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 15, 2013

8:05 PM
Suwannee River Hoedown
Artist : Jesse Baker
Album : Yessir!
Label : Patuxent Music
8:08 PM
Red Rocking Chair
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:11 PM
Yodelin’ Fiddlin’ Blues
Artist : Adam Tanner
Album : Sure As You're Born
Label : www.adamtannermusic.com
8:15 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
8:20 PM
Jody Marshall
Artist : Three Sisters Of Erin/Little Martha
Album : Cottage In The Glen
Label : Maggie's Music
8:24 PM
Natural Bridge Blues
Artist : The Pilot Mountain Bobcats
Album : Lady Of The Lake
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:28 PM
William Smith Monroe
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:34 PM
Riverside
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : Riverside Battle Songs
Label : Verve Forecast
8:38 PM
The Golden West
Artist : Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
Album : The Golden West
Label : Hightone
8:42 PM
Changed In A Moment
Artist : Cherryholmes
Album : Cherryholmes IV - Common Threads
Label : Skaggs Family Records
8:46 PM
Thirty Years Of Farming
Artist : James King
Album : Thirty Years Of Farming
Label : Rounder
8:54 PM
Lewis & Clark
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
8:58 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Wade Ward
Album : Clawhammer Banjo, Volume One
Label : County
9:04 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Not Too Far From The Tree
Label : Sugar Hill
9:10 PM
Bright Light
Artist : The Starlings
Album : Bright Light
Label : www.starlingsmusic.com
9:13 PM
Well Well
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : We'll Do It Live
Label : High Country Recordings
9:22 PM
Box Elder Beetles
Artist : Tom Adams
Album : Adams County Banjo
Label : Rounder
9:26 PM
Midnight In Montana
Artist : Bearfoot
Album : American Story
Label : Compass
9:32 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:36 PM
Little Satchel
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : If I Go Ten Thousand Miles
Label : Rounder
9:41 PM
Little Blue Bird
Artist : Grace Pettis
Album : Two Birds
Label : Blue Rock Artists
9:49 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
9:53 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
9:58 PM
Little Bessie
Artist : The Dixon Brothers
Album : Volume 2 (1937)
Label : Document
10:04 PM
St. Kilda Set
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : Leaving St. Kilda
Label : Green Linnet
10:10 PM
Five Flat Rocks
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Promised Land
Label : McCoury Music
10:15 PM
Triple Crossroad Blues
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Sky Crunch/Compass
10:19 PM
John Henry
Artist : Darol Anger
Album : Diary Of A Fiddler
Label : Compass
10:24 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
10:28 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
10:34 PM
Uncle Charlie’s Revenge
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:37 PM
Three Forks Of Cumberland
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label : www.marielvandersteel.com
10:40 PM
Red Rocking Chair
Artist : Little Windows
Album : Just Beyond Me
Label : www.littlewindows.net
10:46 PM
Valerie
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Selected Tracks Live From Mountain Stage
Label : Capitol
10:50 PM
Far Away, Down On A Georgia Farm
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Far Away, Down On A Georgia Farm
Label : Shanachie
10:55 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl
11:04 PM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:10 PM
Jesus On The Mainline
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Show Time
Label : Warner
11:15 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:19 PM
Dough Roller Blues
Artist : Garfield Akers
Album : The Best There Ever Was
Label : Yazoo
11:23 PM
King Biscuit Stomp #2
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:28 PM
Paul And Silas Bound In Jail
Artist : Josh White
Album : Josh White Blues Singer 1932-1936
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:33 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:38 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin'
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:42 PM
Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:46 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:50 PM
Stagger Lee
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:55 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document

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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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