Back Porch Music Sunday

Sun 8-11p

Back Porch Music with Keith Weston - a collection of folk, traditional music, singer-songwriter and the best old and new acoustic music.  Sunday at 8-11 p.m. Keith has been hosting Sunday evening Back Porch Music since 1996.

Keith Weston
Keith in the WUNC music library with one of the Best of BPM Cds.
Credit MelShoots

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Arts & Culture
3:15 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out: In Concert In Raleigh

Guitarist and vocalist Russell Moore leads IIIrd Tyme Out at a WUNC Raleigh Concert
Credit Carol Jackson

Russell Moore's bluegrass career has included a stretch as a member of Doyle Lawson's Quicksilver band and as the leader of IIIrd Tyme Out since 1991. Born in Texas, he moved to North Carolina and later Georgia to follow his bluegrass dreams. Moore has been named IBMA Vocalist of the Year five times and the band has claimed Vocal Group of the Year seven consecutive times.

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Arts & Culture
3:41 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

In Concert: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Live From Raleigh

WUNC Back Porch Music host Freddy Jenkins introduces Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
Credit Carol Jackson

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers' ramblings brought them to Raleigh during the IBMA World of Bluegrass in October. Just as the bluegrass gala was kicking off JMRR joined three other bands at a WUNC event at the Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

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Arts & Culture
3:03 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

The Spinney Brothers: Canadian Bluegrass Live On WUNC

The Spinney Brothers
Credit Carol Jackson

Allan and Rick Spinney were born in Ontario, Canada, in the mid 1960s. Even that far north, the sound of southern bluegrass and country music caught fire, especially with Allan, at an early age.

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Arts & Culture
2:16 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Live From Raleigh

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper warming up prior to their performance.
Credit Carol Jackson

It was a grand night for banjos and fiddles and song. On Wednesday October 1, 2014, during Raleigh's Wide Open Bluegrass event, WUNC hosted four bands on the Daily Planet stage at the Museum of Natural Sciences.

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WUNC Updates
2:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

LISTEN: Musical Highlights From World Of Bluegrass, Raleigh

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper warming up prior to their performance.
Credit Carol Jackson

Concurrently with the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) week-long World of Bluegrass, WUNC produced a special live broadcast with WAMU's Bluegrass Country in Washington, D.C. The program was hosted by Katy Daley of WAMU's Bluegrass Country and featured exclusive performances from three IBMA Award nominees:

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Arts & Culture
9:41 am
Mon September 29, 2014

The IBMAs Are 'Living In Raleigh Now'

Chatham County Line wrote "Living In Raleigh Now" to commemorate the International Bluegrass Music Festival's move from Nashville.
Credit http://www.chathamcountyline.com/

The world's premier bluegrass music event is all this week in Raleigh. The International Bluegrass Music Association's annual gathering and Festival used to be in Nashville but moved to Raleigh a year ago.  

Tens of thousands of people attended last year and city officials say visitors spent more than $10 million on food, hotels and entertainment.    

The organization has since decided to put down roots and committed to holding the event in Raleigh for the next six years.  

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Favorite Sessions
10:26 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Folk Alley Presents: Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons.
Folk Alley

Originally published on Mon September 8, 2014 12:02 pm

Many people know Dom Flemons as one-third of the original membership of groundbreaking revivalist stringband Carolina Chocolate Drops. Indeed, with the CCDs, Flemons achieved international acclaim and earned award nominations from organizations like the Americana Music Association and the Grammys. But, before the Chocolate Drops made their debut, he was a performing songster and songwriter, covering the entire scope of what constitutes American folk and roots music — not just the stringband, Carolina-based stuff that would eventually make him folk-famous.

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BPM Concert
1:31 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Tonight! On The Lawn With Chatham County Line & Michael Rank

Chatham County Line headline the last Back Porch Music On The Lawn Concert for 2014
Credit Michael Podrid / Yep Roc Records

It promises to be another fine evening for coolers, blankets, lawn chairs, and toe-tappin'.

The 2014 season of Back Porch Music On The Lawn closes with a free concert double bill, part of the 10th anniversary celebrations for American Tobacco

Michael Rank

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BPM Concert
7:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Mipso Packs The Lawn At American Tobacco

MIpso performed to a packed house at American Tobacco, 8/28/2014
Credit Taylor Sharp / via Twitter
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Back Porch Music Concerts
12:09 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Bombadil's On The Lawn

Bombadil
Credit http://bombadilmusic.com/

Bombadil, a trio from Durham, NC, are tonight's headliners for Back Porch Music On The Lawn.  The band, whose name comes from a character in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," is kicking-off a late summer East Coast and Midwest tour in their "hometown."

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