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

BPM Friday | BPM Sunday | Main BPM Page

Composer ID: 


March 16, 2013

8:04 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Mac Traynham & Shay Garriock
Album : Turkey In The Mountain
Label : Southern Mountain Melodies
8:07 PM
Armando’s Children
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Nobody Calls From Vegas, Just To Say Hello
Artist : Two High String Band
Album : Moonshine Boogie
Label : Blue Corn Music
8:16 PM
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
8:21 PM
Artist : John Prine
Album : John Prine
Label : Atlantic
8:25 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
8:30 PM
Song For A Young Queen
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
8:35 PM
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
8:40 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:47 PM
Lay Down Your Weary Load
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : On The Short Rows
Label :
8:50 PM
Miracle In The Hills
Artist : Chuck Brodsky
Album : Color Came One Day
Label :
8:55 PM
Little Blue Bird
Artist : Grace Pettis
Album : Two Birds
Label : Blue Rock Artists
9:04 PM
The Wisest Fool
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : The Gab O Mey
Label : Green Linnet
9:09 PM
House Carpenter
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Label : Kiltartan Road Records
9:14 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
9:21 PM
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Whatcha Gonna Do
Label : Rounder
9:25 PM
Escape From Taiwan
Artist : The Johnny Staats Project
Album : Wires & Wood
Label : Giant Records
9:32 PM
The House Carpenter
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : At Gerdes Folk City
Label : Sugar Hill
9:37 PM
Born In The U.S.A.
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Tracks
Label : Columbia
9:40 PM
Mississippi Saturday Night
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO
9:43 PM
Hartford’s Real
Artist : Sam Bush & David Grisman
Album : Hold On, We're Strummin'
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:52 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:56 PM
Freight Train
Artist : Elizabeth Cotton
Album : Classic Railroad Songs
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
10:10 PM
The House Carpenter
Artist : Daithi Sproule
Album : A Heart Made Of Glass
Label : Green Linnet
10:16 PM
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Hand Me Down
Label : Rounder
10:22 PM
Angeline The Baker
Artist : Marcy Marxer
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
10:24 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
10:30 PM
The Pits
Artist : Battlefield Band
Album : Line-Up
Label : Temple Records
10:36 PM
John Hardy
Artist : Buell Kazee
Album : Man Of Constant Sorrow
Label : Yazoo
10:39 PM
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Artist : Benny Thomasson
Album : Legendary Texas Fiddler
Label : County
10:44 PM
The Mystery
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
10:49 PM
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : 1000 Kisses
Label : ATO Records
10:52 PM
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Public Domain
Label : Hightone
10:57 PM
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Artist : Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Album : Man Of Constant Sorrow
Label : Rebel
11:04 PM
If I Had My Way
Artist : Reverend Dary Davis
Album : If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:09 PM
Twilight On Prince George’s Avenue
Artist : John Fahey
Album : The Best Of John Fahey, Vol. 2: 1964-1983
Label : Takoma
11:15 PM
South Bound Train
Artist : Bill Broonzy
Album : The Bill Broonzy Story
Label : Verve
11:20 PM
Trouble Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Legend Of Tommy Johnson
Label : 21st Century Blues Records
11:24 PM
Give Me My Coat and Shoes
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Alone & Acoustic
Label : Alligator
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : The Complete Bukka White
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:32 PM
Dark Road
Artist : Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
Album : Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Sing
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:35 PM
Hesitation Blues
Artist : Hot Tuna
Album : Hot Tuna
Label : RCA
11:40 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
11:44 PM
Give Me Back My Wig
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:50 PM
Devil Got My Woman
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:55 PM
Bye Bye Baby Blues
Artist : Little Hat Jones
Album : Before the Blues, Vol. 1: The Early American Black Music Scene
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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).

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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. 

Read more
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

Read more
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.

Read more