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 21, 2013

8:04 PM
Weather Vane
Artist : David Francey
Album : So Say We All
Label : Compass
8:06 PM
Go Wherever You Wanna Go
Artist : Patty Griffin
Album : American Kid
Label : New West
8:11 PM
Ramblin Heart
Artist : Mountain Heart
Album : No Other Way
Label : Skaggs Family
8:14 PM
Salt Creek
Artist : Norman Blake and Tony Rice
Album : 2
Label : Rounder
8:17 PM
I’m Troubled
Artist : Joseph Decosimo
Album : Sequatchie Valley
Label : Self-released
8:20 PM
Little Martha
Artist : Allman Bros Band
Album : Eat a Peach
Label : PCLC
8:23 PM
Riley’s Hen-House Door
Artist : Riley Puckett
Album : Cluck Old Hen: A Barnyard Serenade
Label : Old Hat
8:25 PM
Who Broke The Lock
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
8:28 PM
Cluck Ol’ Hen
Artist : Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby
Album : Cluck Ol' Hen
Label : Skaggs Family
8:31 PM
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Punch
Label : Nonesuch
8:36 PM
Your Long Journey Home
Artist : Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Album : Raising Sand
Label : Rounder
8:41 PM
Artist : Deep Chatham
Album : Flood
Label : self
8:45 PM
If It Rains
Artist : Basia Bulat
Album : Heart of My Own
Label : Rough Trade
8:47 PM
Artist : Cephas & Wiggins
Album : Homemade
Label : Alligator
8:52 PM
Rain So Hard
Artist : Otis Taylor
Album : Clovis People
Label : Telarc
8:58 PM
Jimmy In The Swamp
Artist : Adam Hurt
Album : Perspective
Label : Ubiquitone
9:04 PM
Paddy’s Lamentation
Artist : Nuala Kennedy
Album : Noble Stranger
Label : Compass Records
9:08 PM
Things Are Coming My Way
Artist : Trapezoid
Album : Long Time Down This Road...
Label : Azure
9:12 PM
Down in Caroline
Artist : Big Country Bluegrass
Album : On Fire
Label : Hay Holler
9:15 PM
Kentucky Waltz
Artist : Big Medicine
Album : Fever in the South
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
9:19 PM
South of the Border
Artist : Willie Nelson and Family
Album : Let's Face the Music and Dance
Label : Sony Music
9:23 PM
My Favorite Picture of You
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : My Favorite Picture of You
Label : Dualtone
9:27 PM
Queen Anne’s Lace
Artist : Rose Polenzani with Session Americana
Album : When The River Meets the Sea
Label : self
9:31 PM
Courage, Love and Grace
Artist : Pete Morton
Album : Courage, Love and Grace
Label : Flying Fish
9:36 PM
Come Down to Hilo
Artist : William Pint & Felicia Dale
Album : Round the Corner
Label : Waterbug
9:42 PM
Bonaparte’s Retreat / Piney Ridge
Artist : Bruce Molsky
Album : If It Ain't Here When I Get Back
Label : Tree Frog
9:45 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Nonesuch
9:50 PM
Artist : Patent Pending
Album : Through the Window
Label : Copper Creek
9:53 PM
In Your Mercy
Artist : Malcolm Holcombe
Album : Down the River
Label : Gypsy Eyes Music
9:58 PM
Artist : Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Album : Rockin' The Uke
Label : Community Music
10:04 PM
500 Miles
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act 1
Label : Rebel
10:07 PM
Tennessee Waltz
Artist : IIIrd Tyme Out
Album : Live at the Mac
Label : Rounder
10:11 PM
Dollar Bill
Artist : The Carper Family
Album : Old-Fashioned Gal
Label : self
10:14 PM
Cumberland Gap
Artist : Bruce Molsky & Bob Carlin
Album : Take Me As I Am
Label : Car Tunes
10:18 PM
Foggy Mountain Top
Artist : Bill Monroe & Doc Watson
Album : Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980: Off the Record Vol 2
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
10:21 PM
Sing Song Kitty
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Home Again!
Label : Vanguard
10:23 PM
Beaver Creek
Artist : Prairie Ramblers
Album : The Story That the Crow Told Me Vol 2
Label : Yazoo
10:26 PM
Little Liza Jane
Artist : Hot Club of Cowtown
Album : Dev'lish Mary
Label : Hightone Records
10:28 PM
Hundred Dollar Valentine
Artist : Chris Smither
Album : Hundred Dollar Valentine
Label : self
10:32 PM
Port na bPucai/Kilnamona Barndance/Ship In Full Sail/jer The Rigger/The Old Blackthorn/Exile of Erin/Humours Of Tulla/Fitzgerald’s Hornpipe/Rakish Paddy/Finbarr Dwyer’s Reel No. 1/P Joe’s Pecurious Pa
Artist : Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
Album : Live in Seattle
Label : Green Linnet


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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