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

Follow Keith on Twitter: @keithweston.

See the current BPM Sunday playlist and links to our playlist archive.

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January 06, 2013

8:04 PM
The Cuckoo Bird
Artist : The Everly Brothers
Album : Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers On Warner Bros. 1960-1969
Label : Warner Bros
8:07 PM
Who R U Texting 2Nite?
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : The Americana Agency Sampler 2013
Label : Americana Agency
8:09 PM
Maybe I Can Paint Over That
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : SOmedays the Song Writes You
Label : Dualtone
8:13 PM
Gentle Arms of Eden
Artist : Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Album : Drum Hat Buddah
Label : Signature Sounds
8:17 PM
You Ain’t Talkin’ To Me
Artist : Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
50 Miles of Elbow Room
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Infamous Angel
Label : Philo
8:24 PM
You’re Gonna Miss Me
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : Neon Blue Bird
Label : Thirty Tigers
8:28 PM
Fire & Rain
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Sweet Baby James
Label : Warner Bros
8:31 PM
Goodbye Beulahland
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
8:37 PM
Artist : Jason Harrod
Album : s/t
Label : self
8:41 PM
This Land Is Your Land
Artist : Woody Guthrie
Album : This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol 1
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:44 PM
Wildwood Flower
Artist : Charlie Haden (w/ Rosanne Cash)
Album : Rambling Boy
Label : Decca
8:47 PM
Ring Them Bells
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : West of Memphis: Voices For Justice
Label : Legacy / Sony
8:52 PM
Artist : Wanda Lu Green
Album : Mechanicsville
Label : Two Can Music
8:56 PM
God’s Own Open Road
Artist : Tish Hinojosa
Album : Best of Live
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Shake Sugaree
Artist : Elizabeth Cotten
Album : Shake Sugaree
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:09 PM
The Lord’ll Provide
Artist : Mike Cross
Album : The Bounty Hunter
Label : Sugar Hill
9:12 PM
Waltzing with Bears
Artist : Bok, Muir & Trickett
Album : The First Fifteen Years Vol 2
Label : Folk-Legacy
9:17 PM
Crossing Muddy Waters
Artist : The Devil and Bunny Show
Album : The I-10 Chronicles
Label : Virgin Backporch
9:21 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : Atwater & Donnelly
Album : Where The Wild Birds Do Whistle
Label : Rabbit Island
9:25 PM
Listen, Listen
Artist : Sandy Denny
Album : Sandy
Label : Island Records
9:29 PM
Short Time Here, Long Time Gone
Artist : Dillard Chandler
Album : Dark Holler: Old Love Songs and Ballads
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:31 PM
Dillard Chandler
Artist : Last Forever
Album : s/t
Label : Nonesuch
9:34 PM
I’ve Got a Home in Beulah Land
Artist : Brothers Wright and Williams
Album : How Can I Keep From Singing Vol 2
Label : Yazoo
9:37 PM
Ookpie Waltz
Artist : David Grier
Album : I've The House to Myself
Label : Dreadnought Recordings
9:41 PM
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Album : The Americana Agency Sampler 2013
Label : Americana Agency
9:44 PM
Wall of Death
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : The Hannibal Sampler
Label : Hannibal
9:49 PM
Gaelic Song
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : Four on the Floor
Label : Compass
9:53 PM
Where Are You Tonight I Wonder
Artist : Karan Casey
Album : The WInds Begin to Sing
Label : Shanachie
10:04 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Odd Man In
Label : Sugar Hill
10:07 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : The Recordings of
Label : County
10:10 PM
Dublin Blues
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Dublin Blues
Label : Warner Bros
10:15 PM
The Last Thing on My Mind
Artist : Doc Waton
Album : Elementary
Label : Sugar Hill
10:18 PM
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Trace
Label : Warner Bros
10:21 PM
As I Go
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
10:24 PM
In the Pines
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:27 PM
Guitar Chimes
Artist : Blind Blake
Album : Guitar Wizards 1926-1935
Label : Yazoo
10:30 PM
Buckdancer’s Choice
Artist : Sam McGee
Album : Old-Time Mountain Guitar
Label : County
10:32 PM
Jack Fig
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : 6 and 12 String Guitar
Label : Rhino
10:36 PM
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Forget About It
Label : Rounder
10:39 PM
Puff the Magic Dragon
Artist : Peter, Paul & Mary
Album : Moving
Label : Warner Bros
10:43 PM
Artist : Loituma
Album : In the Moonlight
Label : Northside
10:48 PM
Maddy Groves
Artist : Fairport Convention
Album : Troubadours of British Folk Vol 2
Label : Rhino


WUNC Updates
3:28 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

An Evening Of Bluegrass Live From Raleigh

Doyle Lawson (holding mandolin, left center) and Quicksilver
Keith Weston WUNC

Last night a few hours after the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences had closed for the evening, a series of banjos, fiddles and mandolins paraded past the smiling security officers into an area set aside as a sort of "green room." Musicians from the World of Bluegrass festival put on by the IBMA dropped by WUNC's newly opened studios in the museum for an evening of pickin' and singin'.

