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 12, 2013

8:04 PM
Black River
Artist : Lizzy Ross Band
Album : Read Me Out Loud
Label : Merdog Records
8:07 PM
An American Trilogy
Artist : Midnight Choir
Album : Frisco Mabel Joy Revisted
Label : Appleseed
8:12 PM
Snow Camp
Artist : Tony Ellis
Album : Farewell My Home
Label : Rounder
8:15 PM
Knoxville Rag
Artist : The Haints Old Time String Band
Album : Shout Monah
Label : self
8:18 PM
Tell Me Their Story
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple
8:22 PM
Something To Be Said
Artist : Susan Werner
Album : Hayseed
Label : Thirty Tigers
8:26 PM
Our Lady of The Tall Trees
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady of The Tall Trees
Label : self
8:30 PM
Mama’s Prayers
Artist : Merle Haggard
Album : The Bluegrass Sessions
Label : Hag Records
8:34 PM
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Label : EMI
8:39 PM
Hello Grandma
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : I Love Everybody
Label : Curb MCA
8:42 PM
One Day At A Time
Artist : Yusuf
Album : An Other Cup
Label : Atlantic
8:47 PM
Come July
Artist : Judith Edelman
Album : Drama Queen
Label : Compass
8:51 PM
Ways of the World
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Waiting on the Gravey Train
Label : Rounder
8:54 PM
Glenuig Hall
Artist : Shooglenifty
Album : The Arms Dealer's Daughter
Label : Compass
9:05 PM
Dogs & Thunder
Artist : John Gorka
Album : Old Futures Gone
Label : Red House Records
9:10 PM
Unsung Psalm
Artist : Tracy Chapman
Album : Telling Stories
Label : Elektra
9:15 PM
Mother’s Only Sleeping
Artist : The Armstrong Twins
Album : Floyd and Lloyd - Mandolin Boogie
Label : Arhoolie
9:18 PM
Wayfaring Pilgrim
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Mountain Journey: Stars of Old Time Music
Label : Rounder
9:22 PM
Wayfaring Stranger
Artist : Eva Cassidy
Album : Songbird
Label : Blix Street
9:27 PM
Mississippi River Raft
Artist : J. D. Crowe & The New South
Album : Lefty's Old Guitar
Label : Rounder
9:29 PM
Till The Stars Came Down
Artist : Danny Carnahan & Robin Petrie
Album : Cut and Run
Label : Red House Records
9:34 PM
Year of Jubilo / Down Yonder
Artist : Lois Hornbostel
Album : Dulcimer Jubilee!
Label : self
9:37 PM
Southern Girl’s Reply
Artist : The Wolfe Brothers
Album : Old Time Tuning
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
9:40 PM
Whispers of Summer
Artist : Eliza Carthy
Album : Angels & Cigarettes
Label : Warner Bros
9:45 PM
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : Last Man on Earth
Label : Red House Records
9:49 PM
The Cruel Brother
Artist : Archie Fisher
Album : The Man with a Rhyme
Label : Folk-Legacy
9:55 PM
Mama Tried
Artist : Merle Haggard
Album : The Best of the Best
Label : Capitol
9:57 PM
Artist : Kalama’s Quartet
Album : Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics
Label : Arhoolie
10:04 PM
Raleigh-Durham Reel
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Dirt on the Srings
Label : S&P
10:06 PM
Singer’s Request
Artist : Golden Ring
Album : For All The Good People
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:09 PM
Artist : Pentangle
Album : Pentangling
Label : Sanctuary UK
10:17 PM
Coat of Many Colors
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Coat of Many Colors
Label : RCA Legacy
10:20 PM
If By Morning
Artist : The Pines
Album : Dark So Gold
Label : Red House Records
10:24 PM
North Country
Artist : The Wandering Ramblers
Album : Marimac: Deep in Old-Time Music
Label : Marimac / Rounder
10:27 PM
Darlin, Don’t You Know It’s Wrong?
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun To Sun
Label : self
10:29 PM
Artist : Anonymous 4 w/Darol Anger & Mike Marshall
Album : Gloryland
Label : Harmonia Mundi
10:33 PM
Darlin Child
Artist : Sammy Shelor
Album : Leading Roll
Label : Sugar Hill
10:37 PM
Early Morning Rain
Artist : Gordon Lightfoot
Album : Gord's Gold
Label : Reprise
10:41 PM
Paint Creek
Artist : Tony Ellis
Album : Quaker Girl
Label : County
10:43 PM
Save The Whales
Artist : Country Joe McDonald
Album : Paradise With an Ocean View
Label : Fantasy
10:47 PM
Wildwood Flower
Artist : Sam Pacetti & Gabriel Valla
Album : Union
Label : Waterbug
10:50 PM
This Old Cowboy
Artist : Marshall Tucker Band
Album : Where We All Belong
Label : Shout Factory
10:56 PM
Northern Set: Le Tourment / Whitefish Over the Rapids
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Label : Kiltartan Road


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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