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 24, 2013

8:04 PM
Kansas City Railroad Blues
Artist : The Slate Mountain Ramblers
Album : A Pile of Fiddle Tunes
Label : self
8:07 PM
Old Joe Clark Rode a Flop-Eared Kicking Mule Down by the Cripple Creek
Artist : Seth Austen
Album : Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Finger Style Guitar
Label : Kicking Mule
8:10 PM
Drive-In Movie Picture Show
Artist : Jim Henry
Album : The Wayback
Label : Signature Sounds
8:15 PM
Marilyn Monroe/Neon and Watlzes
Artist : Nanci Griffith
Album : Poet in my Window
Label : Philo
8:17 PM
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Artist : Dar Williams
Album : My Better Self
Label : Razor & Tie
8:22 PM
Cabin On a Mountain
Artist : Del McCoury and the Dixie Pals
Album : s/t
Label : Revonah
8:25 PM
Shady Grove
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 2
Label : Copper Creek
8:27 PM
How Long
Artist : Karla Bonoff
Album : Live
Label : self
8:31 PM
Gone in Pawn (Shake Sugaree)
Artist : Po Girl
Album : s/t
Label : Hightone Records
8:35 PM
Fisherman’s Blues
Artist : The Waterboys
Album : Fisherman's Blues
Label : Chrysalis Records
8:39 PM
The Drowned Lovers
Artist : Nic Jones
Album : Penguin Eggs
Label : Topic
8:46 PM
Drowned Lovers
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : Hourglass
Label : Compass
8:51 PM
Wish I Had Stayed in the Wagon Yard
Artist : Lowe Stokes & His North Georgians
Album : A Collection of Mountain Songs
Label : County
8:54 PM
Paddy Won’t You Drink Some Good Old Cider
Artist : Bruce Molsky and Big Hoedown
Album : Big Hoedown
Label : Rounder
8:57 PM
Artist : Sierra Hull
Album : Secrets
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Ouside In
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Train Home
Label : Hightone Records
9:08 PM
The Weather Inside
Artist : Beth Wood
Album : The Weather Inside
Label : self
9:12 PM
The City of New Orleans
Artist : Steve Goodman
Album : Folk Song America IV
Label : Sony Smithsonian
9:16 PM
Hard Road
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Happy Woman Blues
Composer : Smithsonian Folkways
Label :
9:18 PM
Trouble Over Me
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Bramble Rose
Label : Lost Hightway
9:23 PM
The Carolinian
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Sight & Sound
Label : Yep Roc
9:28 PM
Foggy Mountain Top
Artist : Bill Monroe & Doc Watson
Album : Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Vol 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:31 PM
Elzic’s Farewell
Artist : Hillbillies From Mars
Album : S/t
Label : self
9:37 PM
Louisiana 1927
Artist : Martin Simpson
Album : Prodigal Son
Label : Compass
9:42 PM
Railroad Bill
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians
Label : Tradition Everest
9:45 PM
This Morning I Am Born Again
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : Reunion
Label : Red House
9:48 PM
On the Road Again
Artist : Canned Heat
Album : Folk Song America IV
Label : Sony Smithsonian
9:53 PM
New Orleans Stop Time
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Mojo Workin': Queen of the Blues
Label : Columbia Legacy
9:56 PM
Seven Years
Artist : Karen Tween & Timo Alakotila
Album : May Morning
Label : Northside
10:04 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs from my Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : self
10:08 PM
Horseshoe Lounge
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
10:11 PM
Your Cheatin’ Heart
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : 40 Greatest Hits
Label : Polydor
10:14 PM
8th of January
Artist : Wolfe Brothers
Album : Old Time Tuning
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:18 PM
In the Pines
Artist : The Rhythm Rats
Album : Old-Time Music on the Air Vol 2
Label : Rounder
10:21 PM
Oh, Lonesome Me
Artist : Neil Young
Album : After the Goldrush
Label : Reprise
10:25 PM
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Soul Journey
Label : Acony
10:28 PM
Wayfaring Pilgrim
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Mountain Journey: Stars of Old Time Music
Label : Rounder
10:33 PM
Bright Morning Star
Artist : The Oyster Band
Album : Rise Above
Label : Omnium
10:36 PM
Song For Ireland
Artist : El McMeen
Album : Irish Guitar Encores
Label : Shanachie
10:39 PM
Sail Away Ladies
Artist : Odetta
Album : At the Gate of Horn
Label : Tradition Everest
10:42 PM
Cotton Eyed Joe
Artist : Terry Callier
Album : The New Folk Sound
Label : Prestige
10:47 PM
Blue Bossa
Artist : Tony Williamson
Album : Across the Grain
Label : Mandolin Central
10:55 PM
Artist : Joshua Bell / Sam Bush / Bela Fleck & friends
Album : Heartland: An Appalachian Journey
Label : Sony Classical


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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