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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January 11, 2013

8:04 PM
Natural Bridge Blues
Artist : The Pilot Mountain Bobcats
Album : Lady Of The Lake
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:08 PM
Artist : The Greasy Beans
Album : Real Live Music
Label : Double Ought Records
8:11 PM
Artist : Bob Carlin
Album : Mr. Spaceman
Label : CarTunes
8:16 PM
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
8:22 PM
Rantin’ Rovin’ Robin
Artist : Kate MacLeod & Kat Eggleston
Album : Lost and Found
Label : Waterbug
8:27 PM
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : Reunion
Label : Red House Records
8:33 PM
Cherokee Shuffle
Artist : Josh Williams
Album : Down Home
Label : Pinecastle
8:36 PM
In The Ocean
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound
8:41 PM
Single Girl
Artist : Alex De Grassi
Album : Now And Then
Label : Tropo Records
8:45 PM
Single Girl, Married Girl
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain
Label : Bear Family
8:50 PM
Carolina Song
Artist : Andy Thorn & Friends
Album : Fire In The Sky
Label : Self-released
8:54 PM
Got The Farm Land Blues
Artist : Carolina Tar Heels
Album : Anthology Of American Folk Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:58 PM
John Henry
Artist : Adam Hurt & Beth Williams Hartness
Album : Fine Times At Our House
Label : Ubiquitone
9:04 PM
The Hill Of Thieves
Artist : Cara Dillon
Album : Hill Of Thieves
Label : Charcoal/Proper American
9:09 PM
Some Early Morning
Artist : Dan Tyminski
Album : Wheels
Label : Rounder
9:13 PM
Scat Reel Set
Artist : Molasses Creek
Album : An Island Out Of Time
Label : Soundside
9:20 PM
Natural Disaster
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder 3
9:24 PM
In Another World
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Positive Friction
Label : Sugar Hill
9:32 PM
John Riley
Artist : The Paul McKenna Band
Album : Stem The Tide
Label : Mad River Records
9:36 PM
Get Right Church
Artist : Martha Scanlan
Album : The West Was Burning
Label : Sugar Hill
9:40 PM
Trippin’ In Eden & The Mason’s Men
Artist : John Williams & Dean Magraw
Album : Raven
Label : Compass
9:46 PM
The Rambler’s Blues
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s
Label : Revenant
9:51 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Mike Seeger & Paul Brown
Album : Way Down In North Carolina
Label : Rounder
9:55 PM
The Place I Left Behind
Artist : The Deep Dark Woods
Album : The Place I Left Behind
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Tear My Stillhouse Down
Artist : Salamander Crossing
Album : Henry Street - A Retrospective
Label : Signature Sound
10:08 PM
Artist : The Circuit Riders
Album : Let The Ride Begin
Label : Pinecastle
10:11 PM
Omie Wise
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 1: 1927-1928
Label : Document
10:15 PM
Tight To The Jar
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Tunesmith Retrofit
Label : Rounder
10:22 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label :
10:26 PM
The South Carolina Broadcasters
Artist : Roustabout
Album : Can You Hear Me Now
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:32 PM
Pipe Major George Allan Set
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : Live & In Session
Label : Compass5
10:38 PM
Herald Of Spring/Civil War March
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House
10:43 PM
There Is A Time
Artist : The Dillards
Album : There Is A Time (1963-1970)
Label : Vanguard
10:46 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label :
10:52 PM
Hills & Hollers
Artist : Adrienne Young & Little Sadie
Album : The Art Of Virtue
Label : Addiebelle Music
10:57 PM
No One Can Live Forever
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
11:04 PM
Dough Roller
Artist : Steve James
Album : Short Blue Stories
Label : Hobemian Records
11:08 PM
Good Thing Blues
Artist : Dr. Ross
Album : Boogie Disease
Label : Arhoolie
11:13 PM
Crying Won’t Help You
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : B lue Thumb
11:18 PM
Blues From The Bottom
Artist : Sonny Terry
Album : Sonny Is King
Label : Prestige/Bluesville/OBC
11:24 PM
Broken Levee Blues
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : You Better Lie Down
Label : Cattail Music
11:29 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:33 PM
Boll Weevil
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Classic African-American Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:36 PM
Wing and a Prayer
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail
11:41 PM
Two Trains Runnin’
Artist : James Cotton
Album : Deep In The Blues
Label : Verve
11:46 PM
Atlanta Strut
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1927-1931)
Label : Document
11:51 PM
Frankie & Albert
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : In Progess & In Motion (1965-1998)
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:55 PM
Lone Wolf Blues
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company


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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