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 16, 2013

8:04 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Mac Traynham & Shay Garriock
Album : Turkey In The Mountain
Label : Southern Mountain Melodies
8:07 PM
Armando’s Children
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Nobody Calls From Vegas, Just To Say Hello
Artist : Two High String Band
Album : Moonshine Boogie
Label : Blue Corn Music
8:16 PM
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
8:21 PM
Artist : John Prine
Album : John Prine
Label : Atlantic
8:25 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
8:30 PM
Song For A Young Queen
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
8:35 PM
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
8:40 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:47 PM
Lay Down Your Weary Load
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : On The Short Rows
Label :
8:50 PM
Miracle In The Hills
Artist : Chuck Brodsky
Album : Color Came One Day
Label :
8:55 PM
Little Blue Bird
Artist : Grace Pettis
Album : Two Birds
Label : Blue Rock Artists
9:04 PM
The Wisest Fool
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : The Gab O Mey
Label : Green Linnet
9:09 PM
House Carpenter
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Label : Kiltartan Road Records
9:14 PM
Tommy Chief
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
9:21 PM
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Whatcha Gonna Do
Label : Rounder
9:25 PM
Escape From Taiwan
Artist : The Johnny Staats Project
Album : Wires & Wood
Label : Giant Records
9:32 PM
The House Carpenter
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : At Gerdes Folk City
Label : Sugar Hill
9:37 PM
Born In The U.S.A.
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Tracks
Label : Columbia
9:40 PM
Mississippi Saturday Night
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : ATO
9:43 PM
Hartford’s Real
Artist : Sam Bush & David Grisman
Album : Hold On, We're Strummin'
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:52 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:56 PM
Freight Train
Artist : Elizabeth Cotton
Album : Classic Railroad Songs
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 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
10:10 PM
The House Carpenter
Artist : Daithi Sproule
Album : A Heart Made Of Glass
Label : Green Linnet
10:16 PM
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Hand Me Down
Label : Rounder
10:22 PM
Angeline The Baker
Artist : Marcy Marxer
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
10:24 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
10:30 PM
The Pits
Artist : Battlefield Band
Album : Line-Up
Label : Temple Records
10:36 PM
John Hardy
Artist : Buell Kazee
Album : Man Of Constant Sorrow
Label : Yazoo
10:39 PM
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Artist : Benny Thomasson
Album : Legendary Texas Fiddler
Label : County
10:44 PM
The Mystery
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
10:49 PM
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : 1000 Kisses
Label : ATO Records
10:52 PM
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Public Domain
Label : Hightone
10:57 PM
Man Of Constant Sorrow
Artist : Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Album : Man Of Constant Sorrow
Label : Rebel
11:04 PM
If I Had My Way
Artist : Reverend Dary Davis
Album : If I Had My Way: Early Home Recordings Of Reverend Gary Davis
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:09 PM
Twilight On Prince George’s Avenue
Artist : John Fahey
Album : The Best Of John Fahey, Vol. 2: 1964-1983
Label : Takoma
11:15 PM
South Bound Train
Artist : Bill Broonzy
Album : The Bill Broonzy Story
Label : Verve
11:20 PM
Trouble Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Chris Thomas King
Album : The Legend Of Tommy Johnson
Label : 21st Century Blues Records
11:24 PM
Give Me My Coat and Shoes
Artist : Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Album : Alone & Acoustic
Label : Alligator
11:28 PM
Special Streamline
Artist : Bukka White
Album : The Complete Bukka White
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:32 PM
Dark Road
Artist : Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
Album : Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Sing
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:35 PM
Hesitation Blues
Artist : Hot Tuna
Album : Hot Tuna
Label : RCA
11:40 PM
Catfish Blues
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
11:44 PM
Give Me Back My Wig
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:50 PM
Devil Got My Woman
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:55 PM
Bye Bye Baby Blues
Artist : Little Hat Jones
Album : Before the Blues, Vol. 1: The Early American Black Music Scene
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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