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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August 11, 2013

8:04 PM
Artist : Nic Jones
Album : Penguin Eggs
Label : Topic
8:10 PM
Lazy John
Artist : Mike Compton & Joe Newberry
Album : Live
Label :
8:13 PM
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn
Artist : Alison Krauss + Union Station
Album : New Favorite
Label : Rounder
8:18 PM
Oh, Farmer
Artist : Carly Ritter
Album : s/t
Label : Vanguard
8:22 PM
Johnny Booker
Artist : Rhys Jones & Christina Wheeler
Album : Starry Crown
Label : Vigortone Records
8:25 PM
Willow On the Lake
Artist : Rayna Gellert
Album : Ways of the World
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
8:28 PM
The Fisherman
Artist : Leo Kottke
Album : 6- & 12- String Guitar
Label : Rhino
8:30 PM
Chance of Rain
Artist : John Gorka
Album : Writing in the Margins
Label : Red House Records
8:34 PM
Lonesome River
Artist : NewFound Road
Album : Live at the Down Home
Label : Rounder
8:39 PM
Watching the River Go By
Artist : John Hartford and the Hartford Stringband
Album : Good Old Boys
Label : Rounder
8:44 PM
L. A. County
Artist : New Vintage
Album : Sands of Time
Label : Pinecastle
8:49 PM
Step Inside This House
Artist : Lyle Lovett
Album : Step Inside This House
Label : Curb MCA
8:54 PM
Fare Thee Well
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : The Girl Who Couldn't Fly
Label : Compass
8:58 PM
Tin Roof
Artist : Steve Martin
Album : The Crow
Label : Rounder
9:04 PM
Carolina Breakdown
Artist : Etta Baker
Album : Railroad Blues
Label : Music Maker
9:07 PM
Artist : Kalama’s Quartet
Album : Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics
Label : Arhoolie
9:10 PM
Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
Artist : Jerry Douglas w/ Steve Earle
Album : Restless on the Farm
Label : Sugar Hill
9:16 PM
If I Could Be the Rain
Artist : Rosalie Sorrels
Album : Folk Song America Vol 4
Label : Sony Smithsonian
9:19 PM
Indian Corn
Artist : Bigfoot
Album : I've Got a Bulldog
Label : Yodel Ay Hee
9:23 PM
Shady Grove
Artist : Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Album : Shady Grove
Label : Acoustic Disc
9:28 PM
Old Folks at Home
Artist : Vern Williams
Album : Roots Music: An American Journey
Label : Rounder
9:32 PM
Little Cabin Home on the Hill
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Appalachian Stomp
Label : Rhino
9:36 PM
Little Musgrave
Artist : John Wesley Harding
Album : Trad. Arr. Jones
Label : Zero / Way Out Wes
9:41 PM
Out in the Country
Artist : Kristen Hall
Album : The Best of Folk Music
Label : Rhino
9:46 PM
The King’s Shilling
Artist : Mick Mcauley / Winifred Horan / Colm o Caoimh
Album : Sailing Back to You
Label : self
9:51 PM
Waltzing With the Angels
Artist : Nanci Griffith
Album : Poet In My Window
Label : Philo
9:55 PM
Pretty Saro
Artist : Cass Wallin
Album : Dark Holler
Label : Smithsonian Folkways
9:58 PM
Buffalo Gals
Artist : Aubrey Haynie
Album : A Man Must Carry On
Label : Sugar Hill
10:04 PM
Dropping Keys
Artist : The Levins
Album : My Friend Hafiz
Label : self
10:08 PM
Dark As a Dungeon
Artist : James Alan Shelton
Album : Dark As a Dungeon: Songs of the Mines
Label : Rebel
10:12 PM
After The Goldrush
Artist : Neil Young
Album : After The Goldrush
Label : Reprise
10:16 PM
These Gray Days
Artist : Coyote Grace
Album : Now Take Flight
Label : Mile After Mile
10:21 PM
Now’s The Time
Artist : Stephan Smith
Album : Now's The Time
Label : Rounder
10:26 PM
Hawks and Eagles
Artist : The Highwoods String Band
Album : Feed Your Babies Onions
Label : Rounder
10:29 PM
Cotton Eyed Joe
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Anthology: The Colpix Years
Label : Rhino
10:32 PM
Cotton-Eyed Joe
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Rambler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:35 PM
Artist : Kathy Kallick
Album : My Mother's Voice
Label : Copper Creek
10:39 PM
Artist : Melissa Ferrick
Album : The Truth Is
Label : MPress Records
10:43 PM
Down the Mountain
Artist : RobinElla
Album : Americana
Label : Putumayo
10:47 PM
Artist : Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder
Album : Talking Timbuktu
Label : Hannibal
10:53 PM
Journey of the Sorcerer
Artist : The Eagles
Album : One of These Nights
Label : Asylum


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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