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 12, 2013

8:04 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
8:13 PM
Glad Rags Again
Artist : Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies
Album : The Parish Notices
Label : Green Linnet
8:18 PM
New Rigged Ship
Artist : The Duhks
Album : Fast Paced World
Label : Sugar Hill
8:24 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:27 PM
Kansas City Kitty
Artist : Nate Grower
Album : Nate Grower
Label : Patuxent Music
8:33 PM
Big Rock Candy Mountain/If I Wander Back
Artist : Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers
Album : Heirloom Music
Label : Neanderthal Records
8:40 PM
Cabin In Caroline
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : The Complete Mercury Recordings
Label : Mercury
8:42 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:49 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
8:52 PM
I Shot The Sheriff
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
8:57 PM
Wayfaring Stranger
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Little Omie Wise
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : The Essential Doc Watson
Label : Vanguard
9:08 PM
Butcher Boy
Artist : LAU
Album : Live
Label : Compass 4
9:13 PM
Ring Them Bells
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
9:16 PM
Lay It All Down On Me
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label : www.barefoot-movement.com
9:22 PM
William Smith Monroe
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:26 PM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Bill Monroe
Album : The Music Of Bill Monroe from 1936 to 1994
Label : MCA
9:31 PM
The Majestic Swan
Artist : Cadillac Sky
Album : Gravity's Our Enemy
Label : Skaggs Family Records
9:35 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
9:39 PM
Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
9:42 PM
Dallas Bound
Artist : Oscar & Doc Harper
Album : Old-Time Texas String Bands - Volume Two
Label : County
9:48 PM
Bonfire (Bones For Tinder)
Artist : Justin Robinson and the Mary Annettes
Album : Bones For Tinder
Label : Five Head Entertainment
9:53 PM
Ho Boys Ho
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Travelling
Label : Wild Goose Records
9:56 PM
Motorway
Artist : The Waybacks
Album : From The Pasture To The Future
Label : Compass
10:05 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
10:10 PM
The Crows Of Killimer/Box Reel #2/Boys Of Malin/The Opera House
Artist : Solas
Album : The Turning Tide
Label : Compass
10:16 PM
Leave The Bottle
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle Records
10:22 PM
Getting There
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Label : Compass
10:29 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
10:33 PM
Fiddle Stomp
Artist : Wallace "Cheese" Read
Album : Folksongs Of The Louisiana Acadians
Label : Arhoolie
10:36 PM
D Medley
Artist : The Mammals
Album : Rock That Babe
Label : Signature Sounds
10:42 PM
Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Artist : Robert Plant
Album : Band Of Joy
Label : Esparanza/Rounder
10:47 PM
You Must Unload
Artist : Blind Alfred Reed
Album : The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
10:51 PM
Flash Company
Artist : June Tabor & Martin Simpson
Album : A Cut Above
Label : Topic
10:54 PM
The Cordwainer’s/Mick Walsh’s/Road To Banff
Artist : Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker
Album : Out Of The Wood
Label : Maggie's Music
11:04 PM
It Hurts Me Too
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : The Door
Label : Epic/550 Music/Okeh
11:09 PM
Watermelon Man
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:16 PM
Walking The Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Johnny's Blues - A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Composer :
Label : Northern Blues
11:20 PM
Goin’ To Brownsville
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Ry Cooder
Label : Reprise
11:26 PM
How Happy I Am
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:32 PM
Fishing Blues
Artist : Henry Thomas
Album : Texas Worried Blues
Label : Yazoo
11:35 PM
Death Letter
Artist : The Derek Trucks Band
Album : Out Of The Madness
Label : House Of Blues
11:40 PM
Louise McGhee
Artist : Son House
Album : Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:46 PM
Meet Me In The Bottom
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Carolina Blues Man
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:52 PM
I Got My Questionnaire
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:55 PM
Country Blues #1
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : The Complete Columbia Albums Collection
Label : Columbia/Sony 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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