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 23, 2013

8:04 PM
Rocky Broad Shuffle
Artist : The Greasy Beans
Album : Real Live Music
Label : Double Ought Records
8:08 PM
Heartache Boulevard
Artist : Eilen Jewell
Album : Letters From Sinners & Strangers
Label : Signature Sounds
8:11 PM
Rovin’ Gambler
Artist : David LaFleur
Album : Them Bones ...
Label : www.DavidLaFleurMusic.com
8:15 PM
The Turtle Dove & The Crow
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
8:20 PM
Midnight On The Interstate
Artist : Trampled By Turtles
Album : Stars and Satellites
Label : Banjodad Records
8:23 PM
LIttle Rabbit
Artist : Richard Greene
Album : The Greene Fiddler
Label : Sierra Records
8:30 PM
Great Big Taters
Artist : Eck Robertson
Album : Old-Time Texas String Bands Volume One
Label : County
8:33 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:36 PM
The False Lady
Artist : Karan Casey & John Doyle
Album : Exiles Return
Label : Compass
8:41 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
8:47 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:52 PM
Wreck Of The Dandenong
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
8:57 PM
The Rebel’s Raid
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
9:04 PM
True Life Blues
Artist : Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
Album : Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard
Label : Rounder
9:07 PM
They Got My Back
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label : www.underhillrose.com
9:11 PM
Whistling Rufus
Artist : Nate Grower
Album : Nate Grower
Label : Patuxent Music
9:15 PM
Dry
Artist : Deep Chatham
Album : Flood
Label : Snake Tree Records/www.deepchathammusic.com
9:20 PM
The Good Drying Set
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : The Tannahill Weavers Collection
Label : Green Linnet
9:25 PM
Hello, My Name Is Coal
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:31 PM
King For A Day
Artist : Acoustic Syndicate
Album : Rooftop Garden
Label : Little King Records
9:37 PM
Another Day
Artist : Solas
Album : Another Day
Label : Shanachie
9:40 PM
Hurricane Window
Artist : Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
Album : Wassaic Way
Label : Rte. 8 Records
9:46 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
9:50 PM
The Cruel Mother
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound Records
9:56 PM
Blue Rock Slide
Artist : The Grascals
Album : The Famous Lefty Flynn's
Label : Rounder
10:05 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
Cluck Ol’ Hen
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Album : Live - Cluck Ol' Hen
Label : Skaggs Family Records
10:14 PM
That’s Where I’m From
Artist : Robbie Fulks
Album : Gone Away Backward
Label : Bloodshot Records
10:21 PM
Maggie’s Farm
Artist : Boulder Acoustic Society
Album : The Caged Bird
Label : www.boulderacousticsociety.net
10:25 PM
I’m Getting Ready To Go
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:28 PM
Faster Horses
Artist : Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Album : Backwoods
Label : www.larrykeel.com
10:34 PM
After Mardi Gras
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchessess)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
10:38 PM
Late Night Train
Artist : Brooks Williams
Album : Knife Edge
Label : Green Linnet
10:43 PM
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Cover Girl
Label : Columbia
10:50 PM
Surviving Twin
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : Last Man On Earth
Label : Red House Records
10:54 PM
Swans
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
11:04 PM
Old Friend
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : Hittin' The Note
Label : Peach/Sanctuary
11:11 PM
Whistling Pines
Artist : Big Joe Williams
Album : Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:14 PM
Jailhouse Blues
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Honeysuckle Dog
Label : Okra-Tone Records
11:21 PM
Guitar Rag
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1923-1927)
Label : Document
11:24 PM
Samson & Delilah
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Heroes Of The Blues: The Very Best Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Shout! Factory
11:29 PM
Terraplane Blues
Artist : Eric Clapton
Album : Sessions For Robert J
Label : Reprise
11:33 PM
Do The Walkin’
Artist : Joe Louis Walker
Album : Silvertone Blues
Label : Blue Thumb
11:39 PM
Cypress Grove Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Blues From The Delta
Label : Vanguard
11:43 PM
Missouri River Blues
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
11:50 PM
Blues For Chris
Artist : Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowden
Album : Blues & Ballads
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:55 PM
Hear My Train A Comin’
Artist : Jimi Hendrix
Album : Blues
Label : MCA

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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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