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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February 02, 2013

8:04 PM
Special 20
Artist : Tim Easton
Album : Before The Revolution
Label : New West
8:08 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : American Hornpipe
Label : Threshold Music
8:12 PM
Roving Gambler
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : Appalachian Stomp
Label : Rhino
8:14 PM
Ho Boys Ho
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Traveling
Label : Wild Goose
8:17 PM
Artist : The Westbound Rangers
Album : Southern Bread & Butter For It
Label : self
8:21 PM
The Wood Thrush’s Song
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:25 PM
Our Town
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Infamous Angel
Label : Philo
8:30 PM
Go Easy Blues
Artist : The Prairie Ramblers
Album : More Bona Fide Bluegrass & Mountain Music
Label : RCA BMG Heritage
8:32 PM
Raise a Ruckus Tonight
Artist : Double Decker String Band
Album : Chasing Rainbows
Label : Marimac
8:36 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : The Pilot Mountain Bobcats
Album : Dance By the Light of the Moon
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
8:40 PM
Stay A Little Longer
Artist : Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys
Album : The Essential Bob Wills
Label : Columbia Legacy
8:45 PM
Fall On Me
Artist : Cry Cry Cry
Album : s/t
Label : Razor & Tie
8:48 PM
High on The Mountain
Artist : Emily Kirsch
Album : Just Another Memory
Label : Rabbit's Foot
8:51 PM
Two Soliders
Artist : Cowboy Junkies
Album : Early 21st Century Blues
Label : Latent Recorings
8:55 PM
Faded Coat of Blue
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : Last Sessions
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
Artist : Richard & Linda Thompson
Album : I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
Label : Carthage
9:07 PM
I Didn’t Know It Was You
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Mercyland: Hymns For the Rest of Us
Label : Mercyland
9:13 PM
Maggie’s Farm
Artist : David Grisman / John Hartford / Mike Seeger
Album : Retrograss
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:16 PM
Merrily Kissed the Quaker’s Wife
Artist : Sam Pacetti
Album : Solitary Travel
Label : Waterbug
9:20 PM
Route 23
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Sight & Sound
Label : Yep Roc
9:24 PM
Artist : Kickin Grass Band
Album : Backroads
Label : self
9:28 PM
The Storms Are On the Ocean
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : self
Label : Columbia DMZ
9:32 PM
Orpheo Looks Back
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourslef
Label : Mom + Pop
9:37 PM
Tennesse Stud
Artist : Ricky Skaggs and Kentucy Thunder
Album : Music To My Ears
Label : Skaggs Family / Fontana
9:41 PM
Tom Dula (with spoken intro)
Artist : Doc Watson & David Holt
Album : An Evening With
Label : UNC TV
9:46 PM
Tom Dooley
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : The Recordings Of
Label : County
9:49 PM
Tom Dooley
Artist : The Kingston Trio
Album : Folk Song America II
Label : Sony Smithsonian
9:53 PM
Artist : George Higgs
Album : Tarrboro Blues
Label : Music Maker
9:57 PM
Possum Up a Simmon Tree
Artist : Adam Hurt & Beth Williams Hartness
Album : Fine Times at Our House
Label : self
10:04 PM
Old Man
Artist : Neil Young
Album : Harvest
Label : Reprise
10:07 PM
Doin’ My Time
Artist : David Grisman & John Hartford
Album : Life of Sorrow
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:12 PM
Worried Man Blues
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs with The Foggy Mountain Boys & Mother Maybelle Carter
Album : Songs of the Famous Carter Family
Label : Columbia
10:15 PM
No Forgotten Man
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label :
10:20 PM
Over Yonder (Jonathan’s Song)
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : Transcendental Blues
Label : E Squared
10:24 PM
L.A. Freeway
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Keepers
Label : Sugar Hill
10:30 PM
Lee Highway Blues
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
10:34 PM
East Tennessee Blues
Artist : Mike Compton and Joe Newberry
Album : Live at Brandywine Friends
Label : self
10:37 PM
Hundred Dollar Valentine
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : self
10:40 PM
Livin’ On
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
10:43 PM
Going To the West
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Out Town
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
Red-Haired Boy
Artist : Steppin’ In It
Album : Last Winter in the Copper Country
Label : Hippo Coop
10:51 PM
Ice Water Blues
Artist : Deford Bailey
Album : Nashville: The Early String Bands Vol 2
Label : County
10:54 PM
Artist : Nic Jones
Album : Penguin Eggs
Label : Topic
11:04 PM
I’ve Endured
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Traveler
Label : Sugar Hill
11:07 PM
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
11:10 PM
Kansas City #3
Artist : Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon
Album : Songs of Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon
Label : Folkways Recordings
11:13 PM
Travelin Teardrop Blues
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : Del and the Boys
Label : Ceili
11:17 PM
I Truly Understand
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : Poor Man's Troubles
Label : Rounder
11:21 PM
If I Were a Carpenter
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : House On Fire Vol 2
Label : Red House Records
11:26 PM
Mississippi Blues No. 3
Artist : Stefan Grossman & John Renbourn
Album : Under the Volcano
Label : Kicking Mule
11:30 PM
Poor Boy Blues
Artist : Sam Butler
Album : Guitar Wizards 1926-1935
Label : Yazoo
11:33 PM
If I Had My Way
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : If I Had My Way
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:38 PM
All Things Must Pass (demo)
Artist : George Harrison
Album : Early Takes Vol 1
Label : Universal Music
11:42 PM
Going To the River
Artist : George Higgs
Album : Tarrboro Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:46 PM
Can’t You Hear Me Callin’
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Shaken By a Low Sound
Label : Signature Sounds
11:50 PM
Blue and Wonder
Artist : Richard Buckner
Album : Bloomed
Label : Slow River / Rykodisc
11:53 PM
Frisco Town
Artist : Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe
Album : Frank Stokes' Dream: The Memphis Blues 1927-1931
Label : Yazoo
11:57 PM
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Roll Away the Stone
Label : Rykodisc


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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