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 29, 2013

8:05 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
8:08 PM
Wildwood Flower `
Artist : June Carter Cash
Album : Wildwood Flower
Label : Dualtone
8:12 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
8:16 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
8:23 PM
Kingdom Come
Artist : Old Man Luedecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
8:26 PM
The Poppy Leaf/Stack Of Barley/The East Newk Of Bear River
Artist : Ken Perlman
Album : Northern Banjo
Label : Copper Creek
8:32 PM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : 23 Strings
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
8:36 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:42 PM
Mountain Song
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Company We Keep
Label : McCoury Music
8:45 PM
Willie Taylor
Artist : Heidi Talbot
Album : The Last Star
Label : Compass
8:51 PM
East Virginia
Artist : Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Album : Some Bright Morning
Label : Signature Sounds
8:56 PM
Icy Mountain
Artist : Erynn Marshall
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
9:04 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
9:08 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
9:13 PM
Ride Old Buck To Water
Artist : The Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 5 (1930-1934)
Label : Document
9:18 PM
The Magnolia Set
Artist : The Duhks
Album : The Duhks
Label : Sugar Hill
9:24 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
9:29 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:33 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:38 PM
Locket And Key
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Silverlined
Label : Sugar Hill
9:41 PM
Green Grows The Laurel
Artist : Kris Drever
Album : Black Water
Label : Compass
9:45 PM
The Wishing Well
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
9:51 PM
Ain’t Gonna Worry No More
Artist : Peter Case
Album : Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
Label : YepRoc
9:58 PM
Piney Woods
Artist : Anni Spring & Adam Granger
Album : Fiddle & Guitar
Label : Jeep Records
10:04 PM
Ode To A Vending Machine
Artist : Jordan Tice
Album : Long Story
Label : Patuxent Music
10:09 PM
Between Midnight And The Dawn
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
10:13 PM
(Peter’s Most Excellent) Trip To Donegal
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : Coming Down From Red Lodge
Label : Red House Records
10:18 PM
Spanish Fandango
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Sundays
Label : nuffsaid records
10:23 PM
Newgrange
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
10:30 PM
The Snow Goose
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West
10:35 PM
Mollie and Julie’s Reel
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
10:40 PM
The Old North State Ramble
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Old North State
Label : www.redclayramblers.com
10:51 PM
Blind Lemon and the Hook Man
Artist : Luther Dickinson
Album : Hambone's Meditations - Mississippi Folk Music Volume II
Label : Songs Of The South
10:58 PM
Black Mountain Blues
Artist : Clarence White
Album : 33 Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals
Label : Rural Rhythm/Sierra
11:04 PM
Shake These Blues
Artist : Pat Wictor
Album : Living Ever-Lovin' Live
Label : Risky Disc Records
11:10 PM
Next Time You See Me
Artist : David Honeyboy Edwards
Album : Mississippi Delta Bluesman
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:15 PM
Richland Woman Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Richland Woman Blues
Label : Stony Plain
11:22 PM
One Black Rat
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : You Got To Lose, You Can't Win All The Time
Label : Music Maker
11:25 PM
Meet Me In The City
Artist : North Mississippi All Stars
Album : Instores & Outtakes
Label : Tone Cool/ATO
11:32 PM
Levee Camp Moan
Artist : Son House
Album : Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:42 PM
Stack Lee Blues
Artist : Steve James
Album : Every Road I Take - The Best Of Acoustic Blues
Label : Shanachie
11:47 PM
Broke Down Engine
Artist : Johnny Winter
Album : The Progressive Blues Experiment
Label : Razor & Tie
11:51 PM
Vicksburg Blues
Artist : Walter Miller
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues in the 1960s - Vol. 1
Label : Arhoolie
11:56 PM
Key To The Highway
Artist : Bill Broonzy
Album : The Bill Broonzy Story
Label : Verve

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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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