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

March 08, 2013

8:04 PM
Podunk Toddle
Artist : The Carolina Jug Stompers
Album : Rooster On A Limb
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
8:09 PM
Commentary
Artist : Acoustic Syndicate
Album : Terra Firma
Label : Sugar Hill
8:14 PM
Hattie & Jenelle
Artist : Joe Craven & Rob Ickes
Album : Tone Poets
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:20 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
8:26 PM
Between Midnight and the Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
8:31 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
8:35 PM
Hop High Ladies
Artist : The Corklickers
Album : Uncorked
Label : www.corklickers.com
8:40 PM
Springfield
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:45 PM
I’m Rollin’ On
Artist : The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:48 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
8:52 PM
Mother’s Little Children
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
9:04 PM
Marbletown
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Marbletown
Label : Rounder
9:08 PM
Blue Mountain Hop
Artist : Bela Fleck
Album : The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Volume 2
Label : Warner
9:12 PM
Time Of The Season
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:21 PM
Donald Willie Set/True Lover’s Lament
Artist : Jamie Laval
Album : Murmurs and Drones
Label : www.JamieLaval.com
9:33 PM
Boathouse On The Lullwater
Artist : Noam Pikelny
Album : Beat The Devil and Carry a Rail
Label : Compass
9:38 PM
Silver Dagger
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : The Grass Is Blue
Label : Sugar Hill
9:43 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
9:49 PM
Ode To A Butterfly
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Nickel Creek
Label : Sugar Hill
9:53 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
9:57 PM
High In The Mountains
Artist : Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Album : The Story Of The Day That I Died
Label : Rebel
10:04 PM
Freight Train Boogie
Artist : Don Reno & Tony Rice
Album : Bluegrass Express
Label : Rounder
10:09 PM
Catfish John
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : The Country Gentlemen
Label : Vanguard
10:11 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
10:16 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
10:22 PM
I Believe I’ll Go Back Home
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Honey In The Lion's Head
Label : Trailer Records
10:27 PM
You Are My Sunshine
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Soundtrack
Label : Lost Highway
10:32 PM
I Can’t Stand It
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
10:36 PM
Midnight At Woody Creek
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Welcome To Woody Creek
Label : Dualtone
10:41 PM
Lullaby
Artist : Kemp & Eden
Album : Black Hole Lace
Label : Chimera Music
10:47 PM
Waiting
Artist : Shannon Whitworth
Album : High Tide
Label : www.shannonwhitworth.net
10:53 PM
My Father’s House
Artist : Ben Harper
Album : Badlands - A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska
Label : SubPop
10:57 PM
30-Year Jig
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : NorthSide
11:04 PM
32-20 Blues
Artist : Rory Block
Album : The Lady and Mr. Johnson
Label : Rykodisc
11:08 PM
Meet Me In The Bottom
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Carolina Blues Man
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:12 PM
Pushin’ My Luck
Artist : Robert Belfour
Album : Pushin' My Luck
Label : Fat Possum
11:16 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Corey Harris
Album : Mississippi To Mali
Label : Rounder
11:25 PM
Death Letter Blues
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:31 PM
Richmond Blues
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : From Richmond To Atlanta
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:37 PM
Samson & Delilah
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:41 PM
Alberta
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:49 PM
Blues From The Bottom
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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