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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March 03, 2013

8:04 PM
Ghosts That We Knew
Artist : Mumford & Sons
Album : Babel
Label : Island / Glassnote
8:09 PM
A Man Must Carry On
Artist : Aubrey Haynie
Album : A Man Must Carry On
Label : Sugar Hill
8:13 PM
I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
Artist : Richard & Linda Thompson
Album : I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
Label : Carthage
8:16 PM
Artist : David Wilcox
Album : Vista
Label : What Are Records?
8:21 PM
North Country
Artist : The Wandering Ramblers
Album : Marimac: Deep in Old-Time Music
Label : Marimac / Rounder
8:23 PM
Facing the Rain
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Ordinary Seasons
Label : Yodle Ay Hee
8:27 PM
Ain’t No Use In You High Hattin’ Me
Artist : Clint Howard, Fred Price & Their Sons
Album : The Ballad of Finley Preston
Label : Rounder
8:29 PM
Down the Road
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
Album : The Complete Mercury Sessions
Label : Mercury
8:32 PM
Leather Wing Bat
Artist : Spider John Koerner
Album : Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Been
Label : Red House
8:34 PM
The Bird’s Counting Song
Artist : Elizabeth LaPrelle
Album : Bird's Advice
Label : self
8:36 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat
Artist : Fuzzy Mountain String Band
Album : Mountain Music
Label : Rounder
8:39 PM
So Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
Artist : HEM
Album : No Word From Tom
Label : Nettwerk
8:43 PM
Artist : Lambert and Nuttycombe
Album : At Home
Label : A&M
8:46 PM
Field Holler / Piney Woods / Lost Indian
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : Poor Man's Troubles
Label : Rounder
8:51 PM
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Trace
Label : Warner Bros
8:54 PM
Air Play
Artist : Outback
Album : Baka
Label : Hannibal
9:04 PM
I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow
Artist : The Soggy Bottom Boys
Album : Oh Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack
Label : Lost Highway / Mercury
9:08 PM
Amazing Grace
Artist : Bessie Jones
Album : So Glad I'm Here: Songs and Games from the Georgia Sea Islands
Label : Rounder
9:11 PM
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Roll Away the Stone
Label : Rykodisc
9:14 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Wayne Henderson
Album : W.C. Henderson & Company
Label : Hay Holler
9:17 PM
Good Monday Blues
Artist : Si Kahn
Album : Home
Label : Flying Fish
9:19 PM
My Epitaph
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Mountain Journey
Label : Rounder
9:22 PM
Tread Softly
Artist : Grada
Album : The Landing Step
Label : Compass
9:26 PM
Down From The Mountain
Artist : Robinella
Album : Solace For the Lonely
Label : Dualtone
9:29 PM
I Want to Be a Tree
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : Deep River Anthology
Label : Flyin' Cloud
9:32 PM
Sur Le Courtableau
Artist : Nathan Abshire
Album : A Cajun Legend...The Best of
Label : Swallow
9:35 PM
La Vile des Manteau
Artist : Heritage / Darol Anger
Album : Heritage
Label : Island / Six Degrees
9:41 PM
Runway Lights
Artist : Richard Tillinghast
Album : Men and Their Machines
Label : self
9:46 PM
Never Got Off the Ground
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Forget About It
Label : Rounder
9:50 PM
Wayfaring Pilgrim
Artist : Darrell Scott / Danny Thompson / Kenny Malone
Album : Live in NC
Label : Full Light Records
9:58 PM
Grey Eagle
Artist : The Pilot Mountain Bobcats
Album : Lady of the Lake
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:04 PM
Truckin’ My Blues Away
Artist : Blind Boy Fuller
Album : Tuckin' My Blues Away
Label : Yazoo
10:07 PM
That’ All Right
Artist : Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Album : That's All Right Mama
Label : RCA Bluebird
10:10 PM
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Bill
Label : Music Maker
10:12 PM
Buckets Of Rain
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Blood On The Tracks
Label : Columbia
10:16 PM
Love Minus Zero / No Limit
Artist : Eliza Gilkyson
Album : A Nod to Bob
Label : Red House Records
10:20 PM
Great High Mountain
Artist : Jack White
Album : Cold Mountain
Label : DMZ / Columbia
10:25 PM
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
10:29 PM
Ode to Billie Joe
Artist : Bobbie Gentry
Album : Classic Country Music III
Label : RCA
10:33 PM
Cotton-Eyed Joe
Artist : Kathy Kallick
Album : My Mother's Voice
Label : Copper Creek
10:37 PM
Cotton Eyed Joe
Artist : Leslie Keith
Album : Black Mountain Blues
Label : Briar Records
10:41 PM
Blood and Gold & The Universal Soldier
Artist : Bill Jones
Album : Turn to Me
Label : Compass
10:46 PM
Of Time and River Flowing
Artist : Pete Seeger & Friends
Album : Pete
Label : LIving Music
10:51 PM
St. Dominic’s Preview
Artist : Van Morrison
Album : Sult: Spirit of the Music
Label : Bottom Line


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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