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 24, 2013

8:04 PM
Down on Penny’s Farm
Artist : Natalie Merchant
Album : The House Carpenter's Daughter
Label : Myth America
8:07 PM
Walking With The Wolves
Artist : Ana Egge
Album : Bad Blood
Label : Ammal Records
8:10 PM
Oh, My Sweet Carolina
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Heartbreaker
Label : Bloodshot
8:15 PM
Druken Hiccups
Artist : Butch Baldassari & David Schnaufer
Album : Appalachian Mandolin & Dulcimer
Label : SoundArt
8:19 PM
Rare Bird Alert
Artist : Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Rare Bird Alert
Label : Rounder
8:22 PM
Hillbilly Jukebox
Artist : "Little" Jimmy Dickens
Album : Hillbilly Jukebox
Label : Rhino
8:25 PM
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whitle
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : Low Down Blues
Label : Mercury
8:27 PM
Texas Eagle
Artist : Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Mountain
Label : E-Squared
8:31 PM
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Artist : Joan Baez
Album : Greatest & Others
Label : Vanguard
8:35 PM
Wild Mountain Thyme
Artist : John Stewart & Darwin’s Army
Album : s/t
Label : Appleseed
8:39 PM
Coinleach Ghlas An Fhomair
Artist : Clannad
Album : 2
Label : Shanachie
8:45 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing the Banjo
Label : Telarc
8:49 PM
Piney Mountains
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
8:52 PM
Breakfast in Hell
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
9:04 PM
La Danse de la Vie
Artist : Beausoleil
Album : La Danse de la Vie
Label : Forward
9:08 PM
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : Acoustic Journey
Label : Maggie's Music
9:11 PM
Ghosts That We Knew
Artist : Mumford & Sons
Album : Babel
Label : Island / Glassnote
9:17 PM
Great Big Taters in the Sandy Land
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Ways of the World
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
9:19 PM
Prodigal Daughter
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
Label : Compass
9:23 PM
Prodigal Daughter (Cotton Eyed Joe)
Artist : Michelle Shocked
Album : Arkansas Traveler
Label : Mercury
9:30 PM
Mary Crossed the Border
Artist : Michael Kelsh
Album : Steel Blue Ballads
Label : Old Dam Records
9:35 PM
Nar barnen mister mor och far
Artist : Ranarim
Album : Till The Light of Day
Label : Northside
9:40 PM
When I Get to the Border
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : The Tide
Label : Red House
9:43 PM
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Troubadours of Folk Music Vol 3
Label : Rhino
9:48 PM
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : Del and the Boys
Label : Ceili
9:52 PM
Tom Dooley
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : The Executioner's Last Songs
Label : Bloodshot
9:57 PM
Dawggy Mt. Breakdown
Artist : David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:04 PM
Playing of Ball
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : Little Lights
Label : Compass
10:07 PM
If I Were a Featherbed
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Label : Rounder
10:10 PM
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin'
Label : Columbia
10:14 PM
When You Get to Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
10:17 PM
The Titanic
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Ballad and Folksinger
Label : OBC
10:21 PM
Artist : Machanic Manyeruke and the Puritans
Album : s/t
Label : Flying Fish
10:26 PM
Goodnight Ginger
Artist : John McCusker
Album : Goodnight Ginger
Label : Compass
10:31 PM
Banjo Clark
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Aloha From Nashville
Label : Sugar Hill
10:37 PM
Old Joe Clark
Artist : Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant
Album : Stratosphere Boogie: The Falming Guitars
Label : Razor & Tie
10:39 PM
Steady Rolling Blues
Artist : Memphis Slim
Album : Beale Street Get-Down Vol 3
Label : Prestige
10:44 PM
I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
Artist : Norah Jones
Album : Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert
Label : Blue Note
10:47 PM
Red Clay After Rain
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : 1000 Pound Machine
Label : Large River Music
10:51 PM
The Stranger Song
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : Songs Of
Label : Columbia
10:55 PM
The Gambler’s Dying Words
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Flowers From the Fields of Alabama
Label : Shanachie


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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