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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December 14, 2012

8:05 PM
Breaking Up Christmas
Artist : Camp Creek Boys
Album : Camp Creek Boys
Label : County
8:07 PM
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Artist : Various
Album : Celtic Christmas
Label : CMH
8:10 PM
Holiday Shuffle
Artist : Various
Album : An Americana Christmas
Label : Winter Harvest
8:14 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label :
8:21 PM
Mocking Bird
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Nora Jane Struthers
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:25 PM
Wood And Stone
Artist : Tara Nevins
Album : Wood And Stone
Label : Sugar Hill
8:30 PM
The Meaning Of Christmas
Artist : Kickin Grass Band
Album : Have A Holly Raleigh Christmas
Label : Sir Walter Records
8:33 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Martin Sexton
Album : Camp Holiday
Label : Kitchen Table Records
8:38 PM
Knob Creek
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
8:43 PM
Help My Brother
Artist : Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass Records
8:46 PM
All That I Want
Artist : The Weepies
Album : Happiness
Label : www.theweepies .com
8:52 PM
The Hill Of Thieves
Artist : Cara Dillon
Album : Hill Of Thieves
Label : Proper American/Charcoal Records
8:56 PM
Carol Of The Bells
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : An Appalachian Christmas
Composer : OMAC Records
Label :
9:04 PM
One Rose/Hot Buttered Rum
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Rambler
Label : Sugar Hill
9:10 PM
Rock Of Ages - Ma’oz Tzur
Artist : Marc Cohn
Album : Festival Of Lights
Label : Six Degees
9:15 PM
Kingdom Come/Jonah & The Whale
Artist : Old Man Luedecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
9:19 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
9:28 PM
On Christmas I Got Nothing
Artist : Chuck Brodsky
Album : Radio
Label : Red House
9:31 PM
Sticky Rice
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label :
9:35 PM
Minglewood Blues
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label :
9:40 PM
McMichen’s Breakdown
Artist : The Skillet-Lickers
Album : Volume 5 (1930-1934)
Label : Document
9:46 PM
Artist : The Outliers
Album : The Outliers
Label :
9:51 PM
Even Santa Claus Gets The Blues
Artist : Marty Stuart
Album : A Very Special Acoustic Christmas
Label : Lost Highway
9:55 PM
A Bluegrass Christmas
Artist : Various
Album : Christmas On The Mountain
Label : Universal South
9:57 PM
Frosty The Snowman
Artist : Flaco Jimenez w/Freddy Fender
Album : A Tejano Country Christmas
Label : Arista
10:05 PM
The Gathering: A Winter’s Tale In Six Songs
Artist : Laurelyn Dossett/Rhiannon Giddens/Mike Compton/Joe
Album : The Gathering
Label : Sycamore Road
10:29 PM
Christmas Time’s A-Coming
Artist : Jim Watson
Album : Christmas At The Cave
Label : Barker Records
10:31 PM
Hanukkah Dance
Artist : Woody Guthrie
Album : Hard Travelin':The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:35 PM
You And I
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Island
10:39 PM
Artist : Lunasa
Album : La Nua
Label : Lunasa Records
10:45 PM
The Christians And The Pagans
Artist : Dar Williams
Album : Mortal City
Label : Razor & Tie
10:49 PM
O! Santa
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Oh Santa!
Label : Yep Roc
10:52 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : Tinsel Tunes
Label : Sugar Hill
10:56 PM
What Child Is This?
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : A Guitar For Christmas
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
11:04 PM
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : Jingle Blues
Label : House Of Blues
11:08 PM
Christmas Ball Blues
Artist : Leon Redbone
Album : Christmas Island
Label : Private
11:11 PM
Merry Christmas Baby
Artist : Cootie Stark
Album : Christmas With Cootie
Label : Music Maker
11:15 PM
Two Trains Running
Artist : James Cotton
Album : Deep In The Blues
Label : Verve
11:22 PM
Rollin’ And Tumblin’
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary
11:27 PM
Country Blues
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : The Complete Plantation Recordings
Label : MCA/Chess
11:32 PM
Christmas Blues A’ Comin’
Artist : Dan Crary
Album : Holiday Guitar
Label : Sugar Hill
11:36 PM
Merry Christmas Baby
Artist : Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen
Album : Christmas Morning
Label : Woodpecker Records
11:40 PM
Meet Me In The City
Artist : North Mississippi All Stars
Album : Instores & Outtakes
Label : Tone Cool/ATO
11:46 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:51 PM
Santa Claus
Artist : Sonny Boy Williamson
Album : Blue Yule
Label : Rhino
11:54 PM
Bo Weevil
Artist : Christmas Time Blues
Album : Blues, Blues Christmas: 1925-1955
Label : Document
11:57 PM
We Three Kings
Artist : John Harbison
Album : Six String Christmas
Label : Adelphi


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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