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 23, 2013

8:04 PM
I Fall Back
Artist : The Deadly Gentlemen
Album : Roll Me, Tumble Me
Label : Rounder
8:08 PM
Wake Me, Carolina
Artist : Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends
Album : Over the World Below
Label : self
8:11 PM
East Virginia Blues
Artist : The South Carolina Broadcasters
Album : Short Time To Stay Here
Label : Flaming Heart Records
8:16 PM
Durham’s Bull
Artist : The Kentucky Colonels (Clarence White)
Album : On Stage
Label : Rounder
8:17 PM
Whitehouse Blues
Artist : Muleskinner
Album : A Potpurri of Bluegrass Jam
Label : Warner Bros
8:20 PM
I’ll Have A New Life
Artist : South Carolian Broadcasters
Album : Short Time to Stay Here
Label : Flaming Hearts
8:23 PM
Radio Broadcast
Artist : Cousin Emmy
Album : Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolk
Label : Kentucky Records
8:27 PM
Cornmeal Waltz
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture Of You
Label : Dualtone
8:33 PM
Boating Up Sandy
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : self
8:35 PM
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Hard Year Blues
Label : Flying Fish
8:38 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
8:45 PM
Rock Island Line
Artist : Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
Album : Jazz Heritage Series
Label : MCA
8:48 PM
Train on the Island / Golden Chain Tree
Artist : Big Hoedown
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
8:52 PM
The Once And Future Carpenter
Artist : The Avett Brothers
Album : The Carpenter
Label : Universal Republic
8:57 PM
Across the Universe
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Luzerne
Label : self
9:04 PM
Artist : Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Album : The Best of Vol 2
Label : Shanachie
9:07 PM
Artist : Bela Fleck w/ Oumou Sangare
Album : Throw Down Your Heart
Label : Rounder
9:12 PM
Red & White & Blue & Gold
Artist : Aoife O’Donovan
Album : Fossils
Label : Yep Roc
9:16 PM
Dusty Miller
Artist : The New Deal String Band
Album : Blue Grass
Label : London
9:18 PM
Artist : Pete Morton
Album : Frivolous Love
Label : Philo
9:25 PM
Artist : Della Mae
Album : This WOrld Oft Can Be
Label : Rounder
9:28 PM
All Gossar (All the Young Men)
Artist : Troka
Album : Nordic Roots
Label : Northside
9:31 PM
Route 23
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : Route 23
Label : Yep Roc
9:35 PM
Artist : Claire Lunch
Album : Moonlighter
Label : Rounder
9:39 PM
Gone, Gonna Rise Again
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
9:42 PM
13 Questions
Artist : Seatrain
Album : Seatrain
Label : Capitol
9:47 PM
Gaelic Song
Artist : Old Blind Dogs
Album : Four on the Floor
Label : Compass
9:51 PM
Stranger Blues
Artist : Shelton Powe
Album : Carolina Blues and Gospel
Label : Music Maker
9:54 PM
Moon Goin’ Down
Artist : Stefan Grossman
Album : Country Blues Guitar Festival
Label : self
9:58 PM
June Apple
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Foundation
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
I’ve Got a Bulldog
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:07 PM
Indian Ate A Woodchuck
Artist : Rhys Jones / Jeff Miller / Jim Nelson
Album : All I've Got's Done Gone
Label : Vigortone
10:12 PM
Coo Coo Bird
Artist : Clarence "Tom" Ashley
Album : Greenback Dollar
Label : County
10:15 PM
The Birds Were Singing Of You
Artist : The Carter Family
Album : The Carter Family 1927 - 1934
Label : JSP
10:18 PM
I’ll Fly Away
Artist : Kathy Kallick
Album : My Mother's Voice
Label : Copper Creek
10:21 PM
Row Number Two, Seat Number Three
Artist : Willma Lee & Stoney Cooper
Album : Midnight Special, Vol. 2
Label : Country Music Group
10:24 PM
Artist : Shawn Colvin
Album : Live 88
Label : Plump
10:28 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs from my Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : self
10:33 PM
Wild Rippling Waters
Artist : Bill Staines
Album : Just Play One Tune More
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:37 PM
The Nightingale’s Song
Artist : Almeda Riddle
Album : Ballads and Hymns From the Ozarks
Label : Rounder
10:40 PM
Travelin’ Soldier
Artist : Dixie Chicks
Album : Home
Label : Open Wide/Monument/Columbia
10:48 PM
My Favorite Things
Artist : The Tony Rice Unit
Album : Backwaters
Label : Rounder
10:53 PM
John Barleycorn
Artist : Traffic
Album : Troubadours of British Folk Vol 2
Label : Rhino


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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