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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June 15, 2013

8:04 PM
Hot Corn, Cold Corn
Artist : The Hushpuppies
Album : Homestead On The Farm
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
8:07 PM
Maybe The Last Time
Artist : The Reeltime Travelers
Album : Livin' Reeltime, Thinkin' Old-Time
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:12 PM
Roving Gambler
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : Jack Elliott
Label : Vanguard
8:16 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
8:20 PM
High On A Mountain
Artist : Emily Kirsch
Album : Just Another Memory
Label : Rabbit's Foot Records
8:23 PM
Melt The Teakettle
Artist : Darol Anger
Album : Diary Of A Fiddler
Label : Compass
8:31 PM
Song For My Father
Artist : Rob Ickes
Album : Road Song
Label : Reso Revolution
8:37 PM
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Marbletown
Label : Rounder
8:41 PM
Seven Curses
Artist : Solas
Album : For Love And Laughter
Label : Compass
8:45 PM
Fall On My Knees/Wandering Boy
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Old North State
Label :
8:52 PM
These Old Dark Hills
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House Records
8:55 PM
Blue Railroad Train
Artist : Mark Newton & Steve Thomas
Album : Reborn
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:04 PM
When I Was A Cowboy
Artist : Adam Tanner & Frank Lee
Album : Two Mules
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
9:10 PM
When I Was A Cowboy (Western Plains)
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : The Tradition Masters
Label : Tradition
9:13 PM
Countrycide (The Ballad of Ed & Charlie Brown)
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Territory
Label : Hannibal
9:20 PM
After Mardi Gras
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchessess)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:27 PM
Got The Farm Land Blues
Artist : Carolina Tar Heels
Album : Anthology Of American Folk Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:32 PM
The Reconciliation/Scarlet Begonias/The Rose In The Garden
Artist : Wake The Dead
Album : Buckdancer's Choice
Label : Redwing Music
9:38 PM
Bright Sunny South
Artist : Sam Amidon
Album : Bright Sunny South
Label : Nonesuch
9:43 PM
My Old Man
Artist : Steve Goodman
Album : Live Wire
Label : Red Pajamas Records
9:48 PM
Wreck Of The Dandenong
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:52 PM
Artist : Willie Nelson and Family
Album : Let's Face The Music And Dance
Label : Legacy
9:56 PM
East Tennessee Blues
Artist : Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Album : Live
Label :
10:04 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
10:09 PM
Little Girl and The Dreadful Snake
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories Of The Past
Label : Rebel
10:12 PM
Rambling Round Your City
Artist : Odetta
Album : The Greatest Songs Of Woody Guthrie
Label : Vanguard
10:16 PM
Do Re Mi
Artist : John Mellencamp
Album : Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center
Label : Legacy
10:24 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl Records
10:27 PM
Bein’ A Dad
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : Little Ship
Label : Charisma Records
10:32 PM
Runaway Horse
Artist : Jason Dennie
Album : The Woodchopper's Ball
Label : Divine Wind Records
10:37 PM
This Side
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugar Hill
10:41 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label :
10:47 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label :
10:51 PM
The Randall Knife
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Dublin Blues
Label : Asylum
10:57 PM
Johnny O’Leary’s/Patrick Moloney’s Favorites
Artist : John Williams
Album : Steam
Label : Green Linnet
11:04 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Steve James
Album : Short Blue Stories
Label : Hobemian Records
11:08 PM
Judge Boushe Blues
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Fourth And Beale
Label : Lucky Seven Records
11:14 PM
Statesboro Blues
Artist : Ernie Hawkins
Album : Rags & Bones
Label : Say Mo' Music
11:18 PM
Down The Dirt Road Blues
Artist : Charley Patton
Album : Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton
Label : Revenant
11:22 PM
Things About Coming My Way
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : Legacy
Label : Red House
11:26 PM
Dough Roller Blues
Artist : Garfield Akers
Album : The Best There Ever Was
Label : Yazoo
11:31 PM
Stop Running ’Round
Artist : Carey & Lurrie Bell
Album : Second Nature
Label : Alligator
11:35 PM
Artist : Shemekia Copeland
Album : Never Going Back
Label : Telarc Blues
11:39 PM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Dave Van Ronk
Album : Two Sides Of Dave Van Ronk
Label : Fantasy
11:43 PM
Me and My Chauffeur
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin'
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:50 PM
I Don’t Want That Junk Outta You
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1931-1932)
Label : Document
11:52 PM
Down In Mississippi
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : Thunder's Mouth
Label : Cattail Music


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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