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 17, 2013

8:04 PM
When You Get to Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edi Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:07 PM
January Song
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl
8:10 PM
Tennessee Me
Artist : The Secret Sisters
Album : s/t
Label : Beladroit
8:12 PM
Wagon Wheel
Artist : Daris Rucker
Album : True Believers
Label : Capitol
8:16 PM
Artist : Julie and Adrian Shepherd-Powell
Album : The New Young Fogies Vol 1
Label : self
8:18 PM
Honey Baby Blues
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Trouble in Mind
Label : Sugar Hill
8:21 PM
Honey Babe
Artist : Ganstagrass
Album : Rappalachia
Label : Rench Audio
8:27 PM
Sunday Night Blues
Artist : Birds & Arrow
Album : Coyotes
Label : self
8:32 PM
Jack of Diamonds
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Album : Carnival
Label : Blue Pig Music
8:35 PM
He Rambled
Artist : Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
Album : Old-Time Songs Recorded From 1925 to 1930
Label : County
8:38 PM
My Father’s House
Artist : Bruce Springsteen
Album : Nebraska
Label : Columbia
8:44 PM
Prettiest Little Girl in the County
Artist : Dirk Powell
Album : Time Again
Label : Rounder
8:47 PM
Say Darlin’ Say
Artist : The Dirt Daubers
Album : Wake Up Sinners
Label : Colonel Knowledge Records
8:48 PM
A Pound a Week Rise
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
8:53 PM
No Place Like the Right Time
Artist : Donna the Buffalo
Album : Positive Friction
Label : Sugar Hill
8:58 PM
East Tennessee Blues
Artist : Mike Compton and Joe Newberry
Album : Live at Brandywine Friends
Label : self
9:04 PM
Scarborough Fair / Canticle
Artist : Simon & Garfunkel
Album : Folk Song America Vol IV
Label : Sony / Smithsonian
9:07 PM
Artist : Moloney / O’Connel & Kean
Album : Best of BPM Vol 1
Label : Digital Chips
9:14 PM
Pretty Peg/Craig’s Pipes (Song And Reel)
Artist : The Bothy Band
Album : The Best of
Label : Green Linnet
9:18 PM
Fields of Gold
Artist : Eva Cassidy
Album : Best of BPM Vol 2
Label : Digital Chips
9:23 PM
Merry Go ’Round
Artist : Kacey Musgraves
Album : single
Label : Mercury
9:27 PM
Artist : Stone Soup
Album : Long Fields
Label : Rock in a Crock Music
9:33 PM
Walk Along John to Kansas
Artist : Troublesome Creek String Band
Album : Fast As Time Can Take Me
Label : County
9:36 PM
Music For a Found Harmonium
Artist : Patrick Street
Album : Irish Times
Label : Green Linnet
9:39 PM
New Railroad
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Shaken by a Low Sound
Label : Signature Sounds
9:42 PM
Banjo Pickin’ Girl
Artist : Coon Creek Girls
Album : Old Time Mountain Banjo
Label : Couty
9:45 PM
I Dream a Highway
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Time (The Revelator)
Label : Acony
10:04 PM
St Anne’s Reel / Jeff Davis
Artist : Hotpoint
Album : Steppin' On Cords
Label : Make 'Em Go Woo
10:09 PM
Waiting for September
Artist : Suzie Brown
Album : Heartstrings
Label : self
10:13 PM
Long As I Can See the Light
Artist : Ted Hawkins
Album : The Final Tour
Label : Evidence
10:15 PM
Artist : Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album : Creedence Country
Label : Fantasy
10:19 PM
The Broom of the Cowdenknowes
Artist : Cherish The Ladies
Album : The Girls Won't Leave the Boys Alone
Label : Windham Hill
10:24 PM
Girl From The North Country
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin'
Label : Columbia
10:27 PM
Port na bPucai/Kilnamona Barndance/Ship In Full Sail/jer The Rigger/The Old Blackthorn/Exile of Erin/Humours Of Tulla/Fitzgerald’s Hornpipe/Rakish Paddy/Finbarr Dwyer’s Reel No. 1/P Joe’s Pecurious Pa
Artist : Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
Album : Live in Seattle
Label : Green Linnet
10:56 PM
Artist : Dick Kimmel
Album : Fishin' Creek Blues
Label : Copper Creek


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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