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 24, 2013

8:04 PM
Down on Penny’s Farm
Artist : Natalie Merchant
Album : The House Carpenter's Daughter
Label : Myth America
8:07 PM
Walking With The Wolves
Artist : Ana Egge
Album : Bad Blood
Label : Ammal Records
8:10 PM
Oh, My Sweet Carolina
Artist : Ryan Adams
Album : Heartbreaker
Label : Bloodshot
8:15 PM
Druken Hiccups
Artist : Butch Baldassari & David Schnaufer
Album : Appalachian Mandolin & Dulcimer
Label : SoundArt
8:19 PM
Rare Bird Alert
Artist : Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Rare Bird Alert
Label : Rounder
8:22 PM
Hillbilly Jukebox
Artist : "Little" Jimmy Dickens
Album : Hillbilly Jukebox
Label : Rhino
8:25 PM
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whitle
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : Low Down Blues
Label : Mercury
8:27 PM
Texas Eagle
Artist : Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Mountain
Label : E-Squared
8:31 PM
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Artist : Joan Baez
Album : Greatest & Others
Label : Vanguard
8:35 PM
Wild Mountain Thyme
Artist : John Stewart & Darwin’s Army
Album : s/t
Label : Appleseed
8:39 PM
Coinleach Ghlas An Fhomair
Artist : Clannad
Album : 2
Label : Shanachie
8:45 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing the Banjo
Label : Telarc
8:49 PM
Piney Mountains
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog Music
8:52 PM
Breakfast in Hell
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
9:04 PM
La Danse de la Vie
Artist : Beausoleil
Album : La Danse de la Vie
Label : Forward
9:08 PM
Artist : Al Petteway & Amy White
Album : Acoustic Journey
Label : Maggie's Music
9:11 PM
Ghosts That We Knew
Artist : Mumford & Sons
Album : Babel
Label : Island / Glassnote
9:17 PM
Great Big Taters in the Sandy Land
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Ways of the World
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
9:19 PM
Prodigal Daughter
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
Label : Compass
9:23 PM
Prodigal Daughter (Cotton Eyed Joe)
Artist : Michelle Shocked
Album : Arkansas Traveler
Label : Mercury
9:30 PM
Mary Crossed the Border
Artist : Michael Kelsh
Album : Steel Blue Ballads
Label : Old Dam Records
9:35 PM
Nar barnen mister mor och far
Artist : Ranarim
Album : Till The Light of Day
Label : Northside
9:40 PM
When I Get to the Border
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : The Tide
Label : Red House
9:43 PM
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Troubadours of Folk Music Vol 3
Label : Rhino
9:48 PM
1952 Vincent Black Lightning
Artist : The Del McCoury Band
Album : Del and the Boys
Label : Ceili
9:52 PM
Tom Dooley
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : The Executioner's Last Songs
Label : Bloodshot
9:57 PM
Dawggy Mt. Breakdown
Artist : David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:04 PM
Playing of Ball
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : Little Lights
Label : Compass
10:07 PM
If I Were a Featherbed
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Label : Rounder
10:10 PM
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin'
Label : Columbia
10:14 PM
When You Get to Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
10:17 PM
The Titanic
Artist : Pink Anderson
Album : Ballad and Folksinger
Label : OBC
10:21 PM
Artist : Machanic Manyeruke and the Puritans
Album : s/t
Label : Flying Fish
10:26 PM
Goodnight Ginger
Artist : John McCusker
Album : Goodnight Ginger
Label : Compass
10:31 PM
Banjo Clark
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Aloha From Nashville
Label : Sugar Hill
10:37 PM
Old Joe Clark
Artist : Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant
Album : Stratosphere Boogie: The Falming Guitars
Label : Razor & Tie
10:39 PM
Steady Rolling Blues
Artist : Memphis Slim
Album : Beale Street Get-Down Vol 3
Label : Prestige
10:44 PM
I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
Artist : Norah Jones
Album : Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert
Label : Blue Note
10:47 PM
Red Clay After Rain
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : 1000 Pound Machine
Label : Large River Music
10:51 PM
The Stranger Song
Artist : Leonard Cohen
Album : Songs Of
Label : Columbia
10:55 PM
The Gambler’s Dying Words
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Flowers From the Fields of Alabama
Label : Shanachie


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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