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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December 28, 2012

8:05 PM
Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Jack White
Album : "Cold Mountain" Soundtrack
Label : DMZ/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
8:08 PM
A Better Man
Artist : Merl Johnson
Album : Better Man
Label : Patuxenty Music
8:11 PM
Down To My Last Broken Heart
Artist : Janie Fricke
Album : The Country Side Of Bluegrass
Label : New Music Deals
8:14 PM
The Infamous Stringdusters
Artist : The Hitchhiker
Album : Silver Sky
Label : High Country Recordings
8:22 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
8:26 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
8:32 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
8:36 PM
Road Into Town
Artist : Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Album : Road Into Town
Label : Patuxent Music
8:39 PM
Hard Edge Of Livin’
Artist : Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Album : Little Blue Egg
Label : Red House
8:44 PM
Sunday Never Comes
Artist : Jackstraw
Album : Sunday Never Comes
Label :
8:50 PM
Huddie’s 12-String Blues
Artist : Mike Cross
Album : Crossin' Carolina
Label : MiMa-MuBo Records
8:53 PM
Artist : Various
Album : Foggy Mountain Special - A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs
Label : Rounder
8:57 PM
Martha and Mary
Artist : Nu-Blu
Album : Nail By Nail
Label : Patuxent Music
9:05 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Molasses Creek
Album : An Island Out Of Time
Label : Soundside Records
9:10 PM
Bending Blades
Artist : Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein
Album : Home From The Mills
Label : Rebel
9:12 PM
William Smith Monroe
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:17 PM
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
9:23 PM
Cluck Old Hen
Artist : Anni Spring & Adam Granger
Album : Fiddle & Guitar
Label : Jeep Records
9:25 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : American Hornpipe
Label : Threshold Music
9:32 PM
Nashville Train
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label :
9:37 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
9:42 PM
Three Forks Of Cumberland
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label :
9:47 PM
Nashville Blues
Artist : Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Album : Lost Souls & Free Spirits
Label : Rebel
9:50 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time
9:53 PM
For The Love Of John Hartford
Artist : Black Prairie
Album : A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart
Label : Sugar Hill
9:56 PM
Poplar Bluff
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
10:05 PM
Daddy Long Legs Dodging Raindrops
Artist : Akira Otsuka
Album : First Tear
Label : Patuxent Music
10:11 PM
Solid Air
Artist : Sarah McQuaid
Album : The Plum Tree and The Rose
Label : Waterbug
10:16 PM
Fall Of 1884
Artist : The Morning After
Album : Starless Nights
Label : Self-released
10:22 PM
Heart Of The City
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Lowe Country - The Songs Of Nick Lowe
Label : Fiesta Red Records
10:25 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label :
10:31 PM
Bottom Of A Mountain
Artist : Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Album : They're Playing My Song
Label : Rebel
10:34 PM
What To Keep And What Throw Away
Artist : Mary Chapin Carpenter
Album : Ashes And Roses
Label : ZOE
10:39 PM
The Phenom
Artist : Chuck Brodsky
Album : Subtotal Eclipse
Label :
10:46 PM
You And I
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Island
10:51 PM
American Tune/Spain
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Traveler
Label : E One
10:56 PM
Artist : Evie Ladin Band
Album : Evie Ladin Band
Label : Evil Diane Records
11:04 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:08 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:14 PM
The Soul Of Man
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:19 PM
Stagger Lee
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:24 PM
I Am The Light Of This World
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:30 PM
What It’s All About
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
11:36 PM
Watermelon Man
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Legend Of Tommy Johnson
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:42 PM
Hesitation Blues
Artist : Hot Tuna
Album : Hot Tuna
Label : RCA
11:47 PM
Homesick & Lonesome Blues
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1935-1936)
Label : Document
11:52 PM
Talkin’ To Jehova
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Brother Sinner & The Whale
Label : Black Hen Music
11:57 PM
Auld Lang Syne
Artist : John Fahey
Album : The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album/Christmas with John Fahey, Volume II
Label : Rhino


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

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.

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

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



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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