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 16, 2013

8:04 PM
Jerusalem Ridge
Artist : Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Album : Leavin' Town
Label : Rounder
8:09 PM
Elephant
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
8:13 PM
Such Great Heights
Artist : Joy Kills Sorrow
Album : Wide Awake
Label : Signature Sounds
8:18 PM
No Rain
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label : www.barefoot-movement.com
8:23 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label : www.dukestreetdogs.com
8:28 PM
Grub Springs
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
8:33 PM
Cold Missouri Waters
Artist : The Paul McKenna Band
Album : Elements
Label : Compass/Greentrax
8:37 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
8:40 PM
Wild Mountain Thyme
Artist : Greg Leisz
Album : The Big E: A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons
Label : MPI
8:49 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:53 PM
Marriage Made In Hollywood
Artist : Paul Brady
Album : Transatlantic Sessions
Label : Ceili Music
8:57 PM
Red Apple Rag
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
9:04 PM
Armando’s Children
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
9:10 PM
Wide Eyed Immigrant
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Sweetheart Of The Sun
Label : Dualtone
9:14 PM
The Stranger
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
9:18 PM
Desert Rose
Artist : Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
Album : At Edwards Barn
Label : Rounder
9:24 PM
Turtle Dove & The Crow/There Was A Time
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
9:34 PM
They Got My Back
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label : www.underhillrose.com
9:38 PM
Gravel Shore
Artist : Natalie MacMaster
Album : Blueprint
Label : Rounder
9:46 PM
Joe Walker’s Mare
Artist : Verlon Thompson/Guy Clark
Album : Songs And Stories
Label : Dualtone
9:52 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:56 PM
Alabama Jubilee
Artist : The Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 1 (1926-1927)
Label : Document
10:04 PM
Yellow Rose Of Texas/Girl I Left Behind Me/Arkansas Traveler
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
10:10 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
10:14 PM
Martha & Mary
Artist : Nu-Blu
Album : Nail By Nail
Label : Pinecastle
10:17 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
10:22 PM
Riverman
Artist : Deep Chatham
Album : Flood
Label : www.deepchathammusic.com/Snake Tree Records
10:25 PM
Hounds
Artist : Della Mae
Album : This World Oft Can Be
Label : Rounder
10:30 PM
June Apple
Artist : Riley Baugus
Album : Long Steel Rail
Label : Sugar Hill
10:34 PM
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Artist : Stephen Wade
Album : Banjo Diary: Lessons From Tradition
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:40 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
10:43 PM
Ring The Bell
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
10:47 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
10:52 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:55 PM
The Morning Train
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Live At The Carolina Theatre
Label : www.kickingrass.com
11:04 PM
Jesus On The Mainline
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Show Time
Label : Warner
11:10 PM
In Your Darkest Hour
Artist : Charlie Musselwhite
Album : One Night In America
Label : Telarc Blues
11:14 PM
Walking Blues
Artist : Bonnie Raitt
Album : Bonnie Raitt
Label : Warner
11:17 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:22 PM
Cypress Grove
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Soul Of Chris Thomas King - The Roots
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : The Complete Bukka White
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:32 PM
Brownsville
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : From Richmond To Atlanta
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:38 PM
Ain’t Nobody Home But Me
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Medicine Show Man, Vol. 2
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:42 PM
I’m A Stranger Here
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Absolutely The Best
Label : Fuel 2000
11:46 PM
You Just As Well Let Her Go
Artist : Casey Bill Weldon
Album : Bottleneck Guitar Trendsetters of the 1930s
Label : Yazoo
11:51 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:56 PM
Broke Down Engine
Artist : Johnny Winter
Album : The Progressive Blues Experiment
Label : Razor & Tie

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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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