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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July 14, 2013

8:04 PM
The Night I Learned How Not To Pray
Artist : Iris DeMent
Album : Sing the Delta
Label : Flariella Records
8:08 PM
Rank Stranger
Artist : Ralph Stnaley (w/Tom T. Hall)
Album : Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Label : Freeland Recordings
8:11 PM
Amazing Grace
Artist : Unidentified Group
Album : Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Label : Folk-Legacy
8:13 PM
Nostalgia Prelude
Artist : Bob Brozman
Album : Tone Poems III
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:15 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
8:18 PM
Booth Shot Lincoln / Gunboat
Artist : Tim Gardner
Album : Timmetry
Label : Coyote Ridge Audio
8:21 PM
Artist : Sweet Honey in the Rock
Album : Folkways: A Vision Shared
Label : Columbia
8:23 PM
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Luzerne
Label : self
8:28 PM
Raining At Sunset
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
8:36 PM
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:39 PM
L.A. County
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : Cowboy Man: Anthology Vol 1
Label : MCA Curb
8:42 PM
Ring The Bell
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
8:46 PM
When They Ring The Golden Bells
Artist : Natalie Merchant
Album : Ophelia
Label : Elektra
8:52 PM
Moon Shadow
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
8:57 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth Laprelle
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
9:04 PM
Five Days in May
Artist : Salamander Crossing
Album : Bottleneck Dreams
Label : Signature Sounds
9:08 PM
Rio Grande
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Ashgrove
Label : Yep Roc Records
9:14 PM
Y’all Come
Artist : The Osborne Brothers
Album : Dayton to Knoxville 1949-1954
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:16 PM
Mountain Sally Ann
Artist : George Pegram
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
9:18 PM
Gimme Dat Thang
Artist : Laurel Canyon Ramblers
Album : Back on the Street Again
Label : Sugar Hill
9:21 PM
Artist : Joseph Falcon
Album : Louisiana Cajun Music Vol 1: First Recordings The 1920s
Label : Old Timey Records
9:23 PM
Sunset on Louisianne
Artist : Hart Rouge
Album : Beaupre's Home
Label : Red House Records
9:29 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
9:37 PM
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Sweet Baby James
Label : Warner Bros.
9:39 PM
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Album : The Americana Agency Sampler 2013
Label : Americana Agency
9:42 PM
Dancin’ With Them That Brung Me
Artist : Stacey Earle
Album : Dancin' With Them That Brung Me
Label : Gearle Records
9:45 PM
Dark Hollow Blues
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Where'd You Come From, Where'd You Go?
Label : Rounder
9:50 PM
One Of These Things First
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Bryter Later
Label : Hannibal
9:55 PM
Before This Year
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : s/t
Label : Columbia DMZ
9:57 PM
Mona Ray
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : Anthology
Label : Rhino
10:04 PM
Baby, Now That I Found You
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Now That I Found You
Label : Rounder
10:07 PM
Cardinal Pair
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Ordinary Seasons
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:10 PM
Getting There
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Label : Compass
10:18 PM
I’ll Hit The Road Again
Artist : Grant Rogers
Album : The Continuing Tradtion Volume 1: Ballads A Folk-Legacy Sampler
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:21 PM
Mill Town
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : Hamburger Square
Label : Flyin' Cloud
10:25 PM
Urge For Going
Artist : Tony Rice
Album : Night Flyer
Label : Rounder
10:31 PM
Traveling Alone
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Traveling Alone
Label : Yep Roc
10:36 PM
I’ve Got a Bulldog
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:40 PM
Flatnose, The Tree-Climbing Dog
Artist : Austin Lounge LIzards
Album : Employee of the Mount
Label : Sugar Hill
10:43 PM
Chicken’s Crowing at Midnight
Artist : Marvin Gaster
Album : Uncle Henry's Favorites
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
Sur la Bord de L’eau
Artist : Magnolia Sisters
Album : Prends Courage
Label : Arhoolie
10:51 PM
Coinleach Ghlas An Fhomair
Artist : Clannad
Album : 2
Label : Shanachie
10:56 PM
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Bryter Layter
Label : Hannibal


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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