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 26, 2013

8:04 PM
Climbing The Walls
Artist : Mike Compton & David Grier
Album : Climbing The Walls
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Lilly Bros. & Don Stover
Album : Bluegrass At The Roots - 1961
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:12 PM
My Mother Thinks I’m A Lawyer
Artist : Noam Pikelny
Album : Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail
Label : Compass
8:16 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
8:21 PM
Yellow Rose Of Texas/Girl I Left Behind Me/Arkansas Traveler
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
8:27 PM
I’m Rollin’ On
Artist : The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:31 PM
Walkin’ West To Memphis
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Cry Of The Whippoorwill
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : The Storm Still Rages
Label : Rounder
8:38 PM
Milk Cow Blues
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
8:44 PM
Leave The Bottle
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:48 PM
When I’m Gone
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
8:53 PM
Elephant
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
8:57 PM
Streets Of Glory
Artist : Old Reliable String Band
Album : Classic Old-Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:04 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:08 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : "I'm Not There" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
9:13 PM
Down On The Riverbed
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : West Of The West
Label : Yep Roc Records
9:17 PM
Chicken Wire
Artist : Jonathan Byrd
Album : Cackalack
Label : Waterbug
9:24 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : The Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 5 (1930-1934)
Label : Document
9:27 PM
Cluck Ol’ Hen
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Album : Live - Cluck Ol' Hen
Label : Skaggs Family Records
9:32 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
9:35 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
9:40 PM
Fly
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Sweetheart Of The Sun
Label : Darling Street Records
9:48 PM
Rain In Durango
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
9:54 PM
Cracks In The Floor
Artist : Tim Carter
Album : Bang Bang
Label : Tree O Records/Little King
9:58 PM
Young Man Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Reasons Why
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Nickel Creek
Label : Sugar Hill
10:08 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
10:12 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:15 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
10:20 PM
Crooked Jack
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Evening Comes Early
Label : Shanachie
10:25 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
10:35 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
10:39 PM
30 Year Jig
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : NorthSide
10:41 PM
Blue Yodel
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions, 1927-1928
Label : Rounder
10:45 PM
Rockin’ Chair Money
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : The Complete Hank Williams
Label : Mercury
10:48 PM
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Artist : Sheryl Crow
Album : Hank Williams - Timeless
Label : Lost Highway
10:52 PM
I’m Getting Ready To Go
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:55 PM
Forked Deer
Artist : Berline, Crary & Hickman
Album : Night Run
Label : Sugar Hill
11:04 PM
Hoochie Coochie Man
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Last Time Around - Live At Legends
Label : Silvertone
11:10 PM
Cherry Ball Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:14 PM
Yazoo Strut
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Shake That Thing
Label : Shanachie
11:22 PM
Police Dog Blues
Artist : Hugh Laurie
Album : Let Them Talk
Label : Warner
11:25 PM
Goodbye Slim Harpo
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Robert Pete Williams
Label : Fat Possum
11:33 PM
Mule Ridin’ Blues
Artist : Big Bill Broonzy
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:36 PM
John The Revelator
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:40 PM
Highway 13
Artist : John Lee Hooker & John Hammond
Album : Fish Tree Water Blues
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:46 PM
Help Me
Artist : Sonny Boy Williamson
Album : The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues
Label : MCA/Chess
11:52 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
Album : Pure Blues
Label : UTV/Universal
11:56 PM
Don’t Forget It
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Last Session
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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