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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August 25, 2013

8:04 PM
Don’t Be Afraid
Artist : Lee Dewyze
Album : Frames
Label : Vanguard
8:07 PM
Which Will
Artist : Matt Auten
Album : New Found Land
Label : Silent Planet
8:10 PM
Goodbye Booze
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
8:12 PM
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Roll Away the Stone
Label : Rykodisc
8:14 PM
Old Virginia
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Hophigh
Label : Signature Sounds
8:19 PM
Carolina Dutch and Broken Backed Ben
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : Still Looking Up At the Stars
Label : Speranza Recordings
8:22 PM
Darling Corey
Artist : Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby
Album : Live - Cluck Ol' Hen
Label : Skaggs Family Records
8:30 PM
Will You Miss Me
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Twisted Laurel / Merchants Lunch
Label : Flying Fish
8:32 PM
To Hear Doc Watson Play
Artist : Si Kahn and the Looping Brothers
Album : Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions
Label : Stictly Country Records
8:35 PM
Your Long Journey
Artist : Doc Watson & Family
Album : The Doc Watson Family
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:38 PM
Your Long Journey Home
Artist : Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Album : Raising Sand
Label : Rounder
8:43 PM
Granny Will Your Dog Bite
Artist : The Tallboys
Album : Wild Hog
Label : s
8:45 PM
Old Mother Flanagan / Granny Will Your Dog Bite
Artist : Joel Mabus
Album : Flatpick & Clawhammer
Label : Fossil Records
8:48 PM
Granny Will Your Dog Bite
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : Rainbow Sign: The Legacy of Tommy Jarrell Vol 2
Label : County
8:50 PM
Granny, Does Your Dog Bite
Artist : Mississippi Allstars
Album : Wold Boogie is Coming
Label : Songs of the South Records
8:53 PM
When You Get To Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:56 PM
Day To Day
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On the Edge
Label : Compass
9:04 PM
Frankie Jean
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Complete
Label : Document
9:07 PM
Molly and Tenbrooks
Artist : Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
Album : Columbia Country Classics: The Golden Age Vol 1
Label : Columbia
9:09 PM
Old Dan Tucker / Step to the Music, Johnny
Artist : Jim Taylor & Friends
Album : The Civil War Collection Vol 2
Label : Pearl Mae Music
9:13 PM
Rainy Night in Georgia
Artist : HEM
Album : No Word From Tom
Label : Nettwerk
9:18 PM
Wish I May
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Ordinary Seasons
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
9:21 PM
Rolling in the Barrel / The Morning Dew
Artist : Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
Album : The Lonesome Touch
Label : Green Linnet
9:26 PM
The Dark
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : The Dark
Label : Sugar Hill
9:31 PM
Mary, Don’t You Weep
Artist : Double Decker String Band
Album : Chasing Rainbows
Label : Marimac
9:34 PM
Shine On Harvest Moon
Artist : Leon Redbone
Album : Double Time
Label : Warner Bros.
9:37 PM
Moonshine In the North Carolina Hills
Artist : Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers
Album : Fox Chase
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
9:40 PM
Red & White & Blue & Gold
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
9:44 PM
Swimming Song
Artist : Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Album : s/t
Label : Hannibal
9:47 PM
Artist : Donovan
Album : The Essential
Label : Legacy
9:49 PM
Blood and Gold & The Universal Soldier
Artist : Bill Jones
Album : Turn to Me
Label : Compass
9:56 PM
50 Miles of Elbow Room
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Infamous Angel
Label : Philo
9:59 PM
Victory Rag
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Foundation
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
A Mountaineer Is Always Free
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : The Crossing
Label : Alulua
10:07 PM
Artist : David Wilcox
Album : Vista
Label : What Are Records?
10:12 PM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : New Found Road
Album : Live At The Down Home
Label : Rounder
10:20 PM
Father’s Pride
Artist : Tony Ellis
Album : Dixie Banner
Label : Flying Fish
10:23 PM
Medley: The Southwind / The Blackbird
Artist : Duck Baker
Album : Kid on the Mountain
Label : Kicking Mule
10:26 PM
I Alamino (Be Cool!)
Artist : Dama & D’Gary
Album : The Long Way Home
Label : Shanachie
10:34 PM
Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Those Were the Days
Label : Sugar Hill
10:38 PM
Ordinary Town
Artist : Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Album : Drum Hat Buddha
Label : Signature Sounds
10:41 PM
Back Home
Artist : Bearfoot Bluegrass
Album : Back Home
Label : Compass
10:46 PM
Artist : The Dillards
Album : There is a Time
Label : Vanguard
10:48 PM
Collins Medley #1
Artist : Rafe & Clelia Stefanini
Album : Lady on the Green
Label : Old Willow Tree
10:51 PM
I’ve Got a Bulldog
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:56 PM
Me & Him
Artist : Goose Creek Symphony
Album : Words of Earnest
Label : Capitol


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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