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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April 27, 2013

8:05 PM
The Poppy Leaf/Stack Of Barley/The East Newk Of Bear River
Artist : Ken Perlman
Album : Northern Banjo
Label : Copper Creek
8:09 PM
Headed For The Hills
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Headed For The Hills
Label : Dualtone
8:13 PM
Rollin’ And Tumbin’
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
8:17 PM
Heart Of The City
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Lowe Country: The Songs Of Nick Lowe
Label : Fiesta Red Records
8:23 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (The Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:27 PM
Let The Mystery Be
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Infamous Angel
Label : Philo
8:32 PM
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Looking Back
Label : Compass
8:37 PM
The Prodigal Son
Artist : Atwater/Donnelly
Album : And Then I'm Going Home - Atwater/Donnelly Live
Label : Rabbit Island Music
8:42 PM
Link Of Chain
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Live As I'll Ever Be
Label : Hightone
8:47 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:52 PM
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Fascination
Label : Sugar Hill
8:56 PM
Old Ten Broeck
Artist : Laurie Lewis
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
9:05 PM
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Artist : Bill Morrissey & Greg Brown
Album : Friend Of Mine
Label : Philo
9:09 PM
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
9:14 PM
All Aboard
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : Del And The Boys
Label : Ceili Music
9:18 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : Andy Polon
Album : New York On 6 Strings A Day
Label : ADP Records
9:25 PM
Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:27 PM
Rainbow Junkies
Artist : David Jacobs-Strain
Album : Live From The Left Coast
Label :
9:36 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:38 PM
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
9:44 PM
Rambling Round Your City
Artist : Odetta
Album : Best Of The Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard
9:51 PM
Walk Beside Me
Artist : Red Molly
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
9:54 PM
Train That Carried My Gal From Town
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits' Motel
Label :
9:57 PM
Spider Bit The Baby
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:05 PM
Song For A Young Queen
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
10:10 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
10:14 PM
Steam Powered Aereo Plane
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
10:18 PM
Midnight On The Water
Artist : Colin O’Brien
Album : After A Song
Label :
10:25 PM
The Mountain Doctor
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
10:28 PM
Worried Man Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : A Distant Land To Roam
Label : Columbia/DMZ
10:34 PM
Clyde Waters
Artist : Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Album : Child Ballads
Label : Wilderland Records
10:40 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : "I'm Not There" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
10:45 PM
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : The Best Of Richie Havens
Label : Rhino
10:52 PM
Take Me Back To Tulsa
Artist : Asleep At The Wheel
Album : The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel
Label : Madacy
10:55 PM
Wish I Had A Dollar
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
11:04 PM
The Man Next Door
Artist : Koko Taylor
Album : Royal Blue
Label : Alligator
11:10 PM
Richland Woman Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Richland Woman Blues
Label : Stony Plain Records
11:14 PM
Katie Mae
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins
Label : Prestige
11:18 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:24 PM
Statesboro Blues
Artist : Ernie Hawkins
Album : Rags & Bones
Label : Say Mo' Music
11:28 PM
Broke Down Engine Blues
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : 1927-1933 The Early Years
Label : Yazoo
11:33 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Steve James
Album : Short Blue Stories
Label : Hobemian Records
11:37 PM
If The Rabbit Had A Gun
Artist : Memphis Slim
Album : The Folkways Years 1959-1973
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:40 PM
Louise McGhee
Artist : Buddy Guy
Album : Blues Singer
Label : Silvertone
11:46 PM
Phonograph Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:50 PM
I Looked Down The Road And I Wondered
Artist : Mance Lipscomb
Album : You Got To Reap What You Sow
Label : Arhoolie
11:54 PM
Give Me Back My Wig
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker


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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