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 10, 2013

8:04 PM
Leopold Street
Artist : The Paper Kites
Album : Young North
Label : Nettwerk Records
8:07 PM
Wayfaring Stranger
Artist : Tift Merritt & Simone Dinnerstein
Album : Night
Label : Sony
8:11 PM
New Cut Road
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town
Label : Rhino
8:15 PM
New Cut Road
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
8:18 PM
Old Plank Road
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : Deeper Waters
Label : Red House Records
8:21 PM
Wandering Soul
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
8:26 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
8:28 PM
Monroe’s Hornpipe
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Looking Back
Label : Compass
8:31 PM
When You Kill The Chicken, Save Me the Head
Artist : Algia Mae Hinton
Album : Honey Babe
Label : Music Maker
8:33 PM
Pack Up Your Sorrows
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III & Iris Dement
Album : Bleecker Street
Label : Astor Place
8:35 PM
Where Time is Reigning
Artist : Rita Hosking
Album : Little Boat
Label : self
8:40 PM
Artist : Led Zeppelin
Album : III
Label : Atlantic
8:43 PM
There Is a Time
Artist : Uncle Earl
Album : She Waits for Night
Label : Rounder
8:46 PM
Neutral Ground
Artist : Pierce Pettis
Album : Everything Matters
Label : Compass
8:50 PM
Old Joe Clark
Artist : The Rosinators
Album : s/t
Label : PDC Music
8:53 PM
Horsie, Keep Your Tail Up
Artist : Lew Childre
Album : The Story That the Crow Told Me Vol 1
Composer : Yazoo
Label :
8:56 PM
Handsome Molly
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : The Recordings of...
Label : County
9:04 PM
Fat Babies
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : I Love Everybody
Label : Curb MCA
9:07 PM
Oh My
Artist : Claire Holley
Album : s/t
Label : Yep Roc
9:11 PM
Jacksonville Skyline
Artist : Whiskeytown
Album : Pneumonia
Label : Lost Highway
9:15 PM
My Freedom Home
Artist : Tony Ellis
Album : Quaker Girl
Label : County
9:17 PM
Place to Be
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Pink Moon
Label : Hannibal
9:20 PM
Halo ’Round the Moon
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : Transcendental Blues
Label : E Squared
9:23 PM
Remember Me
Artist : Steve Earle & The Dukes (and Duchesses)
Album : The Low Highway
Label : New West
9:28 PM
Hawks and Eagles
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
9:31 PM
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Artist : Brian Bowers
Album : By Heart
Label : Flying Fish
9:35 PM
Old Virginia
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Hophigh
Label : Signature Sounds
9:39 PM
Artist : The Dillards
Album : Appalachine Stomp
Label : Rhino
9:41 PM
Pastures of Plenty
Artist : Dana & Susan Robinson
Album : 'Round My Door
Label : Threshold Music
9:44 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : Rhiannon Giddens
Album : Many Voices
Label : self
9:48 PM
Artist : S. E. Rogie
Album : Dead Men Don't Smoke Marijuana
Label : Realworld
9:52 PM
The Curtains of Old Joe’s House
Artist : Si Kahn
Album : New Wood
Label : Philo
9:55 PM
Pig in a Pen
Artist : Arthur Smith Trio
Album : The Story That the Crow Told Me Vol 2
Label : Yazoo
9:57 PM
Liza Jane
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
10:04 PM
Fourth of July
Artist : Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men
Album : Out in Califronia
Label : Hightone
10:08 PM
Our Town
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Our Town
Label : Rounder
10:13 PM
Artist : Jeffrey Foucault
Album : Stripping Cane
Label : Signature Sounds
10:16 PM
Blackbirds and Thrushes / The Blackbird Waltz
Artist : Niamh Parsons
Album : Blackbirds & Thrushes
Label : Green Linnet
10:20 PM
My Name Joe
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : The Tide
Label : Red House
10:27 PM
Goodbye, So Long
Artist : King Wilkie
Album : Broke
Label : Rebel
10:31 PM
Artist : The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
10:33 PM
Rainbow Sign
Artist : The Buckstankle Boys
Album : The New Young Fogies Vol 1
Label : self
10:36 PM
Nitti Pomfritti
Artist : Vasen
Album : Whirled
Label : Northside
10:44 PM
Parchman Blues
Artist : Tangle Eye
Album : Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed
Label : Zoe
10:50 PM
Raining At Sunset
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
10:57 PM
Le reel Frugle
Artist : Balfa Toujours
Album : Live at Whiskey River Landing
Label : Rounder


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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