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 18, 2013

8:04 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
Trees For Skies
Artist : Ruth Moody
Album : These Wilder Things
Label : Red House Records
8:11 PM
Santa Anna’s Retreat
Artist : Stephen Wade
Album : Banjo Diary
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:15 PM
If That Was Love
Artist : Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
Album : Lonely Comes Easy
Label : Rebel
8:18 PM
Sarah Jane and the Iron Mountain Boy
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
Goin’ Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Far Away, Down on a Georgia Farm
Label : Shanachie
8:25 PM
Peg & Awl
Artist : Elizabeth LaPrelle
Album : Lizard in the Spring
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
8:28 PM
High On a Mountain
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : Riverside Battle Songs
Label : Verve Forecast
8:32 PM
Dublin Blues
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Dublin Blues
Label : Warner Bros
8:36 PM
Song the French Broad
Artist : Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
Album : s/t
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:39 PM
Banjo Picking Girl
Artist : Cary Fridley
Album : Neighbor Girl
Label : Juba Records
8:43 PM
Pack Up Your Sorrows
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III & Iris Dement
Album : Bleecker Street
Label : Astor Place
8:46 PM
San Francisco Bay Blues
Artist : Jess Fuller
Album : Frisco Bound
Label : Arhoolie
8:50 PM
Calliope Meets Frank
Artist : Alasdair Fraiser & Natalie Haas
Album : Fire & Grace
Label : Culburnie
8:56 PM
The Pink Chiffon Tricycle Queen
Artist : William Ackerman
Album : In Search Of The Turtle's Navel
Label : Windham Hill
9:04 PM
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Artist : Flatt & Scruggs
Album : Bluegrass Essentials
Label : Hip-O
9:06 PM
Artist : Matt Flinner
Album : Latitude
Label : Compass
9:10 PM
May You Never
Artist : John Martyn
Album : Acoustic Waves: Island 40th
Label : Island
9:14 PM
100 Miles From Music City
Artist : Annie Gallup
Album : Courage My Love
Label : Prime CD
9:18 PM
Sittin’ On Top of the World
Artist : Jack White
Album : Cold Mountain
Label : DMZ Columbia
9:22 PM
Sittin’ On Top of the World
Artist : Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Album : Hometown Blues
Label : Mainstream
9:24 PM
Sittin’ On Top of the World
Artist : Bill Frisell
Album : The Willies
Label : Nonesuch
9:28 PM
Say Darling Say
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Hand Me Down
Label : Rounder
9:32 PM
When First Unto This Country
Artist : Troublesome Creek String Band
Album : Fast As Time Can Take Me
Label :
9:35 PM
Black Jack David
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Blackjack David
Label : Hightone Records
9:40 PM
Counting The Hours
Artist : The Two Dollar Pistols with Tift Merritt
Album : Yep Roc
Label :
9:44 PM
Where I Fell
Artist : Robbie Fulks
Album : Gone Away Backward
Label : Bloodshot
9:48 PM
Home to Carolina
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : Home to Carolina
Label : New Time Records
9:51 PM
Embryonic Journey
Artist : Richard Gilewitz
Album : Synapse Collapse
Label : Gillazilla Records
9:55 PM
Wayfaring Stranger
Artist : Sam Bush & David Grisman
Album : Acoustic Disc - 100% Handmade Music Vol V
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:04 PM
From Me To You
Artist : Janis Ian
Album : Troubadours of Folk Vol 4: Singer-Songwriters of the 70s
Label : Rhino
10:07 PM
Darling Corey
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Album : Cluck Ol' Hen
Label : Fontana / Skaggs Family
10:15 PM
Artist : Jem Moore & Ariane Lydon
Album : O'Susanna
Label : Beacon Records
10:20 PM
Kidder Cole
Artist : Bascom Lamar Lunsford
Album : The Cornshucker's Frolic Vol 1
Label : Yazoo
10:23 PM
Crazy Love
Artist : Tina Adair
Album : Just You Wait and See
Label : Sugar Hill
10:26 PM
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Wishbone
Label : Philo
10:30 PM
Battle Cry of Freedom
Artist : Jacqueline Schwab
Album : Civil War (Ken Burns soundtrack)
Label : Nonesuch
10:31 PM
Big Rock Candy Mountains
Artist : Harry McClintock
Album : Bona Fide Bluegrass & Mountain Music
TrackNumber : 1
Label : BMG Heritage
10:34 PM
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Waiting on the Gravy Train
Label : Rounder
10:37 PM
Calico Train
Artist : Steve Martin
Album : The Crow
Label : Rounder
10:40 PM
Dance All Night With a Bottle in Your Hand
Artist : Uncle John Patterson with Ben Entrekin
Album : Everybody's Tuned To the Radio: Rural Music Traditions in West Georgia, 1947-1979
Label : Center for Public History
10:43 PM
Talkin’ About Good News
Artist : Kate MacLeod
Album : Constant Emotion
Label :
10:47 PM
Haste to the Wedding
Artist : Adam Hurt & Beth Williams Hartness
Album : Fine Times at Our House
Label : Ubiquitone
10:51 PM
Ballad of Eddie Klepp
Artist : Chuck Brodsky
Album : House on Fire Vol 2
Label : Red House Records
10:55 PM
Where Do The Children Play?
Artist : Cat Stevens
Album : Acoustic Waves: Island Vol 3
Label : Island


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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