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 30, 2013

8:04 PM
Sally Goodin
Artist : Hot Club of Cowtown
Album : Tall Tales
Label : Highton
8:06 PM
Way Down Yonder
Artist : Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Yonder
Label : self
8:11 PM
Lamplighting Time
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light
Label : Story Sound
8:15 PM
Feed Your Horse Corn and Hay
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Chris Coole
Album : Meet Me in the Music
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:18 PM
Danse Caribe
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Label : Mom + Pop
8:23 PM
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : South
Label : Flyin Cloud
8:26 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
8:29 PM
Come Around
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
8:32 PM
Seven Years
Artist : Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila
Album : May Monday
Label : Northside
8:38 PM
Climbin Up a Mountain
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Live: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light
8:42 PM
High on a Mountain
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Ola Belle Reed
Label : Rounder
8:45 PM
Gone, Gonna Rise Again
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:49 PM
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Gorilla
Label : Warner Bros
8:53 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
8:57 PM
New Cut Road
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:04 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
9:08 PM
I Get The Blues When It Rains
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
9:11 PM
Nothin’ Special
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Company We Keep
Label : Sugar Hill
9:14 PM
Don’t You Call My Name
Artist : Del McCoury & The Dixie Pals
Album : High on a Mountain
Label : Rounder
9:16 PM
Box Of Rain
Artist : The Grateful Dead
Album : American Beauty
Label : Warner Bros
9:21 PM
Artist : Wake the Dead
Album : Buckdancer's Choice
Label : Redwing
9:27 PM
Harris and the Mare
Artist : The Tannahill Weavers
Album : Passage
Label : Green Linnet
9:33 PM
Morning Song to Sally
Artist : Jerry Jeff Walker
Album : The Best of the Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard
9:38 PM
La Grande chaine
Artist : La Famille Beaudoin
Album : The Beaudoin Family
Label : Philo
9:42 PM
My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Carolina Tar Heels
Album : In The Pines: Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes
Label : Old Hat
9:46 PM
Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : High, Low and In Betwee
Label : Tomato Records
9:49 PM
Red Dirt Girl
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Red Dirt Girl
Label : Nonesuch
9:53 PM
Tear Stained Eye
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Trace
Label : Warner Bros
9:58 PM
Molly Put the Kettle On
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : self
10:04 PM
Natural Bridge
Artist : Bela Fleck
Album : Natural Bridge
Label : Rounder
10:11 PM
Goodbye Beulahland
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle Records
10:16 PM
Comes a Time
Artist : Neil Young
Album : Comes a Time
Label : Reprise
10:19 PM
Lay Your Money Down
Artist : Solas (with Rhiannon Giddens)
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:24 PM
Hot Stuff
Artist : Mike Auldrighe & Old Dog
Album : s/t
Label : Flying Fish
10:27 PM
John and Mary
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
10:30 PM
I’ve Got No Honeybabe Now
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Ways of the World
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:33 PM
My Wife Died Saturday Night
Artist : Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters
Album : Nashville: The Early Years Vol 1
Label : County
10:35 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Crooked Jades
Album : Seven Sisters
Label : Copper Creek
10:40 PM
Beautiful Dawn
Artist : The Wailin’ Jennys
Album : 40 Days
Label : Red House
10:43 PM
Gaelic Song
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : Four on the Floor
Label : Compass
10:48 PM
Just a Few More Days
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Blue Lightning
Label : Rounder
10:51 PM
If I Were a Carpenter
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : House On Fire Vol 2
Label : Red House Records
10:56 PM
Jesse James
Artist : Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
Album : The Story of the Day That I Died
Label : Rebel
10:58 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Not Too Far From the Tree
Label : Sugar Hill
11:04 PM
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Artist : W. Lee O’Daniel & His Hillbilly Boys
Album : Western Swing Vol 2
Label : Old Timey
11:06 PM
The Faded Coat of Blue
Artist : David Miller & Frank Welling
Album : Paramount Old Time Tunes
Label : JEMF
11:09 PM
Joilet Bound
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Queen of the Blues
Label : Columbia Legacy
11:13 PM
Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : Mississippi Blues
Label : Putumayo
11:18 PM
Chapel Hill Boogie
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull City After Dark
Label : Silver Spring
11:21 PM
Long Train
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : House on Fire Vol 2
Label : Red House Records
11:26 PM
Bagdad Blues
Artist : Beverly "Guitar" Watkins
Album : Treasure Box
Label : Music Maker
11:29 PM
Black Eyed Man
Artist : Cowboy Junkies
Album : Black Eyed Man
Label : RCA
11:33 PM
Salty Dog Blues
Artist : Lest Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Album : Folk Song America III
Label : Smithsonian Sony
11:35 PM
Long Time Gone
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light Records
11:40 PM
Ballad of Martha White
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Aloha From Nashville
Label : Sugar Hill
11:46 PM
If You Steal My Chickens, You Can’t Make Them Lay
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry & Big Joe Williams
Album : Rediscovered Blues
Label : Capitol
11:52 PM
Old Time Religion
Artist : Rev Robert Wilkins
Album : This Old World's In A Hell of a Fix
Label : Biograph
11:57 PM
Carolina Breakdown
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Blues
Label : Music Maker


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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