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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May 18, 2013

8:05 PM
Liza Jane/Sandy Boys/Hangman’s
Artist : Ken Kolodner & Brad Kolodner
Album : Otter Creek
Label : Fenchurch Music
8:10 PM
River Of Jordan
Artist : Sweet Potato Pie
Album : Journey Called Life
Label : Mountain Fever Records
8:12 PM
Long Time Travelling
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Travelling
Label : Wild Goose
8:16 PM
The Stranger
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
8:22 PM
Carter’s Blues
Artist : Laurie Lewis
Album : Skippin' and Flyin'
Label : Spruce & Maple Music
8:26 PM
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
Artist : Dervish
Album : Travelling Show
Label : Whirling Discs
8:31 PM
Fire In The Sky
Artist : Andy Thorn & Friends
Album : Fire In The Sky
Label : Self-released
8:36 PM
Doc Watson Morning
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:42 PM
Great High Mountain
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Great High Mountain
Label : Rebel
8:45 PM
Artist : June Tabor and The Oyster Band
Album : Freedom And Rain
Label : Rykodisc
8:50 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
8:53 PM
Come To The Mountain
Artist : Putnam String County Band
Album : Putnam String County Band
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
My Side Of The Mountain
Artist : Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
Album : Release Your Shrouds
Label : Earthwork Music
9:04 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label :
9:09 PM
King Wilkies Run
Artist : David Grier
Album : Panorama
Label : Rounder
9:16 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:21 PM
Lewis & Clark
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
9:25 PM
Pipe Major George Allan Set
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : Live & In Session
Label : Compass5
9:32 PM
I Shot The Sheriff
Artist : Blue Mule
Album : This Way Or That?
Label : Flat Five Press & Recording Co.
9:37 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
9:40 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
9:47 PM
Corpus Christi Bay
Artist : Todd Snider
Album : The Excitement Plan
Label : Yep Roc
9:52 PM
G Rag
Artist : Georgia Yellow Hammers
Album : Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!
Label : Old Hat Records
9:55 PM
Ode To A Butterfly
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Nickel Creek
Label : Sugar Hill
10:05 PM
Ragtime Annie
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:08 PM
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
10:13 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
10:20 PM
Jerusalem Tomorrow
Artist : James King
Album : The Bluegrass Storyteller
Label : Rounder
10:25 PM
First Step Of The Journey
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:30 PM
Train Song
Artist : Pentangle
Album : Light Flight: The Anthology
Label : Universal
10:35 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl Records
10:40 PM
Church Street Blues
Artist : Beppe Gambetta
Album : Blu di Genova
Label : Gadfly Records
10:46 PM
Roving Gambler
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : Jack Elliott
Label : Vangaurd
10:50 PM
Freight Train Boogie
Artist : Don Reno & Tony Rice
Album : Bluegrass Express
Label : Rounder
10:56 PM
Big Country
Artist : Edgar Meyer
Album : Uncommon Ritual
Label : Sony Classical
11:04 PM
Walk With Me (aka: Minnie’s Song)
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : Whistling In The Dark
Label : Silvermoon Records
11:07 PM
Trouble Soon Be Over
Artist : Colin Linden
Album : Easin' Back To Tennessee
Label : True North
11:11 PM
Pea Vine Blues
Artist : Joanna Connor
Album : Slide Time
Label : Blind Pig
11:15 PM
Get Right Church
Artist : Paul Geremia
Album : Preachin' The Blues: The Music Of Mississippi Fred McDowell
Label : Telarc Blues
11:22 PM
Happy Blues For John Glenn (Parts 1 & 2)
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : Superblues - All Time Classic Blues Hits, Vol. 4
Label : Stax
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:32 PM
Love Changin’ Blues
Artist : John Hammond
Album : Trouble No More
Label : Pointblank/Charisma
11:38 PM
Rolling And Tumbling Blues
Artist : Eddie "One String" Jones
Album : Takoma Blues
Label : Takoma
11:45 PM
Old Jim Canan’s
Artist : Robert Wilkins
Album : The Original Rolling Stone
Label : Yazoo
11:50 PM
Canned Heat Blues
Artist : Tommy Johnson
Album : Complete Recorded Works (1928-1929)
Label : Document
11:54 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin'
Label : Smithsonian Folkways


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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