Back Porch Music Saturday

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Freddy Jenkins hosts the Saturday edition of Back Porch Music.  Folk, blues, bluegrass, and more.

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January 05, 2013

8:04 PM
Stay All Night
Artist : The Stairwell Sisters
Album : Get Off Your Money
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:07 PM
Cry Of The Whippoorwill
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : The Storm Still Rages
Label : Rounder
8:11 PM
Remington Ride
Artist : Wayne Henderson
Album : Les Pik
Label : Hay Holler
8:15 PM
Mama’s Opry
Artist : Chris Brashear
Album : Heart Of The Country
Label : Dog-Boy
8:20 PM
Mama Was Always Tellin’ Her Truth
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Sing The Delta
Label : Flariella
8:26 PM
Fly Around
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake, Vol. 1
Label : Copper Creek
8:30 PM
Pony Boy/Never Tire Of The Road
Artist : Mozaik
Album : Live From The Powerhouse
Label : Compass
8:38 PM
Tangled In The Pines
Artist : Spring Creek
Album : Way Up On A Mountain
Label : Rebel
8:42 PM
Waitin’ For A Train
Artist : John Starling and Carolina Star
Album : Slidin' Home
Label : Rebel
8:45 PM
Away Out On The Mountian
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions
Label : Rounder
8:50 PM
Now That The Night Has Come
Artist : The Lost Brothers
Album : The Passing Of The Night
Label : Readymade Records
8:54 PM
Philadelphia Lawyer
Artist : Larry Stephenson
Album : What Really Matters
Label : Compass
8:57 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Little Birdie
Artist : The Reed Island Rounders
Album : Hand Me Downs
Label : Burning Wolf
9:07 PM
American Tune/Spain
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Traveler
Label : E One
9:12 PM
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
9:16 PM
Fork Creek River
Artist : April Verch
Album : Steal The Blue
Label : Slab Town Records
9:23 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Molasses Creek
Album : An Island Out Of Time
Label : Soundside Records
9:28 PM
The Miner’s Blues
Artist : Frank Hutchison
Album : Old-Time Music Of West Virginia
Label : County
9:33 PM
Cousin Sally Brown/Glory In The Meetinghouse
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
9:38 PM
Bright Morning Star
Artist : Oyster Band
Album : Rise Above
Label : Omnium
9:41 PM
Only Brother
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
9:46 PM
My Rough And Rowdy Ways
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine To Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
9:52 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
9:55 PM
One Of These Days
Artist : Hank Bowman
Album : Lonely
Label : Self
10:04 PM
Sandy Ford (Barbara Lee)
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Headed For The Hills
Label : Dualtone
10:09 PM
Walk To The Water
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : In Good Company
Label : Native & Fine Records
10:13 PM
I’m Getting Ready To Go
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Mine
Label : Barker Records
10:16 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label :
10:23 PM
Knob Creek
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
10:29 PM
I Believe I’ll Go Back Home
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Honey In The Lion's Head
Label : Trailer Records
10:34 PM
Happy To Meet Sorry Part/Old Apples In Winter/Cherish The Ladies
Artist : Patrick Street
Album : On The Fly
Label : Loftus Music
10:40 PM
Jumpin’The Strings
Artist : Byron Berline
Album : Jumpin' The Strings
Label : Sugar Hill
10:43 PM
Fiddlin’ Bill
Artist : Nashville Bluegrass Band
Album : American Beauty
Label : Sugar Hill
10:46 PM
Flannery’s Dream
Artist : Mariel Vandersteel
Album : Hickory
Label :
10:51 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label :
10:56 PM
This Train
Artist : Cisco Houston
Album : Best Of The Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard 2
10:58 PM
Flippin’ Jenny
Artist : The Reeltime Travelers
Album : Livin' Reeltime, Thinkin' Old-Time
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
11:04 PM
Give Me My Coat And Shoes
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Alone & Acoustic
Label : Alligator
11:08 PM
Devil Got My Woman
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:13 PM
Market Blues
Artist : Neal Pattman
Album : Prison Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:21 PM
Blind Arthur’s Breakdown
Artist : Blind Blake
Album : The Best Of Blind Blake
Label : Yazoo
11:24 PM
Rolling Stone
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Free Again
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:30 PM
Rock Me
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:35 PM
Big Mama’
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album :
Label :
11:35 PM
Big Mama’s Door
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Big Mama's Door
Label : Okeh/550 Music
11:39 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:42 PM
Sometimes A Drifter
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Brother Sinner & The Whale
Label : Black Hen Music
11:47 PM
Pure Religion
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:54 PM
Dark Road
Artist : Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry
Album : Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:57 PM
Trucking Them Blues Away
Artist : Baby Tate
Album : The Blues Of Baby Tate/See What You Done
Label : Bluesville/OBC


Back Porch Music Concerts
10:55 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Back Porch Music Is Back On The Lawn: 8 Free Concerts In 2014

Credit WUNC

  WUNC's Back Porch Music on the Lawn series back on the lawn under the Lucky Strike tower in the heart of the American Tobacco CampusThe free concerts are on Thursday nights from May to September.  The series is part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the American Tobacco Campus.

