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 26, 2013

8:04 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
8:09 PM
Moses
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Cornbread Nation
Label : Howdy Skies/Sugar Hill
8:15 PM
Boll Weevil/Dry And Dusty
Artist : The Rhythm Rats
Album : Pretty Crowin' Chicken
Label : 5-String Productions
8:19 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:25 PM
Ode To A Butterfly
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Nickel Creek
Label : Sugar Hill
8:30 PM
Doc Watson Morning
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Tennessee Stud
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Southbound
Label : Vanguard
8:39 PM
Cloud Of Dust
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:42 PM
The Distance Between Two Points
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
8:50 PM
Fiddler’s Blues
Artist : Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
Album : Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
Label : County
8:53 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:57 PM
Why Baby Why
Artist : George Jones
Album : The Essential George Jones
Label : Epic/Legacy
9:04 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
9:08 PM
Wild Bill Jones
Artist : Sweet Sunny South
Album : Wild' N Swingin'
Label : TwoDollaReccas
9:12 PM
I Yell At Traffic
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : Live
Label : On The Spot
9:20 PM
White Lightning
Artist : George Jones
Album : Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years
Label : Mercury
9:23 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : Reed Island Rounders
Album : Hand Me Downs
Label : Burning Wolf Records
9:26 PM
New San Antonio Rose
Artist : Asleep At The Wheel
Album : Ride With Bob
Label : Dreamworks
9:33 PM
Diggin’ On The Mountainside
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
9:37 PM
Ramblin’ Irishman
Artist : Andy M. Stewart
Album : Donegal Rain
Label : Green Linnet
9:42 PM
Cane Blues
Artist : Roger McGuinn
Album : Treasures From The Folk Den
Label : Appleseed
9:49 PM
The Race Is On
Artist : George Jones
Album : The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country
Label : Epic/Legacy
9:52 PM
Monkey Bay
Artist : Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer & Russ Barenberg
Album : "Get Low" Soundtrack
Label : Rounder
9:56 PM
Possum On A Rail
Artist : The Mississippi Possum Hunters
Album : Mississippi String Bands, Vol. 1
Label : County
10:05 PM
Icy Mountain
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
10:09 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:13 PM
Bartender’s Blues
Artist : George Jones
Album : Bartender's Blues
Label : Epic
10:20 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
10:24 PM
Ragtime Annie
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:31 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
10:35 PM
Rukus Juice And Chittlin’
Artist : Memphis Jug Band
Album : Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!
Label : Old Hat Records
10:38 PM
No Fogotten Man
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:47 PM
Michael Conway
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THIL Records
10:53 PM
The Jack Pine
Artist : Hem
Album : Departure & Farewell
Label : Waveland/Nettwerk
10:56 PM
He Stopped Loving Her Today
Artist : George Jones
Album : Definitive Country Collection
Label : Sony Music Distribution
11:05 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:11 PM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:16 PM
Alberta
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:25 PM
Delia
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:31 PM
Ain’t Nothin’ Like Whiskey
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry and Big Joe Williams
Album : Rediscovered Blues
Label : Capitol
11:39 PM
Dupree Blues
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You Done Done
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:43 PM
Sweet Honey Hole
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:46 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find: A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:52 PM
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Artist : Hot Tuna
Album : Hot Tuna
Label : RCA

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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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