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

February 01, 2013

8:05 PM
I’ve Always Been A Rambler
Artist : Nate Leath
Album : I've Always Been A Rambler
Label : Patuxent Music
8:09 PM
Steppin’ In The Boiler House
Artist : Mark Schatz and Friends
Album : Steppin' In The Boiler House
Label : Rounder
8:14 PM
Lonesome Side Of Town
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Viridian
Label : Dualtone
8:18 PM
Hello, My Name Is Coal
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:23 PM
Wabash Cannonball
Artist : Front Porch String Band
Album : Hills Of Alabam
Label : Rebel
8:30 PM
I Got A Woman
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Red Letter Day
Label : Sugar Hill
8:33 PM
False Hearted Lover’s Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Ralph Stanley
Label : DMZ/Columbia
8:38 PM
Bone Chillin’ Cold
Artist : Hank Bowman
Album : Lonely
Label : Self-released
8:43 PM
Greenback Dollar
Artist : Clarence "Tom" Ashley
Album : Greenback Dollar
Label : County
8:46 PM
Red Sky Of Morn
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:53 PM
Hog And Sheep Going To Pasture
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label : www.marielvandersteel.com
8:55 PM
Stone To Sand
Artist : Cahlen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
9:04 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : Reed Island Rounders
Album : Hand Me Downs
Label : Burning Wolf Records
9:07 PM
Hoppavalssi (Jump Waltz)
Artist : JPP
Album : History
Label : NorthSide
9:10 PM
Theme - Twin River Rag
Artist : Tony Williamson
Album : Lloyd Loar Mandolins
Label : www.mandolincentral.com
9:13 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
9:19 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
9:22 PM
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
Artist : Cathy Fink
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
9:26 PM
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
Artist : Washington Phillips
Album : The Key To The Kingdom
Label : Yazoo
9:31 PM
Little Musgrave
Artist : Martin Simpson
Album : Prodigal Son
Label : Compass
9:37 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
9:41 PM
Roustabout
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Can You Hear Me Now
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:47 PM
Broken
Artist : April Verch
Album : Bright Like Gold
Label : http://aprilverch.com
9:54 PM
Cotton Mill Blues
Artist : Lee Brothers Trio
Album : Hard Times In The Country
Label : County
9:57 PM
Piney Mountains
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:04 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
10:08 PM
The Banks Of The Nile
Artist : Niamh Parsons
Album : Blackbirds & Thrushes
Label : Green Linnet
10:14 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
10:21 PM
Cherokee Shuffle
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
10:24 PM
Been All Around This Whole Round World
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Travelling
Label : Wild Goose Records
10:30 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:34 PM
Mama Don’t Cry
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
10:38 PM
The Brakeman’s Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away)
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions
Label : Rounder
10:42 PM
Brakeman’s Blues
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
Label : Sugar Hill
10:48 PM
The Snow Goose
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West
10:53 PM
A Pound A Week Rise
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
11:04 PM
Alberta
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:09 PM
Dupree Blues
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You Done Done
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:13 PM
All Aboard
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:21 PM
If I Had My Way I’d Tear The Building Down
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:25 PM
Cherry Ball Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:31 PM
John Lee Hooker For President
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
Label : Nonesuch
11:37 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
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:49 PM
Coffee Blues
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Friends Of Old Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:54 PM
Dehlia
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company

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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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