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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May 05, 2013

8:04 PM
Living in the Country
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : Circle Round the Sun
Label : Symposium
8:05 PM
Human Highway
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Compass
8:08 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
8:11 PM
Don’t Get Above Your Raising
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 1: The Golden Age
Label : Columbia
8:13 PM
Nothing Left of Me
Artist : Rita Hosking
Album : Little Boat
Label : self
8:17 PM
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label :
8:21 PM
Theme Song
Artist : Doctor Ross, The Harmonica Boss
Album : Classic Harmonica Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:24 PM
Cluck Old Hen
Artist : The Horseflies
Album : Until the Ocean
Label : Pest Control Records
8:30 PM
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : self
8:33 PM
Cotton Eyed Joe
Artist : Leslie Keith
Album : Black Mountain Blues
Label : Briar Records
8:36 PM
Winter’s Come and Gone
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Hell Amonth the Yearlings
Label : Almo Sounds
8:39 PM
The Story That the Crow Told Me
Artist : John Cohen
Album : Stories the Crow Told Me
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:42 PM
Devlish Mary
Artist : The Skillet Lickers
Album : The Story That the Crow Told Me Vol 2
Label : Yazoo
8:45 PM
Devlish Mary
Artist : Hot Club of Cowtown
Album : Dev'lish Mary
Label : Hightone Records
8:48 PM
En Timme I Ungern
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : Northside
8:53 PM
Artist : Norah Jones
Album : Feels Like Home
Label : Blue Note
8:56 PM
The New Custom House / The Flavor of The Month / The Tinkers Daughter / Dogs Among The Bushes / Pinch of Snuff
Artist : Solas
Album : The Hour Before Dawn
Label : Shanchie
9:04 PM
Artist : The Waifs
Album : Temptation
Label : Compass
9:07 PM
Good-bye To Carolina
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : I Love Everybody
Label : Curb MCA
9:11 PM
Red-Haired Mary
Artist : Dervish
Album : Midsummer's Night
Label : WHR
9:13 PM
I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
Artist : Richard & Linda Thompson
Album : I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
Label : Carthage
9:17 PM
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : Del and the Boys
Label : Ceili
9:21 PM
Artist : Natalie MacMaster
Album : In My Hands
Label : Rounder
9:23 PM
Wabash Cannonball
Artist : Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys
Album : Columbia Country Classics Vol 1: The Golden Age
Label : Columbia Legacy
9:26 PM
Wabash Blues
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : In Sacred Trust
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:29 PM
Going To The West
Artist : Crooked Hollows
Album : s/t
Label : self
9:33 PM
Fair and Tender Ladies
Artist : Dave Van Ronk
Album : Inside Dave Van Ronk
Label : Prestige
9:39 PM
Better Than Staying
Artist : Rebecca Frazier
Album : When We Fall
Label : Better Than Staying
9:42 PM
Artist : Hem
Album : Eveningland
Label : Nettwerk Records
9:45 PM
I’ve Been Everywhere
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : Unchained
Label : American
9:49 PM
The Ectasy of Dancing Fleas
Artist : Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Album : Penguin Cafe Orchetra
Label : EG
9:53 PM
If I Could I Surely Would
Artist : Bill Frisell
Album : The Willies
Label : Nonesuch
10:04 PM
Out on the Weekend
Artist : Neil Young
Album : Harvet
Label : Reprise
10:08 PM
East Tennesse Blues
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : Back to the Mac
Label : Rounder
10:11 PM
Father Daughter Dialogue
Artist : Loudon & Martha Wainwright
Album : Grown Man
Label : Charisma
10:14 PM
The Mist Covered Mountain
Artist : Mark Knopfler
Album : Best Of
Label : Warner Bros
10:19 PM
Lonesome Road Blues
Artist : Stillhouse Bottom Band
Album : Bustin' It Up
Label : Joe Dog
10:25 PM
Mole’s Moan
Artist : Tom Rush
Album : Blues Songs Ballads
Label : Fantasy
10:28 PM
Artist : Lambert and Nuttycombe
Album : At Home
Label : A&M
10:30 PM
The Battle of Evermore
Artist : Led Zeppelin
Album : IV
Label : Atlantic
10:36 PM
Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Artist : Sandy Denny and the Strawbs
Album : s/t
Label : Hannibal
10:41 PM
Coo Coo Bird
Artist : Clarence "Tom": Ashley
Album : Greenback Dollar
Label : County
10:44 PM
If It Rains
Artist : Basia Balut
Album : Heart of My Own
Label : Rough Trade
10:46 PM
All Tomorrow’s Parties
Artist : June Tabor & The Oyster Band
Album : Freedom and Rain
Label : Ryko
10:50 PM
Down on Penny’s Farm
Artist : Natalie Merchant
Album : The House Carpenter's Daughter
Label : Myth America
10:54 PM
Sam I Am
Artist : Matt Flinner
Album : Latitude
Label : Compass


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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