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 16, 2013

8:04 PM
Off She Goes
Artist : James Bryan
Album : Lookout Blues
Label : Rounder
8:06 PM
Off She Goes / Lily Boleiro
Artist : Gill Burns
Album : Women's Guitar Workshop
Label : Kicking Mule
8:09 PM
Speed the Plough
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : self
8:16 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
8:18 PM
Long Hot Summer Days
Artist : Sara Watkins
Album : s/t
Label : Nonesuch
8:23 PM
Never Got Off the Ground
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Forget About It
Label : Rounder
8:27 PM
That Silvered Haired Daddy Of Mine
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : My Dear Old Southern Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:31 PM
In The Ocean
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound
8:36 PM
Sittin On Top of the World
Artist : The Wandering
Album : Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here
Label : Songs of the South
8:38 PM
Sun’s Gonna Shine
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:42 PM
Brushy Run
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine to Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:45 PM
Going Home
Artist : Leon Morris
Album : Thing Today of My Home
Label : Patuxent Music
8:48 PM
Meeting is a Pleasure
Artist : Waterson Carthy
Album : Common Tongue
Label : Topic
8:52 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing the Banjo
Label : Telarc
8:56 PM
Cluck Old Hen
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Volume 1: Sail Away Ladies
Label : County
9:04 PM
Bridge of Glllass
Artist : The Olllam
Album : s/t
Label : Compass
9:10 PM
Wait For Another Day
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : 1000 Pound Machine
Label : Large River
9:14 PM
Artist : Spider John Koerner
Album : Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Been
Label : Red House
9:17 PM
Let’s Go To Town
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Vol 2: Early Recordings with Kansas Joe McCoy
Label : Blues Classics
9:20 PM
Still Not Home
Artist : Tift Merritt w/Simone Dinnerstein
Album : Night
Label : Sony
9:23 PM
Ain’t It Hard
Artist : Mance Lipscomb
Album : Texas Blues Guitar
Label : Arhoolie
9:27 PM
Don’t Cry Blue
Artist : Jonathan Edwards
Album : s/t
Label : Rhino/Elektra
9:30 PM
My Heart Is On the Mend
Artist : Larry Stephenson
Album : What Really Matters
Label : Compass
9:33 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
9:38 PM
Artist : Putnam Smith
Album : Kichen, Love...
Label : Itchy Sabot Records
9:42 PM
Love Vigilantes
Artist : Laura Cantrell
Album : Trains and Boats and Planes
Label : self
9:47 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
9:51 PM
Turn Turn Turn
Artist : The Byrds
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Columbia
9:55 PM
Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There Is a Season)
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : Troubadours of the Folk Era Vol 2
Label : Rhino
10:04 PM
Song For Ireland
Artist : De Dannan
Album : Song for Ireland
Label : Sugar Hill
10:08 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Songcatcher Soundtrack
Label : Vanguard
10:11 PM
Dark Hollow Blues
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Where'd You Come From, Where'd You Go?
Label : Rounder
10:16 PM
Coo Coo Bird
Artist : Clarence "Tom": Ashley
Album : Greenback Dollar
Label : County
10:19 PM
Artist : Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston
Album : Lost and Found
Label : Waterbug
10:24 PM
I Saw a Man at the Close of Day
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
10:27 PM
Artist : Brett Ratliff
Album : The New Young Fogies Vol 1
Label : n/a
10:31 PM
Daddy Sang Bass
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : The Essential
Label : Columbia Legacy
10:33 PM
Cora Dye
Artist : Adam Hurt & Beth Williams Hartness
Album : Fine Times at Our House
Label : Ubiquitone
10:37 PM
Hit Em Up Style
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Genuine Negro Jig
Label : Nonesuch
10:41 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : The Pilot Mountain Bobcats
Album : Dance By the Light of the Moon
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:45 PM
Pork Fat Makes My Chicken Tan
Artist : Agenst of Terra (w/Mike Seeger)
Album : Fresh Oldtime String Band Music
Label : Rounder
10:53 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
10:56 PM
Cajun Reel
Artist : Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D. L. Menard
Album : En Bas Du Chene Vert
Label : Arhoolie


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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