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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February 10, 2013

8:04 PM
Nobody Knows You
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Label : Rounder
8:07 PM
Never Meant to Love You
Artist : Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons
Album : Old Believers
Label : Readymade Records
8:11 PM
The Wanting Kind
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
Label : Compass
8:16 PM
River of Jordan
Artist : Troublesome Creek String Band
Album : Fast As Time Can Take Me
Label : County
8:19 PM
Artist : Tangle Eye
Album : Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed
Label : Zoe Records
8:24 PM
Fox Chase / Right on the Shore
Artist : Sonny Terry
Album : The Folkways Years
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:27 PM
Donna’s Got a Rambling Mind
Artist : Joe Thompson
Album : Family Tradition
Label : Rounder
8:31 PM
Sir Sidney Smith’s March
Artist : Duck Baker
Album : Kid on the Mountain
Label : Kicking Mule
8:35 PM
Little Wing
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Looking Back
Label : Compass
8:43 PM
Artist : Tres Chicas
Album : Sweetwater
Label : Yep Roc
8:47 PM
Whiskey in the Jar
Artist : Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Album : Shady Grove
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:51 PM
On the Road to Fairfax County
Artist : The Roches
Album : Keep On Doing
Label : Warner Bros
8:56 PM
Cotton Eyed Joe
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Where'd You Come From, Where'd You Go?
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Mollie and Tenbrooks
Artist : Tony Furtado Band
Album : s/t
Label : Cojema Music
9:08 PM
Ran So Hard the Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing the Banjo
Label : Telarc Blues
9:12 PM
Cluck Old Hen
Artist : The Horseflies
Album : Until the Ocean
Label : Pest Control Records
9:17 PM
Last Train to Clarksville
Artist : The Grascals
Album : The Famous Lefty Flynn's
Label : Rounder
9:20 PM
The King’s Shilling
Artist : Mick Mcauley / Winifred Horan / Colm o Caoimh
Album : Sailing Back to You
Label : self
9:25 PM
Travelin’ Soldier
Artist : The Dixie Chicks
Album : Home
Label : Columbia Open Wide Monument
9:31 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
9:35 PM
Artist : Cowboy Nation
Album : A Journey Out of Time
Label : Shanachie
9:43 PM
Which Will
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Rare on Air Vol 1
Label : KCRW
9:47 PM
Who’s That Knocking At the Door
Artist : Bob Carlin
Album : Mr. Space Man
Label : Car Tunes
9:50 PM
Quit That Ticklin’ Me
Artist : The Volo Bogtrotters
Album : Old-Time Music On The Air Vol 1
Label : Rounder
9:53 PM
I Can See Clearly Now
Artist : The Deighton Family
Album : Rolling Home
Label : Green Linnet
9:57 PM
73 Special
Artist : Balfa Toujours
Album : Deux Voyages
Label : Rounder
10:04 PM
Mr. Tambourine Man
Artist : The Byrds
Album : Folk Song America Vol III
Label : Sony Smithsonian Folkways
10:06 PM
Twa Bonnie Maidens
Artist : Archie Fisher
Album : The Man With a Rhyme
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:09 PM
Coinleach Ghlas An Fhomhair
Artist : Kevin Burke & Micheal O Domhnaill
Album : Promenade
Label : Green Linnet
10:16 PM
An American Trilogy
Artist : Midnight Choir
Album : Frisco Mabel Joy Revisted
Label : Appleseed
10:21 PM
Old Folks at Home
Artist : Vern Williams
Album : Roots Music: An American Journey
Label : Rounder
10:27 PM
A Sailor’s Life
Artist : Sheila Chandra
Album : The Zen Kiss
Label : Realworld
10:31 PM
Hickory Wind
Artist : Sally Spring
Album : Mockingbird
Label : Sniffinpup Records
10:34 PM
No Place Like the Right Time
Artist : Donna the Buffalo
Album : Positive Friction
Label : Sugar Hill
10:39 PM
Easy’s Getting Harder Every Day
Artist : Iris Dement
Album :
Composer : My Life
Label : Warner Bros
10:44 PM
Candy/Girl Slipped Down
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
10:49 PM
Granny’s Song
Artist : Sheila Kay Adams
Album : What Ever Happened To John Parrish's Boy
Label : Granny Dell


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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