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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April 06, 2013

8:05 PM
Another Saturday Night
Artist : Dudley Connell and Don Rigsby
Album : Another Saturday Night
Label : Sugar Hill
8:08 PM
A Far Cry
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:12 PM
Milk Cow Blues
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : John & Mary
Label : Rounder
8:16 PM
Lonesome Moonlight Waltz
Artist : The Bluegrass Album Band
Album : Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute
Label : Rounder
8:22 PM
On The Edge
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : Signature Sounds
8:26 PM
Railroad Blues
Artist : Sam McGee
Album : Old-Time Mountain Blues
Label : County
8:31 PM
Mars Hall
Artist : Doug Adamz
Album : Guitar Solos
Label : Magi Productions
8:36 PM
Elvis Presley Blues
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
8:41 PM
I’m Just Here To Ride The Train
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : Wide Open
Label : Skaggs Family
8:46 PM
Eastern Tennessee
Artist : The Guilty Pleasures
Album : Eastern Tennessee
Label :
8:51 PM
Short Life Of Trouble
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flying Heart Records
8:55 PM
The Recruited Collier
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : 10
Label : Compass
9:04 PM
Buccaneer-Buckaroo/McCarthy’s Waltz
Artist : David Wilkie & Cowboy Celtic
Album : Cowboy Ceilidh
Label : Red House Records
9:10 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
9:15 PM
Concrete Jungle
Artist : The Holmes Brothers
Album : Simple Truths
Label : Alligator
9:23 PM
Bumper Sticker
Artist : Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys
Album : Pick
Label : KW Enterprises/SCI-Fidelity
9:26 PM
Owensboro Train
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle
9:33 PM
Green Grass It Grows Bonny
Artist : Niamh Parsons
Album : In My Prime
Label : Green Linnet
9:40 PM
Half Acre
Artist : Hem
Album : Rabbit Songs
Label : Bar/None
9:43 PM
Deep River Blues
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Trouble In Mind: The Doc Watson Country Blues Collection 1964-1998
Label : Sugar Hill
9:48 PM
The Baker’s Boy
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
9:52 PM
Captain Glenn
Artist : John Doyle
Album : Wayward Son
Label : Compass
9:57 PM
Honey Babe
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
The Pits
Artist : Battlefield Band
Album : Line-Up
Label : Temple Records
10:10 PM
Artist : The Hard Road Trio
Album : Monticello
Label : Desert Night Music
10:17 PM
The Saratoga Hornpipe
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Live
Label : Self-Released
10:23 PM
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
10:31 PM
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : Sacred Heart
Label : Red House Records
10:37 PM
Medley: The Fishing Hole/Octopus’ Garden
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Guitarheel
Label : nuffsaid records
10:42 PM
Hearts and Minds
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Honky Tonk
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Texas Rain - The Texas Hill Country Recordings
Label : Tomato
10:53 PM
Smoothie Song
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugar Hill
10:57 PM
High, Wide, And Handsome
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
11:04 PM
Market Blues
Artist : Neal Pattman
Album : Prison Blues
Label : Music Maker
11:11 PM
Pure Religion
Artist : Reverend Gary Davis
Album : Pure Religion And Bad Company
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:15 PM
I Am The Light Of This World
Artist : Rory Block
Album : I Belong To The Band - A Tribute To Rev. Gary Davis
Label : Stony Plain
11:22 PM
Free and Equal Blues
Artist : Josh White
Album : Free and Equal Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:26 PM
Broken Levee Blues
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : You Better Lie Down
Label : Cattail Music
11:30 PM
Hope In The Lord To Provide
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Brother Sinner & The Whale
Label : Black Hen Music
11:36 PM
Key To The Highway
Artist : B.B. King & Eric Clapton
Album : Riding With The King
Label : Reprise
11:40 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Skip James
Album : Devil Got My Woman
Label : Vanguard
11:49 PM
See About My Brother John Henry
Artist : The Hopkins Brothers
Album : The Hopkins Brothers: Lightning, Joel & John Henry
Label : Arhoolie
11:54 PM
Don’t You Remember Me
Artist : Henry Townsend
Album : Cairo Blues
Label : Adelphi/Genes


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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