Back Porch Music Saturday

Sat 8p-Mid

Freddy Jenkins hosts the Saturday edition of Back Porch Music.  Folk, blues, bluegrass, and more.

Current BPM Saturday playlist and  playlist archive

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December 01, 2012

8:04 PM
Making Plans
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Sugar Plums
Label : Sugar Hill
8:08 PM
Breaking Like The Sun
Artist : The Steel Wheels
Album : Lay Down Lay Low
Label :
8:12 PM
Well-Oiled Machine
Artist : Hot Buttered Rum
Album : Well-Oiled Machine
Label : Harmonized Records
8:17 PM
Artist : Evie Ladin Band
Album : Evie Ladin Band
Label : Evil Diane Records
8:22 PM
Cloud Of Dust
Artist : Red June
Album : Beauty Will Come
Label : Red June Records
8:25 PM
Barbed Wire Boys
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Whatcha Gonna Do
Label : Rounder
8:30 PM
The Cypress Hills/Hurry Up And Harvest
Artist : John Reischman & The Jaybirds
Album : Vintage & Unique
Label : Corvus Records
8:39 PM
Song For A Young Queen
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
8:45 PM
Combination Rag
Artist : East Texas Serenaders
Album : Complete Recorded Works
Label : Document
8:49 PM
Gone, Gonna Rise Again
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:53 PM
Hallie’s Hornpipe
Artist : Mike Compton
Album : Rotten Taters
Label : www.mikecompton,net
8:56 PM
Steel Rails
Artist : The Guilty Pleasures
Album : Eastern Tennessee
Label : www.the
9:05 PM
Christmas Time’s A-Coming
Artist : Jim Watson
Album : Christmas At The Cave
Label : Barker Records
9:07 PM
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : The Old Time Banjo Festival
Label : Rounder
9:11 PM
Grey Afternoon
Artist : Jim Van Cleve
Album : No Apologies
Label : Rural Rhythm
9:17 PM
The Highwayman
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : The Legend Of Charlie Poole, Volume 3
Label : County
9:24 PM
This River Wants To Run
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog Boy
9:29 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:33 PM
Silver And Gold
Artist : Drever/McCusker/Woomble
Album : Before The Ruin
Label : Navigator Records
9:38 PM
Long Ride Home
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
9:42 PM
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : 1000 Kisses
Label : ATO Records
9:45 PM
Jonah & The Whale
Artist : Old Man Luedecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
9:51 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Volume 3
Label : County
9:55 PM
Swing ’48
Artist : The Onyx Club Boys
Album : Self
Label : Self
10:05 PM
Old Ebenezer Scrooge/Redbird
Artist : Laurelyn Dossett/Rhiannon Giddens/Mike Compton/Joe Newberry
Album : The Gathering
Label : Sycamore Road
10:14 PM
Potluck Dinner/Vicco Returns From Spain
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label :
10:19 PM
The Cruel Mother
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light:: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound Records
10:27 PM
Scratch Gravel Road
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass Records
10:30 PM
The Flying Scotsman
Artist : Jamie Laval
Album : Murmurs and Drones
Label :
10:36 PM
Clear The Way
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Shadow And Light
Label : Compass Records
10:41 PM
Standing In The Doorway
Artist : Mary McCaslin
Album : Better Late Than Never
Label : Mary McCaslin Music
10:47 PM
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
10:52 PM
Cattle In The Cane
Artist : The Reed Island Rounders
Album : Hand Me Downs
Label : Burning Wolf Records
10:55 PM
Mountain Song
Artist : The Outliers
Album : The Outliers
Label :
11:04 PM
Christmas Blues A’ Comin’
Artist : Dan Crary
Album : Holiday Guitar
Label : Sugar Hill
11:08 PM
Talking Casey
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Today!
Label : Vanguard
11:13 PM
Lucy Mae Blues
Artist : Buddy Guy
Album : Blues Singer
Label : Silvertone
11:17 PM
Artist : Chris Whitley
Album : Perfect Day
Label : New Machine/Valley
11:23 PM
Jail House Blues
Artist : Sonny Terry
Album : The Folkways Years, 1944-1963
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:30 PM
I’m Blue As A Man Can Be
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Volume 1 - I'm Blue As A Man Can Be
Label : Arhoolie
11:35 PM
Shake ’Em On Down
Artist : Lightnin’ Wells
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Lignite Records
11:39 PM
Pure Religion
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:44 PM
Candy Man
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Pure Religion and Bad Company
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:49 PM
Lone Wolf Blues
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:52 PM
Hope In The Lord To Provide
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Brother Sinner & The Whale
Label : Black Hen Music


WUNC Updates
3:28 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

An Evening Of Bluegrass Live From Raleigh

Doyle Lawson (holding mandolin, left center) and Quicksilver
Keith Weston WUNC

Last night a few hours after the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences had closed for the evening, a series of banjos, fiddles and mandolins paraded past the smiling security officers into an area set aside as a sort of "green room." Musicians from the World of Bluegrass festival put on by the IBMA dropped by WUNC's newly opened studios in the museum for an evening of pickin' and singin'.

