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 22, 2013

8:04 PM
Leather Britches
Artist : Nate Leath
Album : I've Always Been A Rambler
Label : Patuxent Music
8:11 PM
Come On In My Kitchen
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Shaken By A Low Sound
Label : Signature Sounds
8:16 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Lily Brothers & Don Stover
Album : Bluegrass At The Roots - 1961
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:21 PM
Time Of The Season
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
8:26 PM
One Kind Word
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label :
8:30 PM
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
8:35 PM
Rocksalt And Nails
Artist : Tim Stambaugh
Album : Half A Heart
Label : Silo Drive Records
8:40 PM
When I Was A Cowboy
Artist : Adam Tanner & Frank Lee
Album : Two Mules
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
8:47 PM
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Whatcha Gonna Do
Label : Rounder
8:52 PM
The False Lady
Artist : Karan Casey & John Doyle
Album : Exiles Return
Label : Compass
8:57 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time
9:04 PM
Caledon Wood
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : Acoustic Journey
Label : Maggie's Music
9:11 PM
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
9:15 PM
Artist : Matt Flinner Trio
Album : Winter Harvest
Label : Compass
9:22 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label :
9:26 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
9:31 PM
The Ramblin’ Barber
Artist : Darol Anger’s Republic Of Strings
Album : Generation Nation
Label : Compass
9:37 PM
The Voice
Artist : Various
Album : Moody Bluegrass
Label : Rounder
9:42 PM
Savannah Rag
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Far Away, Down On A Georgia Farm
Label : Shanachie
9:51 PM
Fall On My Knees/Wandering Boy
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Old North State
Label :
9:55 PM
Cold Frosty Morning
Artist : Butch Baldassari & David Schnaufer
Album : Appalachian Mandolin & Dulcimer
Label : Sound Art Recordings
10:04 PM
The Surround/The Red Stockings
Artist : Kevin Burke & Cal Scott
Album : Across The Black River
Label : Loftus Music
10:08 PM
Hole In Your Halo
Artist : Ana Egge
Album : Bad Blood
Composer : Ammal Records
Label :
10:14 PM
Time & Tide/The Nine Pint Coggie/Drive Home The Mainlanders/The Mill House
Artist : Battlefield Band
Album : Out For The Night
Label : Temple Records
10:21 PM
I’m the Man That Rode the Mule ’Round the World
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music
Label : Columbia/Legacy
10:24 PM
Hallie’s Hornpipe
Artist : Mike Compton
Album : Rotten Taters
Label :
10:27 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl Records
10:33 PM
Ballad Of A Hungry Mother
Artist : Phil Cook & His Feat
Album : Hungry Mother Blues
Label : Trekky Records
10:38 PM
The Carolina Lady
Artist : Dillard Chandler
Album : Dark Holler - Old Love Songs and Ballads
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:42 PM
Little Martha
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Lookout For Hope
Label : Sugar Hill
10:49 PM
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West Records
10:54 PM
Old Dangerfield
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Looking Back
Label : Compass
11:05 PM
I’m Wanderin’
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : That's My Story - John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues
Label : Riverside/OBC
11:10 PM
John Lee Hooker For President
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
Label : Nonesuch
11:16 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : Rory Block w/Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : I'm Every Woman
Label : Rounder
11:23 PM
You Never Can Tell
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1936-1937)
Label : Document
11:26 PM
Rock Me
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:33 PM
In Your Darkest Hour
Artist : Charlie Musselwhite
Album : One Night In America
Label : Telarc Blues
11:37 PM
Blues For The Lowland
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000 Records
11:42 PM
Railroad Bill/Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Somebody Told The Truth
Label : Alligator
11:52 PM
Candy Man
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : The Guitar & Banjo Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Prestige/Folklore
11:55 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy


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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