Back Porch Music Saturday

Sat 8p-Mid

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

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February 09, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Various
Album : Foggy Mountain Special
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
William and Davy
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : Little Lights
Label : Compass
8:12 PM
Artist : Good Lovelies
Album : Let The Rain Fall
Label : Six Shooter Records
8:16 PM
Hop High My Lulu Gal
Artist : Dirk POwell
Album : Hand Me Down
Label : Rounder
8:20 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
8:26 PM
East Virginia
Artist : Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Album : Some Bright Morning
Label : Signature Sounds
8:32 PM
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Footwork
Label : Lonesome Records
8:36 PM
Artist : Acoustic Syndicate
Album : Terra Firma
Label : Sugar Hill
8:41 PM
Way Down In Smaland/Swingpolska
Artist : Vasen
Album : Nordic Roots
Label : NorthSide
8:49 PM
Long Ride Home
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:53 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
9:04 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:08 PM
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : String Nation
Label : Arts & Media
9:14 PM
Little Monk
Artist : Russ Barenberg
Album : When At Last
Label : Compass
9:18 PM
Faster Horses
Artist : Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Album : Backwoods
Label :
9:25 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
9:32 PM
Lookin In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
9:35 PM
You Must Unload
Artist : Blind Alfred Reed
Album : The Bristol Sessions:The Big Bang Of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
9:38 PM
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
Artist : Marcy Marxer
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
9:43 PM
Old Ten Broeck
Artist : Laurie Lewis
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol.15
Label : Self-released
9:49 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana &Susan Robinson
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol.15
Label : Self-released
9:53 PM
Forked Deer
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
9:57 PM
Trouble In Mind
Artist : Roscoe Holcomb
Album : The High Lonesome Sound
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Artist : Duck Baker
Album : The Clear Blue Sky
Label : Acoustic Music Records
10:10 PM
Lazy John
Artist : Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Album : Live
Label :
10:13 PM
Quick As Dreams
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Wishbones
Label : Philo
10:20 PM
The Flying Scotsman
Artist : Jamie Laval
Album : Murmurs and Drones
Label :
10:26 PM
Tune Tramp
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack
10:32 PM
The Fox
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Reasons Why (The Very Best)
Label : Sugar Hill
10:41 PM
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
10:50 PM
Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blood OnThe Tracks
Label : Columbia
11:04 PM
Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Artist : Luther Allison
Album : Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Label : RUF Records
11:13 PM
Highway 13
Artist : John Lee Hooker & John Hammond
Album : Fish Tree Water Blues
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:21 PM
Mystery Train
Artist : Junior Wells
Album : Come On In This House
Label : Telarc Blues
11:30 PM
Chicago Breakdown
Artist : Dr.Isaiah Ross
Album : Takoma Blues
Label : Takoma
11:35 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin'
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:39 PM
Meet Me In The City
Artist : North Mississippi Allstars
Album : Instores & Outtakes
Label : ToneCool/ATO
11:45 PM
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:51 PM
Key To The Highway
Artist : B.B.King & Eric Clapton
Album : Riding With The King
Label : Reprise
11:55 PM
Kentucky Blues
Artist : Little Hat Jones
Album : My Rough and Rowdy Ways,Vol.1
Label : Yazoo


Music Reviews
11:07 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 64-Disc Box Set

A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career.
Sony Music

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 5:00 pm

In 1955, John R. Cash was a sometime auto mechanic, sometime appliance salesman who liked to play the guitar and sing, mostly gospel songs. The "R" in his name didn't stand for anything — and, in fact, he'd been named J.R. at birth and had to come up with "John" when he joined the Air Force. He'd spend the rest of his life reinventing himself.

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Music Interviews
10:21 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon.
David McClister Nonesuch Records

Emmylou Harris' first solo album, "Pieces of the Sky," was released in 1975 after the death of her singing partner, Gram Parsons. The opening track on the album is a song called "Bluebird Wine," by a then-unknown songwriter named Rodney Crowell. She recorded two more of his songs on her next album, got him to join her band in the mid-'70s and now, after an almost 40-year friendship, the two musicians have recorded an album together called Old Yellow Moon. The two talk with Terry Gross about their long, enduring careers, their friendship, their influences and singing harmony.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:03 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 25, 2013.
Gabriella Demczuk NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 6:37 pm

You're about to watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic. For too many of us, Irish music is something that merely gets trotted out around this time of year, associated with St. Patrick's Day and the coming of spring — and made a cliche by commercialism and whatever other shallow notions make cliches what they are.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle

While many popular musicians today seek out the newest digital technology to enhance their performances, there’s a young musical duo from rural Virginia who are moving in the opposite direction. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle call themselves simply “Anna and Elizabeth.”  Both accomplished traditional Appalachian musicians on a variety of instruments, together they have resurrected a storytelling tradition called the “crankie,” whose technology outdates their combined age (which is 50).

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The State of Things
12:11 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Celebrating The Man Who Recorded The World

Alan Lomax with James (Son) Thomas, Delta Blues Festival, Greenville, Mississippi, 1979. Photo by Bill Ferris.

Bill Ferris and Nathan Salsburg join Isaac-Davy Aronson to discuss the legacy of Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax dedicated seven decades of his life to recording and distributing the sound of as much of the globe as he could reach. Beginning as a 17-year-old from Austin, Texas, Alan traveled with his father, John Lomax, to plantations, farms and prisons in the deep South.

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Video: Doc Watson & David Holt Share Stories And Songs

For the first time since 2005, our friends over at UNC-TV will air a concert with Doc Watson and David Holt sharing stories and songs. The 1998 concert  features extended on-stage interviews with Doc Watson, relating the music to North Carolina and providing context and history.

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Arts & Culture
3:48 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Timeless Tunes and Toe Tappers: Best of Back Porch Music Vol 15 CD

WUNC Front and Song Listing

With 57 minutes and 52 seconds of goodness from Back Porch Music, here's a sampling of our Best of BPM CD offered during the WUNC fund drives. 

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Arts & Culture
5:15 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Back Porch Music - Picks for 2012 and Looking Back

I Draw Slow - Redhills

WUNC's Back Porch Music hosts, Keith Weston and Freddy Jenkins, join Eric Hodge to chat about this past year's memorable acoustic and roots music releases and to remember some of the important musicians who left us this year.

Picks mentioned in the conversation:

Artist - Album Title
I Draw Slow - Redhills
Midtown Dickens - Home
Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien - Live: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
The Grass Cats - The Mountains My Baby and Me
Matt Flinner Trio - Winter Harvest

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Around the Nation
4:59 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

N.C. Live Radio Show Part Of A Fading Tradition



Here's one good old broadcast tradition that's still going on. Every Saturday morning, musicians in Mount Airy, North Carolina, gather at a historic downtown theater. They've been doing it since 1948 when AM radio station WPAQ began airing a live show called the "Merry-Go-Round."

The program features regional old-time and bluegrass music. And today, the "Merry-Go-Round" is one of the last shows of its kind on the airwaves.

From North Carolina Public Radio, Jessica Jones reports.

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