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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March 09, 2013

8:04 PM
Watch ’at Breakdown
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : How To Grow A Woman From The Ground
Label : Sugar Hill
8:09 PM
Don’t Get Above Your Raising
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 1: The Golden Age
Label : Columbia
8:11 PM
Roving Gambler
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : Jack Elliott
Label : Vangaurd
8:15 PM
Artist : Larry Sparks
Album : Special Delivery
Label : Rebel
8:20 PM
The Story Of The Day That I Died
Artist : Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Album : The Story Of The Day That I Died
Label : Rebel
8:24 PM
Rollin’ And Tumblin’
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
8:29 PM
Ordinary Cats
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Ordinary Cats
Label : Flyin' Records
8:33 PM
Evening Prayer Blues
Artist : Mike Compton & David Long
Album : Stomp
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:38 PM
Walls Of Time
Artist : Bill Monroe & Peter Rowan
Album : Off The Record, Vol. 1: Live Recordings, 1956-1969
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:42 PM
D Medley
Artist : The Mammals
Album : Rock That Babe
Label : Signature Sounds
8:49 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
8:52 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:57 PM
Look Before You Leap
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : The Legend Of Charlie Poole, Vol. 3
Label : County
10:04 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
10:09 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
10:13 PM
Artist : Duck Baker
Album : The Clear Blue Sky
Label : Acoustic Music Records
10:18 PM
Love’s Gonna Blow My Way
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Lost Highway
Label : New West
10:23 PM
Jaybird Suite
Artist : Robin Bullock
Album : Midnight Howl
Label : Maggie's Music
10:32 PM
Introduction/L.A. Freeway
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Songs And Stories
Label : Dualtone
10:40 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
10:43 PM
The Split Rock/The Pipe On The Hob/Blue Adder
Artist : Kevin Burke’s Open House
Album :
Composer : Hoof and Mouth
Label : Green Linnet
10:50 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker
10:53 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : Little Windows
Album : Just Beyond Me
Label :
11:05 PM
Bridge Of Cally
Artist : Jamie Laval
Album : Murmurs and Drones
Label :
11:12 PM
Hope Of A Lifetime
Artist : The Milk Carton Kids
Album : The Ash & Clay
Label : ANTI
11:17 PM
Another Time
Artist : Shannon Whitworth
Album : High Tide
Label :
11:20 PM
Loosen Up
Artist : Niamh Parsons & The Loose Connections
Album : The Big Bad Wolf
Label : Green Linnet
11:25 PM
Captain Glenn
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Wayward Son
Label : Compass
11:32 PM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : New Found Road
Album : Live At The Down Home
Label : Rounder
11:40 PM
Little Martha
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Lookout For Hope
Label : Sugar Hill
11:44 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
11:50 PM
Old Gospel Medley I
Artist : Luther Dickinson
Album : Hambone's Meditations - Mississippi Folk Music Volume II
Label : Songs Of The South
11:56 PM
Bob Dylan’s Blues
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Label : Columbia
12:04 AM
Phonograph Blues
Artist : Vassar Clements
Album : Livin' With The Blues
Label : Acoustic Disc
12:09 AM
Grinning In Your Face
Artist : Little Axe
Album : Champagne & Grits
Label : Realworld
12:13 AM
Leaving Memphis, Frisco Bound
Artist : Jesse Fuller
Album : Frisco Bound
Label : Arhoolie
12:20 AM
Get Right Church
Artist : Paul Geremia
Album : Preachin' The Blues: The Music Of Mississippi Fred McDowell
Label : Telarc Blues
12:25 AM
Tom Moore Blues
Artist : Mance Lipscomb
Album : You Got To Reap What You Sow
Label : Arhoolie
12:32 AM
Trouble Soon Be Over
Artist : Colin Linden
Album : Easin' Back To Tennessee
Label : True North
12:36 AM
Floating Bridge
Artist : Gregg Allman
Album : Low Country Blues
Label : Rounder
12:40 AM
Hard Hard Time
Artist : Louisiana Red
Album : Driftin'
Label : Earwig
12:46 AM
Canned Heat Blues
Artist : Tommy Johnson
Album : Complete Recorded Works (1928-1929)
Label : Document
12:51 AM
Come Go Home With Me
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : Lightnin' Hopkins
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
12:55 AM
Traveling Riverside Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy


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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