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

May 17, 2013

8:06 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:09 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
8:13 PM
Bringing In The Georgia Mail
Artist : Charlie Monroe
Album : I'm Old Kentucky Bound
Label : Bear Family
8:16 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
8:21 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
8:26 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
8:31 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
8:35 PM
Six White Horses
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Whiskey Before Breakfast
Label : Rounder
8:40 PM
The Wandering Boy
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain
Label : Bear Family
8:45 PM
Cool Down On The Banks Of Jordan
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
8:48 PM
American Tune/Spain
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Traveler
Label : E One
8:53 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
9:06 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
9:10 PM
John Stinson’s #2/Scotland the Brave/River of Jordan
Artist : Atwater/Donnelly
Album : The Blackest Crow
Label : Rabbit Island Music
9:14 PM
Sis Draper
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Cold Dog Soup
Label : Sugar Hill
9:18 PM
Sugarbabe
Artist : Evie Ladin
Album : Evie Ladin Band
Label : Evil Diane
9:22 PM
A Distant Land To Roam
Artist : Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
Album : Pioneering Women of Bluegrass
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:25 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:30 PM
Meet Me Tonight
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
9:34 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
9:39 PM
Jenny On The Railroad
Artist : Carter Brothers & Son
Album : Mississippi String Bands, Vol. 1
Label : County
9:43 PM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Woody Guthrie
Album : Muleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:47 PM
Cattle In The Cane/Early Morning Riser
Artist : Bill Henry
Album : Red Sky
Label : OMS
9:52 PM
Country Blues
Artist : Dock Boggs
Album : Friends Of Old Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Arizona
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House Records
10:08 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing The Banjo
Label : Telarc Blues
10:11 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:19 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
10:23 PM
Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Country Blues Guitar Festival
Label : Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop
10:24 PM
Lookin’ In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
10:31 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Solas
Album : Reunion
Label : Compass
10:35 PM
The Primrose Lass Set: Molly From Longford/The Little Thatched Cabin/The G Reel/Crossing The Shannon
Artist : Solas
Album : Solas Live
Label : Shanachie
10:43 PM
Bittersweet
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
10:46 PM
Slippin’ Da Jig
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
10:51 PM
The Mystery
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
10:55 PM
Poplar Bluff
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
10:58 PM
Howdy Neighbor Howdy
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
11:04 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Shoulder To Shoulder
Label : Alligator
11:10 PM
Blues and Trouble
Artist : Scrapper Blackwell & Brooks Berry
Album : My Heart Struck Sorrow
Label : Bluesville
11:15 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Today!
Label : Vanguard
11:22 PM
If I Had My Way
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : There Is No Eye: Music For Photographs
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:26 PM
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Artist : Sonny Boy Williamson
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1937-1938)
Label : Document
11:32 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:35 PM
Mule Ridin’ Blues
Artist : Big Bill Broonzy
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:39 PM
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : "Lightning In A Bottle" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:43 PM
Special Rider Blues
Artist : Corey Harris
Album : Mississippi To Mali
Label : Rounder
11:50 PM
Whistlin’ Pines
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Rare Blues
Label : Takoma
11:53 PM
Dark and Stormy Night
Artist : Tampa Red
Album : Don't Jive Me
Label : Bluesville/OBC

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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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