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 25, 2013

8:04 PM
I’ve Always Been A Rambler
Artist : Nate Leath
Album : I've Always Been A Rambler
Label : Patuxent Music
8:08 PM
Dusty Miller
Artist : Various
Album : Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:13 PM
Crazy Rhythm
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
8:16 PM
Kansas City Railroad Blues
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
8:22 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:25 PM
This Love
Artist : Russell Johnson
Album : Anytime Anyplace But Only You
Label : New Time Records
8:30 PM
Trippin’ In Eden & The Mason’s Men
Artist : John Williams & Dean Magraw
Album : Raven
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Fall On My Knees
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Waitin' On The Gravy Train
Label : Rounder
8:40 PM
Hats Off
Artist : Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
Album : Release Your Shrouds
Label : Earthwork Music
8:46 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:52 PM
Old Time Medley
Artist : Berline Crary Hickman
Album : Night Run
Label : Sugar Hill
8:57 PM
High On A Mountain
Artist : Emily Kirsch
Album : Just Another Memory
Label : Rabbit's Foot Records
9:04 PM
Souter Creek
Artist : LAU
Album : Lightweights And Gentlemen
Label : Compass
9:10 PM
State Of Jefferson
Artist : Dehlia Low
Album : Ravens & Crows
Label : Rebel Records
9:14 PM
Spike Driver Blues
Artist : The Pines
Album : Tremolo
Label : Red House Records
9:18 PM
Forks Of Sandy
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : The Legend of Charlie Poole, Vol. 3
Label : County
9:23 PM
Travelin’ Soldier
Artist : Bruce Robison
Album : Long Way Home From Anywhere
Label : Lukcy Dog/Sony
9:28 PM
Bright Sunny South
Artist : Sam Amidon
Album : Bright Sunny South
Label : Nonesuch
9:34 PM
Doin’ Time
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Dear Sister
Label : Compass
9:39 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:43 PM
Lay It All Down On Me
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label :
9:50 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders - A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
9:53 PM
Southern Blues
Artist : Adam Tanner & The Dirty Rag Mob
Album : Rare Rags & Stringband Blues
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
9:56 PM
Blue And Lonesome
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Taylor John
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Sky Like A Broken Clock
Composer :
Label : Rykodisc
10:10 PM
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Cover Girl
Label : Columbia
10:14 PM
Two Soldiers
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Through The Window Of A Train
Label : Rounder
10:19 PM
Overture/A Fuller Wine
Artist : Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet
Album : Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet
Label : Nettwerk
10:27 PM
John Henry
Artist : Betse Ellis
Album : Don't You Want to Go
Label : Free Dirt Records
10:33 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:36 PM
Smoothie Song
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugar Hill
10:40 PM
Welcome To The Trossachs
Artist : Natalie MacMaster
Album : Live
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Revival
Label : Acony
10:53 PM
Steam Powered Aereo Plane
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
10:56 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label :
11:04 PM
Twilight On Prince George’s Avenue
Artist : John Fahey
Album : The Best Of John Fahey, Vol. 2: 1964-1983
Label : Takoma
11:10 PM
All Aboard
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:16 PM
Up And Down Blues
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Vol. 1 - I'm Blue As A Man Can Be
Label : Arhoolie
11:22 PM
Grinnin’ In Your Face
Artist : Little Axe
Album : Champagne & Grits
Label : Realworld
11:26 PM
Kind Hearted Woman Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:31 PM
Decoration Day
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : It Serves You Right To Suffer
Label : MCA/Universal Special Products
11:36 PM
Broke Down Engine
Artist : Ernie Hawkins
Album : Bluesified
Label : Say Mo Music
11:40 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : John Hammond
Album : Got Love If You Want It
Label : Charisma/Pointblank
11:45 PM
Truckin’ My Blues Away
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Truckin' My Blues Away
Label : Yazoo
11:50 PM
Free and Equal Blues
Artist : Josh White
Album : Free and Equal Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:55 PM
The Dyin’ Crapshooter’s Blues
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Last Session
Label : Bluesville/OBC


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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