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 14, 2013

8:04 PM
The Night I Learned How Not To Pray
Artist : Iris DeMent
Album : Sing the Delta
Label : Flariella Records
8:08 PM
Rank Stranger
Artist : Ralph Stnaley (w/Tom T. Hall)
Album : Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Label : Freeland Recordings
8:11 PM
Amazing Grace
Artist : Unidentified Group
Album : Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Label : Folk-Legacy
8:13 PM
Nostalgia Prelude
Artist : Bob Brozman
Album : Tone Poems III
Label : Acoustic Disc
8:15 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
8:18 PM
Booth Shot Lincoln / Gunboat
Artist : Tim Gardner
Album : Timmetry
Label : Coyote Ridge Audio
8:21 PM
Artist : Sweet Honey in the Rock
Album : Folkways: A Vision Shared
Label : Columbia
8:23 PM
Artist : Danny Gotham
Album : Luzerne
Label : self
8:28 PM
Raining At Sunset
Artist : Chris Thile
Album : Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Label : Sugar Hill
8:36 PM
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album : Redhills
Label : Pinecastle Records
8:39 PM
L.A. County
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : Cowboy Man: Anthology Vol 1
Label : MCA Curb
8:42 PM
Ring The Bell
Artist : The Gibson Brothers
Album : Ring The Bell
Label : Compass
8:46 PM
When They Ring The Golden Bells
Artist : Natalie Merchant
Album : Ophelia
Label : Elektra
8:52 PM
Moon Shadow
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
8:57 PM
Sun to Sun
Artist : Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth Laprelle
Album : Sun to Sun
Label : self
9:04 PM
Five Days in May
Artist : Salamander Crossing
Album : Bottleneck Dreams
Label : Signature Sounds
9:08 PM
Rio Grande
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Ashgrove
Label : Yep Roc Records
9:14 PM
Y’all Come
Artist : The Osborne Brothers
Album : Dayton to Knoxville 1949-1954
Label : Pinecastle Records
9:16 PM
Mountain Sally Ann
Artist : George Pegram
Album : s/t
Label : Rounder
9:18 PM
Gimme Dat Thang
Artist : Laurel Canyon Ramblers
Album : Back on the Street Again
Label : Sugar Hill
9:21 PM
Artist : Joseph Falcon
Album : Louisiana Cajun Music Vol 1: First Recordings The 1920s
Label : Old Timey Records
9:23 PM
Sunset on Louisianne
Artist : Hart Rouge
Album : Beaupre's Home
Label : Red House Records
9:29 PM
The Belll
Artist : The Olllam
Album : The Olllam
Label : Compass
9:37 PM
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Sweet Baby James
Label : Warner Bros.
9:39 PM
Artist : Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line
Album : The Americana Agency Sampler 2013
Label : Americana Agency
9:42 PM
Dancin’ With Them That Brung Me
Artist : Stacey Earle
Album : Dancin' With Them That Brung Me
Label : Gearle Records
9:45 PM
Dark Hollow Blues
Artist : The Freight Hoppers
Album : Where'd You Come From, Where'd You Go?
Label : Rounder
9:50 PM
One Of These Things First
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Bryter Later
Label : Hannibal
9:55 PM
Before This Year
Artist : Ollabelle
Album : s/t
Label : Columbia DMZ
9:57 PM
Mona Ray
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : Anthology
Label : Rhino
10:04 PM
Baby, Now That I Found You
Artist : Alison Krauss
Album : Now That I Found You
Label : Rounder
10:07 PM
Cardinal Pair
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Ordinary Seasons
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:10 PM
Getting There
Artist : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Album : Phillips, Grier & Flinner
Label : Compass
10:18 PM
I’ll Hit The Road Again
Artist : Grant Rogers
Album : The Continuing Tradtion Volume 1: Ballads A Folk-Legacy Sampler
Label : Folk-Legacy
10:21 PM
Mill Town
Artist : Bruce Piephoff
Album : Hamburger Square
Label : Flyin' Cloud
10:25 PM
Urge For Going
Artist : Tony Rice
Album : Night Flyer
Label : Rounder
10:31 PM
Traveling Alone
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Traveling Alone
Label : Yep Roc
10:36 PM
I’ve Got a Bulldog
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
10:40 PM
Flatnose, The Tree-Climbing Dog
Artist : Austin Lounge LIzards
Album : Employee of the Mount
Label : Sugar Hill
10:43 PM
Chicken’s Crowing at Midnight
Artist : Marvin Gaster
Album : Uncle Henry's Favorites
Label : Rounder
10:47 PM
Sur la Bord de L’eau
Artist : Magnolia Sisters
Album : Prends Courage
Label : Arhoolie
10:51 PM
Coinleach Ghlas An Fhomair
Artist : Clannad
Album : 2
Label : Shanachie
10:56 PM
Artist : Nick Drake
Album : Bryter Layter
Label : Hannibal


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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