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

August 02, 2013

8:04 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : If I Go Ten Thousand Miles
Label : Rounder
8:09 PM
Willie Taylor
Artist : Heidi Talbot
Album : The Last Star
Label : Compass
8:13 PM
The Wreck Of The Old 97
Artist : Mac Traynham & Shay Garriock
Album : Turkey In The Straw
Label : Southern Mountain Melodies
8:17 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : At Carnegie Hall
Label : KOCH
8:24 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
8:28 PM
Willow Garden
Artist : The Rhythm Rats
Album : Pretty Crowin' Chicken
Label : 5-String Productions
8:33 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
8:37 PM
Monroe
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
8:41 PM
Jerusalem Ridge
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
8:47 PM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Bill Monroe
Album : The Music Of Bill Monroe from 1936 to 1994
Label : MCA
8:54 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
8:58 PM
Old Joe Clark
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Yellow Rose Of Texas/Girl I Left Behind Me/Arkansas Traveler
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
9:10 PM
Helpless Wanderer
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label : www.underhillrose.com
9:13 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
9:16 PM
Dog Passed A Ryestraw
Artist : Bill & Libby Hicks
Album : South Of Nowhere
Label : Copper Creek
9:21 PM
Cool Down On The Banks Of Jordan
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
9:24 PM
These Old Bones
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Halos & Horns
Label : Sugar Hill
9:31 PM
Fly
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Sweetheart Of The Sun
Label : Darling Street Records
9:36 PM
The Peninsula Set
Artist : Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever
Album : Honk Toot Suite
Label : Compass
9:41 PM
The Baker’s Set
Artist : Craicdown
Album : Roads
Label : Jimmy Craic Corn Records
9:49 PM
Eastern Tennessee
Artist : The Guilty Pleasures
Album : Eastern Tennessee
Label : www.theguiltypleasures.org
9:52 PM
The Plant Song
Artist : The Bills
Album : Yes Please
Label : Red House Records
9:56 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:04 PM
I Fell Short
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
10:08 PM
Cornmeal Waltz
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
10:14 PM
Memphis Yodel
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions
Label : Rounder
10:17 PM
Morphine Girl
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
10:25 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
10:31 PM
Little Bird
Artist : The Barra MacNeils
Album : The Celtic Colours Sessions
Label : http://barramacneils.com
10:35 PM
Wreck Of The Dandenong
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
10:39 PM
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West Records
10:45 PM
Remington Ride
Artist : Wayne Henderson
Album : Les Pik
Label : Hay Holler Records
10:51 PM
One Dime At A Time
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : One Dime At A Time
Label : Rebel
10:54 PM
The Filling Station
Artist : The Kickin Grass Beer
Album : Live At The Carolina Theatre
Label : www.kickingrass.com
11:04 PM
Coffee Blues
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Friends Of Old Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:09 PM
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Medicine Show Man, Vol. 2
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:13 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:22 PM
Death Letter
Artist : John Mellencamp
Album : Trouble No More
Label : Columbia
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : The Complete Bukka White
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:33 PM
Red Cross Store
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
Album : Mama Says I'm Crazy
Label : Fat Possum
11:38 PM
Love In Vain Blues
Artist : Peter Green
Album : The Robert Johnson Songbook
Label : Artisan/Snapper
11:43 PM
My Home Is In The Delta
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:49 PM
Traveling Riverside Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:52 PM
I’m Wanderin’
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : That's My Story - John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues
Label : Riverside/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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