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 18, 2013

8:04 PM
Lee Highway Blues
Artist : Barbara Lamb
Album : Fiddle Piggy
Label : Lots Of Coffee Records
8:08 PM
The Golden Vanity
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Some Strange Country
Label : Signature Sounds
8:13 PM
Time The Pefect Stranger
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy
8:16 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:22 PM
Rotter Taters
Artist : Mike Compton
Album : Rotten Taters
Label : www.mikecompton.net
8:26 PM
Hard Time Banjo Blues
Artist : Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Album : Fired Up
Label : Rounder
8:31 PM
Bed By The Window
Artist : James King
Album : Bed By The Window
Label : Rounder
8:36 PM
Nashville Train
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
8:41 PM
Judge And Jury
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle
8:46 PM
Settin’ The Woods On Fire
Artist : Crooked Pine Band
Album : No Better Times
Label : www.crookedpineband.com
8:50 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:53 PM
On The Banks Of The River
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Composer :
Label : Copper Creek
8:56 PM
River Of Jordan
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Can You Hear Me Now
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:05 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
9:10 PM
Lady Of The Lake/Farewell Trion/Shenandoah Falls
Artist : Ken Kolodner
Album : Journey To The Heartland
Label : Maggie's Music
9:16 PM
Ode To Mysterious Dave Mather
Artist : Mike Craver
Album : Bosh & Moonshine
Label : Sapsucker Records
9:20 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
9:23 PM
Accordion Bells
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : One Guitar, No Vocals
Label : Private Music
9:30 PM
Lady On The Green
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
9:34 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:38 PM
Spoonerville
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : 1000 Pound Machine
Label : Large River Music
9:43 PM
Mildredelphia
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
9:48 PM
Sittin’ On Top Of The World
Artist : The Wandering
Album : Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here
Label : Songs Of The South
9:53 PM
Monroe
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
9:56 PM
You Better Get Right
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Triple Crossroad Blues
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Sky Crunch/Compass
10:08 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
10:14 PM
None Of Your Business Now
Artist : Paul Kelly
Album : Spring And Fall
Label : Gawdaggie
10:17 PM
Eastern Tennessee
Artist : The Guilty Pleasures
Album : Eastern Tennessee
Label : www.theguiltypleasures.org
10:23 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:28 PM
High, Wide And Handsome
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:33 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
10:38 PM
It’s Just The Night
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : It's Just The Night
Label : McCoury Music
10:42 PM
Between Midnight and the Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
10:48 PM
Rare Bird Alert
Artist : Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Rare Bird Alert
Label : Rounder
10:52 PM
John Riley the Shepherd/Brushy Fork of John’s Creek
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Earth Tones
Label : Ubiquitone
10:57 PM
To The Rock
Artist : The Golden Gate Quartet
Album : Travelin' Shoes
Label : RCA/Bluebird
11:05 PM
Cold Weather Blues
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:10 PM
Trouble Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Colin Linden
Album : Easin' Back To Tennessee
Label : True North
11:13 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:17 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:23 PM
Death Letter
Artist : The Derek Trucks Band
Album : Out Of The Madness
Label : House Of Blues
11:30 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : Black & White Blues
Label : Document
11:33 PM
Lightning Flash, Thunder Roll
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:39 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:43 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
Album : Pure Blues
Label : Universal/UTV
11:50 PM
It Serves You Right To Suffer
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : It Serves You Right To Suffer
Label : MCA/Universal Special Products
11:55 PM
Give Me My Coat And Shoes
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Alone & Acoustic
Label : Alligator

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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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