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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June 02, 2013

8:04 PM
Was It You
Artist : Joy Kills Sorrow
Album : Wide Awake
Label : Signature Sounds
8:07 PM
Artist : Putnam Smith
Album : Kichen, Love...
Label : Itchy Sabot Records
8:12 PM
I’ve Got a Bulldog
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
8:15 PM
Donna’s Got a Rambling Mind
Artist : Joe Thompson
Album : Family Tradition
Label : Rounder
8:19 PM
All Aboard
Artist : Donna The Buffalo
Album : Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday
Label : Sugar Hill
8:23 PM
Artist : The Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Steep Canyon Rangers
Label : Rebel
8:26 PM
The Letter
Artist : Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Album : On The Edge
Label : Fiddlemon/Compass
8:30 PM
Tear Stained Letter
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Hand of Kindness
Label : Hannibal
8:34 PM
Two-Step de Port Arthur
Artist : BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Album : From Bamako to Carencro
Label : Compass
8:37 PM
Drop The Charge
Artist : Club Boheme
Album : s/t
Label : self
8:40 PM
Born in the Country / Devil’s Dream
Artist : Mike Cross
Album : Born in the Country
Label : Mima-Mubo
8:47 PM
Buttermilk Road / The Arbours
Artist : Claire Lynch
Album : Dear Sister
Label : Compass
8:51 PM
A Satisfied Mind
Artist : Goose Creek Symphony
Album : Goose Creek Symphony - est. 1970
Label : Capitol
8:54 PM
Walkin’ West To Memphis
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Help My Brother
Label : Compass
8:57 PM
I Saw a Man at the Close of Day
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
9:04 PM
Windy & Warm
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Foundation
Label : Sugar Hill
9:06 PM
Bill Cheatam
Artist : Bryan Bowers
Album : For You
Label : Flying Fish
9:09 PM
Going To the West
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Our Town
Label : Rounder
9:12 PM
Rosa’s Coronas
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : Rosaryville
Label : Compass
9:17 PM
Little Darling Pal of Mine
Artist : Lucinda Williams
Album : Ramblin
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:20 PM
The Truth Is
Artist : Melissa Ferrick
Album : The Truth Is
Label : MPress Records
9:24 PM
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Flag
Label : Columbia
9:28 PM
Peg and Awl
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : Poor Man's Troubles
Label : Rounder
9:34 PM
Artist : Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt
Album : Night
Label : Sony
9:38 PM
Artist : Kelly Joe Phelps
Album : Sky Like a Broken Clock
Label : Rykodisc
9:44 PM
Artist : Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo featuring Frank Turner
Album : Fiels of June
Label : Xtra Mile
9:48 PM
Been All Around This World
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
9:52 PM
Tom Dooley
Artist : Grayson & Whitter
Album : The Recordings Of
Label : County
9:55 PM
Medley Two: Simple Gifts / Three Ravens
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Sundays
Label : self
10:04 PM
All of My Days
Artist : Alexi Murdoch
Album : Time Without Consequence
Label : Zero Summer
10:09 PM
Lament For Tommy Makem/Within A Hen’s Kick/The Slippery Slope
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass
10:15 PM
Didn’t He Ramble
Artist : Loudon Wainwright III
Album : High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
Label : 2nd Story Sound Records
10:19 PM
He Rambled
Artist : Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
Album : Old-Time Songs Recorded From 1925 To 1930
Label : County
10:22 PM
Old Dan Tucker
Artist : Louisiana Honey Drippers
Album : 16 Down Home Country Classics
Label : Arhoolie Records
10:24 PM
You Better Get
Artist : Blue Ridge
Album : Side By Side
Label : Suar Hill
10:27 PM
Four Strong Winds
Artist : Neil Young
Album : Comes a Time
Label : Reprise
10:31 PM
Wind and Rain
Artist : Gillian Welch, David Rawlings & David Steele
Album : Songcatcher Soundtrack
Label : Vanguard
10:35 PM
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
Artist : Billy Bragg & Wilco
Album : Mermaid Avenue
Label : Elektra
10:39 PM
It’ll Shine When It Shines
Artist : Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Album : It'll Shine When It Shines
Label : A&M
10:43 PM
Cherokee Shuffle
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
10:46 PM
Fraternity Blues
Artist : Townes Van Zandt
Album : Live at the Old Quarter
Label : Tomato
10:50 PM
Ring Them Bells
Artist : Sarah Jarosz
Album : Follow Me Down
Label : Sugar Hill
10:53 PM
I Think It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
Artist : Ry Cooder
Album : Bop Till You Drop
Label : Warner Bros


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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