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 19, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Sandy Denny
Album : Sandy Denny
Label : Hip-O
8:08 PM
Later On
Artist : Tom Payne
Album : Ten Lucky Pennies
Label : Waterbug
8:12 PM
Letter From Down The Road / And Other Things
Artist : Della Mae
Album : This World Oft Can Be
Label : Rounder
8:15 PM
Down the Road
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
Album : The Complete Mercury Sessions
Label : Mercury
8:17 PM
Whistlin’ Rufus / Ragtime Annie
Artist : Dan Crary (w/ Doc Watson)
Album : Jammed If I Do
Label : Sugar Hill
8:22 PM
Mama, Don’t Dog Me
Artist : Mance Lipscomb
Album : You Got To Reap What You Sow
Label : Arhoolie
8:26 PM
The Evening Train
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
8:30 PM
Traveling Alone
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Traveling Alone
Label : Yep Roc
8:35 PM
Hard Travelin’
Artist : Woody Guthrie
Album : Hard Travelin' - The Asch Recordings Vol. 3
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:40 PM
Wake Robin / Boatsman
Artist : Kenny Jackson & Friends
Album : Over the Mountain
Label : 5-String
8:43 PM
Artist : Winifred Horan
Album : Just One Wish
Label : Shanachie
8:47 PM
Storms Never Last
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House
8:51 PM
I Saw The Light
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : 40 Greatest Hits
Label : PolyGram
8:54 PM
Honky Tonk Swing
Artist : Mike Compton & David Grier
Album : Climging the Walls
Label : Rounder
8:57 PM
Cajun Rag
Artist : Hackberry Ramblers
Album : Jolie Blonde
Label : Arhoolie
9:04 PM
Less & Less
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Traveler
Label : Sugar Hill
9:07 PM
Jordan Am A Hard Road to Travel
Artist : Norman & Nacy Blake
Album : The Norman & Nancy Black Compact Disc
Label : Rounder
9:11 PM
Molly Put the Kettle On
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : Traditional Mountain Music
Label : L-Century
9:14 PM
Traveling That Highway Home
Artist : Red Clay Ramblers w/ Fiddlin’ Al McCanless
Album : s/t
Label : Smithsonian-Folkways
9:17 PM
Moon Shadow
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
9:22 PM
Calm The Storm
Artist : Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Album : Quicksilver Rides Again
Label : Sugar Hill
9:23 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
9:27 PM
Sun’s Gonna Shine
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
9:31 PM
Before The Storm
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
9:35 PM
Mitady Kandra
Artist : Dama & D’Gary
Album : The Long Way Home
Label : Shanachie
9:41 PM
All The Pretty Horses
Artist : Rhiannon Giddens & The Elftones
Album : All The Pretty Horses
Label : self
9:46 PM
Wondering Where the Lions Are
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws
Label : Columbia
9:51 PM
Homegrown Tomatoes
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Keepers
Label : Sugar Hill
9:55 PM
A Chicken Ain’t Nothing But a Bird
Artist : Dan Sadowsky & The Ophelia Swing Band
Album : Swing Tunes of the 30s & 40s
Label : Buscuit City
9:58 PM
Artist : Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Rambler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Artist : Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers
Album : At the Ryman
Label : Reprise
10:07 PM
Three Signs Of a Bad Man
Artist : The Ollam (John Mcsherry / Tyler Duncan / Michael Shimmin)
Album : The Ollam
Label :
10:13 PM
The Mystery
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
10:17 PM
Night Drive
Artist : Garnet Rogers
Album : Alll That Is
Label : Red House
10:27 PM
Artist : The Hollow Rock String Band
Album : Traditional Dance Tunes
Label : County
10:29 PM
Keep Your Lights Trimmed and Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Real Time
Label : Howdy Skies Records
10:34 PM
Cello Song
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Five Leaves Left
Label : Hannibal
10:38 PM
Danse Caribe
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Label : Mom + Pop
10:43 PM
Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
Artist : Solomon Linda’s Original Evening Birds
Album : The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 - 48)
Label : Yazoo
10:46 PM
Ida Red
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Too Old To Be Controlled
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:51 PM
Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
Artist : Jerry Douglas w/ Steve Earle
Album : Restless on the Farm
Label : Sugar Hill


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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