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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May 03, 2013

8:05 PM
Carolina Shout/House Rent Rag
Artist : The Carolina Jug Stompers
Album : Rooster On A Limb
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
8:10 PM
Artist : Bob Carlin
Album : Mr. Spaceman
Label : Cartunes Recordings
8:14 PM
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
8:20 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:23 PM
Shady Grove
Artist : The Prairie Ramblers
Album : Bluegrass Bonanza: String Band Roots, 1927-38
Label : Proper
8:26 PM
One Kind Word
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label :
8:31 PM
Favorite Sharks
Artist : Whirligig
Album : Spin
Label : Prime CD
8:37 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
8:40 PM
Doc Watson Morning
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:48 PM
She Moved Through The Fair
Artist : Bert Jansch
Album : Toy Balloon
Label : Cooking Vinyl
8:53 PM
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
Artist : Marcy Marxer
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
8:57 PM
Jenny Baker
Artist : Rafe Stefanini
Album : Bluegrass Meadows
Label : 5-String Productions
9:04 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
9:08 PM
Lee Highway Blues
Artist : Barbara Lamb
Album : Fiddle Piggy
Label : Lots of Coffee Records
9:13 PM
Post Oak Grove
Artist : Mike Compton
Album : Rotten Taters
Label : www.mikecompton,net
9:17 PM
The Road To Gila Bend (Acoustic)
Artist : Los Lobos
Album : The Road To Gila Bend CD single
Label : Mammoth
9:24 PM
Ocean Or Teardrop
Artist : David Jacobs-Strain
Album : Live From The Left-Coast
Label :
9:30 PM
Lament For Tommy Makem/Within A Hen’s Kick/The Slippery Slope
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
9:36 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:40 PM
Gravel Shore
Artist : Natalie MacMaster
Album : Blueprint
Label : Rounder
9:45 PM
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label :
9:52 PM
Take Me Back To Tulsa
Artist : Asleep At The Wheel
Album : The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel
Label : Madacy
9:55 PM
Artist : Willie Nelson and Family
Album : Let's Face The Music And Dance
Label : Legacy
10:04 PM
Jesse James
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways q
10:09 PM
Monday’s Jig/The Road To Bruntsfield/Donnie MacGregor
Artist : Mike Katz
Album : A Month Of Sundays
Label : Temple Records
10:13 PM
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
10:17 PM
Fairy’s Choice/Choice Wife
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : High In The Blue Ridge
Label : Fairewood Studios
10:25 PM
Give That Wildman A Knife/Bellows Falls/Waitin’ On A Hannah
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label :
10:31 PM
Jonah & The Whale
Artist : Old Man Leudecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
10:34 PM
Green Backed Dollar Bill
Artist : Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters
Album : Nashville - The Early String Bands, Vol. 1
Label : County
10:37 PM
Monroe’s Mandolin
Artist : Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Album : Lonely Street
Label : Rounder
10:43 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
10:46 PM
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Blue Highway
Label : Ceili Music
10:52 PM
Talking World War III Blues
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Label : Columbia
11:04 PM
Walking The Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Johnny's Blues - A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Composer :
Label : Northern Blues
11:09 PM
61 Highway
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Standing at the Burying Ground
Label : Sequel
11:15 PM
Don’t Leave Me Here
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:20 PM
Pony Blues
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Classic Delta Blues
Label : Milestone/OBC
11:24 PM
Special Rider Blues
Artist : Corey Harris
Album : Mississippi To Mali
Label : Rounder
11:32 PM
You Got To Move
Artist : Robert Randolph
Album : Sacred Steel Convention
Composer :
Label : Arhoolie
11:42 PM
Blues For The Lowland
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000 Records
11:49 PM
Do The Walkin’
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : Blue Thumb
11:55 PM
Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground)
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : The Complete Blind Willie Johnson
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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