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

July 19, 2013

8:04 PM
Hop High Ladies
Artist : The Corklickers
Album : Uncorked
Label : www.corklickers.com
8:09 PM
Going To The West
Artist : Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals
Album : Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Come On In My Kitchen
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Shaken By A Low Sound
Label : Signature Sounds
8:18 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:24 PM
Mountain Air/Washington’s March/Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Dirk Powell/Tim O’Brien/John Herrmann
Album : Songs From The Mountain
Label : Howdy Skies
8:29 PM
Old Missouri
Artist : Lynn "Chirps" Smith
Album : Down In Little Egypt
Label : Vigortone
8:34 PM
Doin’ Time
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Dear Sister
Label : Compass
8:38 PM
The Stranger
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
8:42 PM
Rain In Durango
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
8:50 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
8:54 PM
Rocky Beaches
Artist : Ken & Brad Kolodner
Album : Otter Creek
Label : Fenchurch Music
9:04 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
9:07 PM
Monkey Bay
Artist : Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer & Russ Barenberg
Album : "Get Low" Soundtrack
Label : Rounder
9:12 PM
There Is A Time
Artist : Solas
Album : For Love And Laughter
Label : Compass
9:19 PM
A Pound A Week Rise
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
9:23 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
9:27 PM
Dixie Mail
Artist : Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton
Album : Darby & Talton
Label : Bear Family
9:34 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label : www.carperfamilyband.com
9:37 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
9:40 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:47 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
9:51 PM
Hello, My Name Is Coal
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:54 PM
Streets Of London
Artist : Ralph McTell
Album : Streets Of London
Label : Pulse/Kaz Records
10:04 PM
(Peter’s Most Excellent) Trip To Donegal
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : Coming Down From Red Lodge
Label : Red House Records
10:09 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
10:12 PM
Train On The Island
Artist : J.P. Nester
Album : The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music
Label : Bear Family
10:18 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
10:21 PM
Wondrous Love
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
10:26 PM
Tennessee Blues
Artist : Chris Thile & Michael Daves
Album : Sleep With One Eye Open
Label : Nonesuch
10:32 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
10:36 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:42 PM
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Artist : Sheryl Crow
Album : Hank Williams - Timeless
Label : Lost Highway
10:45 PM
Move It On Over
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : The Complete Hank Williams
Label : Mercury
10:49 PM
Cane Blues
Artist : Roger McGuinn
Album : Treasures From The Folk Den
Label : Appleseed
10:53 PM
Hangman’s Reel
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Bluegrass Guitar
Label : Sugar Hill
10:56 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
11:04 PM
61 Highway
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Standing at the Burying Ground
Label : Sequel
11:10 PM
Mama Don’t Allow Me To Fool Around All Night Long
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:15 PM
My Captain
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:20 PM
Georgia Rag
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : 1927-1933 The Early Years
Label : Yazoo
11:25 PM
Rattlesnake Preacher
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Honeysuckle Dog
Label : Okra-Tone Records
11:31 PM
Sweet Honey Hole
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:34 PM
Floating Bridge
Artist : Sleepy John Estes
Album : Blues Classics
Label : MCA
11:37 PM
County Farm
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
11:42 PM
Railroad Bill
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Somebody Told The Truth
Label : Alligator
11:50 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:53 PM
Devil Got My Woman
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard

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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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