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 08, 2013

8:04 PM
Deadwood
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family
8:09 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
8:12 PM
Captain Glenn
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Wayward Son
Label : Compass
8:17 PM
The Hide Head Blues
Artist : Jim Mills
Album : Hide Head Blues
Label : Sugar Hill
8:22 PM
Graveyard Blues
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
8:25 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
8:31 PM
The Distance Between Two Points
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
8:36 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing The Banjo
Label : Telarc Blues
8:40 PM
The Magnolia Set
Artist : The Duhks
Album : The Duhks
Label : Sugar Hill
8:49 PM
Now That The Night Has Come
Artist : The Lost Brothers
Album : The Passing Of The Night
Label : Readymade Records
8:52 PM
Roanoke
Artist : Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
Album : American Traveler
Label : Count;y/Universal
8:55 PM
Walk Beside Me
Artist : Red Molly
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol. 15
Label : Self-released
9:04 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : B.F. Shelton
Album : The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
9:08 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
9:13 PM
John Deere Tractor
Artist : Larry Sparks
Album : 40
Label : Rebel
9:16 PM
By The Hush
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Traveling
Label : Wild Goose Records
9:23 PM
The Angry Monk./Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Tony Furtado
Album : Bare Bones
Label : Funzalo Records
9:31 PM
Tennesee Flat-Top Box
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : The Essential Johnny Cash
Label : Columbia/Legacy
9:34 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
9:38 PM
Wedding Day Jig
Artist : Leahy
Album : In All Things
Label : Narada World
9:43 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
9:50 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : "I'm Not There" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
9:55 PM
Pretty Boy Floyd
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol. 15
Label : Self-released
10:04 PM
Mars Hall
Artist : Doug Adamz
Album : Guitar Solos
Label : Magi Productions
10:10 PM
Eight Miles High
Artist : Chris Hillman
Album : The Other Side
Label : Sovereign Artists
10:14 PM
High On A Mountain
Artist : Emily Kirsch
Album : Just Another Memory
Label : Rabbit's Foot Records
10:17 PM
Walkin’ West To Memphis
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass
10:24 PM
Weave Room Blues
Artist : The Dixon Brothers
Album : Volume 1 (1936)
Label : Document
10:26 PM
Hugh O’Donnell
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty And Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:30 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
10:35 PM
New Madrid
Artist : Uncle Tupelo
Album : Anodyne
Label : Sire/Rhino
10:38 PM
Hattie & Jenelle
Artist : Joe Craven & Rob Ickes
Album : Tone Poets
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:44 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
10:51 PM
Roustabout
Artist : Fred Cockerham
Album : Clawhammer Banjo, Volume Two
Label : County
10:55 PM
Welcome To New York
Artist : Auldridge, Bennett & Gaudreau
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol. 15
Label : Self-released
11:04 PM
Red Cross Store
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
Album : Mama Says I'm Crazy
Label : Fat Possum 4
11:09 PM
I’m Wanderin’
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues - That's My Story
Label : Riverside/OBC
11:14 PM
Blues For The Lowland
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000 Records
11:21 PM
Trouble Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:25 PM
John The Revelator
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:30 PM
How Happy I Am
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:35 PM
Packin’ Trunk Blues
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : King Of The 12-String Guitar
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:38 PM
Twp Trains Runnin’
Artist : James Cotton
Album : Deep In The Blues
Label : Verve
11:43 PM
Preachin’ The Blues
Artist : Son House
Album : Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:51 PM
Match Box Blues
Artist : Blind Lemon Jefferson
Album : The Best Of Blind Lemon Jefferson
Label : Yazoo
11:54 PM
Don’t You Remember Me?
Artist : Henry Townsend
Album : Cairo Blues
Label : Adelphi/Genes

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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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