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 09, 2013

8:04 PM
Red & White & Blue & Gold
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
8:07 PM
Fish and Bird
Artist : Noam Pikelny (w/Aoife O’Donovan)
Album : Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail
Label : Compass
8:13 PM
Rock the Cradle, Joe
Artist : Don Pedi
Album : From Cradles to Caskets
Label : Mast General Store / Quinn Music
8:15 PM
Sunday Morning
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Label : Telarc
8:19 PM
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Artist : Ola Belle Reed
Album : Ola Belle Reed
Label : Rounder
8:21 PM
A Finnish Polka Medley
Artist : FootLoose
Album : Contra Roots and Branches
Label : Great Meadow Music
8:25 PM
Can’t Find My Way Home
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Crossing Jordan
Label : DMZ Columbia
8:29 PM
Gold Rush
Artist : Marion Sumner
Album : Road to Home
Label : June Appal
8:31 PM
Dark As the Night, Blue as the Day
Artist : Michael Cleveland with Dan Tyminski & Vince Gill
Album : Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration: A Classic Bluegrass Tribute
Label : Rounder
8:35 PM
Maddie’s Waltz
Artist : Seth Austen
Album : Appalachian Fiddle Tunes For Finger Style Guitar
Label : Kicking Mule
8:39 PM
Who Broke The Lock
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
8:43 PM
It’s Gonna Rain
Artist : The Gospel Gems
Album : Carolina Roots
Label : Guilford College
8:48 PM
Surry County’s Burning
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Salt Sea Bound
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:51 PM
Ode to Billie Joe
Artist : Bobbie Gentry
Album : Classic Country Music III
Label : RCA
8:57 PM
Theme / Twin River Rag
Artist : Tony Williamson
Album : Lloyd Loar Mandolins
Label : Mandolin Central
9:04 PM
I’m Putting On My Leaving Shoes
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : Memories of the Past
Label : Rebel
9:07 PM
Keys to the Highway
Artist : Memphis Slim & Jazz Gillium
Album : Classic Piano Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:10 PM
La Bastringue
Artist : La Famille Beaudoin
Album : The Beaudoin Family
Label : Philo
9:12 PM
I Want To Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart
Artist : Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers
Album : Classic Country Music Vol 1
Label : Smithsonian RCA
9:16 PM
Little Darlin Pal of Mine
Artist : Mike Anglin / Jeff Autry / Wayne Benson / Rob Ickes / Rickie Simpkins / Scott Vestal
Album : Bluegrass '99
Label : Pinecastle
9:18 PM
Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
Artist : Norman & Nancy Blake
Album : Blind Dog
Label : Rounder
9:22 PM
Amazing Grace
Artist : Jerry Garcia, David Grisman & Tony Rice
Album : Acoustic Disc: 100% Handmade Music Vol VI
Label : Acoustic Music
9:27 PM
Gathering the Harvest
Artist : Harvey Reid
Album : The Autoharp Album
Label : Woodpecker
9:32 PM
John Riley the Shepherd / Brushy Fork of John’s Creek
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Earth Tones
Label : Ubiquitone
9:38 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound
9:42 PM
Will You Miss Me
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Twisted Laurel / Merchants Lunch
Label : Flying Fish
9:46 PM
The City of New Orleans
Artist : Steve Goodman
Album : Folk Song America IV
Label : Sony Smithsonian
9:50 PM
66 Highway
Artist : Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger
Album : The Songs of Pete Seeger Vol 2
Label : Appleseed
9:52 PM
Deep River Blues
Artist : Bearfoot
Album : Follow Me
Label : Glacier
9:55 PM
No Special Rider Blues
Artist : Little Brother Montgomery
Album : Classic Piano Blues
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:04 PM
The Weight
Artist : The Band
Album : Best of
Label : Capitol
10:08 PM
The Storms Are On the Ocean
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : s/t
Label : Columbia DMZ
10:12 PM
I’m Going Back to North Carolina
Artist : Frank Proffitt
Album : Frank Proffitt of Reese, NC
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:14 PM
Traveling Alone
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Traveling Alone
Label : Yep Roc
10:19 PM
Acers of Corn
Artist : Tom Russell w/Iris Dement
Album : The Man From Who Knows Where
Label : Hightone
10:23 PM
Great Big Boy
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : Great Big Boy
Label : Private Music
10:26 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
10:29 PM
Oh Lord Won’t You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz
Artist : Goose Creek Symphony
Album : Words of Earnest
Label : Capitol
10:32 PM
Wild Bill Jones
Artist : Alison Krauss & Union Station
Album : Down From the Mountain
Label : Lost Highway
10:37 PM
Coal Miner Blues
Artist : Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
Album : Classic Mountain Songs
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:40 PM
I Am the Bravest Cowboy / Cowboy’s Dream
Artist : John McCutcheon
Album : Fine Times at Our House
Label : Greenhays
10:44 PM
Shuckin’ The Bush
Artist : Cowboy Legacy
Album : Fiddlin' Johnny
Label : Makoche Music
10:47 PM
Paul Ha’penny / The Garden of Butterflies / The Broken Pledge / The Mother and Child Reel / Toss the Feathers
Artist : Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
Album : The Lonesome Touch
Label : Green Linnet


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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