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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December 30, 2012

8:04 PM
Turn Your Radio On
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
8:06 PM
Artist : Snuffy Jenkins
Album : Carolina Bluegrass
Label : Arhoolie
8:10 PM
Black Jack David
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Blackjack David
Label : Hightone Records
8:15 PM
Buffalo Hunt
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album :
Label : Pinecastle
8:19 PM
Go On Ahead and Go Home
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Sing the Delta
Label : Flariella Records
8:23 PM
Packing Up - Getting Ready
Artist : Golden Gate Quartet
Album : Travelin' Shoes
Label : Bluebird
8:25 PM
Drowned Lovers
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : Hourglass
Label : Compass Records
8:31 PM
Artist : Mike Auldridge
Album : Eight String Swing
Label : Sugar Hill
8:34 PM
Different Roads
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Different Roads
Label : Rebel
8:37 PM
Country Roads
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Troubadours of Folk Vol 4: Singer-Songwriters of teh '70s
Label : Rhino
8:40 PM
While Roving on a Winter’s Night
Artist : John Gorka & Dar Williams with Darol Anger
Album : Heritage
Label : Island / Six Degrees
8:46 PM
Winter’s Night
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Home Again!
Label : Vanguard
8:50 PM
Auld Lang Syne
Artist : Bonnie Rideout / Maggie Sansone / Al Petteway
Album : A Scottish Christmas
Label : Maggie's Music
8:55 PM
One Good Year
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
9:04 PM
O Death
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : O Brother, Where Art Thou
Label : Lost Highway / Mercury
9:07 PM
Girl From the Greenbriar Shore
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : s/t
Label : DMZ / Columbia
9:11 PM
East Virginia BLues
Artist : Beppe Gambetta
Album : Good News From Home
Label : Green Linnet
9:15 PM
Carry Me Back to Virginia
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : Ato
9:18 PM
The Carolinian
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : IV
Label : YepRoc
9:22 PM
Old Dominion
Artist : Eddie From Ohio
Album : Looking Out the Fishbowl
Label : Virginia Soul
9:27 PM
Once in a Very Blue Moon
Artist : Nanci Griffith
Album : Once in a Very Blue Moon
Label : Philo
9:29 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:32 PM
Fly Around
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
9:36 PM
The Story of the Lawson Family
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : An Evening Long Ago
Label : DMZ / Columbia
9:41 PM
Weeping Willow
Artist : Ralph Stanley w/ Joan Baez
Album : Clinch Mountain Sweetheart
Label : Rebel
9:45 PM
The Pink Chiffon Tricycle Queen
Artist : William Ackerman
Album : In Search of the Turtle's Navel
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Windham Hill
9:50 PM
Sweet Baby James
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act I
Label : Rebel
9:53 PM
Something in the Wind
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act Four
Label : Sugar Hill
9:57 PM
New Cimarron
Artist : Matt Flinner
Album : Latitude
Label : Compass
10:04 PM
All Tomorrow’s Parties
Artist : June Tabor & The Oyster Band
Album : Freedom and Rain
Label : Ryko
10:08 PM
The January Man
Artist : William Pint & Felicia Dale
Album : When I See Winter Return
Label : Waterbug
10:12 PM
Artist : Priscilla Herdman / Anne Hils / Cindy Magsen
Album : Voices of Winter
Label : Gadfly
10:14 PM
One Rose / Hot Buttered Rum
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Rambler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:20 PM
Artist : John Prine
Album : Diamons in the Rough
Label : Atlantic
10:24 PM
The Old Spinning Wheel
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Not Too Far From The Tree
Label : Sugar Hill
10:28 PM
Diamond Shoes
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Bramble Rose
Label : Lost Highway
10:33 PM
Life is Beautiful
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : Reunion
Label : Red House
10:37 PM
The Silver Spoon
Artist : Jack Hardy
Album : The Cauldron
Label : Prime CD
10:42 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
10:47 PM
Say Darling Say
Artist : Stillhouse Bottom Band
Album : Working Hard
Label : JoeDog
10:51 PM
Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Artist : Sandy Denny and the Strawbs
Album : s/t
Label : Hannibal
10:55 PM
And Still I Am Searching
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Label : Appleseed


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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