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 26, 2013

8:04 PM
Climbing The Walls
Artist : Mike Compton & David Grier
Album : Climbing The Walls
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Lilly Bros. & Don Stover
Album : Bluegrass At The Roots - 1961
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:12 PM
My Mother Thinks I’m A Lawyer
Artist : Noam Pikelny
Album : Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail
Label : Compass
8:16 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
8:21 PM
Yellow Rose Of Texas/Girl I Left Behind Me/Arkansas Traveler
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
8:27 PM
I’m Rollin’ On
Artist : The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:31 PM
Walkin’ West To Memphis
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Cry Of The Whippoorwill
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : The Storm Still Rages
Label : Rounder
8:38 PM
Milk Cow Blues
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
8:44 PM
Leave The Bottle
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:48 PM
When I’m Gone
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
8:53 PM
Elephant
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
8:57 PM
Streets Of Glory
Artist : Old Reliable String Band
Album : Classic Old-Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:04 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:08 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : "I'm Not There" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
9:13 PM
Down On The Riverbed
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : West Of The West
Label : Yep Roc Records
9:17 PM
Chicken Wire
Artist : Jonathan Byrd
Album : Cackalack
Label : Waterbug
9:24 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : The Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 5 (1930-1934)
Label : Document
9:27 PM
Cluck Ol’ Hen
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Album : Live - Cluck Ol' Hen
Label : Skaggs Family Records
9:32 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
9:35 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label : www.jonstickley.com
9:40 PM
Fly
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Sweetheart Of The Sun
Label : Darling Street Records
9:48 PM
Rain In Durango
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
9:54 PM
Cracks In The Floor
Artist : Tim Carter
Album : Bang Bang
Label : Tree O Records/Little King
9:58 PM
Young Man Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Reasons Why
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Nickel Creek
Label : Sugar Hill
10:08 PM
Pastures Of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
10:12 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
10:15 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
10:20 PM
Crooked Jack
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Evening Comes Early
Label : Shanachie
10:25 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
10:35 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
10:39 PM
30 Year Jig
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : NorthSide
10:41 PM
Blue Yodel
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions, 1927-1928
Label : Rounder
10:45 PM
Rockin’ Chair Money
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : The Complete Hank Williams
Label : Mercury
10:48 PM
Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Artist : Sheryl Crow
Album : Hank Williams - Timeless
Label : Lost Highway
10:52 PM
I’m Getting Ready To Go
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:55 PM
Forked Deer
Artist : Berline, Crary & Hickman
Album : Night Run
Label : Sugar Hill
11:04 PM
Hoochie Coochie Man
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Last Time Around - Live At Legends
Label : Silvertone
11:10 PM
Cherry Ball Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:14 PM
Yazoo Strut
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Shake That Thing
Label : Shanachie
11:22 PM
Police Dog Blues
Artist : Hugh Laurie
Album : Let Them Talk
Label : Warner
11:25 PM
Goodbye Slim Harpo
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Robert Pete Williams
Label : Fat Possum
11:33 PM
Mule Ridin’ Blues
Artist : Big Bill Broonzy
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:36 PM
John The Revelator
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:40 PM
Highway 13
Artist : John Lee Hooker & John Hammond
Album : Fish Tree Water Blues
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:46 PM
Help Me
Artist : Sonny Boy Williamson
Album : The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues
Label : MCA/Chess
11:52 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
Album : Pure Blues
Label : UTV/Universal
11:56 PM
Don’t Forget It
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Last Session
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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