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WUNC Updates
10:06 am
Tue September 24, 2013

WUNC Coverage Of "World Of Bluegrass" In Raleigh

IBMA World of Bluegrass is September 24-28 in Raleigh.
Credit IBMA

The number of banjos, mandolins and fiddles has skyrocketed in Raleigh this week as the IBMA bluegrass conference and musical event comes to town. 

The "World of Bluegrass" is an annual business conference, awards show, and multi-day concert series put on by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Raleigh hosts this year's event, and will be the host city through 2015. Last year's gathering in Nashville drew more than 13,000 attendees.

WUNC Updates During IBMA

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The State of Things
1:01 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Historic Marker Dedicated To Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival
Credit / flickr

In the early 1900s in Carrboro, a young Elizabeth Cotten took her brother's handmade guitar from under his bed.

She started playing the instrument upside down - with her right hand on the fret and strumming with her left hand. The young woman went on to become a famous blues and folk musician. Next weekend, Carrboro will dedicate a historic marker to honor Cotton’s legacy and ties to the town.

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WUNC Updates
10:08 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Aoife O'Donovan & Dave Alvin At Next BPM Concert

Dave Alvin
Beth Herzhaft Yep Roc

Friday night WUNC, Yep Roc Records, and American Tobacco present the next Back Porch Music Center Stage Concert at Diamond View Park in Durham.  The free event starts at 6 p.m. and runs for three hours with music from The Aoife O'Donovan Band and Dave Alvin with the Guilty Ones. Both performers record for Yep Roc Records based in  Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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WUNC Updates
2:14 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Bluegrass Broadcast From IBMA On WUNC

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform live on WUNC during the IBMA in Raleigh.
Credit Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Update: Hear the broadcast Wednesday night, September 25, 8-10 p.m. on WUNC and WAMU Bluegrass Country.

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Arts & Culture
11:46 am
Thu August 15, 2013

N.C. Musicians Among This Year's Bluegrass Award Nominees

North Carolina-based Balsam Range raked in the second-most nominations for IBMA Awards Wednesday night.
Credit Balsam Range

The International Bluegrass Music Association's 2013 award ceremony isn't coming to Raleigh until mid-September, but the excitement has already made it to town. Fans gathered at three viewing parties Wednesday night for live announcements of the IMBA Award nominees. 

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8:35 am
Fri June 21, 2013

What Ricky Skaggs Considers Music To His Ears

Ricky Skaggs recently spoke with WUNC's Eric Hodge about his new album, 'Music to My Ears.'
Credit Rex Hammock / Flickr Creative Commons

Ricky Skaggs is a musical icon in the state of North Carolina.  He's won multiple Grammys in country music and bluegrass.  He began his career with a TV appearance as a seven-year-old playing with Flatt and Scruggs.  He moved onto Ralph Stanley's band as a teenager before working with Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and many others.  He's widely considered to be one of the finest singers and players ever to pick up a banjo, mandolin, fiddle and guitar.

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Arts & Culture
11:36 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley

Tom Dooley sign as seen along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Credit Jan Kronsell, 2002 / Wikipedia, Wikicommons

On June 18, 1866, the body of 21-year-old Laura Foster was found in a shallow grave in Wilkes County, NC. Thomas C. Dula (Tom Dooley), a veteran of the Civil War, was tried, convicted and hanged on May 1, 1868, in Statesville, NC, for the murder.  Dula had fled to Tennessee before the discovery of the body.

Controversy surrounded the trial and conviction. The trial was covered widely in national papers including The New York Times. Dula is reported to have said on the gallows, “Gentlemen, do you see this hand? I didn’t harm a hair on the girl’s head.” 

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Doc Watson Remembered Fondly As MerleFest Continues Without Him

David Holt took this photo of Doc Watson's final MerleFest performance in 2012. Watson died a month later.
Credit David Holt

If you’re searching for the who’s who among bluegrass, Americana, folk, and traditional country musicians, MerleFest is a good place to start. The annual four-day festival kicks off today in Wilkesboro, just as it has every April for the past 25 years. Headlining artists include The Avett Brothers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Jerry Douglas, Steep Canyon Rangers, Matraca Berg, and others. But this year for the first time, the festival will lack a performance from its founder, Doc Watson, who died May 29, 2012.

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Back Porch Music
1:41 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Four Concerts Scheduled In Expanded, Larger Back Porch Music Series In Durham

Credit American Tobacco / American Tobacco

The Celtic powerhouse band Solas will kick off the 2013 Back Porch Music concert series in Durham.  Bluegrass, local blues, and much more will be a part of the four Back Porch concerts scheduled between May and October.

The crowds at the annual Back Porch Music concerts On The Lawn at American Tobacco Campus in Durham have grown so much that "the lawn" can no longer contain the anticipated numbers. This spring and summer  the concerts will be in a much bigger space and have a more festival like feel.

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