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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March 23, 2013

8:05 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Berline/Crary/Hickman
Album : BCH
Label : Sugar Hill
8:10 PM
Cry Of The Whippoorwill
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : The Storm Still Rages
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Cold Hard Business
Artist : John Starling and Carolina Star
Album : Slidin' Home
Label : Rebel
8:18 PM
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:22 PM
Things Going On
Artist : Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Album : Lonesome Skynyrd Time
Label : CMH
8:26 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:32 PM
When Love Is New
Artist : Dolly Parton & Emmy Rossum
Album : "Songcatcher:" Soundtrack
Label : Vanguard
8:37 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Volume 3: Come And Go With Me
Label : County
8:41 PM
American Spire
Artist : Cuig
Album : Prospect
Label : Green Linnet
8:49 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : On The Road (and More)
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:52 PM
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
Artist : Almeda Riddle
Album : Southern Journey, Vol. 7: Ozark Frontier
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Spanish Fandango
Artist : Lena Hughes
Album : Rural Parlor Guitar
Label : County
9:04 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label :
9:09 PM
The Hill Of Thieves
Artist : Cara Dillon
Album : Hill Of Thieves
Label : Charcoal/Proper American
9:13 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Foghorn String Band
Album : Weiser Sunrise
Label : Nettwerk
9:19 PM
False Hearted Lover’s Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Ralph Stanley
Label : DMZ/Columbia
9:24 PM
Kentucy Blues
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:30 PM
Wandering Boy
Artist : Riley Baugus
Album : Long Steel Rail
Label : Sugar Hill
9:34 PM
Bringing In The Georgia Mail
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : Laps In Seven
Composer :
Label : Sugar Hill
9:38 PM
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family Records
9:44 PM
Wabash Cannonball
Artist : Front Porch String Band
Album : Hills Of Alabam
Label : Rebel
9:51 PM
The Butcher’s Boy
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
9:55 PM
Manzanita (1st Variation)
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
It’s Just The Night
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : It's Just The Night
Label : McCoury Music
10:08 PM
The Floating Crowbar/McGlinchey’s/The Almost Reel
Artist : Lunasa
Album : Otherworld
Label : Green Linnet
10:13 PM
Big Shaky
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Tunesmith Retrofit
Label : Rounder
10:21 PM
Herald Of Spring/Civil War March
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House
10:26 PM
Medley Two: Simple Gifts/Three Ravens
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Sundays
Label : Nuffsaid Records
10:32 PM
As I Travel
Artist : Tim Eriksen
Album : Soul Of The January Hills
Label : Appleseed
10:38 PM
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Live
Label : Self-released
10:45 PM
Whiskey Willie
Artist : The Charlie Sizemore Band
Album : Good News
Label : Rounder
10:50 PM
Station Break/Turn Your Radio On
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
10:53 PM
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
10:56 PM
Handyman Blues
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl
11:04 PM
I Am The Black Ace
Artist : Black Ace
Album : Black Ace
Label : Arhoolie
11:08 PM
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : Terraplane
Label : Cattail Music
11:14 PM
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : Chocolate To The Bone
Label : Red House
11:17 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
Album : Pure Blues
Label : UTV/IUniversal
11:23 PM
Blues For Chris
Artist : Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowden
Album : Blues & Ballads
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:28 PM
It Was Early One Morning
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : Shout On: The Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 3
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:32 PM
Free Again
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Free Again
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:37 PM
Country Gal
Artist : John Dee Holeman & The Waifs Band
Album : John Dee Holeman & The Waifs Band
Label : Music Maker
11:44 PM
Shake ’Em On Down
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues
Label : Arhoolie
11:47 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:50 PM
You Got To Move
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Live At Newport
Label : Vanguard


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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