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 20, 2013

8:04 PM
All Out of Diamonds
Artist : Overmountain Men
Album : The Next Best Thing
Label : Advanced CD
8:07 PM
Merry Go ’Round
Artist : Kacey Musgraves
Album : single
Label : Mercury
8:11 PM
Far Americay
Artist : Solas
Album : Shamrock CIty
Label : THL Records
8:18 PM
Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportees)
Artist : Dave Guard & The Whiskeyhill Singers
Album : s/t
Label : Capitol Records
8:23 PM
Riding the Stream
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : Slaughterhouse
Label : Flyin' Cloud
8:28 PM
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : Del and the Boys
Label : Ceili
8:32 PM
Never Going Back
Artist : Samantha Crain
Album : Kid Face
Label : Ramseur Records
8:35 PM
Artist : The Living Sisters
Album : Run For Cover
Label : Vanguard
8:37 PM
Hoedown at Alice’s
Artist : Steve Martin
Album : The Crow
Label : Rounder
8:42 PM
Red Dirt Girl
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Red Dirt Girl
Label : Nonesuch
8:47 PM
Artist : Greg Brown
Album : Hymns to What is Left
Label : Sawdust
8:50 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
Album : s/t/
Label : County
8:53 PM
Thanks to Tequila
Artist : Dale Watson and His Lonestars
Album : El Rancho Azul
Label : Red House Records
8:55 PM
Crow River Waltz
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : 6- and 12-String Guitar
Label : Rhino
8:59 PM
Artist : Lunasa
Album : La Nua
Label : self
9:04 PM
Can’t You Hear Me Callin’
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Shaken By a Low Sound
Label : Signature Sounds
9:08 PM
Rocky Road Blues
Artist : The Lonesome River Band
Album : With Body and Soul
Label : Rebel
9:10 PM
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Artist : Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
Album : Columbia Country Classics Vol 1: The Golden Age
Label : Columbia Legacy
9:13 PM
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Artist : Elvis Presley
Album : Classic Country Music: Vol 2
Label : RCA Smithsonian Folkways
9:16 PM
The 111th Pennsylvane
Artist : Jack Hardy
Album : Civil Wars
Label : Great Divide
9:25 PM
Like a Songbird That Has Fallen
Artist : Reeltime Travelers
Album : Cold Mountain
Label : Columbia DMZ
9:28 PM
Seven Bridges Road / 85 on 85
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : 9 Lives and More
Label : self
9:35 PM
Rising Sun
Artist : Brownie McGhee with Sonny Terry
Album : Crossroads Southern Routes
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:38 PM
Artist : Norah Jones
Album : Feels Like Home
Label : Blue Note
9:41 PM
Time Passages
Artist : Al Stewart
Album : Folk Live from Mountain Stage
Label : Blue Plate
9:46 PM
Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Artist : Sandy Denny and the Strawbs
Album : s/t
Label : Hannibal
9:51 PM
Bill’s Reel / Ice Cream Hornpipe / Altan’s Reel
Artist : Bob McQuillen / Jane Orzechowski / Deanna Stiles
Album : Old New England
Label : Great Meadows
9:54 PM
Cornbread and Butterbeans
Artist : The Carolina Sunshine Trio
Album : WPAQ: The Voice of the Blueridge Mountains
Label : Rounder
9:56 PM
Cornbread and Butterbeans
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Genuine Negro Jig
Label : Nonesuch
10:04 PM
Whispers of Summer
Artist : Eliza Carthy
Album : Angels & Cigarettes
Label : Warner Bros
10:08 PM
Out Comes the Sun
Artist : The Grasscals
Album : The Famous Lefty Flynn's
Label : Rounder
10:12 PM
Train Home
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Train Home
Label : Hightone Records
10:16 PM
Mary Hooley
Artist : Phranc
Album : Folksinger
Label : Island
10:20 PM
Steady Breathing
Artist : Mary Black
Album : Stories from the Steeples
Label : Blix Street
10:24 PM
Winter Harvest
Artist : Matt Flinner Trio
Album : Winter Harvest
Label : Compass
10:29 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
10:34 PM
Tain’t Nobody’s Business
Artist : Frank Stokes
Album : Memphis Country Blues Vol 1
Label : Memphis Archives
10:37 PM
You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blood on the Tracks
Label : Columbia
10:40 PM
That’ll Be Alright
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Memphis Jamboree 1927-1936
Label : Yazoo
10:43 PM
We Turned Away
Artist : Winterpills
Album : All My Lovely Goners
Label : Signature Sounds
10:47 PM
All For You
Artist : Last Forever
Album : trainfare home
Label : Nonesuch
10:54 PM
Bid You Goodnight
Artist : Peter and Mary Alice Amidon
Album : Hymns & Ballads
Label : self
10:57 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Simple Gifts
Album : Other Places, Other Times
Label : Purple Finch


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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