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 Weston
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 30, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Compass Records
8:08 PM
Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Artist : The Wilhelm Brothers
Album : Lay Your Burden Down
Label : self
8:12 PM
Home to Carolina
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : Home to Carolina
Label : New Time Records
8:15 PM
Cuckoo Bird
Artist : Stephen Wade
Album : Banjo Diary
Label : Lessons from Tradition
8:19 PM
Camp Meeting in July
Artist : Wolfe Bros.
Album : Old Time Tuning
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:25 PM
Wrote A Song For Everyone
Artist : John Fogerty with Miranda Lambert w/ Tom Morello
Album : Wrote a Song for Everyon
Label : Vanguard
8:29 PM
Get Along
Artist : Bill Frisell
Album : The Willies
Label : Nonesuch
8:32 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
8:35 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolks
Album : 1939-1947
Label : Bear Family
8:37 PM
Look At Miss Ohio
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Soul Journey
Label : Acony
8:42 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound
8:46 PM
4 + 20
Artist : Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen
Album : Running Wild
Label : Rounder
8:50 PM
Black Eyed Susie
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:54 PM
Stay A Little Longer
Artist : Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys
Album : The Essential Bob Wills
Label : Columbia Legacy
8:57 PM
Down the Road
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
Album : The Complete Mercury Sessions
Label : Mercury
9:04 PM
Undone in Sorrow
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
9:07 PM
Oh My Little Darlin’
Artist : Mark Shatz w/Tim O’Brien
Album : Brand New Old Tyme Way
Label : Rounder
9:09 PM
Buck Dance
Artist : Algia Mae Hinton
Album : Honey Babe
Label : Music Maker
9:11 PM
The Milky Way
Artist : Cucanandy
Album : He Ddin't Dance
Label : Milky Way Music
9:15 PM
Raccoon and Possum
Artist : Seeger Family
Album : Animal Folk Songs for Children and Other People
Label : Rounder
9:20 PM
Speaking WIth The Angel
Artist : Cry, Cry, Cry
Album : s/t
Label : Razor & Tie
9:24 PM
Memories of East Texas
Artist : Michelle Shocked
Album : Short Sharp Shocked
Label : Mercury
9:27 PM
This Beautiful Life
Artist : Bethany Dick
Album : This Beautiful Life
Label : Bethany Records
9:30 PM
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : 1964/1993
Label : Warner Bros
9:37 PM
Going To Richmond
Artist : Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Album : Instrumentals
Label : Skaggs Family
9:40 PM
Old Missouri
Artist : Lynn "Chirps" Smith
Album : Down in Little Egypt
Label : Vigortone Records
9:44 PM
K. C. Blues
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
9:48 PM
Heart of Gold
Artist : Genevieve Toupin
Album : Sweet Relief III: Pennies From Heaven
Label : Vanguard
9:51 PM
Louisiana 1927
Artist : Martin Simpson w/Jackson Browne
Album : Prodigal Son
Label : Compass
9:55 PM
Now Is the Cool of the Day
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Carolina Lightning
Artist : Southern Rail
Album : Carolina Lightning
Label : Turquoise Records
10:07 PM
Sun Keep Shining On Me
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple
10:10 PM
Something in the Wind
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act Four
Label : Sugar Hill
10:13 PM
Wildwood Flower
Artist : Charlie Haden (w/ Rosanne Cash)
Album : Rambling Boy
Label : Decca
10:18 PM
All The Lovely Ladies
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Modern Hymns
Label : Appleseed
10:23 PM
Box Of Rain
Artist : The Grateful Dead
Album : American Beauty
Label : Warner Bros
10:29 PM
Roddy McCorley / Lost Gander
Artist : Scruj MacDuhk
Album : The Road to Canso
Label : Manitoba
10:33 PM
Chased Old Satan
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
10:38 PM
Ruins by the Shore
Artist : Paul McKenna Band
Album : Elements
Label : Compass
10:41 PM
Faded Love
Artist : James Alan Shelton
Album : Song for Greta
Label : Rebel
10:46 PM
The Bird’s Courting Song
Artist : Elizabeth Laprelle
Album : Birds' Advice
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
10:47 PM
Old Man at the Mill
Artist : The Dillards
Album : There Is a Time
Label : Vanguard
10:50 PM
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin'
Label : Columbia
10:57 PM
Before The Storm
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass


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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