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 21, 2013

8:04 PM
Chased Old Satan
Artist : The Double Decker Stringband
Album : The Rest Is Yet To Come
Label : 5-String Productions
8:08 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
8:12 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
8:16 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:20 PM
Wildwood Flower
Artist : June Carter Cash
Album : Wildwood Flower
Label : Dualtone
8:25 PM
Ask My Father/Helvic Head
Artist : Donal Clancy
Album : Close To Home
Label : Compass
8:31 PM
Quick As Dreams
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Wishbones
Label : Philo
8:35 PM
I Believe I’ll Go Back Home
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Honey In The Lion's Head
Label : Trailer Records
8:40 PM
John Riley the Shepherd / Brushy Fork of John’s Creek
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Earth Tones
Label : Ubiquitone
8:45 PM
One Light Shining
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:52 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label : www.carperfamilyband.com
8:55 PM
Owensboro Train
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:04 PM
The Distance Between Two Points
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
9:10 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
9:14 PM
Hard Edge Of Livin’
Artist : Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Album : Little Blue Egg
Label : Red House Records
9:19 PM
The Voice
Artist : Various
Album : Moody Bluegrass
Label : Rounder
9:26 PM
Away Out On The Mountain
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions
Label : Rounder
9:30 PM
Newgrange
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
9:36 PM
Kansas City Railroad Blues
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
9:41 PM
Evening Prayer Blues
Artist : Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Album : Live
Label : www.mikecompton,net/www.joenewberry.com
9:46 PM
Fish And Whistle
Artist : John Prine
Album : Souvenirs
Label : Oh Boy Records
9:49 PM
Camptown Races
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster
Label : American Roots Publishing
9:55 PM
Red & White & Blue & Gold
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:05 PM
Whiskey Willie
Artist : The Charlie Sizemore Band
Album : Good News
Label : Rounder
10:08 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
10:12 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
10:16 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:20 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
10:26 PM
All That You Dream
Artist : Drew Emmitt
Album : Across The Bridge
Label : Compass
10:33 PM
Willie of Winsbury
Artist : Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Album : Child Ballads
Label : Wilderland Records
10:39 PM
The House Carpenter
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : At Gerdes Folk City
Label : Sugar Hill
10:45 PM
Million Miles
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Slipstream
Label : Redwing Records
10:52 PM
The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Times They Are A-Changin'
Label : Columbia
11:04 PM
Jailhouse Blues
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Honeysuckle Dog
Label : Okra-Tone Records
11:10 PM
Jesus On The Mainline
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Show Time
Label : Warner
11:15 PM
I’m Blue As A Man Can Be
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Volume 1 - I'm Blue As A Man Can Be
Label : Arhoolie
11:23 PM
Kokomo
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:27 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:30 PM
Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Artist : Luther Allison
Album : Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Label : RUF Records
11:39 PM
Don’t Leave Me Here
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:43 PM
Fishin’ Blues
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : The Real Thing
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:46 PM
Pea Vine Special
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Classic Delta Blues
Label : Milestone/OBC
11:51 PM
61 Highway
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Mississippi Fred McDowell
Label : Shout! Factory
11:56 PM
Hey Mama, Hey Pretty Girl
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You Done Done
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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