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 23, 2013

8:05 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Berline/Crary/Hickman
Album : BCH
Label : Sugar Hill
8:10 PM
Cry Of The Whippoorwill
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : The Storm Still Rages
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
Cold Hard Business
Artist : John Starling and Carolina Star
Album : Slidin' Home
Label : Rebel
8:18 PM
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:22 PM
Things Going On
Artist : Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Album : Lonesome Skynyrd Time
Label : CMH
8:26 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:32 PM
When Love Is New
Artist : Dolly Parton & Emmy Rossum
Album : "Songcatcher:" Soundtrack
Label : Vanguard
8:37 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Volume 3: Come And Go With Me
Label : County
8:41 PM
American Spire
Artist : Cuig
Album : Prospect
Label : Green Linnet
8:49 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : On The Road (and More)
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:52 PM
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
Artist : Almeda Riddle
Album : Southern Journey, Vol. 7: Ozark Frontier
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Spanish Fandango
Artist : Lena Hughes
Album : Rural Parlor Guitar
Label : County
9:04 PM
Palm Tree
Artist : Jon Stickley Trio
Album : Jon Stickley Trio
Label :
9:09 PM
The Hill Of Thieves
Artist : Cara Dillon
Album : Hill Of Thieves
Label : Charcoal/Proper American
9:13 PM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Foghorn String Band
Album : Weiser Sunrise
Label : Nettwerk
9:19 PM
False Hearted Lover’s Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : Ralph Stanley
Label : DMZ/Columbia
9:24 PM
Kentucy Blues
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:30 PM
Wandering Boy
Artist : Riley Baugus
Album : Long Steel Rail
Label : Sugar Hill
9:34 PM
Bringing In The Georgia Mail
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : Laps In Seven
Composer :
Label : Sugar Hill
9:38 PM
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family Records
9:44 PM
Wabash Cannonball
Artist : Front Porch String Band
Album : Hills Of Alabam
Label : Rebel
9:51 PM
The Butcher’s Boy
Artist : Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
Album : Good Songs For Hard Times
Label : Copper Creek
9:55 PM
Manzanita (1st Variation)
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Unit Of Measure
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
It’s Just The Night
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : It's Just The Night
Label : McCoury Music
10:08 PM
The Floating Crowbar/McGlinchey’s/The Almost Reel
Artist : Lunasa
Album : Otherworld
Label : Green Linnet
10:13 PM
Big Shaky
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Tunesmith Retrofit
Label : Rounder
10:21 PM
Herald Of Spring/Civil War March
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House
10:26 PM
Medley Two: Simple Gifts/Three Ravens
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Sundays
Label : Nuffsaid Records
10:32 PM
As I Travel
Artist : Tim Eriksen
Album : Soul Of The January Hills
Label : Appleseed
10:38 PM
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Live
Label : Self-released
10:45 PM
Whiskey Willie
Artist : The Charlie Sizemore Band
Album : Good News
Label : Rounder
10:50 PM
Station Break/Turn Your Radio On
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
10:53 PM
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
10:56 PM
Handyman Blues
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl
11:04 PM
I Am The Black Ace
Artist : Black Ace
Album : Black Ace
Label : Arhoolie
11:08 PM
Death Don’t Have No Mercy
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : Terraplane
Label : Cattail Music
11:14 PM
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : Chocolate To The Bone
Label : Red House
11:17 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Eric Clapton & Duane Allman
Album : Pure Blues
Label : UTV/IUniversal
11:23 PM
Blues For Chris
Artist : Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowden
Album : Blues & Ballads
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:28 PM
It Was Early One Morning
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : Shout On: The Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 3
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:32 PM
Free Again
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Free Again
Label : Bluesville/OBC
11:37 PM
Country Gal
Artist : John Dee Holeman & The Waifs Band
Album : John Dee Holeman & The Waifs Band
Label : Music Maker
11:44 PM
Shake ’Em On Down
Artist : Mississippi Fred McDowell
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues
Label : Arhoolie
11:47 PM
Bottleneck Blues
Artist : Sylvester Weaver
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1927)
Label : Document
11:50 PM
You Got To Move
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Live At Newport
Label : Vanguard


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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