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 10, 2013

8:04 PM
Leopold Street
Artist : The Paper Kites
Album : Young North
Label : Nettwerk Records
8:07 PM
Wayfaring Stranger
Artist : Tift Merritt & Simone Dinnerstein
Album : Night
Label : Sony
8:11 PM
New Cut Road
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town
Label : Rhino
8:15 PM
New Cut Road
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
8:18 PM
Old Plank Road
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : Deeper Waters
Label : Red House Records
8:21 PM
Wandering Soul
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
8:26 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
8:28 PM
Monroe’s Hornpipe
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Looking Back
Label : Compass
8:31 PM
When You Kill The Chicken, Save Me the Head
Artist : Algia Mae Hinton
Album : Honey Babe
Label : Music Maker
8:33 PM
Pack Up Your Sorrows
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III & Iris Dement
Album : Bleecker Street
Label : Astor Place
8:35 PM
Where Time is Reigning
Artist : Rita Hosking
Album : Little Boat
Label : self
8:40 PM
Artist : Led Zeppelin
Album : III
Label : Atlantic
8:43 PM
There Is a Time
Artist : Uncle Earl
Album : She Waits for Night
Label : Rounder
8:46 PM
Neutral Ground
Artist : Pierce Pettis
Album : Everything Matters
Label : Compass
8:50 PM
Old Joe Clark
Artist : The Rosinators
Album : s/t
Label : PDC Music
8:53 PM
Horsie, Keep Your Tail Up
Artist : Lew Childre
Album : The Story That the Crow Told Me Vol 1
Composer : Yazoo
Label :
8:56 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : The Recordings of...
Label : County
9:04 PM
Fat Babies
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : I Love Everybody
Label : Curb MCA
9:07 PM
Oh My
Artist : Claire Holley
Album : s/t
Label : Yep Roc
9:11 PM
Jacksonville Skyline
Artist : Whiskeytown
Album : Pneumonia
Label : Lost Highway
9:15 PM
My Freedom Home
Artist : Tony Ellis
Album : Quaker Girl
Label : County
9:17 PM
Place to Be
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Pink Moon
Label : Hannibal
9:20 PM
Halo ’Round the Moon
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : Transcendental Blues
Label : E Squared
9:23 PM
Remember Me
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:28 PM
Hawks and Eagles
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
9:31 PM
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Artist : Brian Bowers
Album : By Heart
Label : Flying Fish
9:35 PM
Old Virginia
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Hophigh
Label : Signature Sounds
9:39 PM
Artist : The Dillards
Album : Appalachine Stomp
Label : Rhino
9:41 PM
Pastures of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
9:44 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : Rhiannon Giddens
Album : Many Voices
Label : self
9:48 PM
Artist : S. E. Rogie
Album : Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana
Label : Realworld
9:52 PM
The Curtains of Old Joe’s House
Artist : Si Kahn
Album : New Wood
Label : Philo
9:55 PM
Pig in a Pen
Artist : Arthur Smith Trio
Album : The Story That the Crow Told Me Vol 2
Label : Yazoo
9:57 PM
Liza Jane
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
10:04 PM
Fourth of July
Artist : Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men
Album : Out in Califronia
Label : Hightone
10:08 PM
Our Town
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Our Town
Label : Rounder
10:13 PM
Artist : Jeffrey Foucault
Album : Stripping Cane
Label : Signature Sounds
10:16 PM
Blackbirds and Thrushes / The Blackbird Waltz
Artist : Niamh Parsons
Album : Blackbirds & Thrushes
Label : Green Linnet
10:20 PM
My Name Joe
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : The Tide
Label : Red House
10:27 PM
Goodbye, So Long
Artist : King Wilkie
Album : Broke
Label : Rebel
10:31 PM
Artist : The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
10:33 PM
Rainbow Sign
Artist : The Buckstankle Boys
Album : The New Young Fogies Vol 1
Label : self
10:36 PM
Nitti Pomfritti
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : Northside
10:44 PM
Parchman Blues
Artist : Tangle Eye
Album : Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed
Label : Zoe
10:50 PM
Raining At Sunset
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
10:57 PM
Le reel Frugle
Artist : Balfa Toujours
Album : Live at Whiskey River Landing
Label : Rounder


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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