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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December 22, 2012

8:04 PM
Christmas Time Back Home
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : Christmas Time Back Home
Label : Rebel
8:07 PM
I’ll Be Walkin’ The Floor This Christmas
Artist : Ernest Tubb
Album : Hillbilly Holiday
Label : Rhino
8:10 PM
Favorite Christmas Memories
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : Christmas In Carolina
Label : Blue Circle Records
8:13 PM
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Artist : Maddy Prior with The Carnival Band
Album : Comfort & Joy: A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Label : Rounder
8:13 PM
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Artist : Maddy Prior with The Carnival Band
Album : Comfort & Joy: A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Label : Rounder
8:20 PM
All That I Want
Artist : The Weepies
Album : Happiness
Label :
8:23 PM
The Christmas Letter
Artist : Tommy Edwards
Album : The Christmas Album
Label : Salisbury Street Recordings
8:29 PM
The Holly and The Ivy
Artist : Kim Robertson
Album : Christmas Lullaby
Label : Gourd Music
8:32 PM
The Rebel Jesus
Artist : The Chieftains w/Jackson Browne
Album : The Bells Of Dublin
Label : RCA
8:36 PM
Angels We Have Heard On High
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Glory Shone Around
Label : Rounder
8:40 PM
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Beautiful Star: A Christmas Collection
Label : Rounder
8:43 PM
Mister Santa
Artist : Herdman, Hills & Mangsen
Album : Voices Of Winter
Label : Gadfly Records
8:45 PM
Little Drummer Boy
Artist : Jerry Read Smith/Lisa Marie Smith
Album : One Wintry Night
Label : Silent Planet Records
8:51 PM
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem
Artist : Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Album : Christmas In The Mountains
Label : Rebel
8:55 PM
Christmas Is Near
Artist : Open Road
Album : O Christmas Tree: A Bluegrass Collection For The Holidays
Label : Rounder
8:57 PM
Christmas Time Is Here
Artist : Jerry Douglas
Album : Jerry Christmas
Label : KOCH
9:05 PM
While Roving On A Winter’s Night
Artist : New Grange
Album : A Christmas Heritage
Label : Compass
9:10 PM
Let It Snow/The Last Christmas Medley You’ll Ever Need To Hear
Artist : Riders In The Sky
Album : Christmas The Cowboy Way
Label : Rounder
9:13 PM
Old Toy Trains
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : The First Christmas Gift
Label : Red House
9:15 PM
A Christmas Childhood/A Call To Hope
Artist : Tommy Sands
Album : To Shorten The Winter: An Irish Christmas with Tommy Sands
Label : Green Linnet
9:22 PM
We Three Kings
Artist : Michael Doucet
Album : A Putumayo World Christmas
Label : Putumayo
9:25 PM
Fairytale Of New York
Artist : The Pogues & Kirsty McColl
Album : Fairytale Of New York
Label : Warner
9:31 PM
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Fantasy
Artist : John Fahey
Album : The New Possibilty: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album
Label :
9:34 PM
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Artist : Russell Moore
Album : Christmas Grass 3
Label : KOCH
9:38 PM
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Artist : David Grisman
Album : David Grisman's Acoustic Christmas
Label : Rounder
9:47 PM
Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over
Artist : Fiddlin’ John Carson
Album : Back Roads To Cold Mountain
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:50 PM
One Rose/Hot Buttered Rum
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Rambler
Label : Sugar Hill
9:56 PM
The Christians And The Pagans
Artist : Dar Williams
Album : Mortal City
Label : Razor & Tie
10:04 PM
I Saw Three Ships
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Christmas
Label : Columbia
10:08 PM
Carol Of The Bells
Artist : Patty Loveless/Nashville Mandolin Ensemble
Album : Bluegrass & White Snow
Label : Epic
10:11 PM
What Child Is This
Artist : John Cowan
Album : Comfort & Joy
Label : KOCH
10:14 PM
December Dance
Artist : Bill Leslie
Album : A Midnight Clear
Label :
10:19 PM
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Artist : Joseph Spence
Album : Mas: A Caribbean Christmas Party
Label : Rykodisc
10:22 PM
"A Visit From St. Nicholas"
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album :
Label :
10:25 PM
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Artist : Keola Beamer
Album : Kihoalu Christmas
Label : Dancing Cat Records
10:30 PM
Christmas Wish
Artist : NRBQ
Album : Christmas Wish
Label : Rounder
10:33 PM
Making Plans
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Sugar Plums
Label : Sugar Hill
10:37 PM
Christmas Morning
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : Social Studies
Label : Hannibal
10:40 PM
Holiday Shuffle
Artist : Norman Blake, Nancy Blake, Vassar Clements
Album : An Americana Christmas
Label : Winter Harvest
10:44 PM
You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Holiday Sampler
Label : Philo
10:50 PM
Christmas Time On Chestnut Street
Artist : David Robert
Album : Christmas Time On Chestnut Street
Label : Moonlight Records
10:55 PM
Artist : Indigo Girls
Album : 1200 Curfews
Label : Epic
11:04 PM
Merry Christmas Baby
Artist : Cootie Stark
Album : Christmas With Cootie
Label : Music Maker
11:09 PM
Christmas Day Blues
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Genuine Houserockin' Christmas
Label : Alligator
11:12 PM
Christmas Mornin’ Blues
Artist : Victoria Spivey
Album : Santa Claus Blues
Label : JASS
11:15 PM
Christmas Ball Blues
Artist : Leon Redbone
Album : Christmas Island
Label : Private
11:21 PM
Christmas Blues
Artist : Washboard Pete
Album : Mr. Santa's Boogie
Label : Savoy Jazz
11:23 PM
Christmas Eve Blues
Artist : Bukka White
Album : Mississippi Delta Blues Jam in Memphis, Vol. II
Label : Arhoolie
11:30 PM
Santa, Baby
Artist : Dan Crary
Album : Holiday Guitar
Label : Sugar Hill
11:35 PM
Christmas Time Blues
Artist : Bo Weevil
Album : Blues, Blues Christmas: 1925-1955
Label : Document
11:39 PM
Jingle Bell Jamboree
Artist : Keb’ Mo’
Album : A Little Mo'
Label : Okeh/Epic
11:42 PM
Chicken Crowing For Midnight (Christmas Song)
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
11:45 PM
Christmas Time Blues
Artist : Black Ace
Album : Black Ace
Label : Arhoolie
11:50 PM
The Night Before Christmas
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : The Stash Christmas Album
Label : Stash Records
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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