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 15, 2013

8:05 PM
Armando’s Children
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
8:11 PM
Wayside (Back In Time)
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
Label : Sugar Hill
8:14 PM
Wild Bill
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Marbletown
Label : Rounder
8:17 PM
Time The Perfect Stranger
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy Records
8:24 PM
Stella’s Trip To Kamloops/The Iron Man/Angus Campbell/Dillon Brown/Big John MacNeil
Artist : Ken Perlman
Album : Northern Banjo
Label : Copper Creek
8:31 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
8:36 PM
Barbry Ellen
Artist : June Tabor
Album : Rosa Mundi
Label : Green Linnet
8:41 PM
Cloud Of Dust
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:45 PM
Blue Railroad Train
Artist : The Delmore Brothers
Album : Classic Cuts: 1933-41
Label : JSP
8:47 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
8:55 PM
Triple Crossroad Blues
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Sky Crunch/Compass
9:04 PM
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
Artist : Alison Krauss + Union Station
Album : New Favorite
Label : Rounder
9:09 PM
Whipping Post
Artist : Various
Album : Pickin' On The Allman Brothers
Label : CMH
9:16 PM
Between Midnight and the Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
9:23 PM
What To Keep And What To Throw Away
Artist : Mary Chapin Carpenter
Album : Ashes and Roses
Label : ZOE
9:28 PM
Shotgun Down The Avalanche
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Live '88
Label : Plump Records
9:33 PM
Well Well
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : We'll Do It Live
Label : High Country Recordings
9:40 PM
Run Away
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
9:43 PM
Burnin’ The Woodshed Down
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
9:47 PM
Leather Britches
Artist : W.A. Hinton
Album : Old Time Mountain Banjo
Label : County
9:52 PM
A Lady Does Not Often Falter
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
9:56 PM
Colorado Trail
Artist : Cisco Houston
Album : Best Of The Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard
10:04 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
10:09 PM
Mama Don’t Cry
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
10:13 PM
Breakfast In Hell
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
10:21 PM
John Henry
Artist : Deford Bailey
Album : Black & White Hillbilly Music
Label : Trikont
10:26 PM
Long Ride Home
Artist : Maura O’Connell
Album : Walls & Windows
Label : Sugar Hill
10:30 PM
Ragtime Annie
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:34 PM
Lay Down Your Weary Load
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : On The Short Rows
Label : www.kickingrass.com
10:37 PM
Jerusalem Ridge
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
10:46 PM
Water Into Wine
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Speechless
Label : Rounder
10:52 PM
Help My Brother
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass
10:55 PM
Tune Tramp
Artist : Erynn Marshall
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
11:04 PM
Railroad Bill
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Somebody Told The Truth
Label : Alligator
11:09 PM
My Captain
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:14 PM
Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:20 PM
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:25 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:29 PM
Hoodoo Man Blues
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Last Time Around - Live At Legends
Label : Silvertone
11:36 PM
Pushin’ My Luck
Artist : Robert Belfour
Album : Pushin' My Luck
Label : Fat Possum
11:40 PM
In The Evening
Artist : Robert Petway
Album : Mississippi Blues (1935-1951)
Label : Document
11:43 PM
Delia
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:50 PM
Diggin’ My Potatoes
Artist : Sonny Terry
Album : Sonny Is King
Label : Prestige/Bluesville/OBC
11:53 PM
Angels Laid Him Away
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Avalon Blues: A Tribute To The Music Of Mississippi John Hurt
Label : Vanguard

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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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