey Harris
Album : Mississippi To Mali
Label : Rounder
11:50 PM
Whistlin’ Pines
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Rare Blues
Label : Takoma
11:53 PM
Dark and Stormy Night
Artist : Tampa Red
Album : Don't Jive Me
Label : Bluesville/OBC

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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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