Back Porch Music Saturday

Sat 8p-Mid

Freddy Jenkins hosts the Saturday edition of Back Porch Music.  Folk, blues, bluegrass, and more.

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December 15, 2012

8:04 PM
Christmas Time Back Home
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : Christmas In The Mountains
Label : Rebel
8:08 PM
Christmas In The Mountains
Artist : David Parmley & Continental Divide
Album : A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin'
Label : Pinecastle
8:11 PM
Christmas Time’s A Comin’
Artist : Doc Watson, Del McCoury and Mac Wiseman
Album : Christmas On The Mountain
Label : Universal South
8:14 PM
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
8:20 PM
A Pound A Week Rise
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
8:24 PM
Crossing The Cumberlands
Artist : Peter Ostroushko
Album : The Mando Chronicles
Label : Red House
8:31 PM
Suddenly It’s Christmas
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : Career Moves
Label : Virgin
8:33 PM
Let It Snow/The Last Christmas Medley You’ll Ever Need
Artist : Riders In The Sky
Album : Christmas The Cowboy Way
Label : Rounder
8:35 PM
The Cowboy Trail
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
8:39 PM
Artist : The Reeltime Travelers
Album : Livin' Reeltime, Thinkin' Old-Time
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:45 PM
Jerry Douglas
Artist : God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Album : Jerry Christmas
Label : KOCH
8:51 PM
Katy Cruel
Artist : Linda Thompson
Album : Versatile Heart
Label : Rounder
8:53 PM
Blue Railroad Train
Artist : Jorma Kaukonen
Album : Blue Country Heart
Label : Columbia
8:57 PM
Christmas Carols By The Old Corral
Artist : Tex Ritter
Album : Hillbilly Holiday
Label : Rhino
9:04 PM
Making Plans
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Sugar Plums
Label : Sugar Hill
9:08 PM
Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : So Beautiful Or So What
Label : Hear Music
9:12 PM
Walk With Me
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Walk With Me
Label : Superfan Records
9:15 PM
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem
Artist : Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Album : Christmas Time Back Home
Label : Rebel
9:21 PM
Extra Gold
Artist : Mayhem String Band
Album : Rapscallions and Ne'erdowells
Label :
9:27 PM
Reason To Believe
Artist : Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Album : Some Bright Morning
Label : Signature Sounds
9:33 PM
The Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Cherish The Ladies
Album : On Christmas Night
Label : Rounder
9:37 PM
Must Be Santa
Artist : Brave Combo
Album : It's Christmas, Man!
Label : Rounder
9:40 PM
Lookin’ In The Mirror
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Leave The Bottle
Label : Pinecastle
9:43 PM
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label :
9:50 PM
Lights Of Chanukah
Artist : Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band
Album : A Fiddler's Holiday
Label : Rounder
9:52 PM
Little Stream Of Whiskey
Artist : Old Man Luedecke
Album : Tender Is The Night
Label : True North
9:55 PM
Artist : New Grange
Album : A Christmas Heritage
Label : Compass
10:04 PM
The Christmas Letter
Artist : Tommy Edwards
Album : The Christmas Album
Label : Salisbury Street Recordings
10:09 PM
Apples In Winter/Frost Is All Over/A Merry Christmas
Artist : Eileen Ivers
Album : An Nollaig - An Irish Christmas
Label : Compass
10:14 PM
Blue Christmas
Artist : Open Road
Album : O Christmas Tree - A Bluegrass Collection For The Holidays
Label : Rounder
10:16 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time
10:22 PM
Christmas In The Trenches
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : Winter Solstice
Label : Rounder
10:27 PM
The Cherry Tree Carol
Artist : Joel Mabus
Album : How Like The Holly
Label : Fossil Records
10:32 PM
Carol Of The Kings
Artist : Alison Brown Quartet
Album : A Winter's Eve: Acoustic Music For The Winter Season
Label : Compass
10:39 PM
The Once and Future Carpenter
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Island
10:44 PM
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
10:50 PM
Angels We Have Heard On High/In The Bleak Midwinter
Artist : El McMeen
Album : The Soul Of Christmas Guitar
Label : Piney Ridge Music
10:55 PM
Artist : Joni Michell
Album : Blue
Label : Reprise
11:04 PM
Jingle Bell Jamboree
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : A Little Mo'
Label : Okeh/Epic
11:07 PM
Lonesome Christmas Blues
Artist : Blind Blake
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 4 (1929-1932)
Label : Document
11:11 PM
Lightning Flash, Thunder Roll
Artist : Catfish Keith
Album : A True Friend Is Hard To Find - A Gospel Retrospective
Label : Fish Tail Records
11:17 PM
Homesick And Lonesome Blues
Artist : Tom Feldmann
Album : Lone Wolf Blues
Label : Magnolia Recording Company
11:22 PM
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin'
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:26 PM
Old Jim Canan’s
Artist : Robert Wilkins
Album : The Original Rolling Stone
Label : Yazoo
11:30 PM
Christmas Time Blues
Artist : Black Ace
Album : Black Ace
Label : Arhoolie
11:33 PM
Match Box Blues
Artist : J.T. Adams & Shirley Griffith
Album : The Bluesville Years, Vol. 9: Down the Country Way
Label : Prestige
11:37 PM
Dry Land Blues
Artist : Furry Lewis
Album : Complete Vintage Recordings of Furry Lewis: 1927-1929
Label : Document
11:41 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
11:48 PM
Key To The Highway
Artist : Jesse Fuller
Album : Jesse Fuller's Favorites
Label : Prestige/OBC
11:51 PM
Christmas Blues A’ Comin’
Artist : Dan Crary
Album : Holiday Guitar
Label : Sugar Hill
11:55 PM
Merry Christmas
Artist : Lightnin’ Hopkins
Album : Blue Yule
Label : Rhino


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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