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 27, 2013

8:05 PM
The Poppy Leaf/Stack Of Barley/The East Newk Of Bear River
Artist : Ken Perlman
Album : Northern Banjo
Label : Copper Creek
8:09 PM
Headed For The Hills
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Headed For The Hills
Label : Dualtone
8:13 PM
Rollin’ And Tumbin’
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
8:17 PM
Heart Of The City
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Lowe Country: The Songs Of Nick Lowe
Label : Fiesta Red Records
8:23 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (The Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:27 PM
Let The Mystery Be
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Infamous Angel
Label : Philo
8:32 PM
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Looking Back
Label : Compass
8:37 PM
The Prodigal Son
Artist : Atwater/Donnelly
Album : And Then I'm Going Home - Atwater/Donnelly Live
Label : Rabbit Island Music
8:42 PM
Link Of Chain
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Live As I'll Ever Be
Label : Hightone
8:47 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
8:52 PM
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Fascination
Label : Sugar Hill
8:56 PM
Old Ten Broeck
Artist : Laurie Lewis
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
9:05 PM
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Artist : Bill Morrissey & Greg Brown
Album : Friend Of Mine
Label : Philo
9:09 PM
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
9:14 PM
All Aboard
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : Del And The Boys
Label : Ceili Music
9:18 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : Andy Polon
Album : New York On 6 Strings A Day
Label : ADP Records
9:25 PM
Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:27 PM
Rainbow Junkies
Artist : David Jacobs-Strain
Album : Live From The Left Coast
Label :
9:36 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:38 PM
Artist : Clannad
Album : Christ Church Cathedral
Label : ARC
9:44 PM
Rambling Round Your City
Artist : Odetta
Album : Best Of The Vanguard Years
Label : Vanguard
9:51 PM
Walk Beside Me
Artist : Red Molly
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
9:54 PM
Train That Carried My Gal From Town
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits' Motel
Label :
9:57 PM
Spider Bit The Baby
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
10:05 PM
Song For A Young Queen
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
10:10 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
10:14 PM
Steam Powered Aereo Plane
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
10:18 PM
Midnight On The Water
Artist : Colin O’Brien
Album : After A Song
Label :
10:25 PM
The Mountain Doctor
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders: A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
10:28 PM
Worried Man Blues
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : A Distant Land To Roam
Label : Columbia/DMZ
10:34 PM
Clyde Waters
Artist : Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Album : Child Ballads
Label : Wilderland Records
10:40 PM
Tombstone Blues
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : "I'm Not There" Soundtrack
Label : Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax
10:45 PM
Artist : Richie Havens
Album : The Best Of Richie Havens
Label : Rhino
10:52 PM
Take Me Back To Tulsa
Artist : Asleep At The Wheel
Album : The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel
Label : Madacy
10:55 PM
Wish I Had A Dollar
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
11:04 PM
The Man Next Door
Artist : Koko Taylor
Album : Royal Blue
Label : Alligator
11:10 PM
Richland Woman Blues
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Richland Woman Blues
Label : Stony Plain Records
11:14 PM
Katie Mae
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins
Label : Prestige
11:18 PM
Mean Old World
Artist : Snooks Eaglin
Album : New Orleans Street Singer
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:24 PM
Statesboro Blues
Artist : Ernie Hawkins
Album : Rags & Bones
Label : Say Mo' Music
11:29 PM
Broke Down Engine Blues
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : 1927-1933 The Early Years
Label : Yazoo
11:33 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Steve James
Album : Short Blue Stories
Label : Hobemian Records
11:37 PM
If The Rabbit Had A Gun
Artist : Memphis Slim
Album : The Folkways Years 1959-1973
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:40 PM
Louise McGhee
Artist : Buddy Guy
Album : Blues Singer
Label : Silvertone
11:46 PM
Phonograph Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:50 PM
I Looked Down The Road And I Wondered
Artist : Mance Lipscomb
Album : You Got To Reap What You Sow
Label : Arhoolie
11:54 PM
Give Me Back My Wig
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham 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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