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 21, 2013

8:04 PM
Weather Vane
Artist : David Francey
Album : So Say We All
Label : Compass
8:06 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
8:11 PM
Ramblin Heart
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : No Other Way
Label : Skaggs Family
8:14 PM
Salt Creek
Artist : Norman Blake and Tony Rice
Album : 2
Label : Rounder
8:17 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
8:20 PM
Little Martha
Artist : Allman Bros Band
Album : Eat a Peach
Label : PCLC
8:23 PM
Riley’s Hen-House Door
Artist : Riley Puckett
Album : Cluck Old Hen: A Barnyard Serenade
Label : Old Hat
8:25 PM
Who Broke The Lock
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
8:28 PM
Cluck Ol’ Hen
Artist : Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby
Album : Cluck Ol' Hen
Label : Skaggs Family
8:31 PM
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Punch
Label : Nonesuch
8:36 PM
Your Long Journey Home
Artist : Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Album : Raising Sand
Label : Rounder
8:41 PM
Artist : Deep Chatham
Album : Flood
Label : self
8:45 PM
If It Rains
Artist : Basia Bulat
Album : Heart of My Own
Label : Rough Trade
8:47 PM
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Homemade
Label : Alligator
8:52 PM
Rain So Hard
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Clovis People
Label : Telarc
8:58 PM
Jimmy In The Swamp
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
9:04 PM
Paddy’s Lamentation
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass Records
9:08 PM
Things Are Coming My Way
Artist : Trapezoid
Album : Long Time Down This Road...
Label : Azure
9:12 PM
Down in Caroline
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : On Fire
Label : Hay Holler
9:15 PM
Kentucky Waltz
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Fever in the South
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
9:19 PM
South of the Border
Artist : Willie Nelson and Family
Album : Let's Face the Music and Dance
Label : Sony Music
9:23 PM
My Favorite Picture of You
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture of You
Label : Dualtone
9:27 PM
Queen Anne’s Lace
Artist : Rose Polenzani with Session Americana
Album : When The River Meets the Sea
Label : self
9:31 PM
Courage, Love and Grace
Artist : Pete Morton
Album : Courage, Love and Grace
Label : Flying Fish
9:36 PM
Come Down to Hilo
Artist : William Pint & Felicia Dale
Album : Round the Corner
Label : Waterbug
9:42 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat / Piney Ridge
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog
9:45 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
9:50 PM
Artist : Patent Pending
Album : Through the Window
Label : Copper Creek
9:53 PM
In Your Mercy
Artist : Malcolm Holcombe
Album : Down the River
Label : Gypsy Eyes Music
9:58 PM
Artist : Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Album : Rockin' The Uke
Label : Community Music
10:04 PM
500 Miles
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act 1
Label : Rebel
10:07 PM
Tennessee Waltz
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : Live at the Mac
Label : Rounder
10:11 PM
Dollar Bill
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label : self
10:14 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Bruce Molsky & Bob Carlin
Album : Take Me As I Am
Label : Car Tunes
10:18 PM
Foggy Mountain Top
Artist : Bill Monroe & Doc Watson
Album : Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Vol 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:21 PM
Sing Song Kitty
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Home Again!
Label : Vanguard
10:23 PM
Beaver Creek
Artist : Prairie Ramblers
Album : The Story That the Crow Told Me Vol 2
Label : Yazoo
10:26 PM
Little Liza Jane
Artist : Hot Club of Cowtown
Album : Dev'lish Mary
Label : Hightone Records
10:28 PM
Hundred Dollar Valentine
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : self
10:32 PM
Port na bPucai/Kilnamona Barndance/Ship In Full Sail/jer The Rigger/The Old Blackthorn/Exile of Erin/Humours Of Tulla/Fitzgerald’s Hornpipe/Rakish Paddy/Finbarr Dwyer’s Reel No. 1/P Joe’s Pecurious Pa
Artist : Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
Album : Live in Seattle
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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