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

June 14, 2013

8:04 PM
Evening Prayer Blues
Artist : David Grier
Album : I've Got The House To Myself
Label : Dreadnought Records
8:11 PM
Muddy Water
Artist : David Davis and The Warrior River Boys
Album : Troubled Times
Label : Rebel
8:15 PM
Down Home
Artist : Josh Williams
Album : Down Home
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:19 PM
Owensboro Train
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
8:25 PM
John Riley
Artist : Grada
Album : Natural Angle
Label : Compass
8:28 PM
Wreck Of The Old 97
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:34 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
8:39 PM
’Til I Know
Artist : James Leva
Album : 'Til I Know
Label : Copper Creek
8:45 PM
Kansas City Railroad Blues
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
8:52 PM
Some Early Morning
Artist : Dan Tyminski
Album : Wheels
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : The Recordings Of Grayson & Whitter
Label : County
9:04 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
9:09 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
9:12 PM
Down South Blues
Artist : Dock Boggs
Album : Country Blues: Complete Early Recordings (1927-1929)
Label : Revenant
9:15 PM
Big River
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
9:20 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
9:24 PM
Brown County Breakdown
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Ready To Go
Label : Sugar Hill
9:31 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
9:35 PM
Frankie Baker
Artist : Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham
Album : Tommy & Fred: Best Fiddle-Banjo Duets
Label : County
9:40 PM
The Bramble And The Rose
Artist : Trapezoid
Album : Cool Of The Day
Label : Sugar Hill
9:48 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label : www.carperfamilyband.com
9:51 PM
Tangled In The Pines
Artist : Spring Creek
Album : Way Up On A Mountain
Label : Rebel
9:55 PM
Banjo Vs. Garden/Cindy
Artist : Elena Yeung
Album : Dandelion
Label : www.elenayeung.com
10:05 PM
Nitti Pomfritti
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : NorthSide
10:12 PM
Red Ball To Natchez
Artist : Delmore Brothers and Wayne Raney
Album : Mystery Train: Classic Railroad Songs, Volume 2
Label : Rounder
10:15 PM
Wabash Blues
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : In Sacred Trust: The 1963 Fleming Brown Tapes
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:21 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat/Piney Ridge
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
10:24 PM
Sweet South Anna River
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce And Maple Music
10:32 PM
Lookin’ In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle Records
10:36 PM
Blue Yodel
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions, 1927-1928
Label : Rounder
10:39 PM
Mac’s Fancy/The Mist Covered Mountain
Artist : De Danann
Album : The Mist Covered Mountain
Label : Shanachie
10:42 PM
Fast Paced World
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Fast Paced World
Label : Sugar Hill
10:50 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:54 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
11:04 PM
One Monkey Don’t Stop The Show
Artist : Sonny Terry
Album : Sonny Is King
Label : Prestige/Bluesville/OBC
11:07 PM
Goodbye Slim Harpo
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Robert Pete Williams
Label : Fat Possum
11:13 PM
Highway 13
Artist : John Lee Hooker & John Hammond
Album : Fish Tree Water Blues
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:19 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:25 PM
Travelin’ Blues
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1927-1931)
Label : Document
11:30 PM
I’ve Been There
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Last Time Around - Live At Legends
Label : Silvertone
11:38 PM
Drifting Blues
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:42 PM
32-20 Blues
Artist : Rory Block
Album : The Lady and Mr. Johnson
Label : Rykodisc
11:46 PM
Ain’t It A Crying Shame?
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1935-1936)
Label : Document
11:52 PM
San Francisco Bay Blues
Artist : Jesse Fuller
Album : Newport Folk Festival: Best of the Blues 1959-1968
Label : Vanguard
11:55 PM
Empire State Express
Artist : Son House
Album : Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy

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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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