July 29, 2018

This show features a recap of the 2018 Newport Folk Festival highlights and a preview of the upcoming Green Mountain Bluegrass Festival.  

March 4, 2018

Here's the podcast of today's Back Porch program, which was recorded at the Parlor Room in Northampton during Back Porch Festival and features live sets from The Brother Brothers,  Mark Erelli,  Birds Of Chicago,  The Lonesome Brothers and  Courtney Hartman & Robert El...

February 25, 2018

This week we featured the fine new album from Chris Smither, Call Me Lucky.    We also previewed the 4th annual Back Porch Festival coming new weekend.  

February 4, 2018

Our feature album this week is the Wood Brother One Drop Of Truth.     Go Pats!  

January 26, 2018


Here's a playlist of all of the band's we're presenting at the Back Porch Festival, which is happening March 1-4 at the Academy Of Music and The Parlor Room in Northampton.  The full schedule is here:

January 7, 2018

 On the first show of 2018 we paid tribute to Rick Hall,  who died this week at age 85.  Hall was responsible for a lot of amazing soul music,   having recorded Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, Etta James, Wilson Pickett and many more at his legendary Muscle Shoals Studi...

December 29, 2017

Without question 2016 was the worst year ever for departing musicians.    It felt like ever other day we were losing one of our heroes and it was both tragic and disorienting.     The pace slowed considerably in 2017,  but there were still tough loses.    Some weren't...

December 29, 2017

I knew that 2017 was a good year for music,  but I didn't realize just how good until I started putting this playlist together.    I soon found that this playlist of our favorite Back Porch new music was impossible to keep under 6 hours!    So here it is,  a listening...

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