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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April 14, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Hillbenders
Album : Can You Hear Me?
Label : Compass
8:08 PM
Station Break/Turn Your Radio On
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
8:11 PM
Artist : Son Volt
Album : Trace
Label : Warner Bros
8:14 PM
The Galway Girl
Artist : Steve Earle
Album : Transcendental Blues
Label : E-Squared
8:17 PM
Irish Boy
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
8:20 PM
Wild Mountain Thyme
Artist : James Alan Shelton
Album : Half Moon Bay
Label : Rebel
8:23 PM
Riding the Danville Pike
Artist : Blue Highway
Album : Still Climbing Mountains
Label : Rounder
8:26 PM
A Long Way From Home
Artist : Richard D. Henry
Album : A Long Way From Home
Label : self
8:28 PM
When You Get to Asheville
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:31 PM
Lights in the Valley
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Mercyland
Label : self
8:34 PM
Oh My Little Darlin’
Artist : Mark Shatz
Album : Brand New Old Tyme Way
Label : Rounder
8:37 PM
Artist : John Prine
Album : John Prine
Label : Atlantic
8:40 PM
Down in the Woods
Artist : Malcolm Holcombe
Album : To Drink the Rain
Label : Music Road
8:43 PM
The Mountains My Baby And Me
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time
8:47 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs from my Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : self
8:51 PM
Streets of London
Artist : Ralph McTell
Album : The Best Of
Label : Koz Records
8:55 PM
London Town
Artist : Kim Richey
Album : Thorn In My Heart
Label : YepRoc
9:04 PM
Poor Ellen Smith
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
9:06 PM
Poor Ellen Smith
Artist : Stanley Brothers
Album : An Evening Long Ago
Label : Columbia Legacy
9:09 PM
Poor Ellen Smith
Artist : Jimmy Martin
Album : Don't Cry To Me
Label : Thrill Jockey
9:12 PM
Poor Ellen Smith
Artist : Jerry Miller
Album : New Road Under My Wheels
Label : Signature Sounds
9:14 PM
Across the Rocky Mountain
Artist : Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby
Album : s/t
Label : Legacy
9:20 PM
Shady Grove Gonna Blow
Artist : Chelle Rose
Album : Ghost of Browder Holler
Label : Lil Damsel Records
9:24 PM
Lament for Tommy Maken / Within a Hen’s Kick / The Slippery Slope
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
9:29 PM
New Orleans
Artist : Erynn Marshall & Chris Coole
Album : Meet Me in Music
Label : Hickoryjack Records
9:34 PM
For The Birds / Replenish
Artist : Claudia Schmidt
Album : New Goodbyes, Old Helloes
Label : Flying Fish
9:41 PM
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Artist : Whitetop Mountain Band
Album : Seedtime on the Cumberland Sampler 1990-1991
Label : JuneAppal
9:44 PM
Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents
Artist : Norman Blake
Album : Far Away, Down on a Georgia Farm
Label : Shanachie
9:48 PM
If I Could Fly Like An Eagle
Artist : Guy Davis
Album : You Don't Know My Mind
Label : Red House Records
9:51 PM
Frankie Jean
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Complete
Label : Document
9:54 PM
Straw Breakdown
Artist : Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
Album : s/t
Label : County
9:57 PM
Grumbling Old Man, Grumbling Old Woman
Artist : Mike Stevens
Album : The World is Only Air and a Very Dangerous Hat
Label : Borealis
10:04 PM
Pulling Touch
Artist : Poi Dog Pondering
Album : The Best of
Label : Columbia Legacy
10:09 PM
Paul and Peter Walked
Artist : Salamander Crossing
Album : Bottleneck Dreams
Label : Signature Sounds
10:13 PM
Ragged Man
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Bona Fide
Label : Sugar Hill
10:17 PM
Old Dangerfield
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Looking Back
Label : Compass
10:22 PM
Yadkin River Blues
Artist : Jon Shain
Album : Times Right Now
Label : Flyin Records
10:27 PM
Saturday Sun
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Five Leaves Left
Label : Hannibal
10:32 PM
Pink Moon
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Pink Moon
Label : Hannibal
10:34 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
10:38 PM
The End of the Rainbow
Artist : Richard and Linda Thompson
Album : I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Label : Carthage
10:43 PM
Church Street Blues
Artist : Tony Rice
Album : Church Street Blues
Label : Sugar Hill
10:46 PM
Greenback Dollar
Artist : Clarence "Tom" Ashley
Album : Greenback Dollar
Label : County
10:49 PM
Seventeen Cents
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Rounder
10:54 PM
Wayfaring Stranger
Artist : Eva Cassidy
Album : Songbird
Label : Blix Street


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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