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 16, 2013

8:04 PM
Off She Goes
Artist : James Bryan
Album : Lookout Blues
Label : Rounder
8:06 PM
Off She Goes / Lily Boleiro
Artist : Gill Burns
Album : Women's Guitar Workshop
Label : Kicking Mule
8:09 PM
Speed the Plough
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : self
8:16 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna & Elizabeth
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
8:18 PM
Long Hot Summer Days
Artist : Sara Watkins
Album : s/t
Label : Nonesuch
8:23 PM
Never Got Off the Ground
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Forget About It
Label : Rounder
8:27 PM
That Silvered Haired Daddy Of Mine
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : My Dear Old Southern Home
Label : Sugar Hill
8:31 PM
In The Ocean
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound
8:36 PM
Sittin On Top of the World
Artist : The Wandering
Album : Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here
Label : Songs of the South
8:38 PM
Sun’s Gonna Shine
Artist : Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Album : Love Has Come For You
Label : Rounder
8:42 PM
Brushy Run
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Pine to Pine
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:45 PM
Going Home
Artist : Leon Morris
Album : Thing Today of My Home
Label : Patuxent Music
8:48 PM
Meeting is a Pleasure
Artist : Waterson Carthy
Album : Common Tongue
Label : Topic
8:52 PM
Ran So Hard The Sun Went Down
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Recapturing the Banjo
Label : Telarc
8:56 PM
Cluck Old Hen
Artist : Tommy Jarrell
Album : The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Volume 1: Sail Away Ladies
Label : County
9:04 PM
Bridge of Glllass
Artist : The Olllam
Album : s/t
Label : Compass
9:10 PM
Wait For Another Day
Artist : Kate Campbell
Album : 1000 Pound Machine
Label : Large River
9:14 PM
Artist : Spider John Koerner
Album : Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Been
Label : Red House
9:17 PM
Let’s Go To Town
Artist : Memphis Minnie
Album : Vol 2: Early Recordings with Kansas Joe McCoy
Label : Blues Classics
9:20 PM
Still Not Home
Artist : Tift Merritt w/Simone Dinnerstein
Album : Night
Label : Sony
9:23 PM
Ain’t It Hard
Artist : Mance Lipscomb
Album : Texas Blues Guitar
Label : Arhoolie
9:27 PM
Don’t Cry Blue
Artist : Jonathan Edwards
Album : s/t
Label : Rhino/Elektra
9:30 PM
My Heart Is On the Mend
Artist : Larry Stephenson
Album : What Really Matters
Label : Compass
9:33 PM
Fisher’s Hornpipe
Artist : Fiddle Whamdiddle
Album : Old School Old Time
Label : Owl Mountain Music
9:38 PM
Artist : Putnam Smith
Album : Kichen, Love...
Label : Itchy Sabot Records
9:42 PM
Love Vigilantes
Artist : Laura Cantrell
Album : Trains and Boats and Planes
Label : self
9:47 PM
Lay My Burden Down
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
9:51 PM
Turn Turn Turn
Artist : The Byrds
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Columbia
9:55 PM
Turn Turn Turn (To Everything There Is a Season)
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : Troubadours of the Folk Era Vol 2
Label : Rhino
10:04 PM
Song For Ireland
Artist : De Dannan
Album : Song for Ireland
Label : Sugar Hill
10:08 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Songcatcher Soundtrack
Label : Vanguard
10:11 PM
Dark Hollow Blues
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Where'd You Come From, Where'd You Go?
Label : Rounder
10:16 PM
Coo Coo Bird
Artist : Clarence "Tom": Ashley
Album : Greenback Dollar
Label : County
10:19 PM
Artist : Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston
Album : Lost and Found
Label : Waterbug
10:24 PM
I Saw a Man at the Close of Day
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
10:27 PM
Artist : Brett Ratliff
Album : The New Young Fogies Vol 1
Label : n/a
10:31 PM
Daddy Sang Bass
Artist : Johnny Cash
Album : The Essential
Label : Columbia Legacy
10:33 PM
Cora Dye
Artist : Adam Hurt & Beth Williams Hartness
Album : Fine Times at Our House
Label : Ubiquitone
10:37 PM
Hit Em Up Style
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Genuine Negro Jig
Label : Nonesuch
10:41 PM
Sally Ann
Artist : The Pilot Mountain Bobcats
Album : Dance By the Light of the Moon
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:45 PM
Pork Fat Makes My Chicken Tan
Artist : Agenst of Terra (w/Mike Seeger)
Album : Fresh Oldtime String Band Music
Label : Rounder
10:53 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
10:56 PM
Cajun Reel
Artist : Dewey Balfa, Marc Savoy & D. L. Menard
Album : En Bas Du Chene Vert
Label : Arhoolie


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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