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 13, 2013

8:04 PM
Border Radio
Artist : Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Album : Cheater's Game
Label : Premium Records
8:07 PM
Never Say Never
Artist : Max Gomez
Album : Rule the World
Label : New West
8:11 PM
Did You Hear John Hurt?
Artist : Tom Paxton
Album : New Songs From the Briarpatch
Label : Vanguard
8:14 PM
Pay Day
Artist : Mississippi John Hurt
Album : The Complete Studio Recordings
Label : Vanguard
8:18 PM
Beulah Land
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Avalon BLues: A Tribute to teh Music of Mississippi John Hurt
Label : Vanguard
8:23 PM
Katy Hill
Artist : Glen Duncan
Album : s/t
Label : OMS Records
8:28 PM
The Wagoner’s Lad
Artist : The Duhks
Album : s/t
Label : Sugar Hill
8:31 PM
Gone, Gonna Rise Again
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:35 PM
Hicks’ Farewell
Artist : Stefan Grossman & Duck Baker
Album : Northern Skies, Southern Blues
Label : Shanachie
8:38 PM
Goodbye to Sorrow
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Brother Sinner & The Whale
Label : Black Hen Music
8:42 PM
Garden Valley
Artist : Cara Dillon
Album : After the Morning
Label : Compass Records
8:46 PM
Mother of Pearl
Artist : Dean Driver
Album : Late Boomer
Label : self
8:51 PM
New Railroad
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Shaken by a Low Sound
Label : Signature Sounds
8:54 PM
Banjo Pickin’ Girl
Artist : Coon Creek Girls
Album : Old Time Mountain Banjo
Label : Couty
8:57 PM
Floating in the Balance
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
9:04 PM
North Carolina Breakdown
Artist : Hillbillies from Mars
Album : s/t
Label : self
9:07 PM
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : The Man Comes Around
Label : Lost Highway / American
9:11 PM
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House Records
9:15 PM
Artist : Balfa Toujours
Album : La Pointe
Label : Rounder
9:18 PM
La Ville Des Manteau
Artist : Darol Anger & Friends (Heritage)
Album : Heritage
Label : Six Degrees / Island
9:23 PM
Our Lady of the Highways
Artist : John Wesley Harding
Album : The Confessions of St. Ace
Label : Mammoth
9:27 PM
Our Lady of The Tall Trees
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady of The Tall Trees
Label : self
9:31 PM
Mama’s Opry
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Infamous Angel
Label : Philo
9:34 PM
Grand Ole Opry Song
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Will The Cirlce Be Unbroken
Label : EMI America
9:37 PM
Nashville Cats
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Family
Label : Ceili
9:41 PM
100 Miles From Music City
Artist : Annie Gallup
Album : Courage My Love
Label : Prime CD
9:45 PM
Chapel Hill Boogie
Artist : John Dee Holeman w/ Taj Mahal
Album : s/t
Label : Music Maker
9:54 PM
Lock and Key
Artist : Sara Watkins
Album : Sun Midnight Sun
Label : Nonesuch
9:57 PM
The Sparkling Fairy / Taro’s Blue Eyes
Artist : Winifred Horan
Album : Just One Wish
Label : Shanachie
10:04 PM
Kana vatsvena Vopinda
Artist : Machanic Manyeruke & The Puritans
Album : s/t
Label : Flying Fish
10:08 PM
Artist : Jim Ringer
Album : Folk Song America IV
Label : Sony Music
10:11 PM
Nothing For Nothing
Artist : James Leva & Purgatory Mountain
Album : Winkin' Eye
Label : Copper Creek
10:14 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Hot Club of Cowtown
Album : Tall Tales
Label : Hightone Records
10:17 PM
I Feel Like Singing Today
Artist : Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Album : I Feel Like Singing Today
Label : Rebel
10:19 PM
Just Because
Artist : John Jackson
Album : Front Porch Blues
Label : Alligator
10:24 PM
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Cover Girl
Label : Columbia
10:28 PM
Song For Ireland
Artist : El McMeen
Album : Irish Guitar Encores
Label : Shanachie
10:31 PM
Song For Ireland
Artist : De Dannan
Album : Song for Ireland
Label : Sugar Hill
10:36 PM
Dance in the Darkness
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Long Ride Home
Label : Full Light Records
10:42 PM
Our Town
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Our Town
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
When I Work Alone
Artist : Wendell Kimbrough
Album : Things That Can't Be Taught
Label : self
10:52 PM
The Last Snowfall
Artist : Vienna Teng
Album : Inland Territory
Label : Zoe Records
10:55 PM
Artist : JPP
Album : String Tease
Label : Northside


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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