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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January 27, 2013

8:04 PM
Hard Luck Gambler
Artist : Aaron Parrett & Ivan Rosenberg
Album : Stumbo Lost Wages
Label : self
8:08 PM
Times Is Hard
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : 10 Songs For the New Depression
Label : Cummerbund Music
8:11 PM
Weave Room Blues
Artist : Dave McCarn
Album : Hard Times Come Again No More: Early American Rural Songs of Hard Times and Hardships Vol 2
Label : Yazoo
8:14 PM
It’s So Cold
Artist : Blueridge
Album : Common Ground
Label : Sugar Hill
8:17 PM
Copper Run
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Chris Coole
Album : Meet Me in the Music
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:20 PM
Lady Madonna
Artist : Butch Robins
Album : Imagicnation
Label : Flat Five
8:22 PM
Pretty Bird
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
8:27 PM
Winter’s Come and Gone
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Hell Amonth the Yearlings
Label : Almo Sounds
8:29 PM
The Lark
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
8:34 PM
The Sounds of Silence
Artist : Simon & Garfunkel
Album : Wednesday Morning, 3 AM
Label : Columbia
8:37 PM
Lament for Tommy Maken / Within a Hen’s Kick / The Slippery Slope
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
8:42 PM
Paddy Won’t You Drink Some Good Old Cider
Artist : Bruce Molsky and Big Hoedown
Album : Big Hoedown
Label : Rounder
8:45 PM
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Artist : Whitetop Mountain Band
Album : Seedtime on the Cumberland Sampler 1990-1991
Label : JuneAppal
8:50 PM
South of Nowhere
Artist : Po’ Girl
Album : Vagabond Lullabies
Label : Nettwerk
8:53 PM
Artist : Bombadil
Album : Tarpits and Canyonlands
Label : Ramseur Records
8:55 PM
Harm’s Swift Way
Artist : Robert Plant
Album : Band of Joy
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Step Inside This House
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : Step Inside This House
Label : Curb MCA
9:09 PM
My Old Cottage Home
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been a Friend to Me
Label : Barker Records
9:13 PM
The House You Live In
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : Wandering Strange
Label : Eminent Records
9:17 PM
Artist : Suzanne Vega
Album : In Their Own Words
Label : Razor & Tie
9:20 PM
Artist : Suzanne Vega
Album : Fast Folk
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:25 PM
Raining at Sunset
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
9:33 PM
Undone in Sorrow
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
9:36 PM
Great High Mountain
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : s/t
Label : DMZ Columbia
9:40 PM
Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : High, Low and In Betwee
Label : Tomato Records
9:42 PM
Way Down Yonder
Artist : Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Yonder
Label : self
9:46 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : John Hartford
Album : The Speed of the Old Long Bow
Label : Rounder
9:50 PM
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Little Sparrow
Label : Sugar Hill
9:56 PM
Small Mountain
Artist : Midlake
Album : The Courage of Others
Label : Bella Union
10:04 PM
Less & Less
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Traveler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:07 PM
Artist : Doc & Merle Watson
Album : Then and Now / Tow Days in November
Label : Sugar Hill
10:10 PM
Shawnee Town
Artist : Sam Pacetti
Album : Solitary Travel
Label : Waterbug
10:14 PM
I Shall Not Be Moved
Artist : Joe Thompson
Album : Family Traditions
Label : Rounder
10:18 PM
We Shall Overcome
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Where Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger Vol 1
Label : Appleseed
10:23 PM
Music For a Found Harmonium
Artist : Patrick Street
Album : Irish Times
Label : Green Linnet
10:26 PM
Weary Life
Artist : Linda Thompson
Album : Fashionably Late
Label : Rounder
10:30 PM
The Carter Family
Artist : Single Girl, Married Girl
Album : Anchored in Love: Their Complete Victor Recordings 1927-1928
Label : Rounder
10:33 PM
Keep on the Sunny Side
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs with Mother Maybelle Carter & The Foggy Mountain Boys
Album : Songs of the Famous Carter Family
Label : Columbia
10:37 PM
Great Big Taters in the Sandy Land
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Ways of the World
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:39 PM
You and Me
Artist : Sara Watkins
Album : Sun Midnight Sun
Label : Nonesuch
10:43 PM
Annabelle Lee
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
10:46 PM
Journey of the Sorcerer
Artist : The Eagles
Album : One of These Nights
Label : Asylum
10:53 PM
Let Heaven Show
Artist : Pura Fe’
Album : Hold The Rain
Label : Music Maker
10:57 PM
Artist : Groupa
Album : 15 Years
Label : Northside


Music Reviews
11:07 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 64-Disc Box Set

A new 63-disc box offers a complete retrospective of the Man in Black's storied career.
Sony Music

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 5:00 pm

In 1955, John R. Cash was a sometime auto mechanic, sometime appliance salesman who liked to play the guitar and sing, mostly gospel songs. The "R" in his name didn't stand for anything — and, in fact, he'd been named J.R. at birth and had to come up with "John" when he joined the Air Force. He'd spend the rest of his life reinventing himself.

