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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July 07, 2013

8:04 PM
Song For Greta
Artist : James Alan Shelton
Album : Song For Greta
Label : Rebel
8:06 PM
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Old Light: Songs from my Childhood & Other Gone Worlds
Label : self
8:10 PM
Artist : Earl Scruggs
Album : I Saw The Light With Some Help From My Friends
Label : Columbia Legacy
8:13 PM
Lazy Kate
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone
8:16 PM
A Crooked Road
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : A Crooked Road
Label : Full Light Records
8:21 PM
Down Under
Artist : Colin Hay
Album : Man @ Work
Label : Compass
8:24 PM
Country Blues
Artist : Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
Album : Blue Lightning
Label : Rounder
8:28 PM
I’ve Got a Bulldog
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
8:33 PM
Sweet Afton
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : s/t
Label : Sugar Hill
8:38 PM
Bach: Bourrees I & II from English Suite No. 2
Artist : Bill Crofut & The Crofut Consort
Album : Lullabies and Dances
Label : Albany Records
8:44 PM
Aragon Mill
Artist : Si Kahn
Album : New Wood
Label : Philo
8:47 PM
Feather Bed
Artist : Gus Cannon
Album : Gus Cannon Vol 1 (1927-1928)
Label : Document
8:50 PM
Over The Road I’m Bound to Go
Artist : Uncle Dave Macon
Album : Nashville: The Early Years Vol 2
Label : County
8:53 PM
Down The Road
Artist : Sara Grey
Album : Back in the Airy Days
Label : Waterbug
8:56 PM
Oh My Little Darlin’
Artist : Mark Shatz w/Tim O’Brien
Album : Brand New Old Tyme Way
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
No Place Like the Right Time
Artist : Donna the Buffalo
Album : Positive Friction
Label : Sugar Hill
9:08 PM
Light Enough to Find My Way
Artist : Jones and Leva
Album : Light Enough to Find My Way
Label : Rounder
9:11 PM
Artist : Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band
Album : The Mountain
Label : E-Squared
9:17 PM
Pilgrim’s Knob
Artist : Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson
Album : The Mandolin Chronicles
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:21 PM
Chapel Hill Boogie
Artist : John Dee Holeman
Album : Bull Durham Blues
Label : Music Maker
9:23 PM
Shake Sugaree
Artist : Elizabeth Cotten w/Brenda Evans
Album : Shake Sugaree
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:28 PM
Ain’t Life Sweet
Artist : Po’ Girl
Album : Home To You
Label : Nettwerk
9:34 PM
Ticklebelly Hill
Artist : David Grier
Album : Panorama
Label : Rounder
9:40 PM
Time To Ring Some Changes
Artist : Richard Thompson
Album : Hard Cash
Label : Green Linnet
9:44 PM
Jednou Dloubo Spat
Artist : Sem Tam
Album : Long Journey Home
Label : IBMA
9:48 PM
Ridin’ That Midnight Train
Artist : Ralph Stanley & Iris Dement
Album : Clinch Mountain Sweethearts
Label : Rebel
9:50 PM
Let The Mystery Be
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Infamous Angel
Label : Philo
9:54 PM
Rocky Pallet
Artist : The Skillet LIckers
Album : The Skillet Lickers Vol 4 (1929-1930)
Label : Document
9:57 PM
North Fork Of the Holston
Artist : James Alan Shelton
Album : Song For Greta
Label : Rebel
10:04 PM
Dawgy Mountain Breakdown
Artist : The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Album : DGBX
Label : Acoustic Disc
10:07 PM
Broke Down
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
10:10 PM
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Wrecking Ball
Label : Elektra
10:16 PM
Across the Blue Ridge
Artist : Phil & Gaye Johnson
Album : Look Around
Label : Aster Recrods
10:19 PM
It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Artist : Kitty Wells
Album : Classic Country Music Vol 2
Label : RCA Smithsonian
10:22 PM
Prodigal Daughter
Artist : Eddi Reader
Album : Simple Soul
Label : Compass
10:26 PM
Prodigal Daughter (Cotton Eyed Joe)
Artist : Michelle Shocked
Album : Arkansas Traveler
Label : Mercury
10:33 PM
Old Dan Tucker
Artist : Rhys Jones / Jeff Miller / Jim Nelson
Album : Mississippi Square Dance
Label : Vigortone Records
10:36 PM
Uncle Ned
Artist : Wolfe Bros
Album : 2001: An Old-Time Odyssey
Label : Copper Creek
10:39 PM
Angeline the Baker / John Henry
Artist : Tony Furtado & Dirk Powell
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
10:43 PM
Runs In The Family
Artist : The Roches
Album : s/t
Label : Warner Bros
10:47 PM
Oh, Lonesome Me
Artist : Neil Young
Album : After the Goldrush
Label : Reprise
10:51 PM
Over The Waterfall
Artist : Sean Watkins
Album : Let It Fall
Label : Sugar Hill


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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