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 17, 2013

8:04 PM
When You Get to Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edi Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:07 PM
January Song
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl
8:10 PM
Tennessee Me
Artist : The Secret Sisters
Album : s/t
Label : Beladroit
8:12 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : Daris Rucker
Album : True Believers
Label : Capitol
8:16 PM
Artist : Julie and Adrian Shepherd-Powell
Album : The New Young Fogies Vol 1
Label : self
8:18 PM
Honey Baby Blues
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Trouble in Mind
Label : Sugar Hill
8:21 PM
Honey Babe
Artist : Ganstagrass
Album : Rappalachia
Label : Rench Audio
8:27 PM
Sunday Night Blues
Artist : Birds & Arrow
Album : Coyotes
Label : self
8:32 PM
Jack of Diamonds
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:35 PM
He Rambled
Artist : Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
Album : Old-Time Songs Recorded From 1925 to 1930
Label : County
8:38 PM
My Father’s House
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Nebraska
Label : Columbia
8:44 PM
Prettiest Little Girl in the County
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
8:47 PM
Say Darlin’ Say
Artist : The Dirt Daubers
Album : Wake Up Sinners
Label : Colonel Knowledge Records
8:48 PM
A Pound a Week Rise
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
8:53 PM
No Place Like the Right Time
Artist : Donna the Buffalo
Album : Positive Friction
Label : Sugar Hill
8:58 PM
East Tennessee Blues
Artist : Mike Compton and Joe Newberry
Album : Live at Brandywine Friends
Label : self
9:04 PM
Scarborough Fair / Canticle
Artist : Simon & Garfunkel
Album : Folk Song America Vol IV
Label : Sony / Smithsonian
9:07 PM
Artist : Moloney / O’Connel & Kean
Album : Best of BPM Vol 1
Label : Digital Chips
9:14 PM
Pretty Peg/Craig’s Pipes (Song And Reel)
Artist : The Bothy Band
Album : The Best of
Label : Green Linnet
9:18 PM
Fields of Gold
Artist : Eva Cassidy
Album : Best of BPM Vol 2
Label : Digital Chips
9:23 PM
Merry Go ’Round
Artist : Kacey Musgraves
Album : single
Label : Mercury
9:27 PM
Artist : Stone Soup
Album : Long Fields
Label : Rock in a Crock Music
9:33 PM
Walk Along John to Kansas
Artist : Troublesome Creek String Band
Album : Fast As Time Can Take Me
Label : County
9:36 PM
Music For a Found Harmonium
Artist : Patrick Street
Album : Irish Times
Label : Green Linnet
9:39 PM
New Railroad
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Shaken by a Low Sound
Label : Signature Sounds
9:42 PM
Banjo Pickin’ Girl
Artist : Coon Creek Girls
Album : Old Time Mountain Banjo
Label : Couty
9:45 PM
I Dream a Highway
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
10:04 PM
St Anne’s Reel / Jeff Davis
Artist : Hotpoint
Album : Steppin' On Cords
Label : Make 'Em Go Woo
10:09 PM
Waiting for September
Artist : Suzie Brown
Album : Heartstrings
Label : self
10:13 PM
Long As I Can See the Light
Artist : Ted Hawkins
Album : The Final Tour
Label : Evidence
10:15 PM
Artist : Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album : Creedence Country
Label : Fantasy
10:19 PM
The Broom of the Cowdenknowes
Artist : Cherish The Ladies
Album : The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone
Label : Windham Hill
10:24 PM
Girl From The North Country
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin'
Label : Columbia
10:27 PM
Port na bPucai/Kilnamona Barndance/Ship In Full Sail/jer The Rigger/The Old Blackthorn/Exile of Erin/Humours Of Tulla/Fitzgerald’s Hornpipe/Rakish Paddy/Finbarr Dwyer’s Reel No. 1/P Joe’s Pecurious Pa
Artist : Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
Album : Live in Seattle
Label : Green Linnet
10:56 PM
Artist : Dick Kimmel
Album : Fishin' Creek Blues
Label : Copper Creek


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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