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 28, 2013

8:04 PM
Stay All Night
Artist : The Stairwell Sisters
Album : Get Off Your Money
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:07 PM
Della’s Walk
Artist : Jon Stickley
Album : Lions
Label : www.jonstickley.com
8:13 PM
Medicine Springs
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
8:16 PM
Cloud Of Dust
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:21 PM
Old Dangerfield
Artist : Darol Anger and The American Fiddle Ensemble
Album : Republic Of Strings
Label : Compass
8:26 PM
Sugarbabe
Artist : Evie Ladin Band
Album : Evie Ladin Band
Label : Evil Diane Music
8:31 PM
Time Of The Season
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
8:36 PM
Pony Boy/Never Tire Of The Road
Artist : Mozaik
Album : Live From The Powerhouse
Label : Compass
8:44 PM
When We Fall
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
8:49 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
8:53 PM
Timberline/Lovin’ On Borrowed Time
Artist : Larry Sparks
Album : Special Delivery
Label : Rebel
9:04 PM
I Shot The Sheriff
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
9:09 PM
Me and My Old Still
Artist : Sweet Sunny South
Album : Bell Creek Dance Club
Label : TwoDollaReccas
9:15 PM
Doc Watson Morning
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
9:23 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:25 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
9:31 PM
The Letter
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
9:35 PM
Moanin’ And Groanin’ Blues
Artist : "Peg Leg" Howell and His Gang
Album : Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!
Label : Old Hat Records
9:39 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
9:43 PM
Rocksalt And Nails
Artist : Tim Stambaugh
Album : Half A Heart
Label : Silo Drive Records
9:50 PM
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Artist : Robert Plant
Album : Band Of Joy
Label : Esparanza/Rounder
9:54 PM
Ballad Of A Hungry Mother
Artist : Phil Cook & His Feat
Album : Hungry Mother Blues
Label : Trekky Records
10:04 PM
Cornmeal Waltz
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
10:10 PM
New Nashville
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
10:13 PM
Bright Sunny South
Artist : Sam Amidon
Album : Bright Sunny South
Label : Nonesuch
10:20 PM
The Baker’s Set
Artist : Craicdown
Album : Roads
Label : Jimmy Craic Corn Records
10:25 PM
Red Rocking Chair
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
10:31 PM
Bittersweet
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
10:34 PM
Loosen Up
Artist : Niamh Parsons & The Loose Connections
Album : Loosen Up
Label : Green Linnet
10:39 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
10:42 PM
Ragtime Annie
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:49 PM
Annabelle
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Revival
Label : Acony
10:53 PM
One Kind Word
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
10:56 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
11:04 PM
Brownsville
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : From Richmond To Atlanta
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:10 PM
Big Mama’s Door
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Big Mama's Door
Label : Okeh/550 Music
11:14 PM
32-20 Blues
Artist : Rory Block
Album : The Lady and Mr. Johnson
Label : Rykodisc
11:18 PM
Broke And Hungry
Artist : Lightnin’ Wells
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Lignite Records/www.lightninwells.com
11:25 PM
Dark and Stormy Night
Artist : Tampa Red
Album : Don't Jive Me
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:32 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Bonnie Raitt
Label : Warner
11:34 PM
Sweet Home Chicago
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:38 PM
Goin’ Down The River
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell, Fanny Davis & Miles Pratcher
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:42 PM
Sweet Honey Hole
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:45 PM
Prison Blues
Artist : Kenny Wayne Shepherd w/Cootie Stark and Neal "Big Daddy" Pattman
Album : 10 Days Out - Blues From The Backroads
Label : Reprise
11:53 PM
Goin’ To Brownsville
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Ry Cooder
Label : Reprise
11:56 PM
Trucking Them Blues Away
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You 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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