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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September 01, 2012

10:05 AM
Blue Night
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Music to my Ears
Catalog : 6989010132
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10:09 AM
New Jerusalem
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Music to my Ears
Catalog : 6989010132
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10:12 AM
Tennessee Stud
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Music to my Ears
Catalog : 6989010132
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10:18 AM
38 Special
Artist : Wayne Taylor
Album : It's About Time
Catalog : WTR-001
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10:20 AM
Little Maggie
Artist : Wayne Taylor
Album : It's About Time
Catalog : WTR-001
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10:23 AM
Natural Disaster
Artist : Steep Canyon Rangers
Album : Nobody Knows You
Catalog : Rounder 0649
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10:25 AM
Baton Rouge
Artist : Guy Clark
Album : Boats to Build
Catalog : 61442-2
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10:31 AM
Big Train
Artist : Larry Stephenson
Album : What Really Matters
Catalog : Compass 745812
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10:34 AM
Shoulda Took a Train
Artist : Special Consensus
Album : Scratch Gravel Road
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10:37 AM
Artist : Jim Mills & Dan Tyminski
Album : Foggy Mountain Special
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10:41 AM
Luxury Liner
Artist : Carrie Hassler
Album : The Distance
Catalog : RUR 1092
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10:46 AM
Calico Train
Artist : Steve Martin
Album : The Crow
Label : Rounder Records
10:51 AM
Lonesome Whistle
Artist : The Roys
Album : Lonesome Whistle
Catalog : RUR 1080
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10:54 AM
Train That Never Slows Down
Artist : Chris Jones
Album : Lost Souls & Free Spirits
Catalog : reb cd 7518
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10:56 AM
I’m Ridin’ This Train
Artist : Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Album : Leavin' Town
Catalog : Rounder 0596-2
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11:05 AM
Old Southern Porches
Artist : Dale Ann Bradley
Album : Somewhere South of Crazy
Catalog : Compass 745642
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11:09 AM
Bending Blades
Artist : Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein
Album : Home From the Mills
Catalog : REB CD 1843
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11:12 AM
If I Needed You
Artist : Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein
Album : Home From the Mills
Catalog : REB CD 1843
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11:17 AM
Take Me Back to the Range
Artist : Peter Rowan & Don Edwards
Album : High Lonesome Cowboy
Catalog : Shanachie 6058
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11:20 AM
Across The Rolling Hills (Padmasambhava)
Artist : Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Album : Legacy
ReleaseYear : 2010
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11:23 AM
Six White Horses
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : The Harrow & The Harvest
Catalog : ACNY 1109
Label : Acony Records
11:31 AM
Trouble & Pain
Artist : New Town
Album : New Town
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11:35 AM
Other Woman’s Blues
Artist : Nu-Blu
Album : The Blu-Disc
Catalog : PRC1176
Label : PRC
11:38 AM
At the Crossroads
Artist : Moore Brothers Band
Album : Pick it Brother
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11:41 AM
The Sago Devil
Artist : Youngtown
Album : Youngtown
Catalog : MSR1001
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11:47 AM
Artist : Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley
Album : Lost in the Lonesome Pines
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11:50 AM
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Could we get any closer?
Catalog : HCD 8135
TrackNumber : 3
Label : Sky Crunch Records
11:55 AM
Not Let You Go
Artist : Jim Lauderdale
Album : Reason and Rhyme
Catalog : SUG CD 4070
Label : Wel
12:04 PM
a river, a dead mule, a train
Artist : The Cat Mary
Album : Postbellum Neighborhood
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12:10 PM
Blue Yodel #8 (Muleskinner Blues)
Artist : The Cat Mary
Album : Postbellum Neighborhood
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12:17 PM
My Love Follows You Where You Go
Artist : Alison Krauss & Union Station
Album : Paper Airplane
Catalog : Rounder 0665
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12:21 PM
Two Hearts Down
Artist : The Black Lillies
Album : 100 Miles of Wreckage
Upc : 8450146195
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12:25 PM
Come Get Your Lonesome
Artist : Bearfoot
Album : American Story
Catalog : Compass 745662
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12:30 PM
Catch 23
Artist : The 23 String Band
Album : Catch 23
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12:34 PM
Goin’ to Acapulco
Artist : Druha Trava
Album : Good Morning Friend
Composer : Bob Dylan
Catalog : Compass 744342
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12:39 PM
Love Sick
Artist : Bob Dylan
Album : Time Out of Mind
Catalog : CK 68556
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12:45 PM
Where Rainbows Never Die
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Reckless
Catalog : Rounder 0624
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12:49 PM
What You Do
Artist : Chris Jones
Album : Lost Souls & Free Spirits
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12:53 PM
Ullapool/The Sleeping Tide
Artist : Chris Stuart & Backcountry
Album : Mojave River
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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.