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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August 04, 2013

8:04 PM
Don’t Know What We Got
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday
Label : Sugar Hill
8:06 PM
Two Little Feet
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Further In
Label : Red House Records
8:11 PM
The Evening Train
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
8:16 PM
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : Cattin' Around
Label : self
8:20 PM
Suwannee River Hoedown
Artist : James Price
Album : Fiddlin' The Old-Time Way
Label : Rebel
8:24 PM
When I Came Down Off The Mountain
Artist : Jason Harrod
Album : Highliner
Label : City Records
8:28 PM
Buttermilk Road / The Arbours
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Dear Sister
Label : Compass
8:32 PM
Indian Corn
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
8:36 PM
September Grass
Artist : James Taylor
Album : October Road
Label : Columbia
8:41 PM
Falling Rain
Artist : Kevin W. Holmes
Album : Pluto Is a Planet (and a Dog)
Label : Viglance Music Productions
8:43 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
8:50 PM
Girl From The Green Briar Shore
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : s/t
Label : DMZ Columbia
8:54 PM
Artist : The Bothy Band
Album : Old Hag You Have Killed Me
Label : Green Linnet
8:56 PM
Maya’s Bounce
Artist : Howie Bursen
Album : Banjo Manikin
Label : Folk-Legacy
9:04 PM
If I Needed You
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Somedays The Song Writes You
Label : Dualtone
9:07 PM
Peaks of Otter
Artist : The Cantrells
Album : Dancing with the Miller's Daughter
Label : Sombrero Records
9:11 PM
The Morning Train
Artist : The Kickin Grass Band
Album : Live at the Carolina Theatre
Label : self
9:16 PM
Old Dangerfield
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Leading Off...
Label : Sugar Hill
9:20 PM
Going Down the Lee Highway
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : The Recordings Of..
Label : County
9:23 PM
Danse Caribe
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Label : Mom + Pop
9:28 PM
Haul Awa
Artist : The Boarding Party
Album : Tis Our Sailing Time
Label : Folk-Legacy
9:31 PM
Wild Mountain Thyme
Artist : Greg Leisz
Album : The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons
Label : MPI
9:37 PM
The Fox
Artist : The Blue Sky Boys
Album : In Concert, 1964
Label : Rounder
9:40 PM
Our Town
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Our Town
Label : Rounder
9:46 PM
Artist : Richard Buckner
Album : Bloomed
Label : Ryko / Slow River
9:51 PM
Reel du Forgeron
Artist : La Bottine Souriante
Album : Xidme
Label : Mille-Pattes
9:55 PM
One Morning in May
Artist : The Country Gentlemen
Album : The Complete Vanguard Recordings
Label : Vanguard
9:58 PM
Fiddlin’ John
Artist : Summertown Road
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
Artist : Deep Chatham
Album : Flood
Label : self
10:07 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth Laprelle
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
10:10 PM
In The Pines
Artist : Boone Creek
Album : One Way Track
Label : Sugar Hill
10:15 PM
Little Boxes
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : Folk Song America III
Label : Sony Smithsonian
10:17 PM
Back to the Country Roads
Artist : Ramona Church & Carolina Way
Album : Carolina Memories
Label : Pinecastle Records
10:20 PM
Artist : The Carbines (Tift Merritt)
Album : single
Label : self
10:25 PM
Artist : Cowboy Nation
Album : A Journey Out of Time
Label : Shanachie
10:33 PM
Napoleon Crossing The Rhine
Artist : Golden Ring
Album : For All Good People
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:37 PM
Love Vigilantes
Artist : Laura Cantrell
Album : Trains and Boats and Planes
Label : self
10:41 PM
The Pokegama Bear
Artist : Art Thieme
Album : The Older I Get, The Better I Was
Label : Waterbug
10:45 PM
Blue Spotted Tail
Artist : Fleet Foxes
Album : Helplessness Blues
Label : Sub Pop
10:48 PM
Asturias Parts I & II
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass
10:57 PM
Artist : Gustavo Santaolalla
Album : Ronroco
Label : Nonesuch


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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