Music From The Front Porch

Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fans have been tuning in to "Music from the Front Porch" for over 30 years. The tradition of folk, bluegrass, acoustic and western swing continues with hosts John McMillen and Mike Gowen. Hear the best of old and new musicians from Bill Monroe and Woody Guthrie to Alison Krauss and Chris Thile.

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June 30, 2012

10:04 AM
Old Cold Coffee on the Dashboard
Artist : Nickel Creek
Album : Here to There
ReleaseYear : 1996
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10:09 AM
Muleskinner Blues
Artist : Tony Rice
Album : The Bill Monroe Collection
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10:13 AM
Easy To Love
Artist : The Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Composer : Graham Sharp
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10:17 AM
In The Summertime
Artist : O’Brien Party Of 7
Album : Reincarnation
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10:20 AM
Wouldn’t Change You If I Could
Artist : Reno & Smiley with Carter & Ralph Stanley
Album : Reno & Smiley Bluegrass 1963
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10:22 AM
Artist : Hillman
Album : The Hillmen
ReleaseYear : 2006
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10:24 AM
Old Stone Church
Artist : Tony Trischka
Album : Territory
ReleaseYear : 2008
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10:28 AM
The Mississippi Queen
Artist : John Hartford
Album : Headin' Down Into The Mystery Below
ReleaseYear : 1978
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10:31 AM
Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
Artist : Doc & Merle Watson
Album : Sittin' Here Pickin' The Blues
Composer : Barbeque Bob
ReleaseYear : 1985
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10:34 AM
Mississippi Sawyer
Artist : Chris Cairns
Album : Hello Blue
ReleaseYear : 2007
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10:37 AM
Skippin in the Mississippi Dew
Artist : New Grass Revival
Album : Fly Through The Country
ReleaseYear : 1975
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10:40 AM
Tillery Cove
Artist : Wayne Benson
Album : An Instrumental Anthology
ReleaseYear : 2003
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10:44 AM
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden (Deluxe Version)
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10:46 AM
Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?
Artist : Carolina Chocolate Drops
Album : Leaving Eden (Deluxe Version)
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10:50 AM
Crazy Eyes
Artist : Old Crow Medicine Show
Album : Tennessee Pusher
ReleaseYear : 2008
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10:54 AM
Ain’t The Same
Artist : Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three
Album : Middle of Everywhere
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10:57 AM
New Bridge
Artist : Bob Minner
Album : There & Back & Back Again
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11:05 AM
Artist : The Infamous Strindusters
Album : Silver Sky
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11:08 AM
The Hitchhiker
Artist : The Infamous Strindusters
Album : Silver Sky
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11:13 AM
Tears Of The Earth
Artist : The Infamous Strindusters
Album : Silver Sky
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11:17 AM
Nedscape Navigator
Artist : The Rarely Herd
Album : Part of Growing Up
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11:21 AM
Ballad of Thunder Road
Artist : Jim & Jesse
Album : The Old Dominion Masters
ReleaseYear : 1999
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11:24 AM
Nashville Skyline Rag
Artist : J. D. Crowe
Album : Foggy Mountain Special: A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs
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11:26 AM
Bluest Blue Eyes
Artist : The Honey Dewdrops
Album : If the Sun Will Shine
ReleaseYear : 2009
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11:29 AM
Paducah 1937
Artist : Nathan Blake Lynn
Album : Ramble Lynn
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11:32 AM
Off to the Sea
Artist : The Biscuit Burners
Album : A Mountain Apart
ReleaseYear : 2006
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11:37 AM
Hangin’ At Beechwood
Artist : Bob Minner
Album : There & Back & Back Again
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11:42 AM
Birds of the Borderland
Artist : The Stray Birds
Album : Borderland
ReleaseYear : 2010
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11:46 AM
Still Feeling Blue
Artist : Gram Parsons
Album : GP
Composer : Gram Parsons
ReleaseYear : 1973
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11:49 AM
Minor Setback
Artist : Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players
Album : A Breath of Fresh Air
ReleaseYear : 2010
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11:52 AM
Indian Crow
Artist : Marty Raybon
Album : Mark Twain: Words & Music
Composer : Carl Jackson & Jerry Salley
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11:56 AM
Comet Ride
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Mark Twain: Words & Music
Composer : Carl Jackson
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11:58 AM
Down With The Dawg
Artist : New Kentucky String Ticklers
Album : Generations
ReleaseYear : 2005
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12:06 PM
Angel From Montgomery
Artist : John Prine
Album : Great Days: Anthology
ReleaseYear : 1993
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12:10 PM
The Sins Of Memphisto
Artist : John Prine
Album : Great Days: Anthology
ReleaseYear : 1993
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12:14 PM
The Darkness
Artist : Rose Cousins
Album : We Have Made A Spark
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12:18 PM
No Idea
Artist : Greensky Bluegrass
Album : Handguns
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12:24 PM
Texas Blues
Artist : David Bromberg & Vassar Clements
Album : Hillbilly Jazz
ReleaseYear : 1975
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12:28 PM
Feel Free
Artist : Bearfoot
Album : American Story
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12:31 PM
Southfork By Midnight
Artist : The Barefoot Movement
Album : Footwork
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12:34 PM
Go Away With Me
Artist : Dehlia Low
Album : Dehlia Low
ReleaseYear : 2008
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12:37 PM
Hillbilly Blues
Artist : Pharis & Jason Romero
Album : A Passing Glimpse
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12:42 PM
Mi Corazon, Mi Alma, Mi Espoza
Artist : Bob Minner
Album : There & Back & Back Again
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12:47 PM
No Concern of Yours
Artist : Punch Brothers
Album : Who's Feeling Young Now?
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12:51 PM
I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Artist : Hayes Carll
Album : Trouble In Mind
Composer : Kathleen Brennan
ReleaseYear : 2008
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12:54 PM
Where Is My Mind
Artist : Trampled by Turtles
Album : Where Is My Mind
Composer : Black Francis
ReleaseYear : 1987
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12:58 PM
Across The Imaginary Divide
Artist : Béla Fleck & The Marcus Roberts Trio Featuring Rodney Jordan And Jason Marsalis
Album : Across The Imaginary Divide
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9:01 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Western Kentucky Historian & Musician Featured on Sounds Good


