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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May 25, 2013

8:04 PM
I’ve Always Been A Rambler
Artist : Nate Leath
Album : I've Always Been A Rambler
Label : Patuxent Music
8:08 PM
Dusty Miller
Artist : Various
Album : Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:13 PM
Crazy Rhythm
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
8:16 PM
Kansas City Railroad Blues
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Label : L-Century
8:22 PM
Trouble And Woe
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:25 PM
This Love
Artist : Russell Johnson
Album : Anytime Anyplace But Only You
Label : New Time Records
8:30 PM
Trippin’ In Eden & The Mason’s Men
Artist : John Williams & Dean Magraw
Album : Raven
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Fall On My Knees
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Waitin' On The Gravy Train
Label : Rounder
8:40 PM
Hats Off
Artist : Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
Album : Release Your Shrouds
Label : Earthwork Music
8:46 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
8:52 PM
Old Time Medley
Artist : Berline Crary Hickman
Album : Night Run
Label : Sugar Hill
8:57 PM
High On A Mountain
Artist : Emily Kirsch
Album : Just Another Memory
Label : Rabbit's Foot Records
9:04 PM
Souter Creek
Artist : LAU
Album : Lightweights And Gentlemen
Label : Compass
9:10 PM
State Of Jefferson
Artist : Dehlia Low
Album : Ravens & Crows
Label : Rebel Records
9:14 PM
Spike Driver Blues
Artist : The Pines
Album : Tremolo
Label : Red House Records
9:18 PM
Forks Of Sandy
Artist : Charlie Poole
Album : The Legend of Charlie Poole, Vol. 3
Label : County
9:23 PM
Travelin’ Soldier
Artist : Bruce Robison
Album : Long Way Home From Anywhere
Label : Lukcy Dog/Sony
9:28 PM
Bright Sunny South
Artist : Sam Amidon
Album : Bright Sunny South
Label : Nonesuch
9:34 PM
Doin’ Time
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Dear Sister
Label : Compass
9:39 PM
The Low Highway
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:43 PM
Lay It All Down On Me
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label :
9:50 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Don Rigsby
Album : Doctor's Orders - A Tribute To Ralph Stanley
Label : Rebel
9:53 PM
Southern Blues
Artist : Adam Tanner & The Dirty Rag Mob
Album : Rare Rags & Stringband Blues
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
9:56 PM
Blue And Lonesome
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Taylor John
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Sky Like A Broken Clock
Composer :
Label : Rykodisc
10:10 PM
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Cover Girl
Label : Columbia
10:14 PM
Two Soldiers
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Through The Window Of A Train
Label : Rounder
10:19 PM
Overture/A Fuller Wine
Artist : Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet
Album : Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet
Label : Nettwerk
10:27 PM
John Henry
Artist : Betse Ellis
Album : Don't You Want to Go
Label : Free Dirt Records
10:33 PM
John Hardy
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:36 PM
Smoothie Song
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugar Hill
10:40 PM
Welcome To The Trossachs
Artist : Natalie MacMaster
Album : Live
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Revival
Label : Acony
10:53 PM
Steam Powered Aereo Plane
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
10:56 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label :
11:04 PM
Twilight On Prince George’s Avenue
Artist : John Fahey
Album : The Best Of John Fahey, Vol. 2: 1964-1983
Label : Takoma
11:10 PM
All Aboard
Artist : Terry Garland
Album : The One To Blame
Label : Planetary Records
11:16 PM
Up And Down Blues
Artist : Robert Pete Williams
Album : Vol. 1 - I'm Blue As A Man Can Be
Label : Arhoolie
11:22 PM
Grinnin’ In Your Face
Artist : Little Axe
Album : Champagne & Grits
Label : Realworld
11:26 PM
Kind Hearted Woman Blues
Artist : Robert Johnson
Album : The Complete Recordings
Label : Columbia/Legacy
11:31 PM
Decoration Day
Artist : John Lee Hooker
Album : It Serves You Right To Suffer
Label : MCA/Universal Special Products
11:36 PM
Broke Down Engine
Artist : Ernie Hawkins
Album : Bluesified
Label : Say Mo Music
11:40 PM
Preachin’ Blues
Artist : John Hammond
Album : Got Love If You Want It
Label : Charisma/Pointblank
11:45 PM
Truckin’ My Blues Away
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Truckin' My Blues Away
Label : Yazoo
11:50 PM
Free and Equal Blues
Artist : Josh White
Album : Free and Equal Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:55 PM
The Dyin’ Crapshooter’s Blues
Artist : Blind Willie McTell
Album : Last Session
Label : Bluesville/OBC


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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