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 24, 2013

8:04 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:09 PM
False Hearted Lover’s Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Ralph Stanley
Label : DMZ/Columbia
8:14 PM
The Mountain Doctor
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
8:17 PM
The Plant Song
Artist : The Bills
Album : Yes Please
Label : Red House Records
8:23 PM
Captain Glenn
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Wayward Son
Label : Compass
8:29 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:33 PM
Song For A Young Queen
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
8:39 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
8:44 PM
Dream In Blue
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www,thestraybirds.com
8:47 PM
Lookin’ In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
8:54 PM
House Of The Rising Sun
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : "I'm Not There" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
9:10 PM
The Letter
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
9:13 PM
Crop Comes In
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Sight & Sound
Label : Yep Roc
9:18 PM
John Henry
Artist : Betse Ellis
Album : Don't You Want to Go
Label : Free Dirt Records
9:25 PM
Kentucky Blues
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:28 PM
Dogs Days Of August
Artist : John Cephas & Phil Wiggins
Album : Classic Harmonica Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:34 PM
Buckets Of Rain
Artist : Redbird
Album : Redbird
Label : Signature Sounds
9:38 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
9:41 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : The Coon Creek Girls
Album : The Rose & the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad
Label : Columbia/Legacy
9:44 PM
The Stranger
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
9:52 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : American Hornpipe
Label : Threshold Music
9:55 PM
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Artist : Eliza Gilkyson
Album : A Nod to Bob: An Artists' Tribute to Bob Dylan on His 60th Birthday
Label : Red House Records
10:04 PM
Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Red On Blonde
Label : Sugar Hill
10:08 PM
When I Stop Dreaming
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
10:11 PM
Satan Is Real
Artist : The Louvin Brothers
Album : Satan Is Real
Label : Capitol
10:14 PM
The Byrds
Artist : The Christian Life
Album : Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
Label : Columbia/Legacy
10:19 PM
Red Rocking Chair
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
10:23 PM
Walking In My Sleep
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
10:26 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
10:32 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
10:36 PM
Lord Gregory
Artist : Martin Simpson
Album : Live
Composer :
Label : Red House Records
10:41 PM
Desolation Row
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Train Home
Label : Hightone
10:50 PM
Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blood On The Tracks
Label : Columbia
11:04 PM
Cypress Grove
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:09 PM
My Captain
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:14 PM
King Biscuit Stomp #2
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:21 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:27 PM
Fishin’ Blues
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : The Real Thing
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:31 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:34 PM
Sweet Home Chicago
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:38 PM
Goin’ To Brownsville
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Ry Cooder
Label : Reprise
11:41 PM
Lightning Bolt
Artist : Luther Allison
Album : Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Label : RUF Records
11:51 PM
Death Letter
Artist : The Derek Trucks Band
Album : Out Of The Madness
Label : House Of Blues
11:57 PM
The Lonesome Road
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
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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