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 28, 2012

8:05 PM
Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Jack White
Album : "Cold Mountain" Soundtrack
Label : DMZ/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
8:08 PM
A Better Man
Artist : Merl Johnson
Album : Better Man
Label : Patuxenty Music
8:11 PM
Down To My Last Broken Heart
Artist : Janie Fricke
Album : The Country Side Of Bluegrass
Label : New Music Deals
8:14 PM
The Infamous Stringdusters
Artist : The Hitchhiker
Album : Silver Sky
Label : High Country Recordings
8:22 PM
Ride The Wild Turkey
Artist : Corey Piatt
Album : Daydreams
Label : Patuxent Music
8:26 PM
My Bonny Labouring Boy
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
8:32 PM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family
8:36 PM
Road Into Town
Artist : Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Album : Road Into Town
Label : Patuxent Music
8:39 PM
Hard Edge Of Livin’
Artist : Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Album : Little Blue Egg
Label : Red House
8:44 PM
Sunday Never Comes
Artist : Jackstraw
Album : Sunday Never Comes
Label :
8:50 PM
Huddie’s 12-String Blues
Artist : Mike Cross
Album : Crossin' Carolina
Label : MiMa-MuBo Records
8:53 PM
Artist : Various
Album : Foggy Mountain Special - A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs
Label : Rounder
8:57 PM
Martha and Mary
Artist : Nu-Blu
Album : Nail By Nail
Label : Patuxent Music
9:05 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Molasses Creek
Album : An Island Out Of Time
Label : Soundside Records
9:10 PM
Bending Blades
Artist : Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein
Album : Home From The Mills
Label : Rebel
9:12 PM
William Smith Monroe
Artist : Niall Toner
Album : Onwards & Upwards
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:17 PM
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
9:23 PM
Cluck Old Hen
Artist : Anni Spring & Adam Granger
Album : Fiddle & Guitar
Label : Jeep Records
9:25 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : American Hornpipe
Label : Threshold Music
9:32 PM
Nashville Train
Artist : Duke Street Dogs
Album : Duke Street Dogs
Label :
9:37 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
9:42 PM
Three Forks Of Cumberland
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label :
9:47 PM
Nashville Blues
Artist : Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Album : Lost Souls & Free Spirits
Label : Rebel
9:50 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time
9:53 PM
For The Love Of John Hartford
Artist : Black Prairie
Album : A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart
Label : Sugar Hill
9:56 PM
Poplar Bluff
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
10:05 PM
Daddy Long Legs Dodging Raindrops
Artist : Akira Otsuka
Album : First Tear
Label : Patuxent Music
10:11 PM
Solid Air
Artist : Sarah McQuaid
Album : The Plum Tree and The Rose
Label : Waterbug
10:16 PM
Fall Of 1884
Artist : The Morning After
Album : Starless Nights
Label : Self-released
10:22 PM
Heart Of The City
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Lowe Country - The Songs Of Nick Lowe
Label : Fiesta Red Records
10:25 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label :
10:31 PM
Bottom Of A Mountain
Artist : Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
Album : They're Playing My Song
Label : Rebel
10:34 PM
What To Keep And What Throw Away
Artist : Mary Chapin Carpenter
Album : Ashes And Roses
Label : ZOE
10:39 PM
The Phenom
Artist : Chuck Brodsky
Album : Subtotal Eclipse
Label :
10:46 PM
You And I
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Island
10:51 PM
American Tune/Spain
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Traveler
Label : E One
10:56 PM
Artist : Evie Ladin Band
Album : Evie Ladin Band
Label : Evil Diane Records
11:04 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:08 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:14 PM
The Soul Of Man
Artist : Blind Willie Johnson
Album : Sweeter As The Years Go By
Label : Yazoo
11:19 PM
Stagger Lee
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:24 PM
I Am The Light Of This World
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:30 PM
What It’s All About
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
11:36 PM
Watermelon Man
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Legend Of Tommy Johnson
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:42 PM
Hesitation Blues
Artist : Hot Tuna
Album : Hot Tuna
Label : RCA
11:47 PM
Homesick & Lonesome Blues
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1935-1936)
Label : Document
11:52 PM
Talkin’ To Jehova
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Brother Sinner & The Whale
Label : Black Hen Music
11:57 PM
Auld Lang Syne
Artist : John Fahey
Album : The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album/Christmas with John Fahey, Volume II
Label : Rhino


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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