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 09, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Various
Album : Foggy Mountain Special
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
William and Davy
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : Little Lights
Label : Compass
8:12 PM
Artist : Good Lovelies
Album : Let The Rain Fall
Label : Six Shooter Records
8:16 PM
Hop High My Lulu Gal
Artist : Dirk POwell
Album : Hand Me Down
Label : Rounder
8:20 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
8:26 PM
East Virginia
Artist : Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Album : Some Bright Morning
Label : Signature Sounds
8:32 PM
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Footwork
Label : Lonesome Records
8:36 PM
Artist : Acoustic Syndicate
Album : Terra Firma
Label : Sugar Hill
8:41 PM
Way Down In Smaland/Swingpolska
Artist : Vasen
Album : Nordic Roots
Label : NorthSide
8:49 PM
Long Ride Home
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:53 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
9:04 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:08 PM
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : String Nation
Label : Arts & Media
9:14 PM
Little Monk
Artist : Russ Barenberg
Album : When At Last
Label : Compass
9:18 PM
Faster Horses
Artist : Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Album : Backwoods
Label :
9:25 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
9:32 PM
Lookin In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
9:35 PM
You Must Unload
Artist : Blind Alfred Reed
Album : The Bristol Sessions:The Big Bang Of Country Music 1927-1928
Label : Bear Family
9:38 PM
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
Artist : Marcy Marxer
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
9:43 PM
Old Ten Broeck
Artist : Laurie Lewis
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol.15
Label : Self-released
9:49 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Dana &Susan Robinson
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Vol.15
Label : Self-released
9:53 PM
Forked Deer
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
9:57 PM
Trouble In Mind
Artist : Roscoe Holcomb
Album : The High Lonesome Sound
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
Artist : Duck Baker
Album : The Clear Blue Sky
Label : Acoustic Music Records
10:10 PM
Lazy John
Artist : Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Album : Live
Label :
10:13 PM
Quick As Dreams
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Wishbones
Label : Philo
10:20 PM
The Flying Scotsman
Artist : Jamie Laval
Album : Murmurs and Drones
Label :
10:26 PM
Tune Tramp
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack
10:32 PM
The Fox
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Reasons Why (The Very Best)
Label : Sugar Hill
10:41 PM
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
10:50 PM
Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blood OnThe Tracks
Label : Columbia
11:04 PM
Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Artist : Luther Allison
Album : Hand Me Down My Moonshine
Label : RUF Records
11:13 PM
Highway 13
Artist : John Lee Hooker & John Hammond
Album : Fish Tree Water Blues
Label : Bullseye Blues & Jazz
11:21 PM
Mystery Train
Artist : Junior Wells
Album : Come On In This House
Label : Telarc Blues
11:30 PM
Chicago Breakdown
Artist : Dr.Isaiah Ross
Album : Takoma Blues
Label : Takoma
11:35 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin'
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:39 PM
Meet Me In The City
Artist : North Mississippi Allstars
Album : Instores & Outtakes
Label : ToneCool/ATO
11:45 PM
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:51 PM
Key To The Highway
Artist : B.B.King & Eric Clapton
Album : Riding With The King
Label : Reprise
11:55 PM
Kentucky Blues
Artist : Little Hat Jones
Album : My Rough and Rowdy Ways,Vol.1
Label : Yazoo


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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