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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June 30, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Compass Records
8:08 PM
Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Artist : The Wilhelm Brothers
Album : Lay Your Burden Down
Label : self
8:12 PM
Home to Carolina
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : Home to Carolina
Label : New Time Records
8:15 PM
Cuckoo Bird
Artist : Stephen Wade
Album : Banjo Diary
Label : Lessons from Tradition
8:19 PM
Camp Meeting in July
Artist : Wolfe Bros.
Album : Old Time Tuning
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:25 PM
Wrote A Song For Everyone
Artist : John Fogerty with Miranda Lambert w/ Tom Morello
Album : Wrote a Song for Everyon
Label : Vanguard
8:29 PM
Get Along
Artist : Bill Frisell
Album : The Willies
Label : Nonesuch
8:32 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
8:35 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolks
Album : 1939-1947
Label : Bear Family
8:37 PM
Look At Miss Ohio
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Soul Journey
Label : Acony
8:42 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound
8:46 PM
4 + 20
Artist : Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen
Album : Running Wild
Label : Rounder
8:50 PM
Black Eyed Susie
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:54 PM
Stay A Little Longer
Artist : Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys
Album : The Essential Bob Wills
Label : Columbia Legacy
8:57 PM
Down the Road
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
Album : The Complete Mercury Sessions
Label : Mercury
9:04 PM
Undone in Sorrow
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
9:07 PM
Oh My Little Darlin’
Artist : Mark Shatz w/Tim O’Brien
Album : Brand New Old Tyme Way
Label : Rounder
9:09 PM
Buck Dance
Artist : Algia Mae Hinton
Album : Honey Babe
Label : Music Maker
9:11 PM
The Milky Way
Artist : Cucanandy
Album : He Ddin't Dance
Label : Milky Way Music
9:15 PM
Raccoon and Possum
Artist : Seeger Family
Album : Animal Folk Songs for Children and Other People
Label : Rounder
9:20 PM
Speaking WIth The Angel
Artist : Cry, Cry, Cry
Album : s/t
Label : Razor & Tie
9:24 PM
Memories of East Texas
Artist : Michelle Shocked
Album : Short Sharp Shocked
Label : Mercury
9:27 PM
This Beautiful Life
Artist : Bethany Dick
Album : This Beautiful Life
Label : Bethany Records
9:30 PM
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : 1964/1993
Label : Warner Bros
9:37 PM
Going To Richmond
Artist : Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Album : Instrumentals
Label : Skaggs Family
9:40 PM
Old Missouri
Artist : Lynn "Chirps" Smith
Album : Down in Little Egypt
Label : Vigortone Records
9:44 PM
K. C. Blues
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
9:48 PM
Heart of Gold
Artist : Genevieve Toupin
Album : Sweet Relief III: Pennies From Heaven
Label : Vanguard
9:51 PM
Louisiana 1927
Artist : Martin Simpson w/Jackson Browne
Album : Prodigal Son
Label : Compass
9:55 PM
Now Is the Cool of the Day
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Carolina Lightning
Artist : Southern Rail
Album : Carolina Lightning
Label : Turquoise Records
10:07 PM
Sun Keep Shining On Me
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple
10:10 PM
Something in the Wind
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act Four
Label : Sugar Hill
10:13 PM
Wildwood Flower
Artist : Charlie Haden (w/ Rosanne Cash)
Album : Rambling Boy
Label : Decca
10:18 PM
All The Lovely Ladies
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Modern Hymns
Label : Appleseed
10:23 PM
Box Of Rain
Artist : The Grateful Dead
Album : American Beauty
Label : Warner Bros
10:29 PM
Roddy McCorley / Lost Gander
Artist : Scruj MacDuhk
Album : The Road to Canso
Label : Manitoba
10:33 PM
Chased Old Satan
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
10:38 PM
Ruins by the Shore
Artist : Paul McKenna Band
Album : Elements
Label : Compass
10:41 PM
Faded Love
Artist : James Alan Shelton
Album : Song for Greta
Label : Rebel
10:46 PM
The Bird’s Courting Song
Artist : Elizabeth Laprelle
Album : Birds' Advice
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
10:47 PM
Old Man at the Mill
Artist : The Dillards
Album : There Is a Time
Label : Vanguard
10:50 PM
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin'
Label : Columbia
10:57 PM
Before The Storm
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass


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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