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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March 01, 2013

8:04 PM
Cousin Sally Brown/Glory In The Meetinghouse
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
8:09 PM
Reuben’s Train
Artist : Piney Creek Weasels
Album : Go 'Long Mule
Label : Heritage Records
8:14 PM
Breaking Like The Sun
Artist : The Steel Wheels
Album : Lay Down Lay Low
Label :
8:18 PM
Big Chief Sonny
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
8:23 PM
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
8:27 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:32 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:37 PM
Grey Afternoon
Artist : Jim Van Cleve
Album : No Apologies
Label : Rural Rhythm
8:43 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker
8:47 PM
Kiss Me Quick
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker
8:52 PM
June Apple
Artist : Riley Baugus
Album : Long Steel Rail
Label : Sugar Hill
8:56 PM
My Name Is John Johanna
Artist : The New North Carolina Ramblers
Album : Live and Lively
Label : Old Blue Records
9:04 PM
Lonesome Side Of Town
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Viridian
Label : Dualtone
9:08 PM
Deelp Elem Blues
Artist : Grateful Dead
Album : Reckoning
Label : Arista
9:13 PM
The Reconciliation/Scarlet Begonias/The Rose In The Garden
Artist : Wake The Dead
Album : Buckdancer's Choice
Label : Redwing Music
9:22 PM
Themes From Harvest Home Suite
Artist : Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band
Album : A Fiddler's Holiday
Label : Rounder
9:27 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
9:33 PM
The Voice
Artist : Various
Album : Moody Bluegrass
Label : Rounder
9:37 PM
Blue Railroad Train
Artist : Jorma Kaukonen
Album : Blue Country Heart
Label : Columbia
9:41 PM
Sugar Hill
Artist : The Iron Mountain String Band
Album : Classic Old-Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:47 PM
Katy Cruel
Artist : Linda Thompson
Album : Versatile Heart
Label : Rounder
9:50 PM
Crooked Jack
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Evening Comes Early
Label : Shanachie
9:55 PM
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West Records
10:04 PM
Artist : Pentangle
Album : Light Flight: The Anthology
Label : Universal
10:11 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label :
10:16 PM
Del And The Boys
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : All Aboard
Label : Ceili Music
10:23 PM
John and Mary
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
10:26 PM
Jerusalem Tomorrow
Artist : James King
Album : The Bluegrass Storyteller
Label : Rounder
10:33 PM
Farewell Blues
Artist : Larry Keel and Natural Bridge
Album : Larry Keel and Natural Bridge
Label :
10:36 PM
The Poppy Leaf/Stack Of Barley/The East Newk Of Bear River
Artist : Ken Perlman
Album : Northern Banjo
Label : Copper Creek
10:40 PM
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
10:45 PM
Chased Old Satan Through The Door
Artist : The Woodie Brothers
Album : Music From The Lost Provinces
Label : Old Hat Records
10:52 PM
Wreck and Ruin
Artist : Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Album : Wreck and Ruin
Label : Sugar Hill//Essence
10:54 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
11:04 PM
61 Highway
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Standing at the Burying Ground
Label : Sequel
11:10 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Bonnie Raitt
Label : Warner
11:13 PM
Good Morning Judge
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Good Morning Judge
Label : Fat Possum
11:18 PM
Winter Time Blues
Artist : The Mississippi Sheiks
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1-4
Label : Document
11:21 PM
Country Blues #1
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : The Complete Columbia Albums Collection
Label : Columbia/Sony Legacy
11:24 PM
You’ll Need Somebody On Your Bond
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:30 PM
Old Friend
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : Hittin' The Note
Label : Peach/Sanctuary
11:36 PM
Cryin’ Won’t Help You
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : Blue Thumb Records
11:41 PM
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Homemade
Label : Alligator
11:49 PM
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Truckin' My Blues Away
Label : Yazoo
11:51 PM
Broke Down Engine
Artist : Johnny Winter
Album : The Progressive Blues Experiment
Label : Razor & Tie
11:54 PM
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Medicine Show Man, Vol. 2
Label : Bluesville/OBC


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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