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 30, 2012

8:04 PM
Turn Your Radio On
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Aereo-Plain
Label : Rounder
8:06 PM
Artist : Snuffy Jenkins
Album : Carolina Bluegrass
Label : Arhoolie
8:10 PM
Black Jack David
Artist : Dave Alvin
Album : Blackjack David
Label : Hightone Records
8:15 PM
Buffalo Hunt
Artist : I Draw Slow
Album :
Label : Pinecastle
8:19 PM
Go On Ahead and Go Home
Artist : Iris Dement
Album : Sing the Delta
Label : Flariella Records
8:23 PM
Packing Up - Getting Ready
Artist : Golden Gate Quartet
Album : Travelin' Shoes
Label : Bluebird
8:25 PM
Drowned Lovers
Artist : Kate Rusby
Album : Hourglass
Label : Compass Records
8:31 PM
Artist : Mike Auldridge
Album : Eight String Swing
Label : Sugar Hill
8:34 PM
Different Roads
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Different Roads
Label : Rebel
8:37 PM
Country Roads
Artist : James Taylor
Album : Troubadours of Folk Vol 4: Singer-Songwriters of teh '70s
Label : Rhino
8:40 PM
While Roving on a Winter’s Night
Artist : John Gorka & Dar Williams with Darol Anger
Album : Heritage
Label : Island / Six Degrees
8:46 PM
Winter’s Night
Artist : Doc Watson
Album : Home Again!
Label : Vanguard
8:50 PM
Auld Lang Syne
Artist : Bonnie Rideout / Maggie Sansone / Al Petteway
Album : A Scottish Christmas
Label : Maggie's Music
8:55 PM
One Good Year
Artist : Slaid Cleaves
Album : Broke Down
Label : Philo
9:04 PM
O Death
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : O Brother, Where Art Thou
Label : Lost Highway / Mercury
9:07 PM
Girl From the Greenbriar Shore
Artist : Ralph Stanley
Album : s/t
Label : DMZ / Columbia
9:11 PM
East Virginia BLues
Artist : Beppe Gambetta
Album : Good News From Home
Label : Green Linnet
9:15 PM
Carry Me Back to Virginia
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Carry Me Back
Label : Ato
9:18 PM
The Carolinian
Artist : Chatham County Line
Album : IV
Label : YepRoc
9:22 PM
Old Dominion
Artist : Eddie From Ohio
Album : Looking Out the Fishbowl
Label : Virginia Soul
9:27 PM
Once in a Very Blue Moon
Artist : Nanci Griffith
Album : Once in a Very Blue Moon
Label : Philo
9:29 PM
Hungry Heart
Artist : The Grass Cats
Album : The Mountains My Baby And Me
Label : New Time Records
9:32 PM
Fly Around
Artist : The Crooked Jades
Album : The Unfortunate Rake Vol 1
Label : Copper Creek
9:36 PM
The Story of the Lawson Family
Artist : The Stanley Brothers
Album : An Evening Long Ago
Label : DMZ / Columbia
9:41 PM
Weeping Willow
Artist : Ralph Stanley w/ Joan Baez
Album : Clinch Mountain Sweetheart
Label : Rebel
9:45 PM
The Pink Chiffon Tricycle Queen
Artist : William Ackerman
Album : In Search of the Turtle's Navel
TrackNumber : 1
Label : Windham Hill
9:50 PM
Sweet Baby James
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act I
Label : Rebel
9:53 PM
Something in the Wind
Artist : The Seldom Scene
Album : Act Four
Label : Sugar Hill
9:57 PM
New Cimarron
Artist : Matt Flinner
Album : Latitude
Label : Compass
10:04 PM
All Tomorrow’s Parties
Artist : June Tabor & The Oyster Band
Album : Freedom and Rain
Label : Ryko
10:08 PM
The January Man
Artist : William Pint & Felicia Dale
Album : When I See Winter Return
Label : Waterbug
10:12 PM
Artist : Priscilla Herdman / Anne Hils / Cindy Magsen
Album : Voices of Winter
Label : Gadfly
10:14 PM
One Rose / Hot Buttered Rum
Artist : The Red Clay Ramblers
Album : Rambler
Label : Sugar Hill
10:20 PM
Artist : John Prine
Album : Diamons in the Rough
Label : Atlantic
10:24 PM
The Old Spinning Wheel
Artist : Bryan Sutton
Album : Not Too Far From The Tree
Label : Sugar Hill
10:28 PM
Diamond Shoes
Artist : Tift Merritt
Album : Bramble Rose
Label : Lost Highway
10:33 PM
Life is Beautiful
Artist : Lucy Kaplansky
Album : Reunion
Label : Red House
10:37 PM
The Silver Spoon
Artist : Jack Hardy
Album : The Cauldron
Label : Prime CD
10:42 PM
Leaving Eden
Artist : Polecat Creek
Album : Leaving Eden
Label : Yodel-Ay-Hee
10:47 PM
Say Darling Say
Artist : Stillhouse Bottom Band
Album : Working Hard
Label : JoeDog
10:51 PM
Who Knows Where The Time Goes
Artist : Sandy Denny and the Strawbs
Album : s/t
Label : Hannibal
10:55 PM
And Still I Am Searching
Artist : Pete Seeger
Album : Where Have All The Flowers Gone
Label : Appleseed


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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