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

April 19, 2013

10:19 PM
Departure and Farewell
Artist : HEM
Album : Departure & Farewell
Label : Nettwerk
10:23 PM
Rain
Artist : David Francey
Album : So Say We All
Label : Red House Records
10:26 PM
Reasons Why
Artist : Nickelcreek
Album : Nickelcreek
Label : Sugar Hill
10:32 PM
Dancing in the Dark
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
10:36 PM
Close By
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers of the Highway
Label : Rounder
10:38 PM
I’ve Endured
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Traveler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:42 PM
Angeline the Baker / John Henry
Artist : Tony Furtado & Dirk Powell
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
10:46 PM
When You Get to Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edi Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
10:50 PM
Angeline the Baker
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Hophigh
Label : Signature Sounds
10:54 PM
The Silver Spoon
Artist : Jack Hardy
Album : The Cauldron
Label : Prime CD
11:04 PM
Winter’s Come and Gone
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Hell Amonth the Yearlings
Label : Almo Sounds
11:07 PM
May The Road Rise
Artist : Roger McGuinn
Album : WUNC Studio Recording
Label : n/a
11:09 PM
Mr. Tambourine Man
Artist : The Byrds
Album : Folk Song America Vol III
Label : Sony Smithsonian Folkways
11:11 PM
A Certain Light
Artist : Josh Ritter
Album : The Beast in the Tracks
Label : self
11:14 PM
Courtney’s Promise
Artist : Tony Furtado & Dirk Powell
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
11:17 PM
Prodigal Daughter
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
Label : Compass
11:20 PM
Shine On Harvest Moon
Artist : Leon Redbone
Album : Double Time
Label : Warner Bros.
11:23 PM
Raise a Ruckus Tonight
Artist : Double Decker String Band
Album : Chasing Rainbows
Label : Marimac
11:27 PM
Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Artist : Abigail Washburn
Album : Song of the Traveling Daughter
Label : self
11:30 PM
Dock Bogg’s Country Blues
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Shine Eyed Mister Zen
Label : Ryko
11:38 PM
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
11:41 PM
Mighty Storm
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Fast Paced World
Label : Sugar Hill
11:45 PM
The Road to Canso
Artist : Scruj MacDuhk
Album : The Road to Canso
Label : Manitoba
11:49 PM
Freight Train
Artist : Elizabeth Cotten
Album : Live!
Label : Arhoolie
11:54 PM
Shake Sugaree
Artist : Elizabeth Cotten w/Brenda Evans
Album : Shake Sugaree
Label : Smithsonian Folkways

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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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