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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May 11, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush & Mike Marshall
Album : Short Trip Home
Label : Sony Classical
8:09 PM
Hear Jerusalem Moan
Artist : Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Album : Some Bright Morning
Label : Signature Sounds
8:13 PM
Crossing The Cumberlands
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House Records
8:17 PM
Heavy Traffic Ahead
Artist : Bill Monroe
Album : The Music Of Bill Monroe From 1936 to 1994
Label : MCA
8:22 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:25 PM
Jenny Lynn
Artist : Mike Compton
Album : Rotten Taters
Label :
8:28 PM
When I’m Gone
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
8:33 PM
Hills Of Mexico
Artist : Gob Iron
Album : Death Songs For The Living
Label : Transmit Sound/Legacy
8:37 PM
House Of The Rising Sun
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
8:43 PM
The Wisest Fool
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : The Gab O Mey
Label : Green Linnet
8:50 PM
Sugarfoot Rag
Artist : Asleep At The Wheel
Album : The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel
Label : Madacy
8:54 PM
Tennessee Stud
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family Records
8:58 PM
Black Mountain Rag
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Doc Watson
Label : Vanguard
9:04 PM
Mama’s Opry
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Infamous Angel
Label : Philo
9:07 PM
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family Records
9:12 PM
The Ballad Of Stringbean and Estelle
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : Circles Around Me
Label : Sugar Hill
9:19 PM
I Shot The Sheriff
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
9:24 PM
Ghillie Callum/Highland Rant/Ryan’s Rant
Artist : Bonnie Rideout
Album : A Scottish Fiddle Collection
Label : Maggie's Music
9:32 PM
Medals For Mothers
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Mama's Hand: Bluegrass And Mountain Songs About Mother
Label : Rounder
9:34 PM
Sandy Ford (Barbara Lee)
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Headed For The Hills
Label : Dualtone
9:39 PM
Freight Train Moan
Artist : Arthur Smith Trio
Album : More Bona Fide Bluegrass & Mountain Music
Label : RCA
9:42 PM
I’m Comin’ Back But I Don’t Know When
Artist : Charlie Monroe
Album : I'm Old Kentucky Bound
Label : Bear Family
9:45 PM
Brian Boru’s March/Nine Points Of Roguery/The Magpie - Pretty Girls/Down The Old Plank Road
Artist : The Chieftains
Album : Live From Dublin - A Tribute To Derek Bell
Label : RCA
9:56 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
10:08 PM
Riley And Spencer
Artist : Mike Seeger
Album : Early Southern Guitar Sounds
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:12 PM
Fairy’s Choice/Choice Wife
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : High In The Blue Ridge
Label : Fairewood Studios
10:20 PM
When I Was A Young Girl
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun To Sun
Label :
10:24 PM
Maybe This Time
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
10:30 PM
Wilkes County Breakdown
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
10:33 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
10:36 PM
Early Morning Rain
Artist : Paul Weller
Album : Studio 150
Label : V2 Records
10:40 PM
The Craziest Kid Around
Artist : Kenny Roby
Album : Memories & Birds
Label : Little Criminal Records
10:47 PM
Seven Curses
Artist : Solas
Album : For Love And Laughter
Label : Compass
10:52 PM
Some Things Are
Artist : Todd Snider
Album : Peace, Love And Anarchy (Rarities, B-Sides and Demos, Vol. 1)
Label : Oh Boy Records
10:56 PM
Use A Napkin (Not Your Mom)
Artist : Kathy Kallick
Album : Use A Napkin (Not Your Mom)
Label : Sugar Hill
11:04 PM
Texas Blues
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Vol. 1 - I'm Blue As A Man Can Be
Label : Arhoolie
11:09 PM
Down In Mississippi
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : Thunder's Mouth
Label : Cattail Music
11:15 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
11:21 PM
Broke And Hungry
Artist : Lightin’ Wells
Album : Shake 'Em On Down
Label : Lignite Records
11:26 PM
Stranger Blues
Artist : Jesse Fuller
Album : Jesse Fuller's Favorites
Label : Prestige
11:32 PM
Government Fleet Blues
Artist : Rory Block
Album : Blues Walkin' Like A Man - A Tribute To Son House
Label : Stony Plain
11:39 PM
Louise McGhee
Artist : Son House
Album : Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:45 PM
Come Go Home With Me
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : Lightnin' Hopkins
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:51 PM
Lonesome House Blues
Artist : Blind Lemon Jefferson
Album : Blind Lemon Jefferson
Label : Milestone
11:54 PM
Three O’Clock In The Morning
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues in the 1960s - Vol. 1
Label : Arhoolie


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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