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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April 12, 2013

8:05 PM
Shady Grove
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Appalachian Picking Society
Label : Windham Hill
8:09 PM
Walkin’ West To Memphis
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass
8:13 PM
Chip Of A Star
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Sight & Sound
Label : Yep Roc
8:19 PM
Spider Bit The Baby
Artist : Kenny Baker
Album : Spider Bit The Baby
Label : OMS
8:22 PM
Wild Bill Jones
Artist : Alison Krauss & Union Station
Album : "Down From The Mountain" Soundtrack
Label : Lost Highway
8:27 PM
All American Bluegrass Girl
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : All American Bluegrass Girl
Label : Rounder
8:32 PM
Ask My Father/Helvic Head
Artist : Donal Clancy
Album : Close To Home
Label : Compass
8:36 PM
Crayola Doesn’t Have A Color For Your Eyes
Artist : Kristin Andreassen
Album : Kiss Me Hello
Label :
8:39 PM
John Cash Jeans
Artist : Amelia’s Mechanics
Album : North/South
Label :
8:44 PM
Lookin’ In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
8:51 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
8:54 PM
Perilous Journey
Artist : Putnam String County Band
Album : Putnam String County Band
Label : Rounder
8:58 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Wade Ward
Album : Clawhammer Banjo, Volume One
Label : County
9:04 PM
Climbing The Walls
Artist : Mike Compton & David Grier
Album : Climbing The Walls
Label : Rounder
9:08 PM
Now That The Night Has Come
Artist : The Lost Brothers
Album : The Passing Of The Night
Label : Readymade Records
9:11 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
9:17 PM
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
9:20 PM
Blue Diamond Mines
Artist : Johnson Mountain Boys
Album : Harlan County USA: Songs Of The Coal Miner's Struggle
Label : Rounder
9:25 PM
Sandy River Belle
Artist : Casey Joe Abair & Hunter Robertson
Album : If You Want To Go To Sleep, Go To Bed
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
9:32 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:36 PM
The Raven’s Rock
Artist : Lunasa
Album : La Nua
Label : Lunasa Records
9:41 PM
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
9:44 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
9:51 PM
Dry Town Blues
Artist : Leake County Revelers
Album : Mississippi String Bands, Volume One
Label : County
9:53 PM
Rainbow Junkies
Artist : David Jacobs-Strain
Album : Live From The Left Coast
Label :
10:04 PM
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
10:10 PM
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Artist : Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and Tony Rice
Album : The Pizza Tapes
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:15 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
10:20 PM
Something Else
Artist : Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys
Album : Pick
Label : KW Enterprises/SCI-Fidelity
10:26 PM
Flannery’s Dream
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label :
10:32 PM
The Crooked Road To Lisdoonvarna
Artist : William Coulter and Friends
Album : The Crooked Road
Label : Gourd Music
10:37 PM
Orphan Girl
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Revival
Label : Acony Records
10:42 PM
Wreck Of The Old 97
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:46 PM
Waitin’ For A Train
Artist : John Starling and Carolina Star
Album : Slidin' Home
Label : Rebel
10:51 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:56 PM
Camptown Races
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster
Label : American Roots Publishing
11:05 PM
I Got A Woman
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
Album : Mama Says I'm Crazy
Label : Fat Possum
11:09 PM
Terraplane Blues
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Classic Delta Blues
Label : Milestone/OBC
11:12 PM
I’ve Been There
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Last Time Around - Live At Legends
Label : Silvertone Records
11:23 PM
Dupree Blues
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You Done Done
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:27 PM
Working Man Blues
Artist : Floyd "Dipper Boy" Council
Album : Carolina Blues (1937-1947)
Label : Document
11:33 PM
My Captain
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:38 PM
Love In Vain Blues
Artist : Peter Green
Album : The Robert Johnson Songbook
Label : Artisan/Snapper
11:43 PM
Rock Me
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:50 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:53 PM
I’m A Stranger Here
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000


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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