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

July 05, 2013

8:04 PM
Lonesome Ridge
Artist : Glen Duncan
Album : Glen Duncan
Label : OMS Records
8:08 PM
River Of Jordan
Artist : Troublesome Creek String Band
Album : Fast As Time Can Take Me
Label : County
8:12 PM
Eight More Miles To Louisville
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : King Of My World
Label : Sugar Hill
8:15 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
Owensboro Train
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:24 PM
The Hill Of Thieves
Artist : Cara Dillon
Album : Hill Of Thieves
Label : Charcoal/Proper American
8:30 PM
Buffalo Skinners
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Fiddler's Green
Label : Howdy Skies/Sugar Hill
8:35 PM
U.S. March/Coleman’s March
Artist : Tom, Betty & Nathan Druckenmiller
Album : Harvest Time
Label : Little Cat Records
8:40 PM
The Darkness and The Light
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Duluth
Label : Banjodad Records
8:43 PM
Fiddler’s Heaven
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Skycrunch Records/Compass Records
8:49 PM
What I’m Looking For
Artist : Donna Hughes
Album : Gaining Wisdom
Label : Rounder
8:52 PM
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Artist : Jake Armerding
Album : Jake Armerding
Label : Compass
8:55 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
9:04 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
9:08 PM
Lark On The Strand
Artist : Dervish
Album : Midsummer's Night
Label : Compass
9:14 PM
Diggin’ On The Mountainside
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Steady Operator
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:20 PM
Cindy I’ll Marry You Someday
Artist : Robert Plant
Album : Band Of Joy
Label : Esparanza/Rounder
9:24 PM
Triolian Blues
Artist : Adam Tanner
Album : Sure As You're Born
Label : www.adamtannermusic.com
9:31 PM
I Fell Short
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
9:34 PM
The Old Pueblo
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy Records
9:37 PM
Uncloudy Day
Artist : Jim Watson
Album : This World Would Be All Sunshine
Label : Barker Records
9:44 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
9:49 PM
Bird In The Tree
Artist : Solas
Album : Another Day
Label : Shanachie
9:55 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
10:04 PM
Sloboda
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : Sacred Heart
Label : Red House Records
10:11 PM
Was It You
Artist : Joy Kills Sorrow
Album : Wide Awake
Label : Signature Sounds
10:15 PM
Shadrack
Artist : The Fairfield Four
Album : I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
Label : Warner Bros.
10:18 PM
The Way It Goes
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : The Harrow & The Harvest
Label : Acony
10:24 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
10:28 PM
The Hitchhiker
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : Silver Sky
Label : High Country Recordings
10:28 PM
The Hitchhiker
Artist : The Infamous Stringdusters
Album : We'll Do It Live
Label : High Country Recordings
10:35 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : B.F. Shelton
Album : The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
10:40 PM
Medicine Springs
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
10:43 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : An Evening Long Ago
Label : Columbia/DMZ/Legacy
10:46 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
10:52 PM
No Rain
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label : www.barefoot-movement.com
10:55 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
11:04 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:10 PM
Farm Blues
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Robert Pete Williams
Label : Fat Possum
11:15 PM
Come On In My Kitchen
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : An Evening Of Acoustic Music
Label : RUF Records
11:23 PM
Cross Road Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:26 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Bonnie Raitt
Label : Warner
11:30 PM
King Biscuit Stomp #2
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:35 PM
Cherry Ball Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:39 PM
Crying Won’t Help You
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : Blue Thumb
11:43 PM
Mamie
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Homemade
Label : Alligator
11:51 PM
Weeping Willow
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Truckin' My Blues Away
Label : Yazoo
11:54 PM
Bull Doze Blues
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo

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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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