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

July 28, 2013

8:04 PM
Now That The Night Has Come
Artist : The Lost Brothers
Album : The Passing Of The Night
Label : Readymade Records
8:07 PM
Twilight Kingdom
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Label : Rounder
8:16 PM
Little Girl and The Dreadful Snake
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories Of The Past
Label : Rebel
8:21 PM
Helpless Wanderer
Artist : Underhill Rose
Album : Something Real
Label : www.underhillrose.com
8:25 PM
Take Me In Your Lifeboat
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band w/Del, Ronnie & Robbie McCoury
Album : Will The Circe Be Unbroken, Volume III
Label : Capitol
8:28 PM
Ten Cents
Artist : Lynn "Chirps" Smith
Album : Down In Little Egypt
Label : Vigortone Records
8:33 PM
The Nine-Pound Hammer
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : Volume 2 (1928-1929)
Label : Document
8:36 PM
Hills Of Mexico
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Ordinary Seasons
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:40 PM
Link Of Chain
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Live As I'll Ever Be
Label : Hightone
8:45 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
8:52 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:55 PM
The Ballad Of Larry
Artist : Jonathan Byrd
Album : The Waitress
Label : www.jonathanbyrd.com/Waterbug
9:04 PM
The Ballad Of Stringbean and Estelle
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : Circles Around Me
Label : Sugar Hill
9:09 PM
Wondrous Love
Artist : Hesperus
Album : A Civil War Scrapbook
Label : Maggie's Music
9:14 PM
Deeper Well
Artist : The Wailin’ Jennys
Album : Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House
Label : Red House Records
9:22 PM
Nine Pound Hammer
Artist : Frank Fairfield
Album : Frank Fairfield
Label : Tompkins Square Records
9:26 PM
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Artist : Richard Buckner
Album : devotion + doubt
Label : MCA
9:33 PM
Call Me The Breeze
Artist : Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Album : Lonesome Skynyrd Time
Label : CMH Records
9:37 PM
After Midnight
Artist : JJ Cale
Album : Live
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Label : Back Porch Records
9:40 PM
There Ain’t No Easy Way
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Real Time
Label : Howdy Skies
9:47 PM
Diggin’ On The Mountainside
Artist : Town Mountain
Album : Steady Operator
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:52 PM
Cracks In The Floor
Artist : Tim Carter
Album : Bang Bang
Label : Tree O Records/Little King
9:56 PM
Riley’s Hen House Door
Artist : Riley Puckett
Album : Cluck Old Hen - A Barnyard Serenade 1926-1940
Label : Old Hat Records
10:05 PM
’Cept You & Me Babe
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Covenant
Label : Red House Records
10:09 PM
Pretty Boy Floyd
Artist : Rosanne Cash
Album : Woody Guthrie at 100! - Live at the Kennedy Center
Label : Legacy
10:13 PM
Every 24 Hours
Artist : Peter Case
Album : Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
Label : Yep Roc
10:17 PM
I Can’t Stand It
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
10:24 PM
Fly
Artist : The Greencards
Album : Sweetheart Of The Sun
Label : Darling Street Records
10:31 PM
Morphine Girl
Artist : Mandolin Orange
Album : This Side Of Jordan
Label : Yep Roc
10:35 PM
Get Behind The Mule
Artist : John Hammond
Album : Wicked Grin
Label : Pointblank
10:43 PM
Juanita
Artist : Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris
Album : Ret;urn Of The Grievous Angel: A Tribute To Gram Parsons
Label : Almo Sounds
10:46 PM
Red Clay Halo
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
10:49 PM
Keepin’ It Between The Lines (Old School)
Artist : Peter Rowan
Album : The Old School
Label : Compass
10:53 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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