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

January 04, 2013

8:04 PM
Hop High Ladies
Artist : The Corklickers
Album : Uncorked
Label : www.corklickers.com
8:09 PM
Great High Mountain
Artist : Larry Sparks
Album : Let Him Lead You
Label : Rebel
8:12 PM
Maybe The Last Time
Artist : The Reeltime Travelers
Album : Livin' Reeltime, Thinkin' Old-Time
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:17 PM
The Wishing Well
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
8:22 PM
Silver Dagger
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : The Grass Is Blue
Label : Sugar Hill 4
8:27 PM
Silver Lining
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.thehoneydewdrops.com
8:33 PM
The Raven’s Rock
Artist : Lunasa
Album : La Nua
Label : Lunasa Records
8:39 PM
The Ballad Of The Sister and Brother
Artist : Ranarim
Album : Till The Light Of Day
Label : NorthSide
8:44 PM
The Wood Thrush’s Song
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:51 PM
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Artist : Gid Tanner & His Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 1 (1926-1927)
Label : Document
8:54 PM
Roving Gambler
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Label : Vanguard
8:57 PM
John Henry
Artist : George Pegram
Album : Classic Old-Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:04 PM
Marbletown
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Marbletown
Label : Rounder
9:08 PM
Baby Blue Eyes
Artist : David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:12 PM
Baby Blue Eyes
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : The Complete Mercury Recordings
Label : Mercury
9:15 PM
When You’re Lonely
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass - Tribute To 1946 and 1947
Label : Skaggs Family
9:20 PM
Reels: McGreevey’s/The Broken Pledge/Traveler’s
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Label : Kiltartan Road
9:24 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:28 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time
9:33 PM
Herald Of Spring/Civil War March
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House
9:38 PM
Eileen McMahon
Artist : Cathy Jordan
Album : All The Way Home
Label : Blix Street
9:44 PM
Locket And Key
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Silverlined
Label : Sugar Hill
9:50 PM
Chicken Wire
Artist : Jonathan Byrd
Album : Cackalack
Label : Waterbug
9:54 PM
Freight Train
Artist : Larry Rice
Album : Clouds Over Carolina
Label : Rebel
9:57 PM
Weave Room Blues
Artist : The Dixon Brothers
Album : Volume 1 (1936)
Label : Document
9:59 PM
Lament For Tommy Makem/Within A Hen’s Kick/
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album :
Label :
10:05 PM
Lament For Tommy Makem/Within A Hen’s Kick/The Slippery Slope
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
10:10 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
10:15 PM
Twisted Laurel/Settin’ The Woods On Fire
Artist : Crooked Pine Band
Album : No Better Times
Label : www.crookedpineband.com
10:22 PM
Move It On Over
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : The Complete Hank Williams
Label : Mercury
10:25 PM
House Carpenter
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugar Hill
10:32 PM
Old Mac’s Tractor
Artist : David Ross MacDonald
Album : Southern Crossing
Label : www.davidrossmacdonald.com
10:38 PM
Garfield’s Blackberry Blossom
Artist : Nashville Bluegrass Band
Album : Twenty Year Blues
Label : Sugar Hill
10:40 PM
Sally Goodin
Artist : Byron Berline
Album : Fiddle & A Song
Label : Sugar Hill
10:47 PM
Collins Medley #2
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
10:52 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
10:56 PM
Down On The Riverbed
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : West Of The West
Label : Yep Roc
11:04 PM
Pushin’ My Luck
Artist : Robert Belfour
Album : Pushin' My Luck
Label : Fat Possum
11:09 PM
Railroad Bill
Artist : John Jackson
Album : Front Porch Blues
Label : Alligator
11:13 PM
King Biscuit Stomp #2
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:17 PM
Samson & Delilah
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:24 PM
How Happy I Am
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:30 PM
Watermelon Man
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:37 PM
Cypress Grove
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Roll Away The Stone
Label : Rykodisc
11:43 PM
Fishing Blues
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:46 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : Black & White Blues
Label : Document
11:51 PM
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Artist : Match Box Blues
Album : The Best Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
Label : Yazoo
11:54 PM
Give Me Back My Wig
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker

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Back Porch Music Concerts
10:55 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Back Porch Music Is Back On The Lawn: 8 Free Concerts In 2014

Credit WUNC

  WUNC's Back Porch Music on the Lawn series back on the lawn under the Lucky Strike tower in the heart of the American Tobacco CampusThe free concerts are on Thursday nights from May to September.  The series is part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the American Tobacco Campus.

