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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November 30, 2012

8:04 PM
Liza Jane/Sandy Boys/Hangman’s
Artist : Ken Kolodner/Brad Kolodner
Album : Otter Creek
Label : Fenchurch Music
8:10 PM
West Virginia Mine Disaster
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:14 PM
John Riley The Shepherd/Brushy Fork Of John’s Creek
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Earth Tones
Label : Ubiquitone
8:20 PM
Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Sounds Of Home
Label : Rounder
8:26 PM
Rose and the Lindsey
Artist : Barrowburn
Album : Mist Covered Mountains
Label :
8:30 PM
Hole In Your Halo
Artist : Ana Egge
Album : Bad Blood
Label : Ammal Records
8:33 PM
Rainbow Junkies
Artist : David Jacobs-Strain
Album : Live From The Left Coast
Label :
8:39 PM
Chip Of A Star
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Sight & Sound
Label : Yep Roc
8:45 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label :
8:51 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:54 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : The Monroe Brothers
Album : Monroe Brothers, Vol. 1: What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Artist : Erynn Marshall
Album : Calico
Label : Hickoryjack Records
9:04 PM
State Of Jefferson
Artist : Dehlia Low
Album : Ravens & Crows
Label : Rebel Records
9:08 PM
The Reckoning
Artist : Mount Moriah
Album : Mount Moriah
Label : Holidays For Quince
9:13 PM
High Atmosphere
Artist : Diana Jones
Album : High Atmosphere
Label : Proper American
9:16 PM
A Dark Road Is A Hard Road To Travel
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : Volume 2 (1928-1929)
Label : Document
9:19 PM
Worried Man Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : A Distant Land To Roam
Label :
9:26 PM
The Wandering Boy
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain
Label : Bear Family
9:30 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
9:34 PM
In The Ocean
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light - Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound Records
9:40 PM
Wreck & Ruin
Artist : Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Album : Wreck & Ruin
Label : Sugar Hill/Essence
9:42 PM
Miss McCloud’s Reel/The Squirrel Hunters/St. Anne’s Reel
Artist : Nate Leath + Friends
Album : Rockville Pike
Label : Patuxent Mu;sic
9:46 PM
Fiddler’s Heaven
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Carolina Moonrise
Label : Sky CrunchRecords/Compass Records
9:52 PM
Travelling Kind
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : The Country Gentlemen
Label : Vanguard
9:56 PM
Leavin’ On That Evening Train
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : New Day
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
McGreevey’s/The Broken Pledge/Traveler’s
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Label : Kiltartan Road
10:08 PM
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Hymns To What Is Left
Label : Sawdust
10:12 PM
Talk To Me
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass Records
10:18 PM
Kingdom Come
Artist : Old Man Luedecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
10:22 PM
Judge & Jury
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle
10:26 PM
Prairie In The Sky
Artist : Mary McCaslin
Album : Best Of Mary McCaslin: Things We Said Today
Label : Philo
10:32 PM
White Freightliner Blues
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
10:37 PM
Baby Blue Eyes
Artist : David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:41 PM
East Virginia
Artist : Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Album : Some Bright Morning
Label : Signature Sounds
10:46 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : J.W. Penland
Album : Standing On Tradition
Label : 1869 Records
10:55 PM
Old Gospel Medley II
Artist : Lluther Dickinson
Album : Hambone's Meditations - Mississippi Folk Music Volume II
Label : Songs Of The South Records
11:04 PM
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Memphis International
11:10 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Jack Owens & Bud Spires
Album : Alan Lomax: Blues Songbook
Label : Rounder
11:15 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:22 PM
Sweet Honey Hole
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : East Coast Piedmont Style
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:25 PM
Love In Vain Blues
Artist : Peter Green
Album : The Robert Johnson Songbook
Label : Artisan/Snapper
11:31 PM
Jesus On The Mainline
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Show Time
Label : Warner
11:36 PM
School Girl
Artist : Bobby Rush
Album : Raw
Label : Deep Rush Records
11:40 PM
Old Friend
Artist : The Allman Brothers Band
Album : Hittin' The Note
Label : Peach/Sanctuary
11:46 PM
Keep On Truckin’ Mama
Artist : Th’ Bullfrog Willard McGhee & Tad Walters
Album : Stealin' Gasoline
Label : Tadfrog Records
11:52 PM
Traveling Riverside Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:55 PM
Sweet Home Chicago
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker


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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