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 17, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Heidi Talbot
Album : Distant Future
Label : Compass Records
8:09 PM
Valentine’s Day Is Over
Artist : June Tabor and the Oyster Band
Album : Freedom and Rain
Label : Ryko
8:13 PM
Flash Company
Artist : June Tabor & Martin Simpson
Album : A Cut Above
Label : Green Linnet
8:16 PM
Artist : Kate MacKenzie
Album : Age of Innocence
Label : Red House Records
8:19 PM
Cry of the Whipporwill
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : The Storm Still Rages
Label : Rounder
8:23 PM
Scarlet Town
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : The Harrow & The Harvest
Label : Acony Records
8:26 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : An Evening Long Ago
Label : Columbia DMZ Legacy
8:30 PM
Blue Skies and Teardrops
Artist : Mike Cross
Album : Born in the Country
Label : Mima-Mubo
8:33 PM
Wake Robin/Bravest Cowboy
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : If I Go Ten Thousand Miles
Composer : Rounder
Label :
8:36 PM
A Horse in the Country
Artist : Cowboy Junkies
Album : Black Eyed Man
Label : RCA
8:40 PM
Artist : The Carbines (Tift Merritt)
Album : single
Label : self
8:45 PM
Artist : Laura Love
Album : Fourteen Days
Label : Zoe
8:49 PM
Marlene on the Wall
Artist : Suzanne Vega
Album : s/t
Label : A&M
8:53 PM
The Tannahill Weavers
Artist : Good Drying Set
Album : Leaving St. Kilda
Label : Green Linnet
9:04 PM
Friend of the Devil
Artist : Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Album : Grateful Dawg
Label : Acoustic Dics
9:11 PM
Banjo Signal
Artist : Lonnie Hoppers & Dan Crary and Their American Band
Album : s/t
Label : Pinecastle
9:13 PM
Home to Carolina
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : Home to Carolina
Label : New Time Records
9:16 PM
The Man From Tennessee
Artist : Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
Album : You've Been a Friend to Me
Label : Barker Records
9:19 PM
Upstairs, Downstairs
Artist : Archie Fisher
Album : The Man With a Rhyme
Label : Folk-Legacy
9:21 PM
By Way of Sorrow
Artist : Cry Cry Cry
Album : s/t
Label : Razor & Tie
9:24 PM
Til Something Better Comes Along
Artist : Vassar Clements / John Hartford / Dave Holland
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
9:31 PM
Gypsy Davy
Artist : Jody Stecher
Album : Oh The Wind and Rain
Label : Appleseed
9:36 PM
Gypsy David
Artist : Cliff Carlisle
Album : Complete
Label : Document
9:39 PM
I Will
Artist : Tony Furtado w/Alison Krauss
Album : Within Reach
Label : Rounder
9:43 PM
Crossing the Bar
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House Records
9:46 PM
The Lighthouse’s Tale
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : s/t
Label : Sugar Hill
9:51 PM
Jamaica Farewell
Artist : Harry Belafonte
Album : Folk Song America
Label : Sony Smithaonian
9:54 PM
Artist : Davey Graham
Album : The Complete Guitarist
Label : Kicking Mule
10:04 PM
Wondering Where the Lions Are
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws
Label : Columbia
10:07 PM
I Have a Mountain All To Myself
Artist : Amanda French
Album : s/t
Label : self
10:12 PM
Paul Cezanne
Artist : Five Chinese Brothers
Album : Fast Folk Motional Vices
Label : Fast Folk
10:15 PM
Vincent Van Gogh
Artist : Jonathan Richman
Album : Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love
Label : Rounder
10:18 PM
Buckets of Blue
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Ordinary Seasons
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:22 PM
Hit the Ground Running
Artist : Maura O’Connell
Album : Stories
Label : Hannibal
10:25 PM
Love Vigilantes
Artist : Laura Cantrell
Album : Trains and Boats and Planes
Label : self
10:30 PM
Washington March / Waiting for Nancy
Artist : Bertram Levy
Album : That Old Gut Feeling
Label : self
10:33 PM
The Last Snowfall
Artist : Vienna Teng
Album : Inland Territory
Label : Zoe Records
10:37 PM
Artist : Loituma
Album : In the Moonlight
Label : Northside
10:43 PM
The Unquiet Grave
Artist : Solas
Album : Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers
Label : Shanachie
10:48 PM
Both Sides, Now
Artist : Joni Mitchell
Album : Clouds
Label : Reprise
10:53 PM
My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
Artist : Carol Ponder
Album : Little Journeys
Label : Truesongs
10:55 PM
Take Five
Artist : No Strings Attached
Album : Take 5
Label : Turquoise Records


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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