Back Porch Music Saturday

Sat 8p-Mid

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

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March 02, 2013

8:04 PM
Mocking Bird
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Nora Jane Struthers
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:08 PM
Worried Man Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : A Distant Land To Roam
Label : Columbia/Legacy
8:12 PM
Sandy Ford (Barbara Lee)
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Headed For The Hills
Label : Dualtone
8:17 PM
Ragged But Right
Artist : Erynn Marshall
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:23 PM
American Tune/Spain
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Traveler
Label : E One
8:28 PM
Playing Of Ball
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : Little Lights
Label : Compass
8:32 PM
I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up
Artist : Charlie Sizemore
Album : Good News
Label : Rounder
8:35 PM
Away Out On The Mountain
Artist : Jimmie Rodgers
Album : First Sessions
Label : Rounder
8:38 PM
McGreevey’s/The Broken Pledge/Traveler’s
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Label : Kiltartan Road Records
8:42 PM
The Water Is Wide
Artist : John Doan/Brian Keane
Album : Song Of The Hills
Label : Shanachie
8:50 PM
Afro Blue
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Looking Back
Label : Compass
8:55 PM
My Name Is John Johanna
Artist : Kelly Harrell
Album : Hard Times In The Country
Label : County
9:04 PM
Pony Boy/Never Tire Of The Road
Artist : Mozaik
Album : Live From The Powerhouse
Label : Compass
9:11 PM
Hills Of Mexico
Artist : Gob Iron
Album : Death Songs For The Living
Label : Transmit Sound/Legacy
9:16 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:24 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:26 PM
Hole In Your Halo
Artist : Ana Egge
Album : Bad Blood
Composer : Ammal Records
Label :
9:31 PM
Taylor John
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Sky Like A Broken Clock
Composer :
Label : Rykodisc
9:36 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle and The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:40 PM
The Curious Beetle Medley
Artist : Jeremy Kittel
Album : Chasing Sparks
Label : Compass
9:49 PM
Mama Don’t Cry
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
9:53 PM
She Moved Through The Fair
Artist : Bert Jansch
Album : Toy Balloon
Label : Cooking Vinyl
10:04 PM
Whipping Post
Artist : Various
Album : Pickin' On The Allman Brothers
Label : CMH
10:11 PM
Don’t Knock
Artist : Mavis Staples
Album : You Are Not Alone
Label : ANTI
10:13 PM
Raleigh And Spencer
Artist : Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Album : Live
Label :
10:19 PM
I’m Getting Ready To Go
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
10:22 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
10:29 PM
Bluegrass In The Backwoods
Artist : South Austin String Band
Album : Dark And Weary World
Label : Blue Corn Music
10:34 PM
Darlin’ Corey
Artist : Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul
Album : Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul
Label : KOCH
10:39 PM
Introduction/Ashokan Farewell
Artist : Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band
Album : A Fiddler's Holiday
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
The Tree Of Leaf And Fire
Artist : Druha Trava & Peter Rowan
Album : New Freedom Bell
Label : Compass
10:52 PM
Field Song
Artist : Michael Rank and Stag
Album : In The Weeds
Composer : Louds Hymn
Label :
10:55 PM
World Gone Wrong
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : World Gone Wrong
Composer :
Label : Columbia
11:05 PM
Rolling And Tumbling Blues
Artist : Eddie "One String" Jones
Album : Takoma Blues
Label : Takoma
11:11 PM
Good Morning, School Girl
Artist : Sonny Boy Willliamson
Album : The Bluebird Recordings 1937-1938
Label : Bluebird/RCA
11:14 PM
Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:18 PM
Joe Turner Blues
Artist : Bill Broonzy
Album : The Bill Broonzy Story
Label : Verve
11:26 PM
Old Jabo
Artist : Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Album : Sonny Terry: The Folkways Years 1944-1963
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:28 PM
’Bama Bound
Artist : Scrapper Blackwell & Brooks Berry
Album : My Heart Struck Sorrow
Label : Bluesville
11:33 PM
Walking The Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Johnny's Blues - A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Composer :
Label : Northern Blues
11:38 PM
Match Box Blues
Artist : J.T. Adams & Shirley Griffith
Album : Indiana Ave. Blues
Label : Bluesville
11:42 PM
Vicksburg Blues
Artist : Walter Miller
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues in the 1960s - Vol. 1
Label : Arhoolie
11:47 PM
Lonesome House Blues
Artist : Blind Lemon Jefferson
Album : Blind Lemon Jefferson
Label : Milestone
11:51 PM
Wing and a Prayer
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:56 PM
Going Down South
Artist : R.L. Burnside
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues in the 1960s - Vol. 2
Label : Arhoolie


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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