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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June 09, 2013

8:04 PM
Red & White & Blue & Gold
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
8:07 PM
Fish and Bird
Artist : Noam Pikelny (w/Aoife O’Donovan)
Album : Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail
Label : Compass
8:13 PM
Rock the Cradle, Joe
Artist : Don Pedi
Album : From Cradles to Caskets
Label : Mast General Store / Quinn Music
8:15 PM
Sunday Morning
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Label : Telarc
8:19 PM
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Ola Belle Reed
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
A Finnish Polka Medley
Artist : FootLoose
Album : Contra Roots and Branches
Label : Great Meadow Music
8:25 PM
Can’t Find My Way Home
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Crossing Jordan
Label : DMZ Columbia
8:29 PM
Gold Rush
Artist : Marion Sumner
Album : Road to Home
Label : June Appal
8:31 PM
Dark As the Night, Blue as the Day
Artist : Michael Cleveland with Dan Tyminski & Vince Gill
Album : Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute
Label : Rounder
8:35 PM
Maddie’s Waltz
Artist : Seth Austen
Album : Appalachian Fiddle Tunes For Finger Style Guitar
Label : Kicking Mule
8:39 PM
Who Broke The Lock
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
8:43 PM
It’s Gonna Rain
Artist : The Gospel Gems
Album : Carolina Roots
Label : Guilford College
8:48 PM
Surry County’s Burning
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Salt Sea Bound
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:51 PM
Ode to Billie Joe
Artist : Bobbie Gentry
Album : Classic Country Music III
Label : RCA
8:57 PM
Theme / Twin River Rag
Artist : Tony Williamson
Album : Lloyd Loar Mandolins
Label : Mandolin Central
9:04 PM
I’m Putting On My Leaving Shoes
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories of the Past
Label : Rebel
9:07 PM
Keys to the Highway
Artist : Memphis Slim & Jazz Gillium
Album : Classic Piano Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:10 PM
La Bastringue
Artist : La Famille Beaudoin
Album : The Beaudoin Family
Label : Philo
9:12 PM
I Want To Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart
Artist : Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers
Album : Classic Country Music Vol 1
Label : Smithsonian RCA
9:16 PM
Little Darlin Pal of Mine
Artist : Mike Anglin / Jeff Autry / Wayne Benson / Rob Ickes / Rickie Simpkins / Scott Vestal
Album : Bluegrass '99
Label : Pinecastle
9:18 PM
Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
Artist : Norman & Nancy Blake
Album : Blind Dog
Label : Rounder
9:22 PM
Amazing Grace
Artist : Jerry Garcia, David Grisman & Tony Rice
Album : Acoustic Disc: 100% Handmade Music Vol VI
Label : Acoustic Music
9:27 PM
Gathering the Harvest
Artist : Harvey Reid
Album : The Autoharp Album
Label : Woodpecker
9:32 PM
John Riley the Shepherd / Brushy Fork of John’s Creek
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Earth Tones
Label : Ubiquitone
9:38 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound
9:42 PM
Will You Miss Me
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Twisted Laurel / Merchants Lunch
Label : Flying Fish
9:46 PM
The City of New Orleans
Artist : Steve Goodman
Album : Folk Song America IV
Label : Sony Smithsonian
9:50 PM
66 Highway
Artist : Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger
Album : The Songs of Pete Seeger Vol 2
Label : Appleseed
9:52 PM
Deep River Blues
Artist : Bearfoot
Album : Follow Me
Label : Glacier
9:55 PM
No Special Rider Blues
Artist : Little Brother Montgomery
Album : Classic Piano Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
The Weight
Artist : The Band
Album : Best of
Label : Capitol
10:08 PM
The Storms Are On the Ocean
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : s/t
Label : Columbia DMZ
10:12 PM
I’m Going Back to North Carolina
Artist : Frank Proffitt
Album : Frank Proffitt of Reese, NC
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:14 PM
Traveling Alone
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Traveling Alone
Label : Yep Roc
10:19 PM
Acers of Corn
Artist : Tom Russell w/Iris Dement
Album : The Man From Who Knows Where
Label : Hightone
10:23 PM
Great Big Boy
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : Great Big Boy
Label : Private Music
10:26 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
10:29 PM
Oh Lord Won’t You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz
Artist : Goose Creek Symphony
Album : Words of Earnest
Label : Capitol
10:32 PM
Wild Bill Jones
Artist : Alison Krauss & Union Station
Album : Down From the Mountain
Label : Lost Highway
10:37 PM
Coal Miner Blues
Artist : Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
Album : Classic Mountain Songs
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:40 PM
I Am the Bravest Cowboy / Cowboy’s Dream
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : Fine Times at Our House
Label : Greenhays
10:44 PM
Shuckin’ The Bush
Artist : Cowboy Legacy
Album : Fiddlin' Johnny
Label : Makoche Music
10:47 PM
Paul Ha’penny / The Garden of Butterflies / The Broken Pledge / The Mother and Child Reel / Toss the Feathers
Artist : Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
Album : The Lonesome Touch
Label : Green Linnet


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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