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Arts & Culture
12:01 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio

Bobby Hicks, 2014 NC Heritage Award Recipient
Credit Eric Mennel / WUNC

Bobby Hicks had no intention of playing fiddle as a kid. He was playing mandolin in a band with his brothers when one of them asked for some help.

"My brother had a friend he wanted in the band, but he couldn't play anything," said Hicks. "So he talked me into teaching him to play the mandolin, and then they fired me."

It was to all our benefit.

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Back Porch Music Concerts
8:35 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight

The Back Porch Music on the Lawn concert series starts tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids.
Credit WUNC

Update: 12:28 p.m. Southern Culture on the Skids to has been rescheduled for  Thursday May 22 at 6 p.m.

Update: 12:06 p.m. Due to the weather, the concert tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids and the Letter Jackets has been canceled.  We're hope to reschedule -- stay tuned for details. We'll post updates on the main Back Porch On The Lawn Concerts page.

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Back Porch Reviews
3:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Back Porch Reviews Steep Canyon Rangers, John Howie Jr., And Robbie Fulks

The Steep Canyon Rangers 'Tell The Ones I Love'
Credit Rounder

Our series of Back Porch Music album reviews continues this week with three new releases reviewed by the hosts of Back Porch Music.

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North Carolina Radio History
6:30 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Celebrating Ralph Epperson, WPAQ And 'The Voice Of The Blue Ridge'

Ralph Epperson, founder of WPAQ. Photographed 07/20/05.
Credit Megan Morr / Winston-Salem Journal

This weekend people in Surry County remember a radio pioneer and North Carolina broadcasting legend, Ralph Epperson. A special WPAQ broadcast of the long-running "Merry Go-Round" program and a screening of "Broadcast - A Man and A Dream" documentary are scheduled for Saturday morning and afternoon at The Earle Theater in Mount Airy, NC.

WPAQ - "The Voice of the Blue Ridge"

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Back Porch Reviews
1:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Back Porch Music Album Reviews: Lucinda Williams and The Olllam

Lucinda Williams album cover

Here's another installment of Back Porch Music album reviews. We're posting these periodically here with two or three CD reviews each week and we hope you enjoy them. Leave your comments below. 

Lucinda Williams - self titled

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Back Porch Reviews
1:00 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Back Porch Reviews Regina Carter, Bigfoot & John Gorka

Regina Carter's new CD is 'Southern Comfort'
Credit Sony Music Masterworks

This is the first in a series of Back Porch Music album reviews that Freddy Jenkins and I will be writing periodically. We'll feature new and significant historical releases worth mentioning. You'll hear some of these and hundreds of other CDs every week on the program. Leave your comments below.

One of the best parts of working at Back Porch Music is sampling all the music that comes our way from remarkable artists and sharing these artists with you. Here's a look at three that are well worth your time.

Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

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Arts & Culture
1:24 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Two Cool Banjos On Display At New Earl Scruggs Center In Shelby, NC

The Super Earl
Credit Gibson

Earl Scruggs was a North Carolina native, a banjo virtuoso who was instrumental in the development of the classic bluegrass banjo sound.  There's a new museum, the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, North Carolina, which honors his legacy. Annmarie Reiley-Kay is the curator. We asked Annmarie what she's most excited by in the new collection. She immediately told us about two of his instruments.

The Super Earl

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Arts & Culture
10:02 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Carolina Chocolate Drops Co-Founder To Leave Band

Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founders Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons
Credit Carolina Chocolate Drops

Dom Flemons, a co-founder of North Carolina-based Grammy award winning string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, will leave the band in mid-December following a series of concert dates. He will be starting a solo career. 

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WUNC Fund Drive
1:41 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Best Of Back Porch Music Vol 16

30 second samples of all the tunes on the Best of BPM Vol 16 - new for Fall 2013 and our thank-you for supporting WUNC Radio! Pledge Now. See more of our thank-you gifts.

1 Tift Merritt—Traveling Alone . . . . . . 4:45

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