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

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

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Playlist

February 10, 2013

8:04 PM
Nobody Knows You
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
8:07 PM
Never Meant to Love You
Artist : Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons
Album : Old Believers
Label : Readymade Records
8:11 PM
The Wanting Kind
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
Label : Compass
8:16 PM
River of Jordan
Artist : Troublesome Creek String Band
Album : Fast As Time Can Take Me
Label : County
8:19 PM
Heaven
Artist : Tangle Eye
Album : Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed
Label : Zoe Records
8:24 PM
Fox Chase / Right on the Shore
Artist : Sonny Terry
Album : The Folkways Years
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:27 PM
Donna’s Got a Rambling Mind
Artist : Joe Thompson
Album : Family Tradition
Label : Rounder
8:31 PM
Sir Sidney Smith’s March
Artist : Duck Baker
Album : Kid on the Mountain
Label : Kicking Mule
8:35 PM
Little Wing
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Looking Back
Label : Compass
8:43 PM
Sweetwater
Artist : Tres Chicas
Album : Sweetwater
Label : Yep Roc
8:47 PM
Whiskey in the Jar
Artist : Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Album : Shady Grove
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:51 PM
On the Road to Fairfax County
Artist : The Roches
Album : Keep On Doing
Label : Warner Bros
8:56 PM
Cotton Eyed Joe
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Where'd You Come From, Where'd You Go?
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Mollie and Tenbrooks
Artist : Tony Furtado Band
Album : s/t
Label : Cojema Music
9:08 PM
Ran So Hard the Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing the Banjo
Label : Telarc Blues
9:12 PM
Cluck Old Hen
Artist : The Horseflies
Album : Until the Ocean
Label : Pest Control Records
9:17 PM
Last Train to Clarksville
Artist : The Grascals
Album : The Famous Lefty Flynn's
Label : Rounder
9:20 PM
The King’s Shilling
Artist : Mick Mcauley / Winifred Horan / Colm o Caoimh
Album : Sailing Back to You
Label : self
9:25 PM
Travelin’ Soldier
Artist : The Dixie Chicks
Album : Home
Label : Columbia Open Wide Monument
9:31 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
9:35 PM
Shenandoah
Artist : Cowboy Nation
Album : A Journey Out of Time
Label : Shanachie
9:43 PM
Which Will
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Rare on Air Vol 1
Label : KCRW
9:47 PM
Who’s That Knocking At the Door
Artist : Bob Carlin
Album : Mr. Space Man
Label : Car Tunes
9:50 PM
Quit That Ticklin’ Me
Artist : The Volo Bogtrotters
Album : Old-Time Music On The Air Vol 1
Label : Rounder
9:53 PM
I Can See Clearly Now
Artist : The Deighton Family
Album : Rolling Home
Label : Green Linnet
9:57 PM
73 Special
Artist : Balfa Toujours
Album : Deux Voyages
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
Mr. Tambourine Man
Artist : The Byrds
Album : Folk Song America Vol III
Label : Sony Smithsonian Folkways
10:06 PM
Twa Bonnie Maidens
Artist : Archie Fisher
Album : The Man With a Rhyme
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:09 PM
Coinleach Ghlas An Fhomhair
Artist : Kevin Burke & Micheal O Domhnaill
Album : Promenade
Label : Green Linnet
10:16 PM
An American Trilogy
Artist : Midnight Choir
Album : Frisco Mabel Joy Revisted
Label : Appleseed
10:21 PM
Old Folks at Home
Artist : Vern Williams
Album : Roots Music: An American Journey
Label : Rounder
10:27 PM
A Sailor’s Life
Artist : Sheila Chandra
Album : The Zen Kiss
Label : Realworld
10:31 PM
Hickory Wind
Artist : Sally Spring
Album : Mockingbird
Label : Sniffinpup Records
10:34 PM
No Place Like the Right Time
Artist : Donna the Buffalo
Album : Positive Friction
Label : Sugar Hill
10:39 PM
Easy’s Getting Harder Every Day
Artist : Iris Dement
Album :
Composer : My Life
Label : Warner Bros
10:44 PM
Candy/Girl Slipped Down
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
10:49 PM
Granny’s Song
Artist : Sheila Kay Adams
Album : What Ever Happened To John Parrish's Boy
Label : Granny Dell

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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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