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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March 03, 2013

8:04 PM
Ghosts That We Knew
Artist : Mumford & Sons
Album : Babel
Label : Island / Glassnote
8:09 PM
A Man Must Carry On
Artist : Aubrey Haynie
Album : A Man Must Carry On
Label : Sugar Hill
8:13 PM
I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
Artist : Richard & Linda Thompson
Album : I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
Label : Carthage
8:16 PM
Artist : David Wilcox
Album : Vista
Label : What Are Records?
8:21 PM
North Country
Artist : The Wandering Ramblers
Album : Marimac: Deep in Old-Time Music
Label : Marimac / Rounder
8:23 PM
Facing the Rain
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Ordinary Seasons
Label : Yodle Ay Hee
8:27 PM
Ain’t No Use In You High Hattin’ Me
Artist : Clint Howard, Fred Price & Their Sons
Album : The Ballad of Finley Preston
Label : Rounder
8:29 PM
Down the Road
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
Album : The Complete Mercury Sessions
Label : Mercury
8:32 PM
Leather Wing Bat
Artist : Spider John Koerner
Album : Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Been
Label : Red House
8:34 PM
The Bird’s Counting Song
Artist : Elizabeth LaPrelle
Album : Bird's Advice
Label : self
8:36 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Fuzzy Mountain String Band
Album : Mountain Music
Label : Rounder
8:39 PM
So Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
Artist : HEM
Album : No Word From Tom
Label : Nettwerk
8:43 PM
Artist : Lambert and Nuttycombe
Album : At Home
Label : A&M
8:46 PM
Field Holler / Piney Woods / Lost Indian
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : Poor Man's Troubles
Label : Rounder
8:51 PM
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Trace
Label : Warner Bros
8:54 PM
Air Play
Artist : Outback
Album : Baka
Label : Hannibal
9:04 PM
I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow
Artist : The Soggy Bottom Boys
Album : Oh Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack
Label : Lost Highway / Mercury
9:08 PM
Amazing Grace
Artist : Bessie Jones
Album : So Glad I'm Here: Songs and Games from the Georgia Sea Islands
Label : Rounder
9:11 PM
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Roll Away the Stone
Label : Rykodisc
9:14 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Wayne Henderson
Album : W.C. Henderson & Company
Label : Hay Holler
9:17 PM
Good Monday Blues
Artist : Si Kahn
Album : Home
Label : Flying Fish
9:19 PM
My Epitaph
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Mountain Journey
Label : Rounder
9:22 PM
Tread Softly
Artist : Grada
Album : The Landing Step
Label : Compass
9:26 PM
Down From The Mountain
Artist : Robinella
Album : Solace For the Lonely
Label : Dualtone
9:29 PM
I Want to Be a Tree
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : Deep River Anthology
Label : Flyin' Cloud
9:32 PM
Sur Le Courtableau
Artist : Nathan Abshire
Album : A Cajun Legend...The Best of
Label : Swallow
9:35 PM
La Vile des Manteau
Artist : Heritage / Darol Anger
Album : Heritage
Label : Island / Six Degrees
9:41 PM
Runway Lights
Artist : Richard Tillinghast
Album : Men and Their Machines
Label : self
9:46 PM
Never Got Off the Ground
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Forget About It
Label : Rounder
9:50 PM
Wayfaring Pilgrim
Artist : Darrell Scott / Danny Thompson / Kenny Malone
Album : Live in NC
Label : Full Light Records
9:58 PM
Grey Eagle
Artist : The Pilot Mountain Bobcats
Album : Lady of the Lake
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:04 PM
Truckin’ My Blues Away
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Tuckin' My Blues Away
Label : Yazoo
10:07 PM
That’ All Right
Artist : Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Album : That's All Right Mama
Label : RCA Bluebird
10:10 PM
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
10:12 PM
Buckets Of Rain
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blood On The Tracks
Label : Columbia
10:16 PM
Love Minus Zero / No Limit
Artist : Eliza Gilkyson
Album : A Nod to Bob
Label : Red House Records
10:20 PM
Great High Mountain
Artist : Jack White
Album : Cold Mountain
Label : DMZ / Columbia
10:25 PM
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
10:29 PM
Ode to Billie Joe
Artist : Bobbie Gentry
Album : Classic Country Music III
Label : RCA
10:33 PM
Cotton-Eyed Joe
Artist : Kathy Kallick
Album : My Mother's Voice
Label : Copper Creek
10:37 PM
Cotton Eyed Joe
Artist : Leslie Keith
Album : Black Mountain Blues
Label : Briar Records
10:41 PM
Blood and Gold & The Universal Soldier
Artist : Bill Jones
Album : Turn to Me
Label : Compass
10:46 PM
Of Time and River Flowing
Artist : Pete Seeger & Friends
Album : Pete
Label : LIving Music
10:51 PM
St. Dominic’s Preview
Artist : Van Morrison
Album : Sult: Spirit of the Music
Label : Bottom Line


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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