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WUNC Updates
10:06 am
Tue September 24, 2013

WUNC Coverage Of "World Of Bluegrass" In Raleigh

IBMA World of Bluegrass is September 24-28 in Raleigh.
Credit IBMA

The number of banjos, mandolins and fiddles has skyrocketed in Raleigh this week as the IBMA bluegrass conference and musical event comes to town. 

The "World of Bluegrass" is an annual business conference, awards show, and multi-day concert series put on by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Raleigh hosts this year's event, and will be the host city through 2015. Last year's gathering in Nashville drew more than 13,000 attendees.

WUNC Updates During IBMA

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The State of Things
1:01 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Historic Marker Dedicated To Elizabeth Cotten

Elizabeth Cotten at the 1968 Newport Folk Festival
Credit / flickr

In the early 1900s in Carrboro, a young Elizabeth Cotten took her brother's handmade guitar from under his bed.

She started playing the instrument upside down - with her right hand on the fret and strumming with her left hand. The young woman went on to become a famous blues and folk musician. Next weekend, Carrboro will dedicate a historic marker to honor Cotton’s legacy and ties to the town.

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WUNC Updates
10:08 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Aoife O'Donovan & Dave Alvin At Next BPM Concert

Dave Alvin
Beth Herzhaft Yep Roc

Friday night WUNC, Yep Roc Records, and American Tobacco present the next Back Porch Music Center Stage Concert at Diamond View Park in Durham.  The free event starts at 6 p.m. and runs for three hours with music from The Aoife O'Donovan Band and Dave Alvin with the Guilty Ones. Both performers record for Yep Roc Records based in  Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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WUNC Updates
2:14 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Bluegrass Broadcast From IBMA On WUNC

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform live on WUNC during the IBMA in Raleigh.
Credit Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Update: Hear the broadcast Wednesday night, September 25, 8-10 p.m. on WUNC and WAMU Bluegrass Country.

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Arts & Culture
11:46 am
Thu August 15, 2013

N.C. Musicians Among This Year's Bluegrass Award Nominees

North Carolina-based Balsam Range raked in the second-most nominations for IBMA Awards Wednesday night.
Credit Balsam Range

The International Bluegrass Music Association's 2013 award ceremony isn't coming to Raleigh until mid-September, but the excitement has already made it to town. Fans gathered at three viewing parties Wednesday night for live announcements of the IMBA Award nominees. 

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8:35 am
Fri June 21, 2013

What Ricky Skaggs Considers Music To His Ears

Ricky Skaggs recently spoke with WUNC's Eric Hodge about his new album, 'Music to My Ears.'
Credit Rex Hammock / Flickr Creative Commons

Ricky Skaggs is a musical icon in the state of North Carolina.  He's won multiple Grammys in country music and bluegrass.  He began his career with a TV appearance as a seven-year-old playing with Flatt and Scruggs.  He moved onto Ralph Stanley's band as a teenager before working with Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and many others.  He's widely considered to be one of the finest singers and players ever to pick up a banjo, mandolin, fiddle and guitar.

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Arts & Culture
11:36 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley

Tom Dooley sign as seen along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Credit Jan Kronsell, 2002 / Wikipedia, Wikicommons

On June 18, 1866, the body of 21-year-old Laura Foster was found in a shallow grave in Wilkes County, NC. Thomas C. Dula (Tom Dooley), a veteran of the Civil War, was tried, convicted and hanged on May 1, 1868, in Statesville, NC, for the murder.  Dula had fled to Tennessee before the discovery of the body.

Controversy surrounded the trial and conviction. The trial was covered widely in national papers including The New York Times. Dula is reported to have said on the gallows, “Gentlemen, do you see this hand? I didn’t harm a hair on the girl’s head.” 

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Doc Watson Remembered Fondly As MerleFest Continues Without Him

David Holt took this photo of Doc Watson's final MerleFest performance in 2012. Watson died a month later.
Credit David Holt

If you’re searching for the who’s who among bluegrass, Americana, folk, and traditional country musicians, MerleFest is a good place to start. The annual four-day festival kicks off today in Wilkesboro, just as it has every April for the past 25 years. Headlining artists include The Avett Brothers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Jerry Douglas, Steep Canyon Rangers, Matraca Berg, and others. But this year for the first time, the festival will lack a performance from its founder, Doc Watson, who died May 29, 2012.

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Back Porch Music
1:41 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Four Concerts Scheduled In Expanded, Larger Back Porch Music Series In Durham

Credit American Tobacco / American Tobacco

The Celtic powerhouse band Solas will kick off the 2013 Back Porch Music concert series in Durham.  Bluegrass, local blues, and much more will be a part of the four Back Porch concerts scheduled between May and October.

The crowds at the annual Back Porch Music concerts On The Lawn at American Tobacco Campus in Durham have grown so much that "the lawn" can no longer contain the anticipated numbers. This spring and summer  the concerts will be in a much bigger space and have a more festival like feel.

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