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

May 26, 2013

8:04 PM
Cousin Sally Brown/Glory In The Meetinghouse
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
8:09 PM
Missouri Borderland
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been A Friend To Me
Label : Barker Records
8:14 PM
Silver Dagger
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : The Grass Is Blue
Label : Sugar Hill
8:19 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:24 PM
Song For Jimmy Campbell
Artist : The Williamson Brothers
Album : Bluegrass!
Label : Flatt Mountain Records
8:30 PM
Wondering Where The Lions Are
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws
Label : True North
8:34 PM
What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
Artist : Marcy Marxer
Album : Things Are Coming My Way
Label : Community Music
8:38 PM
Link Of Chain
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Live As I'll Ever Be
Label : Hightone
8:43 PM
Tanner’s Boarding House
Artist : Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett
Album : Good For What Ails You: Music Of The Medicine Shows 1926-1937
Label : Old Hat Records
8:49 PM
Run Away
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
8:52 PM
Ragtime Annie
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
8:56 PM
Alberta
Artist : Leadbelly
Album : Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 1 (1939-1940)
Label : Document
9:04 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
9:11 PM
One Light Shining
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
9:15 PM
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone
Artist : Dailey & Vincent
Album : Brothers Of The Highway
Label : Rounder
9:19 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Amtoco/Compass
9:25 PM
No Rain
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Figures Of The Year
Label : www.barefoot-movement.com
9:30 PM
Minor Swing
Artist : Hot Club Of Cowtown
Album : Rendezvous In Rhythm
Label : Gold Strike Records
9:34 PM
Devlin’
Artist : David Grisman
Album : Hot Dawg
Label : A&M
9:39 PM
Two Soldiers
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Through The Window Of A Train
Label : Rounder
9:43 PM
Travelin’ Soldier
Artist : Dixie Chicks
Album : Home
Label : Open Wide/Monument/Columbia
9:51 PM
Ryestraw
Artist : Lunasa
Album : La Nua
Label : Lunasa Records
9:57 PM
Cripple Creek
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : Clawhammer Banjo, Volume Two
Label : County
10:04 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
10:08 PM
She Moved Through The Fair
Artist : Bert Jansch
Album : Toy Balloon
Label : Cooking Vinyl
10:13 PM
Pretty Crowing Chicken
Artist : Frank Proffitt
Album : High Atmosphere
Label : Rounder
10:17 PM
Mom & Dad’s Waltz
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
10:23 PM
Doin’ Time
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Dear Sister
Label : Compass
10:28 PM
Touch A Name On The Wall
Artist : Joel Mabus
Album : The Naked Truth
Label : Fossil Records
10:34 PM
Bright Sunny South
Artist : Sam Amidon
Album : Bright Sunny South
Label : Nonesuch
10:38 PM
Soldier’s Round
Artist : Atwater Donnelly
Album : The Blackest Crow
Label : Rabbit Island Music
10:43 PM
Little Margaret
Artist : Sheila Kay Adams
Album : All The Other Fine Things
Label : Granny Dell Records
10:49 PM
I Fell Short
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
10:53 PM
Boating Up Sandy
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
10:55 PM
Moonlight Mile
Artist : Alvin Youngblood Hart
Album : Paint It Blue, Songs Of The Rolling Stones
Label : House Of Blues

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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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