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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July 14, 2013

8:04 PM
The Night I Learned How Not To Pray
Artist : Iris DeMent
Album : Sing the Delta
Label : Flariella Records
8:08 PM
Rank Stranger
Artist : Ralph Stnaley (w/Tom T. Hall)
Album : Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Label : Freeland Recordings
8:11 PM
Amazing Grace
Artist : Unidentified Group
Album : Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Label : Folk-Legacy
8:13 PM
Nostalgia Prelude
Artist : Bob Brozman
Album : Tone Poems III
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:15 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
8:18 PM
Booth Shot Lincoln / Gunboat
Artist : Tim Gardner
Album : Timmetry
Label : Coyote Ridge Audio
8:21 PM
Artist : Sweet Honey in the Rock
Album : Folkways: A Vision Shared
Label : Columbia
8:23 PM
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Luzerne
Label : self
8:28 PM
Raining At Sunset
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
8:36 PM
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:39 PM
L.A. County
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : Cowboy Man: Anthology Vol 1
Label : MCA Curb
8:42 PM
Ring The Bell
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
8:46 PM
When They Ring The Golden Bells
Artist : Natalie Merchant
Album : Ophelia
Label : Elektra
8:52 PM
Moon Shadow
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
8:57 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth Laprelle
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
9:04 PM
Five Days in May
Artist : Salamander Crossing
Album : Bottleneck Dreams
Label : Signature Sounds
9:08 PM
Rio Grande
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Ashgrove
Label : Yep Roc Records
9:14 PM
Y’all Come
Artist : The Osborne Brothers
Album : Dayton to Knoxville 1949-1954
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:16 PM
Mountain Sally Ann
Artist : George Pegram
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
9:18 PM
Gimme Dat Thang
Artist : Laurel Canyon Ramblers
Album : Back on the Street Again
Label : Sugar Hill
9:21 PM
Artist : Joseph Falcon
Album : Louisiana Cajun Music Vol 1: First Recordings The 1920s
Label : Old Timey Records
9:23 PM
Sunset on Louisianne
Artist : Hart Rouge
Album : Beaupre's Home
Label : Red House Records
9:29 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
9:37 PM
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Sweet Baby James
Label : Warner Bros.
9:39 PM
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Album : The Americana Agency Sampler 2013
Label : Americana Agency
9:42 PM
Dancin’ With Them That Brung Me
Artist : Stacey Earle
Album : Dancin' With Them That Brung Me
Label : Gearle Records
9:45 PM
Dark Hollow Blues
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Where'd You Come From, Where'd You Go?
Label : Rounder
9:50 PM
One Of These Things First
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Bryter Later
Label : Hannibal
9:55 PM
Before This Year
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : s/t
Label : Columbia DMZ
9:57 PM
Mona Ray
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : Anthology
Label : Rhino
10:04 PM
Baby, Now That I Found You
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Now That I Found You
Label : Rounder
10:07 PM
Cardinal Pair
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Ordinary Seasons
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:10 PM
Getting There
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Label : Compass
10:18 PM
I’ll Hit The Road Again
Artist : Grant Rogers
Album : The Continuing Tradtion Volume 1: Ballads A Folk-Legacy Sampler
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:21 PM
Mill Town
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : Hamburger Square
Label : Flyin' Cloud
10:25 PM
Urge For Going
Artist : Tony Rice
Album : Night Flyer
Label : Rounder
10:31 PM
Traveling Alone
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Traveling Alone
Label : Yep Roc
10:36 PM
I’ve Got a Bulldog
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:40 PM
Flatnose, The Tree-Climbing Dog
Artist : Austin Lounge LIzards
Album : Employee of the Mount
Label : Sugar Hill
10:43 PM
Chicken’s Crowing at Midnight
Artist : Marvin Gaster
Album : Uncle Henry's Favorites
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
Sur la Bord de L’eau
Artist : Magnolia Sisters
Album : Prends Courage
Label : Arhoolie
10:51 PM
Coinleach Ghlas An Fhomair
Artist : Clannad
Album : 2
Label : Shanachie
10:56 PM
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Bryter Layter
Label : Hannibal


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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