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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December 23, 2012

8:06 PM
Here We Come A-Wassaling
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : A Family Christmas
Label : Putumayo
8:09 PM
Gift For You
Artist : Noah Paley
Album : single
Label : self
8:14 PM
On This Christmas Day
Artist : Joe Newberry / Rhiannon Giddens / Laurelyn Dossett
Album : The Gathering
Label : Sycamore Road
8:18 PM
Chritmas Time Is Here
Artist : Shawn Colven
Album : Holiday Songs & Lullabies
Label : Columbia
8:20 PM
Christmas Eve
Artist : Steve Tilston
Album : Silently The Snow Falls
Label : Shanachie
8:24 PM
Christmas Time at Home
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Beautiful Star
Label : Rounder
8:26 PM
Old Christmas / Good King Wenceslas
Artist : Sheila Kay Adams & Jim Taylor
Album : Christmas on the Mountain
Label : Granny Dell
8:30 PM
Breakin’ Up Christmas
Artist : Sweet Sunny South
Album : Wild'n Swingi
Label : Two Dolla Records
8:33 PM
Artist : Beth Nielsen Chapman
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Reprise
8:38 PM
First Christmas
Artist : Stan Rogers
Album : Between the Breaks... Live!
Label : Fogarty's Cove
8:44 PM
Christmas in the Ashram
Artist : Chris Rosser
Album : The Holy Fool
Label : self
8:49 PM
Almost Day
Artist : Seeger Family
Album : American Folk Songs for Christmas
Label : Rounder
8:51 PM
To Heck with Old Santa Claus
Artist : Loretta Lynn
Album : Hillbilly Holiday
Label : Rhino
8:53 PM
Christmas Lullaby
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Sugar Plums
Label : Sugar Hill
8:55 PM
Once in Royal David’s City / We Three Kings
Artist : El McMeen
Album : The Soul of Christmas Guitar
Label : Piney Ridge
8:58 PM
The Snow Lay on the Ground
Artist : Kim Robertson
Album : Christmas Lullaby
Label : Gourd Music
9:04 PM
Sleigh Ride
Artist : Sam Bush
Album : Tinsel Tunes
Label : Sugar Hill
9:08 PM
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Artist : Michael Doucet
Album : Christmas on the Bayou
Label : Swallow
9:10 PM
Nothing But a Child
Artist : Steve Earle & Allison Moorer
Album : to: Kate
Label : Western Beat Entertainment
9:15 PM
Christmas Story
Artist : John Henry Faulk
Album : Voices in the Wind - NPR
Label : NPR
9:25 PM
Christmas Time’s A-Coming
Artist : Bill Monroe
Album : Hillbilly Holiday
Label : Rhino
9:28 PM
When It’s Christmas in Virginia
Artist : Michelle Nixon & Drive
Album : A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin'
Label : Pinecastle
9:32 PM
Christmas Eve
Artist : Sari & Mari Kaasmen
Album : Can We Have Christmas Now?
Label : Northside
9:35 PM
Reindeer Boogie
Artist : Hank Snow
Album : Hillbilly Holiday
Label : Rhino
9:37 PM
Reunion Song
Artist : Skaggs Family
Album : A Skaggs Family Christmas Vol 2
Label : Fontana / Skaggs Family
9:41 PM
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Artist : David Grisman
Album : Acoustic Christmas
Label : Rounder
9:48 PM
The Rebel Jesus
Artist : Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Album : The McGarrigle Christmas Hour
Label : Nonesuch
9:52 PM
The Christians And The Pagans
Artist : Dar Williams
Album : Mortal City
Label : Razor & Tie
9:56 PM
Artist : NewGrange
Album : A Christmas Heritage
Label : Compass
10:04 PM
Winter Wonderland
Artist : The Shankman Twins
Album : O Christmas Tree
Label : Rounder
10:07 PM
The Solstice Set
Artist : Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Album : A Fiddler's Holiday
Label : Rounder
10:12 PM
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
Artist : Robert J. Lurtsema
Album : Christmas Stories
Label : Philo
10:16 PM
Here Comes Santa Claus
Artist : The Shankman Twins
Album : O Christmas Tree
Label :
10:20 PM
Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem
Artist : Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
Album : Christmas In The Mountains
Label : Rebel
10:24 PM
On a Quiet Christmas Morn
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : The First Christmas Gift
Label : Red House Records
10:27 PM
Detroit December
Artist : Si Kahn
Album : In My Heart
Label : Philo
10:30 PM
Mary’s Boy Child
Artist : Jim Watson
Album : Christmas at the Cave
Label : Barker Records
10:34 PM
Breakin’ Up Christmas
Artist : Sheila Kay Adams & Jim Taylor
Album : Christmas on the Mountain
Label : Granny Dell
10:38 PM
One Good Year (Trumpet Mix)
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Holiday Sampler
Label : Philo
10:43 PM
The Christmas Song
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Beautiful Star
Label : Rounder
10:46 PM
Oh Tannenbaum / Angles We Have Heard on High / Jingle Bells
Artist : John Fahey
Album : The New Possibility
Label : Takoma
10:49 PM
Let It Snow
Artist : Leon Redbone
Album : A Family Christmas
Label : Putumayo
10:52 PM
Christmas Blues
Artist : "Washboard" Pete
Album : Mr. Santa's Boogie
Label : Savoy Jazz
10:54 PM
Silent Night
Artist : Harvey Reid
Album : The Heart of The Minstrel on Christmas Day
Label : Woodpecker


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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