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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June 15, 2013

8:04 PM
Hot Corn, Cold Corn
Artist : The Hushpuppies
Album : Homestead On The Farm
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
8:07 PM
Maybe The Last Time
Artist : The Reeltime Travelers
Album : Livin' Reeltime, Thinkin' Old-Time
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:12 PM
Roving Gambler
Artist : Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Album : Jack Elliott
Label : Vanguard
8:16 PM
Big Time
Artist : The Howlin’ Brothers
Album : Howl
Label : Readymade Records
8:20 PM
High On A Mountain
Artist : Emily Kirsch
Album : Just Another Memory
Label : Rabbit's Foot Records
8:23 PM
Melt The Teakettle
Artist : Darol Anger
Album : Diary Of A Fiddler
Label : Compass
8:31 PM
Song For My Father
Artist : Rob Ickes
Album : Road Song
Label : Reso Revolution
8:37 PM
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Marbletown
Label : Rounder
8:41 PM
Seven Curses
Artist : Solas
Album : For Love And Laughter
Label : Compass
8:45 PM
Fall On My Knees/Wandering Boy
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Old North State
Label :
8:52 PM
These Old Dark Hills
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House Records
8:55 PM
Blue Railroad Train
Artist : Mark Newton & Steve Thomas
Album : Reborn
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:04 PM
When I Was A Cowboy
Artist : Adam Tanner & Frank Lee
Album : Two Mules
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
9:10 PM
When I Was A Cowboy (Western Plains)
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : The Tradition Masters
Label : Tradition
9:13 PM
Countrycide (The Ballad of Ed & Charlie Brown)
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Territory
Label : Hannibal
9:20 PM
After Mardi Gras
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (And Duchessess)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:27 PM
Got The Farm Land Blues
Artist : Carolina Tar Heels
Album : Anthology Of American Folk Music
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:32 PM
The Reconciliation/Scarlet Begonias/The Rose In The Garden
Artist : Wake The Dead
Album : Buckdancer's Choice
Label : Redwing Music
9:38 PM
Bright Sunny South
Artist : Sam Amidon
Album : Bright Sunny South
Label : Nonesuch
9:43 PM
My Old Man
Artist : Steve Goodman
Album : Live Wire
Label : Red Pajamas Records
9:48 PM
Wreck Of The Dandenong
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
9:52 PM
Artist : Willie Nelson and Family
Album : Let's Face The Music And Dance
Label : Legacy
9:56 PM
East Tennessee Blues
Artist : Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Album : Live
Label :
10:04 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Erynn Marshall and Friends
Album : Tune Tramp
Label : Hickoryjack Records
10:09 PM
Little Girl and The Dreadful Snake
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories Of The Past
Label : Rebel
10:12 PM
Rambling Round Your City
Artist : Odetta
Album : The Greatest Songs Of Woody Guthrie
Label : Vanguard
10:16 PM
Do Re Mi
Artist : John Mellencamp
Album : Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center
Label : Legacy
10:24 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl Records
10:27 PM
Bein’ A Dad
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : Little Ship
Label : Charisma Records
10:32 PM
Runaway Horse
Artist : Jason Dennie
Album : The Woodchopper's Ball
Label : Divine Wind Records
10:37 PM
This Side
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : This Side
Label : Sugar Hill
10:41 PM
No More Trouble
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label :
10:47 PM
Old-Fashioned Gal
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label :
10:51 PM
The Randall Knife
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Dublin Blues
Label : Asylum
10:57 PM
Johnny O’Leary’s/Patrick Moloney’s Favorites
Artist : John Williams
Album : Steam
Label : Green Linnet
11:04 PM
Worried Blues
Artist : Steve James
Album : Short Blue Stories
Label : Hobemian Records
11:08 PM
Judge Boushe Blues
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Fourth And Beale
Label : Lucky Seven Records
11:14 PM
Statesboro Blues
Artist : Ernie Hawkins
Album : Rags & Bones
Label : Say Mo' Music
11:18 PM
Down The Dirt Road Blues
Artist : Charley Patton
Album : Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds Of Charley Patton
Label : Revenant
11:22 PM
Things About Coming My Way
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : Legacy
Label : Red House
11:26 PM
Dough Roller Blues
Artist : Garfield Akers
Album : The Best There Ever Was
Label : Yazoo
11:31 PM
Stop Running ’Round
Artist : Carey & Lurrie Bell
Album : Second Nature
Label : Alligator
11:35 PM
Artist : Shemekia Copeland
Album : Never Going Back
Label : Telarc Blues
11:39 PM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Dave Van Ronk
Album : Two Sides Of Dave Van Ronk
Label : Fantasy
11:43 PM
Me and My Chauffeur
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin'
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:50 PM
I Don’t Want That Junk Outta You
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 3 (1931-1932)
Label : Document
11:52 PM
Down In Mississippi
Artist : Scott Ainslie
Album : Thunder's Mouth
Label : Cattail Music


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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