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 23, 2013

8:04 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
Wake Me, Carolina
Artist : Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends
Album : Over the World Below
Label : self
8:11 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
8:16 PM
Durham’s Bull
Artist : The Kentucky Colonels (Clarence White)
Album : On Stage
Label : Rounder
8:17 PM
Whitehouse Blues
Artist : Muleskinner
Album : A Potpurri of Bluegrass Jam
Label : Warner Bros
8:20 PM
I’ll Have A New Life
Artist : South Carolian Broadcasters
Album : Short Time to Stay Here
Label : Flaming Hearts
8:23 PM
Radio Broadcast
Artist : Cousin Emmy
Album : Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolk
Label : Kentucky Records
8:27 PM
Cornmeal Waltz
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
8:33 PM
Boating Up Sandy
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : self
8:35 PM
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Hard Year Blues
Label : Flying Fish
8:38 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
8:45 PM
Rock Island Line
Artist : Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
Album : Jazz Heritage Series
Label : MCA
8:48 PM
Train on the Island / Golden Chain Tree
Artist : Big Hoedown
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
8:52 PM
The Once And Future Carpenter
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Universal Republic
8:57 PM
Across the Universe
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Luzerne
Label : self
9:04 PM
Artist : Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Album : The Best of Vol 2
Label : Shanachie
9:07 PM
Artist : Bela Fleck w/ Oumou Sangare
Album : Throw Down Your Heart
Label : Rounder
9:12 PM
Red & White & Blue & Gold
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
9:16 PM
Dusty Miller
Artist : The New Deal String Band
Album : Blue Grass
Label : London
9:18 PM
Artist : Pete Morton
Album : Frivolous Love
Label : Philo
9:25 PM
Artist : Della Mae
Album : This WOrld Oft Can Be
Label : Rounder
9:28 PM
All Gossar (All the Young Men)
Artist : Troka
Album : Nordic Roots
Label : Northside
9:31 PM
Route 23
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Route 23
Label : Yep Roc
9:35 PM
Artist : Claire Lunch
Album : Moonlighter
Label : Rounder
9:39 PM
Gone, Gonna Rise Again
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:42 PM
13 Questions
Artist : Seatrain
Album : Seatrain
Label : Capitol
9:47 PM
Gaelic Song
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : Four on the Floor
Label : Compass
9:51 PM
Stranger Blues
Artist : Shelton Powe
Album : Carolina Blues and Gospel
Label : Music Maker
9:54 PM
Moon Goin’ Down
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Country Blues Guitar Festival
Label : self
9:58 PM
June Apple
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Foundation
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
I’ve Got a Bulldog
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:07 PM
Indian Ate A Woodchuck
Artist : Rhys Jones / Jeff Miller / Jim Nelson
Album : All I've Got's Done Gone
Label : Vigortone
10:12 PM
Coo Coo Bird
Artist : Clarence "Tom" Ashley
Album : Greenback Dollar
Label : County
10:15 PM
The Birds Were Singing Of You
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : The Carter Family 1927 - 1934
Label : JSP
10:18 PM
I’ll Fly Away
Artist : Kathy Kallick
Album : My Mother's Voice
Label : Copper Creek
10:21 PM
Row Number Two, Seat Number Three
Artist : Willma Lee & Stoney Cooper
Album : Midnight Special, Vol. 2
Label : Country Music Group
10:24 PM
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Live 88
Label : Plump
10:28 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs from my Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : self
10:33 PM
Wild Rippling Waters
Artist : Bill Staines
Album : Just Play One Tune More
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:37 PM
The Nightingale’s Song
Artist : Almeda Riddle
Album : Ballads and Hymns From the Ozarks
Label : Rounder
10:40 PM
Travelin’ Soldier
Artist : Dixie Chicks
Album : Home
Label : Open Wide/Monument/Columbia
10:48 PM
My Favorite Things
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Backwaters
Label : Rounder
10:53 PM
John Barleycorn
Artist : Traffic
Album : Troubadours of British Folk Vol 2
Label : Rhino


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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