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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January 06, 2013

8:04 PM
The Cuckoo Bird
Artist : The Everly Brothers
Album : Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers On Warner Bros. 1960-1969
Label : Warner Bros
8:07 PM
Who R U Texting 2Nite?
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : The Americana Agency Sampler 2013
Label : Americana Agency
8:09 PM
Maybe I Can Paint Over That
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : SOmedays the Song Writes You
Label : Dualtone
8:13 PM
Gentle Arms of Eden
Artist : Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Album : Drum Hat Buddah
Label : Signature Sounds
8:17 PM
You Ain’t Talkin’ To Me
Artist : Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
50 Miles of Elbow Room
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Infamous Angel
Label : Philo
8:24 PM
You’re Gonna Miss Me
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : Neon Blue Bird
Label : Thirty Tigers
8:28 PM
Fire & Rain
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Sweet Baby James
Label : Warner Bros
8:31 PM
Goodbye Beulahland
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle
8:37 PM
Artist : Jason Harrod
Album : s/t
Label : self
8:41 PM
This Land Is Your Land
Artist : Woody Guthrie
Album : This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol 1
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:44 PM
Wildwood Flower
Artist : Charlie Haden (w/ Rosanne Cash)
Album : Rambling Boy
Label : Decca
8:47 PM
Ring Them Bells
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : West of Memphis: Voices For Justice
Label : Legacy / Sony
8:52 PM
Artist : Wanda Lu Green
Album : Mechanicsville
Label : Two Can Music
8:56 PM
God’s Own Open Road
Artist : Tish Hinojosa
Album : Best of Live
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Shake Sugaree
Artist : Elizabeth Cotten
Album : Shake Sugaree
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:09 PM
The Lord’ll Provide
Artist : Mike Cross
Album : The Bounty Hunter
Label : Sugar Hill
9:12 PM
Waltzing with Bears
Artist : Bok, Muir & Trickett
Album : The First Fifteen Years Vol 2
Label : Folk-Legacy
9:17 PM
Crossing Muddy Waters
Artist : The Devil and Bunny Show
Album : The I-10 Chronicles
Label : Virgin Backporch
9:21 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : Atwater & Donnelly
Album : Where The Wild Birds Do Whistle
Label : Rabbit Island
9:25 PM
Listen, Listen
Artist : Sandy Denny
Album : Sandy
Label : Island Records
9:29 PM
Short Time Here, Long Time Gone
Artist : Dillard Chandler
Album : Dark Holler: Old Love Songs and Ballads
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:31 PM
Dillard Chandler
Artist : Last Forever
Album : s/t
Label : Nonesuch
9:34 PM
I’ve Got a Home in Beulah Land
Artist : Brothers Wright and Williams
Album : How Can I Keep From Singing Vol 2
Label : Yazoo
9:37 PM
Ookpie Waltz
Artist : David Grier
Album : I've The House to Myself
Label : Dreadnought Recordings
9:41 PM
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Album : The Americana Agency Sampler 2013
Label : Americana Agency
9:44 PM
Wall of Death
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : The Hannibal Sampler
Label : Hannibal
9:49 PM
Gaelic Song
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : Four on the Floor
Label : Compass
9:53 PM
Where Are You Tonight I Wonder
Artist : Karan Casey
Album : The WInds Begin to Sing
Label : Shanachie
10:04 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Odd Man In
Label : Sugar Hill
10:07 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : The Recordings of
Label : County
10:10 PM
Dublin Blues
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Dublin Blues
Label : Warner Bros
10:15 PM
The Last Thing on My Mind
Artist : Doc Waton
Album : Elementary
Label : Sugar Hill
10:18 PM
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Trace
Label : Warner Bros
10:21 PM
As I Go
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
10:24 PM
In the Pines
Artist : Lead Belly
Album : Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:27 PM
Guitar Chimes
Artist : Blind Blake
Album : Guitar Wizards 1926-1935
Label : Yazoo
10:30 PM
Buckdancer’s Choice
Artist : Sam McGee
Album : Old-Time Mountain Guitar
Label : County
10:32 PM
Jack Fig
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : 6 and 12 String Guitar
Label : Rhino
10:36 PM
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Forget About It
Label : Rounder
10:39 PM
Puff the Magic Dragon
Artist : Peter, Paul & Mary
Album : Moving
Label : Warner Bros
10:43 PM
Artist : Loituma
Album : In the Moonlight
Label : Northside
10:48 PM
Maddy Groves
Artist : Fairport Convention
Album : Troubadours of British Folk Vol 2
Label : Rhino


Back Porch Music Concerts
10:55 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Back Porch Music Is Back On The Lawn: 8 Free Concerts In 2014

Credit WUNC

  WUNC's Back Porch Music on the Lawn series back on the lawn under the Lucky Strike tower in the heart of the American Tobacco CampusThe free concerts are on Thursday nights from May to September.  The series is part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the American Tobacco Campus.

