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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May 12, 2013

8:04 PM
Black River
Artist : Lizzy Ross Band
Album : Read Me Out Loud
Label : Merdog Records
8:07 PM
An American Trilogy
Artist : Midnight Choir
Album : Frisco Mabel Joy Revisted
Label : Appleseed
8:12 PM
Snow Camp
Artist : Tony Ellis
Album : Farewell My Home
Label : Rounder
8:15 PM
Knoxville Rag
Artist : The Haints Old Time String Band
Album : Shout Monah
Label : self
8:18 PM
Tell Me Their Story
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple
8:22 PM
Something To Be Said
Artist : Susan Werner
Album : Hayseed
Label : Thirty Tigers
8:26 PM
Our Lady of The Tall Trees
Artist : Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Album : Our Lady of The Tall Trees
Label : self
8:30 PM
Mama’s Prayers
Artist : Merle Haggard
Album : The Bluegrass Sessions
Label : Hag Records
8:34 PM
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Label : EMI
8:39 PM
Hello Grandma
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : I Love Everybody
Label : Curb MCA
8:42 PM
One Day At A Time
Artist : Yusuf
Album : An Other Cup
Label : Atlantic
8:47 PM
Come July
Artist : Judith Edelman
Album : Drama Queen
Label : Compass
8:51 PM
Ways of the World
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Waiting on the Gravey Train
Label : Rounder
8:54 PM
Glenuig Hall
Artist : Shooglenifty
Album : The Arms Dealer's Daughter
Label : Compass
9:05 PM
Dogs & Thunder
Artist : John Gorka
Album : Old Futures Gone
Label : Red House Records
9:10 PM
Unsung Psalm
Artist : Tracy Chapman
Album : Telling Stories
Label : Elektra
9:15 PM
Mother’s Only Sleeping
Artist : The Armstrong Twins
Album : Floyd and Lloyd - Mandolin Boogie
Label : Arhoolie
9:18 PM
Wayfaring Pilgrim
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Mountain Journey: Stars of Old Time Music
Label : Rounder
9:22 PM
Wayfaring Stranger
Artist : Eva Cassidy
Album : Songbird
Label : Blix Street
9:27 PM
Mississippi River Raft
Artist : J. D. Crowe & The New South
Album : Lefty's Old Guitar
Label : Rounder
9:29 PM
Till The Stars Came Down
Artist : Danny Carnahan & Robin Petrie
Album : Cut and Run
Label : Red House Records
9:34 PM
Year of Jubilo / Down Yonder
Artist : Lois Hornbostel
Album : Dulcimer Jubilee!
Label : self
9:37 PM
Southern Girl’s Reply
Artist : The Wolfe Brothers
Album : Old Time Tuning
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
9:40 PM
Whispers of Summer
Artist : Eliza Carthy
Album : Angels & Cigarettes
Label : Warner Bros
9:45 PM
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : Last Man on Earth
Label : Red House Records
9:49 PM
The Cruel Brother
Artist : Archie Fisher
Album : The Man with a Rhyme
Label : Folk-Legacy
9:55 PM
Mama Tried
Artist : Merle Haggard
Album : The Best of the Best
Label : Capitol
9:57 PM
Artist : Kalama’s Quartet
Album : Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics
Label : Arhoolie
10:04 PM
Raleigh-Durham Reel
Artist : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Album : Dirt on the Srings
Label : S&P
10:06 PM
Singer’s Request
Artist : Golden Ring
Album : For All The Good People
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:09 PM
Artist : Pentangle
Album : Pentangling
Label : Sanctuary UK
10:17 PM
Coat of Many Colors
Artist : Dolly Parton
Album : Coat of Many Colors
Label : RCA Legacy
10:20 PM
If By Morning
Artist : The Pines
Album : Dark So Gold
Label : Red House Records
10:24 PM
North Country
Artist : The Wandering Ramblers
Album : Marimac: Deep in Old-Time Music
Label : Marimac / Rounder
10:27 PM
Darlin, Don’t You Know It’s Wrong?
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun To Sun
Label : self
10:29 PM
Artist : Anonymous 4 w/Darol Anger & Mike Marshall
Album : Gloryland
Label : Harmonia Mundi
10:33 PM
Darlin Child
Artist : Sammy Shelor
Album : Leading Roll
Label : Sugar Hill
10:37 PM
Early Morning Rain
Artist : Gordon Lightfoot
Album : Gord's Gold
Label : Reprise
10:41 PM
Paint Creek
Artist : Tony Ellis
Album : Quaker Girl
Label : County
10:43 PM
Save The Whales
Artist : Country Joe McDonald
Album : Paradise With an Ocean View
Label : Fantasy
10:47 PM
Wildwood Flower
Artist : Sam Pacetti & Gabriel Valla
Album : Union
Label : Waterbug
10:50 PM
This Old Cowboy
Artist : Marshall Tucker Band
Album : Where We All Belong
Label : Shout Factory
10:56 PM
Northern Set: Le Tourment / Whitefish Over the Rapids
Artist : Joseph Sobol
Album : Citternity
Label : Kiltartan Road


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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