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 27, 2013

8:04 PM
Hard Luck Gambler
Artist : Aaron Parrett & Ivan Rosenberg
Album : Stumbo Lost Wages
Label : self
8:08 PM
Times Is Hard
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : 10 Songs For the New Depression
Label : Cummerbund Music
8:11 PM
Weave Room Blues
Artist : Dave McCarn
Album : Hard Times Come Again No More: Early American Rural Songs of Hard Times and Hardships Vol 2
Label : Yazoo
8:14 PM
It’s So Cold
Artist : Blueridge
Album : Common Ground
Label : Sugar Hill
8:17 PM
Copper Run
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Chris Coole
Album : Meet Me in the Music
Label : Hickoryjack Records
8:20 PM
Lady Madonna
Artist : Butch Robins
Album : Imagicnation
Label : Flat Five
8:22 PM
Pretty Bird
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
8:27 PM
Winter’s Come and Gone
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Hell Amonth the Yearlings
Label : Almo Sounds
8:29 PM
The Lark
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
8:34 PM
The Sounds of Silence
Artist : Simon & Garfunkel
Album : Wednesday Morning, 3 AM
Label : Columbia
8:37 PM
Lament for Tommy Maken / Within a Hen’s Kick / The Slippery Slope
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
8:42 PM
Paddy Won’t You Drink Some Good Old Cider
Artist : Bruce Molsky and Big Hoedown
Album : Big Hoedown
Label : Rounder
8:45 PM
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Artist : Whitetop Mountain Band
Album : Seedtime on the Cumberland Sampler 1990-1991
Label : JuneAppal
8:50 PM
South of Nowhere
Artist : Po’ Girl
Album : Vagabond Lullabies
Label : Nettwerk
8:53 PM
Artist : Bombadil
Album : Tarpits and Canyonlands
Label : Ramseur Records
8:55 PM
Harm’s Swift Way
Artist : Robert Plant
Album : Band of Joy
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Step Inside This House
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : Step Inside This House
Label : Curb MCA
9:09 PM
My Old Cottage Home
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been a Friend to Me
Label : Barker Records
9:13 PM
The House You Live In
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : Wandering Strange
Label : Eminent Records
9:17 PM
Artist : Suzanne Vega
Album : In Their Own Words
Label : Razor & Tie
9:20 PM
Artist : Suzanne Vega
Album : Fast Folk
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:25 PM
Raining at Sunset
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
9:33 PM
Undone in Sorrow
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
9:36 PM
Great High Mountain
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : s/t
Label : DMZ Columbia
9:40 PM
Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : High, Low and In Betwee
Label : Tomato Records
9:42 PM
Way Down Yonder
Artist : Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Yonder
Label : self
9:46 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : John Hartford
Album : The Speed of the Old Long Bow
Label : Rounder
9:50 PM
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Little Sparrow
Label : Sugar Hill
9:56 PM
Small Mountain
Artist : Midlake
Album : The Courage of Others
Label : Bella Union
10:04 PM
Less & Less
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Traveler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:07 PM
Artist : Doc & Merle Watson
Album : Then and Now / Tow Days in November
Label : Sugar Hill
10:10 PM
Shawnee Town
Artist : Sam Pacetti
Album : Solitary Travel
Label : Waterbug
10:14 PM
I Shall Not Be Moved
Artist : Joe Thompson
Album : Family Traditions
Label : Rounder
10:18 PM
We Shall Overcome
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Where Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger Vol 1
Label : Appleseed
10:23 PM
Music For a Found Harmonium
Artist : Patrick Street
Album : Irish Times
Label : Green Linnet
10:26 PM
Weary Life
Artist : Linda Thompson
Album : Fashionably Late
Label : Rounder
10:30 PM
The Carter Family
Artist : Single Girl, Married Girl
Album : Anchored in Love: Their Complete Victor Recordings 1927-1928
Label : Rounder
10:33 PM
Keep on the Sunny Side
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs with Mother Maybelle Carter & The Foggy Mountain Boys
Album : Songs of the Famous Carter Family
Label : Columbia
10:37 PM
Great Big Taters in the Sandy Land
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Ways of the World
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:39 PM
You and Me
Artist : Sara Watkins
Album : Sun Midnight Sun
Label : Nonesuch
10:43 PM
Annabelle Lee
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
10:46 PM
Journey of the Sorcerer
Artist : The Eagles
Album : One of These Nights
Label : Asylum
10:53 PM
Let Heaven Show
Artist : Pura Fe’
Album : Hold The Rain
Label : Music Maker
10:57 PM
Artist : Groupa
Album : 15 Years
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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