WKMS hosts a special early-bird fundraising event with live string band music in Studio A for Sounds Good with Tracy Ross. One of the rotating hosts of Music from the Front Porch, Mike Gowen, joins in to introduce old-time string music of the Purchase Region with Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey, known through Bawn in the Mash and other groups. 

As part of today's special presentation, Nathan plays music from his historical music project titled The Places I Used To Know. The album features 10 original songs focused on Lynn’s experiences in the Jackson Purchase. All songs were written, performed, and engineered by Lynn at his farm in Heath, Kentucky. For more information visit

See a video describing the album and a special fundraiser premium after the jump.

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5:25 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Bluegrass Benefit for Tony Williams

Josh Williams on Music from the Front Porch

Interview/Performance with Josh Williams

There’s a Bluegrass Benefit Friday night, November 1.  A life-threatening infection put Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass’s Tony Williams in Vanderbilt hospital for a month and a half.  Tony’s home and better now.   His award-winning guitarist and vocalist son Josh Williams dropped in on Music from the Front Porch with Mark Welch last Saturday to talk about the benefit.

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3:34 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Mexico to Maine: The David Wax Museum's sound collected in travel

"It in part comes from the Mexican influence, but most of the band didn't grow up in the northeast. I grew up in Virgina, David and Jordan are from Missouri. So you might also be hearing some of our southern roots."

The band David Wax Museum formed in Boston in 2007. They've since become hits at the Newport Folk Festival, won Song of the Year with “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Americana Artist of the Year” for the 2010 Boston Music Awards, and have starred in a mini documentary about their trip to China.

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ROMP 2012
10:50 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Fiddler Scott Moore on crossing borders and crossing genres

Scott Moore (right) and Gabe Witcher leading the fiddle workshop at ROMP 2011.

Scott Moore has been to Ireland, Ecuador, Poland, Australia, Canada, China, as well as around the U.S. playing his violin. He lives in Louisville now and plays fiddle for The 23 String Band- who will be playing at ROMP in Owensboro next week. Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with Scott about crossing borders, crossing genres, and where he’s looking to go next with his instrument.

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1:38 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

The Infamous Stringdusters play at Marathon Music Works

Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) and Chris Pandolfi (banjo) soundcheck before their show at Marathon Music Works.

The Infamous Stringdusters are touring Yonder Mountain String Band for the next two weeks. The 'Dusters just released their first recording from their independent label High Country Recordings called We'll Do It Live and will release their next album Silver Sky on March 12th.

Rose Krzton-Presson spoke with bandmembers before their show at Marathon Music Works in Nashville on February 10th about the newest albums, their festival circuit this year (including their very own Festy Experience), and being on the road with YMSB.