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Arts & Culture
12:01 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio

Bobby Hicks, 2014 NC Heritage Award Recipient
Credit Eric Mennel / WUNC

Bobby Hicks had no intention of playing fiddle as a kid. He was playing mandolin in a band with his brothers when one of them asked for some help.

"My brother had a friend he wanted in the band, but he couldn't play anything," said Hicks. "So he talked me into teaching him to play the mandolin, and then they fired me."

It was to all our benefit.

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Back Porch Music Concerts
8:35 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight

The Back Porch Music on the Lawn concert series starts tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids.
Credit WUNC

Update: 12:28 p.m. Southern Culture on the Skids to has been rescheduled for  Thursday May 22 at 6 p.m.

Update: 12:06 p.m. Due to the weather, the concert tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids and the Letter Jackets has been canceled.  We're hope to reschedule -- stay tuned for details. We'll post updates on the main Back Porch On The Lawn Concerts page.

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Back Porch Reviews
3:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Back Porch Reviews Steep Canyon Rangers, John Howie Jr., And Robbie Fulks

The Steep Canyon Rangers 'Tell The Ones I Love'
Credit Rounder

Our series of Back Porch Music album reviews continues this week with three new releases reviewed by the hosts of Back Porch Music.

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North Carolina Radio History
6:30 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Celebrating Ralph Epperson, WPAQ And 'The Voice Of The Blue Ridge'

Ralph Epperson, founder of WPAQ. Photographed 07/20/05.
Credit Megan Morr / Winston-Salem Journal

This weekend people in Surry County remember a radio pioneer and North Carolina broadcasting legend, Ralph Epperson. A special WPAQ broadcast of the long-running "Merry Go-Round" program and a screening of "Broadcast - A Man and A Dream" documentary are scheduled for Saturday morning and afternoon at The Earle Theater in Mount Airy, NC.

WPAQ - "The Voice of the Blue Ridge"

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Back Porch Reviews
1:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Back Porch Music Album Reviews: Lucinda Williams and The Olllam

Lucinda Williams album cover

Here's another installment of Back Porch Music album reviews. We're posting these periodically here with two or three CD reviews each week and we hope you enjoy them. Leave your comments below. 

Lucinda Williams - self titled

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Back Porch Reviews
1:00 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Back Porch Reviews Regina Carter, Bigfoot & John Gorka

Regina Carter's new CD is 'Southern Comfort'
Credit Sony Music Masterworks

This is the first in a series of Back Porch Music album reviews that Freddy Jenkins and I will be writing periodically. We'll feature new and significant historical releases worth mentioning. You'll hear some of these and hundreds of other CDs every week on the program. Leave your comments below.

One of the best parts of working at Back Porch Music is sampling all the music that comes our way from remarkable artists and sharing these artists with you. Here's a look at three that are well worth your time.

Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

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Arts & Culture
1:24 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Two Cool Banjos On Display At New Earl Scruggs Center In Shelby, NC

The Super Earl
Credit Gibson

Earl Scruggs was a North Carolina native, a banjo virtuoso who was instrumental in the development of the classic bluegrass banjo sound.  There's a new museum, the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, North Carolina, which honors his legacy. Annmarie Reiley-Kay is the curator. We asked Annmarie what she's most excited by in the new collection. She immediately told us about two of his instruments.

The Super Earl

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Arts & Culture
10:02 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Carolina Chocolate Drops Co-Founder To Leave Band

Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founders Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons
Credit Carolina Chocolate Drops

Dom Flemons, a co-founder of North Carolina-based Grammy award winning string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, will leave the band in mid-December following a series of concert dates. He will be starting a solo career. 

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WUNC Fund Drive
1:41 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Best Of Back Porch Music Vol 16

30 second samples of all the tunes on the Best of BPM Vol 16 - new for Fall 2013 and our thank-you for supporting WUNC Radio! Pledge Now. See more of our thank-you gifts.

1 Tift Merritt—Traveling Alone . . . . . . 4:45

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