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

August 02, 2013

8:04 PM
Pretty Polly
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : If I Go Ten Thousand Miles
Label : Rounder
8:09 PM
Willie Taylor
Artist : Heidi Talbot
Album : The Last Star
Label : Compass
8:13 PM
The Wreck Of The Old 97
Artist : Mac Traynham & Shay Garriock
Album : Turkey In The Straw
Label : Southern Mountain Melodies
8:17 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : At Carnegie Hall
Label : KOCH
8:24 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
8:28 PM
Willow Garden
Artist : The Rhythm Rats
Album : Pretty Crowin' Chicken
Label : 5-String Productions
8:33 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
8:37 PM
Monroe
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
8:41 PM
Jerusalem Ridge
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
8:47 PM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Bill Monroe
Album : The Music Of Bill Monroe from 1936 to 1994
Label : MCA
8:54 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
8:58 PM
Old Joe Clark
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Yellow Rose Of Texas/Girl I Left Behind Me/Arkansas Traveler
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
9:10 PM
Helpless Wanderer
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label : www.underhillrose.com
9:13 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
9:16 PM
Dog Passed A Ryestraw
Artist : Bill & Libby Hicks
Album : South Of Nowhere
Label : Copper Creek
9:21 PM
Cool Down On The Banks Of Jordan
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
9:24 PM
These Old Bones
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Halos & Horns
Label : Sugar Hill
9:31 PM
Fly
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Sweetheart Of The Sun
Label : Darling Street Records
9:36 PM
The Peninsula Set
Artist : Eamonn Coyne & Kris Drever
Album : Honk Toot Suite
Label : Compass
9:41 PM
The Baker’s Set
Artist : Craicdown
Album : Roads
Label : Jimmy Craic Corn Records
9:49 PM
Eastern Tennessee
Artist : The Guilty Pleasures
Album : Eastern Tennessee
Label : www.theguiltypleasures.org
9:52 PM
The Plant Song
Artist : The Bills
Album : Yes Please
Label : Red House Records
9:56 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:04 PM
I Fell Short
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
10:08 PM
Cornmeal Waltz
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
10:14 PM
Memphis Yodel
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions
Label : Rounder
10:17 PM
Morphine Girl
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
10:25 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
10:31 PM
Little Bird
Artist : The Barra MacNeils
Album : The Celtic Colours Sessions
Label : http://barramacneils.com
10:35 PM
Wreck Of The Dandenong
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
10:39 PM
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West Records
10:45 PM
Remington Ride
Artist : Wayne Henderson
Album : Les Pik
Label : Hay Holler Records
10:51 PM
One Dime At A Time
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : One Dime At A Time
Label : Rebel
10:54 PM
The Filling Station
Artist : The Kickin Grass Beer
Album : Live At The Carolina Theatre
Label : www.kickingrass.com
11:04 PM
Coffee Blues
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Friends Of Old Time Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:09 PM
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Medicine Show Man, Vol. 2
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:13 PM
John Henry
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:22 PM
Death Letter
Artist : John Mellencamp
Album : Trouble No More
Label : Columbia
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : The Complete Bukka White
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:33 PM
Red Cross Store
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
Album : Mama Says I'm Crazy
Label : Fat Possum
11:38 PM
Love In Vain Blues
Artist : Peter Green
Album : The Robert Johnson Songbook
Label : Artisan/Snapper
11:43 PM
My Home Is In The Delta
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Folk Singer
Label : MCA/Chess
11:49 PM
Traveling Riverside Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:52 PM
I’m Wanderin’
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : That's My Story - John Lee Hooker Sings The Blues
Label : Riverside/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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