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 16, 2013

8:05 PM
Maybe The Last Time
Artist : The Reeltime Travelers
Album : Livin' Reeltime, Thinkin' Old-Time
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:10 PM
A Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Public Domain
Label : Hightone
8:14 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : Volume 2 (1928-1929)
Label : Document
8:17 PM
Walk The Way The Wind Blows
Artist : Samantha Casey & The Bluegrass Jam
Album : Casey's Fair
Label : Sweet Acoustic Music
8:21 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
8:25 PM
Bluegrass In The Backwoods
Artist : Larry Keel & Natural Bridge
Album : Backwoods
Label :
8:33 PM
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
8:37 PM
Artist : Mac Benford & The Woodshed All-Stars
Album : Willow
Label : Rounder
8:42 PM
Just Because
Artist : Jorma Kaukonen
Album : Blue Country Heart
Label : Columbia
8:46 PM
Just Because
Artist : The Lone Star Cowboys
Album : Are You From Dixie? Great Country Brother Teams Of The 1930s
Label : RCA
8:51 PM
Artist : Evie Ladin Band
Album : Evie Ladin Band
Label : Evil Diane Music
8:55 PM
James River Blues
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Big Iron World
Label : Nettwerk
8:58 PM
Rymer’s Favorite
Artist : Rafe Stefanini
Album : Bluegrass Meadows
Label : 5-String Productions
9:05 PM
Lafferty’s/Crock Of Gold/Lady Birr/Abbey Reel
Artist : Lunasa
Album : Otherworld
Label : Green Linnet
9:10 PM
Tom Joad
Artist : Dick Gaughan
Album : Outlaws & Dreamers
Label : Appleseed
9:15 PM
Ring The Bell
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
9:21 PM
Crossing The Cumberlands
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House
9:26 PM
Crossing The Cumberlands
Artist : Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
Album : American Traveler
Label : County/Universal
9:30 PM
I Can’t Stand It
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:34 PM
Artist : The Be Good Tanyas
Album : Chinatown
Label : Nettwerk
9:39 PM
With A Memory Like Mine
Artist : The John Cowan Band
Album : New Tattoo
Label : Pinecastle
9:44 PM
Long Time Gone
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
9:50 PM
Abigail Judge
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Majesty and Magic
Label : Dancing Wolf Records
9:55 PM
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West Records
10:05 PM
Make It Out West
Artist : The Greencards
Album : The Brick Album
Label : Darling Street Records
10:10 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
10:13 PM
Green Mountains and Me
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Label : Music Road Records
10:19 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : An Evening Long Ago
Label : Columbia/DMZ/Legacy
10:23 PM
Transcendental Reunion
Artist : Mary Chapin Carpenter
Album : Ashes and Roses
Label : ZOE
10:28 PM
(Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Cover Girl
Composer : Columbia
Label :
10:33 PM
Bessie’s Blues
Artist : Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako To Carencro
Label : Compass
10:35 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
10:40 PM
Wild And Lonesome
Artist : Shooter Jennings
Album : The Other Life
Label : Black Country Rock/E One
10:46 PM
World Of Wonders
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Slice O Life
Label : Rounder
10:52 PM
Field Song
Artist : Michael Rank and Stag
Album : In The Weeds
Composer : Louds Hymn
Label :
10:55 PM
The King’s Shilling
Artist : Mick McAuley/Winifred Horan/Colm O Caoimh
Album : Sailing Back To You
Label :
11:05 PM
I Will Turn Your Money Green
Artist : Jerry Ricks
Album : Many Miles Of Blues
Label : Rooster Blues
11:09 PM
It Serves You Right To Suffer
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : It Serves You Right To Suffer
Label : Impulse
11:14 PM
Watermelon Man
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Legend Of Tommy Johnson
Label : 21st Century Blues
11:22 PM
Down The Dirt Road Blues
Artist : Charley Patton
Album : Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton
Label : Revenant
11:25 PM
Mr. Downchild
Artist : Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters with Robert Jr. Lockwood
Album : Surrounded By Love
Label : Black Top
11:31 PM
Ventilator Blues
Artist : Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Album : Paint It Blue - Songs Of The Rolling Stones
Label : House Of Blues
11:37 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:43 PM
You Better Lie Down
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : You Better Lie Down
Label : Cattail
11:47 PM
When Things Go Wrong (It Hurts Me Too)
Artist : Bill Broonzy
Album : Trouble In Mind
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:52 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find: A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:55 PM
Yo Yo Blues
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company


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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