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 25, 2013

8:04 PM
Roving On A Winter’s Night
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : Winter Tidings
Label : Maggie's Music
8:10 PM
Three Forks Of Cumberland
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
8:14 PM
A Lady Does Not Often Falter
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
8:18 PM
Between Midnight and the Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
8:25 PM
Banjo Vs. Garden/Cindy
Artist : Elena Yeung
Album : Dandelion
Label : www.elenayeung.com
8:29 PM
Simple Gifts/Three Ravens
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Sundays
Label : nuffsaid records
8:35 PM
Paradise
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : The Country Gentlemen
Label : Vanguard
8:39 PM
Favorite Sharks
Artist : Whirligig
Album : Spin
Label : Prime CD
8:44 PM
Settin’ The Woods On Fire
Artist : Crooked Pine Band
Album : No Better Times
Label : www.crookedpineband.com
8:48 PM
From My Window
Artist : Bill Jones
Album : Two Year Winter
Label : Compass
8:52 PM
Grey Afternoon
Artist : Jim Van Cleve
Album : No Apologies
Label : Rural Rhythm
9:05 PM
One Wintry Night
Artist : Jerry Read Smith/Lisa Marie Smith
Album : One Wintry Night
Label : Silent Planet Records
9:08 PM
Scratch Gravel Road
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
9:12 PM
The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
Artist : David Grisman & Jerry Garcia
Album : Been All Around This World
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:19 PM
Ring Them Bells
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
9:24 PM
Down In The Flood
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Greatest Hits, Volume II
Label : Columbia
9:27 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
9:34 PM
The Snowy Road
Artist : Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
Album : Winter's Grace
Label : Signature Sounds
9:38 PM
White Freightliner Blues
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
9:43 PM
Tecumseh Valley
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Anthology 1968-1979
Label : Fuel 2000
9:48 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
9:56 PM
Wind & Rain
Artist : Gillian Welch, David Rawlings & David Steele
Album : "Songcatcher" Soundtrack
Label : Vanguard
10:05 PM
Rain And Snow
Artist : The Be Good Tanyas
Album : Blue Horse
Label : Nettwerk
10:09 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:13 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
10:18 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
10:26 PM
The Snow Goose
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West
10:33 PM
Da Day Dawn/The Jos Mill Tune/Da Aald Foula Reel/ Winyadepia
Artist : Ale Moller & Aly Bain
Album : Fully Rigged
Label : NorthSide
10:40 PM
Slip Away
Artist : April Verch
Album : Steal The Blue
Label : Slab Town Records
10:47 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:52 PM
Ballad Of A Hungry Mother
Artist : Phil Cook & His Feat
Album : Hungry Mother Blues
Label : Trekky Records
10:56 PM
Cold Frosty Morning
Artist : Butch Baldassari & David Schnaufer
Album : Appalachian Mandolin & Dulcimer
Label : SoundArt Recordings
11:05 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:11 PM
Alabama Blues
Artist : Bukka White
Album : Sky Songs
Label : Arhoolie
11:18 PM
Booker’s Guitar
Artist : Eric Bibb
Album : Booker's Guitar
Label : Telarc Blues
11:23 PM
I Feel Good Again
Artist : Junior Kimbrough & Charlie Feathers
Album : Not The Same Old Blues Crap II
Label : Fat Possum
11:30 PM
Lightning Bolt
Artist : Luther Allison
Album : Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Label : RUF Records
11:38 PM
Mama Don’t Allow Me To Fool Around All Night Long
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:42 PM
Hot Tuna
Artist : Hesitation Blues
Album : Hot Tuna
Label : RCA
11:49 PM
County Farm
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
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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