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 30, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
ReleaseYear : 2001
Label : Compass Records
8:08 PM
Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Artist : The Wilhelm Brothers
Album : Lay Your Burden Down
Label : self
8:12 PM
Home to Carolina
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : Home to Carolina
Label : New Time Records
8:15 PM
Cuckoo Bird
Artist : Stephen Wade
Album : Banjo Diary
Label : Lessons from Tradition
8:19 PM
Camp Meeting in July
Artist : Wolfe Bros.
Album : Old Time Tuning
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:25 PM
Wrote A Song For Everyone
Artist : John Fogerty with Miranda Lambert w/ Tom Morello
Album : Wrote a Song for Everyon
Label : Vanguard
8:29 PM
Get Along
Artist : Bill Frisell
Album : The Willies
Label : Nonesuch
8:32 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
8:35 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolks
Album : 1939-1947
Label : Bear Family
8:37 PM
Look At Miss Ohio
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : Soul Journey
Label : Acony
8:42 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs From My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : StorySound
8:46 PM
4 + 20
Artist : Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen
Album : Running Wild
Label : Rounder
8:50 PM
Black Eyed Susie
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
8:54 PM
Stay A Little Longer
Artist : Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys
Album : The Essential Bob Wills
Label : Columbia Legacy
8:57 PM
Down the Road
Artist : Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
Album : The Complete Mercury Sessions
Label : Mercury
9:04 PM
Undone in Sorrow
Artist : Crooked Still
Album : Still Crooked
Label : Signature Sounds
9:07 PM
Oh My Little Darlin’
Artist : Mark Shatz w/Tim O’Brien
Album : Brand New Old Tyme Way
Label : Rounder
9:09 PM
Buck Dance
Artist : Algia Mae Hinton
Album : Honey Babe
Label : Music Maker
9:11 PM
The Milky Way
Artist : Cucanandy
Album : He Ddin't Dance
Label : Milky Way Music
9:15 PM
Raccoon and Possum
Artist : Seeger Family
Album : Animal Folk Songs for Children and Other People
Label : Rounder
9:20 PM
Speaking WIth The Angel
Artist : Cry, Cry, Cry
Album : s/t
Label : Razor & Tie
9:24 PM
Memories of East Texas
Artist : Michelle Shocked
Album : Short Sharp Shocked
Label : Mercury
9:27 PM
This Beautiful Life
Artist : Bethany Dick
Album : This Beautiful Life
Label : Bethany Records
9:30 PM
Artist : Paul Simon
Album : 1964/1993
Label : Warner Bros
9:37 PM
Going To Richmond
Artist : Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Album : Instrumentals
Label : Skaggs Family
9:40 PM
Old Missouri
Artist : Lynn "Chirps" Smith
Album : Down in Little Egypt
Label : Vigortone Records
9:44 PM
K. C. Blues
Artist : Hobart Smith
Album : Blue Ridge Legacy
Label : Rounder
9:48 PM
Heart of Gold
Artist : Genevieve Toupin
Album : Sweet Relief III: Pennies From Heaven
Label : Vanguard
9:51 PM
Louisiana 1927
Artist : Martin Simpson w/Jackson Browne
Album : Prodigal Son
Label : Compass
9:55 PM
Now Is the Cool of the Day
Artist : Kathy Mattea
Album : Calling Me Home
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Carolina Lightning
Artist : Southern Rail
Album : Carolina Lightning
Label : Turquoise Records
10:07 PM
Sun Keep Shining On Me
Artist : Alice Gerrard
Album : Bittersweet
Label : Spruce & Maple
10:10 PM
Something in the Wind
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act Four
Label : Sugar Hill
10:13 PM
Wildwood Flower
Artist : Charlie Haden (w/ Rosanne Cash)
Album : Rambling Boy
Label : Decca
10:18 PM
All The Lovely Ladies
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Modern Hymns
Label : Appleseed
10:23 PM
Box Of Rain
Artist : The Grateful Dead
Album : American Beauty
Label : Warner Bros
10:29 PM
Roddy McCorley / Lost Gander
Artist : Scruj MacDuhk
Album : The Road to Canso
Label : Manitoba
10:33 PM
Chased Old Satan
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
10:38 PM
Ruins by the Shore
Artist : Paul McKenna Band
Album : Elements
Label : Compass
10:41 PM
Faded Love
Artist : James Alan Shelton
Album : Song for Greta
Label : Rebel
10:46 PM
The Bird’s Courting Song
Artist : Elizabeth Laprelle
Album : Birds' Advice
Label : Old 97 Wrecords
10:47 PM
Old Man at the Mill
Artist : The Dillards
Album : There Is a Time
Label : Vanguard
10:50 PM
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : The Freewheelin'
Label : Columbia
10:57 PM
Before The Storm
Artist : Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Album : Double Play
Label : Compass


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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