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 19, 2013

8:04 PM
Hop High Ladies
Artist : The Corklickers
Album : Uncorked
Label : www.corklickers.com
8:09 PM
Going To The West
Artist : Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals
Album : Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Come On In My Kitchen
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Shaken By A Low Sound
Label : Signature Sounds
8:18 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:24 PM
Mountain Air/Washington’s March/Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Dirk Powell/Tim O’Brien/John Herrmann
Album : Songs From The Mountain
Label : Howdy Skies
8:29 PM
Old Missouri
Artist : Lynn "Chirps" Smith
Album : Down In Little Egypt
Label : Vigortone
8:34 PM
Doin’ Time
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Dear Sister
Label : Compass
8:38 PM
The Stranger
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
8:42 PM
Rain In Durango
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
8:50 PM
We Don’t Grow Tobacco
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO Records
8:54 PM
Rocky Beaches
Artist : Ken & Brad Kolodner
Album : Otter Creek
Label : Fenchurch Music
9:04 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
9:07 PM
Monkey Bay
Artist : Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer & Russ Barenberg
Album : "Get Low" Soundtrack
Label : Rounder
9:12 PM
There Is A Time
Artist : Solas
Album : For Love And Laughter
Label : Compass
9:19 PM
A Pound A Week Rise
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
9:23 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
9:27 PM
Dixie Mail
Artist : Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton
Album : Darby & Talton
Label : Bear Family
9:34 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label : www.carperfamilyband.com
9:37 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
9:40 PM
Darlene
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
9:47 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
9:51 PM
Hello, My Name Is Coal
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:54 PM
Streets Of London
Artist : Ralph McTell
Album : Streets Of London
Label : Pulse/Kaz Records
10:04 PM
(Peter’s Most Excellent) Trip To Donegal
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : Coming Down From Red Lodge
Label : Red House Records
10:09 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
10:12 PM
Train On The Island
Artist : J.P. Nester
Album : The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music
Label : Bear Family
10:18 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
10:21 PM
Wondrous Love
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
10:26 PM
Tennessee Blues
Artist : Chris Thile & Michael Daves
Album : Sleep With One Eye Open
Label : Nonesuch
10:32 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
10:36 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:42 PM
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Artist : Sheryl Crow
Album : Hank Williams - Timeless
Label : Lost Highway
10:45 PM
Move It On Over
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : The Complete Hank Williams
Label : Mercury
10:49 PM
Cane Blues
Artist : Roger McGuinn
Album : Treasures From The Folk Den
Label : Appleseed
10:53 PM
Hangman’s Reel
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Bluegrass Guitar
Label : Sugar Hill
10:56 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
11:04 PM
61 Highway
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Standing at the Burying Ground
Label : Sequel
11:10 PM
Mama Don’t Allow Me To Fool Around All Night Long
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:15 PM
My Captain
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:20 PM
Georgia Rag
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : 1927-1933 The Early Years
Label : Yazoo
11:25 PM
Rattlesnake Preacher
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Honeysuckle Dog
Label : Okra-Tone Records
11:31 PM
Sweet Honey Hole
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:34 PM
Floating Bridge
Artist : Sleepy John Estes
Album : Blues Classics
Label : MCA
11:37 PM
County Farm
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
11:42 PM
Railroad Bill
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Somebody Told The Truth
Label : Alligator
11:50 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:53 PM
Devil Got My Woman
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard

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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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