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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Playlist

February 03, 2013

8:04 PM
One Kind Word
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : Silver Lining
Label : www.TheHoneyDewdrops.com
8:07 PM
Rollin’ And Tumblin’
Artist : Seldom Scene
Album : Scene It All
Label : Sugar Hill
8:11 PM
Some Dark Holler
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/Dwight Yoakam
Album : Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume III
Label : Capitol
8:15 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : The Gravy Boys
Album : Crackerjack Whistle
Label : www.gravyboys.com
8:22 PM
Cry No Mississippi
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Hammer Down
Label : Rounder
8:26 PM
Raleigh and Spencer
Artist : Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Album : Live
Label : www.mikecompton.net/www.joenewberry.com
8:31 PM
When We Have Love
Artist : Jones and Leva
Album : Vertie's Dream
Label : Copper Creek
8:36 PM
Only Brother
Artist : Midtown Dickens
Album : Home
Label : Trekky Records
8:41 PM
Jamestown Exhibition
Artist : Bayless Rose
Album : Before The Blues, Vol. 1: The Early American Black Music Scene
Label : Yazoo
8:46 PM
Lady On The Green
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady On The Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
8:50 PM
Monroe
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
Label : Compass
8:54 PM
The Old Home
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Album : History Of The Future
Label : Skaggs Family
8:56 PM
Mule Skinner Blues
Artist : Bill Monroe
Album : RCA Country Legends
Label : RCA/BMG Heritage
9:04 PM
Red-Haired Boy
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : Midnight Ride
Label : Maggie's Music
9:09 PM
Bright Morning Star
Artist : Oysterband
Album : Rise Above
Label : Omnium Recordings
9:12 PM
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Soundtrack
Label : Lost Highway
9:16 PM
Heavy Hands
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : The Stray Birds
Label : www.thestraybirds.com
9:22 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:25 PM
All I Can Do
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady Of The Tall Trees
Label : www.cahalenandeli.com
9:30 PM
Floating Bridge
Artist : Gregg Allman
Album : Low Country Blues
Label : Rounder
9:35 PM
You Got To Move
Artist : Two Gospel Keys
Album : Classic African American Gospel
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:38 PM
The Way It Goes
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : The Harrow & The Harvest
Label : Acony
9:42 PM
Swans
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
9:49 PM
Little Maggie
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Vol. 3: Come and Go With Me
Label : County
9:54 PM
Wheels
Artist : Matt Flinner Trio
Album : Winter Harvest
Label : Compass
10:04 PM
Wayfaring Stranger
Artist : Vassar Clements/Tony Rice and the Low Country All-Star Band
Album : Vassar Clements/Tony Rice and the Low Country All-Star Band
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
10:12 PM
The Green Mountains And Me
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Label : Music Road Records
10:15 PM
Little Willie
Artist : Emily Kirsch
Album : Just Another Memory
Label : Rabbit's Foot Records
10:22 PM
Big Eared Mule
Artist : April Verch
Album : Bright Like Gold
Label : www.aprilverch.com
10:25 PM
No Forgotten Man
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
10:33 PM
Betty and Dupree
Artist : Josh White
Album : Free And Equal Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:36 PM
Wondering Where The Lions Are
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Slice O Life
Label : Rounder
10:41 PM
Ho Boys Ho
Artist : Jeff Warner
Album : Long Time Travelling
Label : Wild Goos Records
10:47 PM
Saving The Good Stuff For You
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Electric
Label : New West
10:51 PM
Talking To Jehova
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Brother Sinner & The Whale
Label : Black Hen Music
10:56 PM
I’ve Got The House To Myself
Artist : David Grier
Album : I've Got The House To Myself
Label : Dreadnought Records

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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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/63204614@N08/ / 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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Music
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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