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 19, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Sandy Denny
Album : Sandy Denny
Label : Hip-O
8:08 PM
Later On
Artist : Tom Payne
Album : Ten Lucky Pennies
Label : Waterbug
8:12 PM
Letter From Down The Road / And Other Things
Artist : Della Mae
Album : This World Oft Can Be
Label : Rounder
8:15 PM
Down the Road
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
Album : The Complete Mercury Sessions
Label : Mercury
8:17 PM
Whistlin’ Rufus / Ragtime Annie
Artist : Dan Crary (w/ Doc Watson)
Album : Jammed If I Do
Label : Sugar Hill
8:22 PM
Mama, Don’t Dog Me
Artist : Mance Lipscomb
Album : You Got To Reap What You Sow
Label : Arhoolie
8:26 PM
The Evening Train
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
8:30 PM
Traveling Alone
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Traveling Alone
Label : Yep Roc
8:35 PM
Hard Travelin’
Artist : Woody Guthrie
Album : Hard Travelin' - The Asch Recordings Vol. 3
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
8:40 PM
Wake Robin / Boatsman
Artist : Kenny Jackson & Friends
Album : Over the Mountain
Label : 5-String
8:43 PM
Artist : Winifred Horan
Album : Just One Wish
Label : Shanachie
8:47 PM
Storms Never Last
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : These Old Dark Hills
Label : Red House
8:51 PM
I Saw The Light
Artist : Hank Williams
Album : 40 Greatest Hits
Label : PolyGram
8:54 PM
Honky Tonk Swing
Artist : Mike Compton & David Grier
Album : Climging the Walls
Label : Rounder
8:57 PM
Cajun Rag
Artist : Hackberry Ramblers
Album : Jolie Blonde
Label : Arhoolie
9:04 PM
Less & Less
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Traveler
Label : Sugar Hill
9:07 PM
Jordan Am A Hard Road to Travel
Artist : Norman & Nacy Blake
Album : The Norman & Nancy Black Compact Disc
Label : Rounder
9:11 PM
Molly Put the Kettle On
Artist : The Mostly Mountain Boys
Album : Traditional Mountain Music
Label : L-Century
9:14 PM
Traveling That Highway Home
Artist : Red Clay Ramblers w/ Fiddlin’ Al McCanless
Album : s/t
Label : Smithsonian-Folkways
9:17 PM
Moon Shadow
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
9:22 PM
Calm The Storm
Artist : Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Album : Quicksilver Rides Again
Label : Sugar Hill
9:23 PM
Warmth & Beauty
Artist : Thad Cockrell
Album : Warmth & Beauty
Label : Yep Roc
9:27 PM
Sun’s Gonna Shine
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
9:31 PM
Before The Storm
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
9:35 PM
Mitady Kandra
Artist : Dama & D’Gary
Album : The Long Way Home
Label : Shanachie
9:41 PM
All The Pretty Horses
Artist : Rhiannon Giddens & The Elftones
Album : All The Pretty Horses
Label : self
9:46 PM
Wondering Where the Lions Are
Artist : Bruce Cockburn
Album : Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws
Label : Columbia
9:51 PM
Homegrown Tomatoes
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Keepers
Label : Sugar Hill
9:55 PM
A Chicken Ain’t Nothing But a Bird
Artist : Dan Sadowsky & The Ophelia Swing Band
Album : Swing Tunes of the 30s & 40s
Label : Buscuit City
9:58 PM
Artist : Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Rambler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Artist : Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers
Album : At the Ryman
Label : Reprise
10:07 PM
Three Signs Of a Bad Man
Artist : The Ollam (John Mcsherry / Tyler Duncan / Michael Shimmin)
Album : The Ollam
Label :
10:13 PM
The Mystery
Artist : Tommy Emmanuel
Album : The Mystery
Label : Favored Nations
10:17 PM
Night Drive
Artist : Garnet Rogers
Album : Alll That Is
Label : Red House
10:27 PM
Artist : The Hollow Rock String Band
Album : Traditional Dance Tunes
Label : County
10:29 PM
Keep Your Lights Trimmed and Burning
Artist : Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
Album : Real Time
Label : Howdy Skies Records
10:34 PM
Cello Song
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Five Leaves Left
Label : Hannibal
10:38 PM
Danse Caribe
Artist : Andrew Bird
Album : Break It Yourself
Label : Mom + Pop
10:43 PM
Mbube (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
Artist : Solomon Linda’s Original Evening Birds
Album : The Secret Museum Of Mankind Vol. 4: Ethnic Music Classics (1925 - 48)
Label : Yazoo
10:46 PM
Ida Red
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Too Old To Be Controlled
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:51 PM
Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
Artist : Jerry Douglas w/ Steve Earle
Album : Restless on the Farm
Label : Sugar Hill


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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