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Music Interviews
10:21 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since the 1970s. Their new album together is called Old Yellow Moon.
David McClister Nonesuch Records

Emmylou Harris' first solo album, "Pieces of the Sky," was released in 1975 after the death of her singing partner, Gram Parsons. The opening track on the album is a song called "Bluebird Wine," by a then-unknown songwriter named Rodney Crowell. She recorded two more of his songs on her next album, got him to join her band in the mid-'70s and now, after an almost 40-year friendship, the two musicians have recorded an album together called Old Yellow Moon. The two talk with Terry Gross about their long, enduring careers, their friendship, their influences and singing harmony.

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Arts & Culture
1:25 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

6 Tunes: Some Personal Faves I'd Like To Share With You

Keith Weston in the WUNC Back Porch library
Credit MelShoots

Every weekend it's my pleasure on Back Porch Music to share with you scores of selections from WUNC's wide-ranging folk music library.  It's always a musical adventure that I often find surprising and inspiring myself - and I hope you do, too. From fiddle tunes to singer-songwriters, the term "folk" applies to such a large range of sounds and textures.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:03 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill: Tiny Desk Concert

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 25, 2013.
Gabriella Demczuk NPR

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 6:37 pm

You're about to watch one of the best fiddlers on the planet and a subtle guitar master work their magic. For too many of us, Irish music is something that merely gets trotted out around this time of year, associated with St. Patrick's Day and the coming of spring — and made a cliche by commercialism and whatever other shallow notions make cliches what they are.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Appalachian Music With Old Fashioned Stage Effects

Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle

While many popular musicians today seek out the newest digital technology to enhance their performances, there’s a young musical duo from rural Virginia who are moving in the opposite direction. Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle call themselves simply “Anna and Elizabeth.”  Both accomplished traditional Appalachian musicians on a variety of instruments, together they have resurrected a storytelling tradition called the “crankie,” whose technology outdates their combined age (which is 50).

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Back Porch Music
4:45 pm
Sun February 24, 2013

Two Ticket Give-aways On Sunday's Back Porch

Credit Digital Chips

In addition to a pile of good music on Sunday night's Back Porch Music, you'll have the opportunity for two ticket give-aways.  Those are:

Karal Bonoff at the Carrboro ArtsCenter:

and The Gibson Brothers Brothers at the Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh:

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The State of Things
12:11 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Celebrating The Man Who Recorded The World

Alan Lomax with James (Son) Thomas, Delta Blues Festival, Greenville, Mississippi, 1979. Photo by Bill Ferris.

Bill Ferris and Nathan Salsburg join Isaac-Davy Aronson to discuss the legacy of Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax dedicated seven decades of his life to recording and distributing the sound of as much of the globe as he could reach. Beginning as a 17-year-old from Austin, Texas, Alan traveled with his father, John Lomax, to plantations, farms and prisons in the deep South.

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Video: Doc Watson & David Holt Share Stories And Songs

For the first time since 2005, our friends over at UNC-TV will air a concert with Doc Watson and David Holt sharing stories and songs. The 1998 concert  features extended on-stage interviews with Doc Watson, relating the music to North Carolina and providing context and history.

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Arts & Culture
3:48 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Timeless Tunes and Toe Tappers: Best of Back Porch Music Vol 15 CD

WUNC Front and Song Listing

With 57 minutes and 52 seconds of goodness from Back Porch Music, here's a sampling of our Best of BPM CD offered during the WUNC fund drives. 

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Arts & Culture
5:15 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Back Porch Music - Picks for 2012 and Looking Back

I Draw Slow - Redhills

WUNC's Back Porch Music hosts, Keith Weston and Freddy Jenkins, join Eric Hodge to chat about this past year's memorable acoustic and roots music releases and to remember some of the important musicians who left us this year.

Picks mentioned in the conversation:

Artist - Album Title
I Draw Slow - Redhills
Midtown Dickens - Home
Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien - Live: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
The Grass Cats - The Mountains My Baby and Me
Matt Flinner Trio - Winter Harvest

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