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 28, 2013

8:04 PM
I Ain’t Got No Home
Artist : Billy Bragg
Album : Tooth & Nail
Label : Cooking Vinyl Records
8:07 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : Kathy Kallick
Album : My Mother's Voice
Label : Copper Creek
8:11 PM
The Swimming Song
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : The BBC Session
Label : Fuel
8:14 PM
Pig Politics
Artist : Walt Koken
Album : Hei-wa Hoedown
Label : Rounder
8:17 PM
Who Broke The Lock
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
8:20 PM
Old McDonald
Artist : Mark Newton & Steve Thomas
Album : Reborn
Label : Pinecastle
8:23 PM
Small Bright Doses
Artist : Winterpills
Album : All My Lovely Goners
Label : Signature Sounds
8:29 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
8:35 PM
Departure and Farewell
Artist : HEM
Album : Departure & Farewell
Label : Nettwerk
8:39 PM
No Money In This Deal
Artist : George Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Epic Legacy
8:41 PM
Stranger In This House
Artist : George Jones w/Elvis Costello
Album : My Very Special Guests
Label : Epic
8:45 PM
The Race Is On
Artist : George Jones
Album : The Essential George Jones: The Spirit of Country
Label : Epic/Legacy
8:47 PM
Silver Lake
Artist : Rhys Jones / Jeff Miller / Jim Nelson
Album : All I've Got's Done Gone
Label : Music Masters
8:51 PM
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Live; We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
Label : Full Light
8:56 PM
Crow River Waltz
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : 6- and 12-String Guitar
Label : Rhino
9:04 PM
Hammer And Nail
Artist : The Indigo Girls
Album : Nomads Indians Saits
Label : Epic
9:08 PM
Little Bird
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
9:10 PM
Dillard Chandler
Artist : Last Forever
Album : s/t
Label : Nonesuch
9:14 PM
Call It a Night
Artist : KGB: Julie King / Claude Ginsburg / Dave Bartley
Album : Contra-Intelligence
Label : Mole Records
9:18 PM
Another Man’s Shoes
Artist : Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
Album : Good Light
Label : Magnolia Music
9:23 PM
Little Pink
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : Barefoot Boy with Boots On
Label : Rounder
9:25 PM
Train That Carried My Gal From Town
Artist : Woody Pines
Album : Rabbits' Motel
Label :
9:28 PM
Let’s Go To Town
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Complete
Label : Document
9:31 PM
Artist : Tangle Eye
Album : Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed
Label : Zoe Records
9:36 PM
The Hobo’s Last Ride
Artist : Norman & Nancy Blake
Album : The Hobo's Last Ride
Label : Shanachie
9:40 PM
Winter Harvest
Artist : Matt Flinner Trio
Album : Winter Harvest
Label : Compass
9:45 PM
Phoebe Snow
Artist : Bryan Bowers
Album : Friend For Life
Label : Flying Fish
9:52 PM
Arbor Day
Artist : Solas with Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Shamrock City
Label : THL Records
9:57 PM
I’m Looking Through You
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : Reunion
Label : Red House
10:04 PM
Blue Yodel #7
Artist : King Wilkie
Album : Broke
Label : Rebel
10:07 PM
You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive
Artist : Patty Loveless
Album : Mountain Soul
Label : Epic
10:14 PM
North To Alaska
Artist : Johnny Horton
Album : Columbia Country Classics Vol 3: Americana
Label : Columbia
10:17 PM
Farewell To the Gold
Artist : Nic Jones
Album : Penguin Eggs
Label : Topic
10:22 PM
Guilbeau Pelican & Napoleon’s Reel
Artist : BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako to Carencro
Label : Compass
10:28 PM
Devil’s Tramping Ground
Artist : Tommy Edwards
Album : North Carolina: History, Mystery, Lore & More
Label : Salisbury Street Recordings
10:32 PM
Old Kimball
Artist : Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth Laprelle
Album : Sun To Sun
Label : self
10:35 PM
Old Ten Broeck
Artist : Laurie Lewis
Album : The Best Of WUNC's Back Porch Music, Volume 15
Label : DCD Records
10:38 PM
Ten Broeck and Mollie
Artist : Mike Seeger & Friends
Album : Fresh Oldtime String Band Music
Label : Rounder
10:44 PM
Hornpipe Medley
Artist : Dick Kimmel
Album : Fishin' Creek Blues
Label : Copper Creek
10:48 PM
Oh The Wind And Rain
Artist : Jody Stecher
Album : Oh The Wind And Rain
Label : Appleseed


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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