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 19, 2013

8:05 PM
Now That The Night Has Come
Artist : The Lost Brothers
Album : The Passing Of The Night
Label : Readymade Records
8:08 PM
Say Darlin’ Say
Artist : Norah Jane Struthers
Album : Nora Jane Struthers
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:13 PM
Artist : Erynn Marshall
Album : Calico
Label : Hickoryjack Records 5
8:18 PM
Lonely In Carolina
Artist : Hank Bowman
Album : Lonely
Label : Self-released 2
8:24 PM
Call Me The Breeze
Artist : Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Album : Lonesome Skynyrd Time
Label : CMH
8:28 PM
Reason To Believe
Artist : Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Album : Some Bright Morning
Label : Signature Sounds
8:34 PM
State Trooper
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Nebraska
Label : Columbia
8:37 PM
Boll Weevil/Raleigh and Spencer
Artist : James Leva
Album : Memory Theatre
Label : Copper Creek
8:42 PM
Kingdom Come
Artist : Old Man Luedecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
8:46 PM
Locket And Key
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Silverlined
Label : Sugar Hill
8:51 PM
King’s Highway
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:55 PM
Sault Sainte Marie
Artist : Joe Henry
Album : Short Man's Room
Label : Mammoth
9:04 PM
Sally Goodin In The Alley With Sugar In The Gourd
Artist : Joel Mabus
Album : Golden Willow Tree
Label : Fossil Records
9:09 PM
Hillbilly Blues
Artist : Pharis & Jason Romero
Album : A Passing Glimpse
Label : Lula Records
9:14 PM
West Virginia Rag
Artist : Frank Hutchison
Album : Old-Time Music Of West Virginia, Volume 1
Label : County
9:17 PM
Little Piece Of My Heart
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Gum Tree Canoe
Label : Flying Fish
9:22 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time
9:25 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label :
9:31 PM
Artist : LAU
Album : Live
Label : Compass
9:38 PM
The Only Way Out
Artist : Chris Thile & Mike Marshall
Album : Live Duets
Label : Sugar Hill
9:48 PM
Jubilation Day
Artist : Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Rare Bird Alert
Label : Rounder
9:51 PM
Plunkin’ Rag
Artist : Tony Trischka w/Steve Martin
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
9:54 PM
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Can You Hear Me Now
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:04 PM
Rovin’ Gambler
Artist : David LaFleur
Album : Them Bones ...
Label :
10:08 PM
Cluck Old Hen
Artist : Bill Frisell
Album : The Willies
Label : Nonesuch
10:12 PM
Artist : Michael Rank & Stag
Album : In The Weeds
Label : Louds Hymn
10:16 PM
Church Street Blues
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label :
10:20 PM
Cry Help
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
10:25 PM
Tell God And The Devil
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:32 PM
Joe Louis’ Furniture
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : Monuments
Label : Large River Music
10:36 PM
Field Trip
Artist : Jordan Tice Trio
Album : The Secret History
Label : Patuxent Music
10:41 PM
The Carolina Lady
Artist : Dillard Chandler
Album : Dark Holler
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:48 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
10:53 PM
Soldier’s Pay
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
10:57 PM
Stan The Man
Artist : Dennis Massa
Album : Baseball Greats, Vol. 1
Label : Bullpen Entertainment
11:05 PM
Red Mud
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : Red Mud
Label : Black Top
11:09 PM
Worried Life Blues
Artist : Bob Margolin
Album : Down In The Alley
Label : Alligator
11:14 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Shoulder To Shoulder
Label : Alligator
11:20 PM
Joliet Bound
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Queen Of The Blues
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:25 PM
Yazoo Strut
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Shake That Thing
Label : Shanachie
11:31 PM
Get Right Church
Artist : Paul Geremia
Album : Preachin' The Blues: The Music Of Mississippi Fred McDowell
Label : Telarc Blues
11:36 PM
Down In Mississippi
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : Thunder'
Label :
11:36 PM
Down In Mississippi
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : Thunder's Mouth
Label : Cattail Music
11:42 PM
Sitting On Top Of The World
Artist : Robbie McIntosh
Album : Unsung
Label : Compass
11:50 PM
Statesboro Blues
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : 1927-1933, The Early Years
Label : Yazoo
11:52 PM
Yo Yo Blues
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:55 PM
Mercury Blues
Artist : K.C. Douglas
Album : Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
Label : Smithsonian Folkways


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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