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Arts & Culture
12:01 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio

Bobby Hicks, 2014 NC Heritage Award Recipient
Credit Eric Mennel / WUNC

Bobby Hicks had no intention of playing fiddle as a kid. He was playing mandolin in a band with his brothers when one of them asked for some help.

"My brother had a friend he wanted in the band, but he couldn't play anything," said Hicks. "So he talked me into teaching him to play the mandolin, and then they fired me."

It was to all our benefit.

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Back Porch Music Concerts
8:35 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight

The Back Porch Music on the Lawn concert series starts tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids.
Credit WUNC

Update: 12:28 p.m. Southern Culture on the Skids to has been rescheduled for  Thursday May 22 at 6 p.m.

Update: 12:06 p.m. Due to the weather, the concert tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids and the Letter Jackets has been canceled.  We're hope to reschedule -- stay tuned for details. We'll post updates on the main Back Porch On The Lawn Concerts page.

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Back Porch Reviews
3:00 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Back Porch Reviews Steep Canyon Rangers, John Howie Jr., And Robbie Fulks

The Steep Canyon Rangers 'Tell The Ones I Love'
Credit Rounder

Our series of Back Porch Music album reviews continues this week with three new releases reviewed by the hosts of Back Porch Music.

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North Carolina Radio History
6:30 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Celebrating Ralph Epperson, WPAQ And 'The Voice Of The Blue Ridge'

Ralph Epperson, founder of WPAQ. Photographed 07/20/05.
Credit Megan Morr / Winston-Salem Journal

This weekend people in Surry County remember a radio pioneer and North Carolina broadcasting legend, Ralph Epperson. A special WPAQ broadcast of the long-running "Merry Go-Round" program and a screening of "Broadcast - A Man and A Dream" documentary are scheduled for Saturday morning and afternoon at The Earle Theater in Mount Airy, NC.

WPAQ - "The Voice of the Blue Ridge"

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Back Porch Reviews
1:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Back Porch Music Album Reviews: Lucinda Williams and The Olllam

Lucinda Williams album cover

Here's another installment of Back Porch Music album reviews. We're posting these periodically here with two or three CD reviews each week and we hope you enjoy them. Leave your comments below. 

Lucinda Williams - self titled

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Back Porch Reviews
1:00 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Back Porch Reviews Regina Carter, Bigfoot & John Gorka

Regina Carter's new CD is 'Southern Comfort'
Credit Sony Music Masterworks

This is the first in a series of Back Porch Music album reviews that Freddy Jenkins and I will be writing periodically. We'll feature new and significant historical releases worth mentioning. You'll hear some of these and hundreds of other CDs every week on the program. Leave your comments below.

One of the best parts of working at Back Porch Music is sampling all the music that comes our way from remarkable artists and sharing these artists with you. Here's a look at three that are well worth your time.

Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

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Arts & Culture
1:24 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Two Cool Banjos On Display At New Earl Scruggs Center In Shelby, NC

The Super Earl
Credit Gibson

Earl Scruggs was a North Carolina native, a banjo virtuoso who was instrumental in the development of the classic bluegrass banjo sound.  There's a new museum, the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, North Carolina, which honors his legacy. Annmarie Reiley-Kay is the curator. We asked Annmarie what she's most excited by in the new collection. She immediately told us about two of his instruments.

The Super Earl

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Arts & Culture
10:02 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Carolina Chocolate Drops Co-Founder To Leave Band

Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founders Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons
Credit Carolina Chocolate Drops

Dom Flemons, a co-founder of North Carolina-based Grammy award winning string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, will leave the band in mid-December following a series of concert dates. He will be starting a solo career. 

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WUNC Fund Drive
1:41 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Best Of Back Porch Music Vol 16

30 second samples of all the tunes on the Best of BPM Vol 16 - new for Fall 2013 and our thank-you for supporting WUNC Radio! Pledge Now. See more of our thank-you gifts.

1 Tift Merritt—Traveling Alone . . . . . . 4:45

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