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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August 09, 2013

8:04 PM
Shout Lulu
Artist : The Rockinghams
Album : Shout Lulu
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:08 PM
John Stinson’s #2/Scotland the Brave/River of Jordan
Artist : Atwater/Donnelly
Album : The Blackest Crow
Label : Rabbit Island Music
8:13 PM
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Wildwood
Label : Yep Roc
8:16 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
8:21 PM
Ask My Father/Helvic Head
Artist : Donal Clancy
Album : Close To Home
Label : Compass
8:25 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Molasses Creek
Album : An Island Out Of Time
Label : Soundside Records
8:31 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
8:35 PM
Look What The Dog Brought Home
Artist : Jason Carter
Album : On The Move
Label : Rounder
8:39 PM
Fish And Whistle
Artist : John Prine
Album : Souvenirs
Label : Oh Boy Records
8:42 PM
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:51 PM
When I Stop Dreaming
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:53 PM
Squirrel Hunters
Artist : Russ Carson
Album : Last Chance
Label : Patuxent Music
8:58 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Wade Ward
Album : Clawhammer Banjo, Volume One
Label : County
9:04 PM
The Otters’ Set
Artist : Michael McGoldrick
Album : Fused
Label : Compass
9:09 PM
Dagger Through The Heart
Artist : Sinead O’Connor
Album : Just Because I'm A Woman - Songs Of Dolly Parton
Label : Sugar Hill
9:13 PM
Time The Perfect Stranger
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy Records
9:20 PM
Cannonball Blues
Artist : Frank Hutchison
Album : Old-Time Mountain Blues
Composer :
Label : County
9:23 PM
Under The Volcano
Artist : John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman
Album : Keeper Of The Vine: The Best Of John Renbourn & Stefan Grossman
Label : Shanachie
9:32 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
9:36 PM
Helpless Wanderer
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label :
9:39 PM
Artist : Deep Chatham
Album : Flood
Label : Tree Records
9:44 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
9:47 PM
A Good Way To Get The Blues
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : A Good Way To Get The Blues
Label : New Time Records
9:53 PM
Wondrous Love
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
10:04 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
10:08 PM
The New Custom House/Le Set De Americain & Harris Dance Tune
Artist : John Williams
Album : Steam
Label : Green Linnet
10:12 PM
Under The Chicken Tree
Artist : Earl McDonald’s Original Louisville Jug Band
Album : Cluck Old Hen - A Barnyard Serenade 1926-1940
Label : Old Hat Records
10:15 PM
Rocky Island
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Old-Time Pickin: A Clawhammer Banjo Collection
Label : Rebel
10:21 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
10:25 PM
Turtle Dove & The Crow
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
10:31 PM
Cornmeal Waltz
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
10:37 PM
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
10:41 PM
Eight Miles High
Artist : Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
Album : At Edwards Barn
Label : Rounder
10:46 PM
Midnight On The Interstate
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Stars and Satellites
Label : Banjodad Records
10:52 PM
Thirty One
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Live At The Carolina Theatre
Label :
10:56 PM
Walking Song
Artist : Ron Block
Album : Walking Song
Label : Rounder
11:05 PM
Death Letter
Artist : The Derek Trucks Band
Album : Out Of The Madness
Label : House Of Blues
11:10 PM
Come On In My Kitchen
Artist : Taj Mahal
Album : An Evening Of Acoustic Music
Label : RUF Records
11:16 PM
Baby Please Don’t Go
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : I Do Not Play No Rock'N' Roll
Label : Capitol
11:23 PM
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:30 PM
St. Louis Blues
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Fantasy
11:35 PM
Walking The Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Johnny's Blues - A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Composer :
Label : Northern Blues
11:39 PM
Blues For The Lowland
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000 Records
11:44 PM
You Can’t Get That Stuff No More
Artist : Tampa Red
Album : The Guitar Wizard
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:50 PM
Pea Vine Special
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Classic Delta Blues
Label : Milestone/OBC
11:53 PM
Sweet Honey Hole
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:56 PM
That’s No Way To Do
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Vol. 2 - Medicine Show Man
Label : Bluesville/OBC


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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