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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December 30, 2012

8:04 PM
Turn Your Radio On
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
8:06 PM
Artist : Snuffy Jenkins
Album : Carolina Bluegrass
Label : Arhoolie
8:10 PM
Black Jack David
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Blackjack David
Label : Hightone Records
8:15 PM
Buffalo Hunt
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album :
Label : Pinecastle
8:19 PM
Go On Ahead and Go Home
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Sing the Delta
Label : Flariella Records
8:23 PM
Packing Up - Getting Ready
Artist : Golden Gate Quartet
Album : Travelin' Shoes
Label : Bluebird
8:25 PM
Drowned Lovers
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : Hourglass
Label : Compass Records
8:31 PM
Artist : Mike Auldridge
Album : Eight String Swing
Label : Sugar Hill
8:34 PM
Different Roads
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Different Roads
Label : Rebel
8:37 PM
Country Roads
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Troubadours of Folk Vol 4: Singer-Songwriters of teh '70s
Label : Rhino
8:40 PM
While Roving on a Winter’s Night
Artist : John Gorka & Dar Williams with Darol Anger
Album : Heritage
Label : Island / Six Degrees
8:46 PM
Winter’s Night
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Home Again!
Label : Vanguard
8:50 PM
Auld Lang Syne
Artist : Bonnie Rideout / Maggie Sansone / Al Petteway
Album : A Scottish Christmas
Label : Maggie's Music
8:55 PM
One Good Year
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
9:04 PM
O Death
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : O Brother, Where Art Thou
Label : Lost Highway / Mercury
9:07 PM
Girl From the Greenbriar Shore
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : s/t
Label : DMZ / Columbia
9:11 PM
East Virginia BLues
Artist : Beppe Gambetta
Album : Good News From Home
Label : Green Linnet
9:15 PM
Carry Me Back to Virginia
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : Ato
9:18 PM
The Carolinian
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : IV
Label : YepRoc
9:22 PM
Old Dominion
Artist : Eddie From Ohio
Album : Looking Out the Fishbowl
Label : Virginia Soul
9:27 PM
Once in a Very Blue Moon
Artist : Nanci Griffith
Album : Once in a Very Blue Moon
Label : Philo
9:29 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:32 PM
Fly Around
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
9:36 PM
The Story of the Lawson Family
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : An Evening Long Ago
Label : DMZ / Columbia
9:41 PM
Weeping Willow
Artist : Ralph Stanley w/ Joan Baez
Album : Clinch Mountain Sweetheart
Label : Rebel
9:45 PM
The Pink Chiffon Tricycle Queen
Artist : William Ackerman
Album : In Search of the Turtle's Navel
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Windham Hill
9:50 PM
Sweet Baby James
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act I
Label : Rebel
9:53 PM
Something in the Wind
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act Four
Label : Sugar Hill
9:57 PM
New Cimarron
Artist : Matt Flinner
Album : Latitude
Label : Compass
10:04 PM
All Tomorrow’s Parties
Artist : June Tabor & The Oyster Band
Album : Freedom and Rain
Label : Ryko
10:08 PM
The January Man
Artist : William Pint & Felicia Dale
Album : When I See Winter Return
Label : Waterbug
10:12 PM
Artist : Priscilla Herdman / Anne Hils / Cindy Magsen
Album : Voices of Winter
Label : Gadfly
10:14 PM
One Rose / Hot Buttered Rum
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Rambler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:20 PM
Artist : John Prine
Album : Diamons in the Rough
Label : Atlantic
10:24 PM
The Old Spinning Wheel
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Not Too Far From The Tree
Label : Sugar Hill
10:28 PM
Diamond Shoes
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Bramble Rose
Label : Lost Highway
10:33 PM
Life is Beautiful
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : Reunion
Label : Red House
10:37 PM
The Silver Spoon
Artist : Jack Hardy
Album : The Cauldron
Label : Prime CD
10:42 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
10:47 PM
Say Darling Say
Artist : Stillhouse Bottom Band
Album : Working Hard
Label : JoeDog
10:51 PM
Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Artist : Sandy Denny and the Strawbs
Album : s/t
Label : Hannibal
10:55 PM
And Still I Am Searching
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Label : Appleseed


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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