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 22, 2012

10:06 AM
Lonely Ends Where Love Begins
Artist : Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Album : So Much in Between
Catalog : MH13612
Label :
10:08 AM
A Cowboy’s Sweetheart
Artist : Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Album : So Much in Between
Catalog : MH13612
Label : MH
10:11 AM
I Remember Memphis
Artist : Chris Stuart Backcountry
Album : Crooked Man
Catalog : BCK842
Label :
10:16 AM
Other Woman’s Blues
Artist : Nu-Blu
Album : The Blu-Disc
Catalog : PRC1176
Label : PRC
10:19 AM
That’s Who I’m Supposed to Be
Artist : Nu-Blu
Album : The Blu-Disc
Catalog : PRC1176
Label : PRC
10:22 AM
Don’t Get Above Your Raising
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Country Hits Bluegrass Style
Catalog : 6989010112
Label : Skaggs Family Records
10:25 AM
Cold Shoulder & Train Songs
Artist : Ralph Stanley II
Album : This One is II
Catalog : LDR 013
Label : LDR
10:33 AM
Train of Sorrow
Artist : Cumberland River
Album : The Life We Live
Catalog : RUR 1083
Label : Rural Rhythm
10:36 AM
Runaway Train
Artist : Sweet Potato Pie
Album : Nothing's The Same
Catalog : 84501 09990
Label :
10:39 AM
Cannonball Blues
Artist : Dehlia Low
Album : Ravens & Crows
Catalog : REB CD 1842
Label : Rebel Records
10:44 AM
Freight Train Blues
Artist : Doc & Merle Watson
Album : Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues
Catalog : Rounder 1617
Label : Rounder
10:47 AM
Hobo Bill’s Last Ride
Artist : Doc & Merle Watson
Album : Sittin' Here Pickin' The Blues
Label : Rounder
10:51 AM
Homebound Train
Artist : Tom Paxton
Album : Looking for the Moon
Catalog : APR CD 1069
Label : Appleseed Records
10:55 AM
Long Train of Fools
Artist : the Lynn Morris Band
Album : You'll Never be the Sun
Catalog : 0458
Label : Rounder
11:07 AM
Don’t Pick Me Up
Artist : Sierra Hull
Album : Daybreak
Catalog : Rounder 0658
Label : Rounder
11:10 AM
Artist : Sierra Hull
Album : Daybreak
Catalog : Rounder 0658
Label : Rounder
11:13 AM
Best Buy
Artist : Sierra Hull
Album : Daybreak
Catalog : Rounder 0658
Label :
11:18 AM
Comet Ride
Artist : Ricky Skaggs
Album : Mark Twain: Words & Music
Label : Country
11:21 AM
Better Times A Coming
Artist : Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Album : Mark Twain: Words & Music
Label : Country
11:24 AM
Run Mississippi
Artist : Rhonda Vincent
Album : Mark Twain: Words & Music
Label : Country
11:27 AM
Artist : Dan Tyminski
Album : Wheels
Catalog : Rounder 0586-2
Label : Rounder
11:33 AM
Kentucky Blackberry Blossom/I Walk the LIne
Artist : Reel World String Band
Album : Live Music
Label : Flying Fish
11:36 AM
Song to John
Artist : Emmylou Harris
Album : Anchored in Love
Catalog : Dualtone 80302-01242-2
Label : Dualtone Music
11:40 AM
That’s the Way Love Goes
Artist : Robin & Linda Williams
Album : Buena Vista
Catalog : RHR CD 213
Label : Red House
11:46 AM
Artist : Tim O’Brien
Album : Cornbread Nation
Catalog : SUG CD 4005
Label : Sugar Hill
11:52 AM
Working on a Building
Artist : Buddy Greene
Album : Rufus
Catalog : rmcd195311
Label : Buddy Greene
12:05 PM
Song To My Heart
Artist : Dana and Lauren Shankman
Album : Dana and Lauren
Catalog : EP
Label :
12:07 PM
Mornin’ Dove
Artist : Robinella and the CC Stringband
Album : Robinella and the CC Stringband
Catalog : CK 87102
Label : Columbia
12:11 PM
The Moon Over Tucson
Artist : Carrie Newcomer
Album : Betty's Diner
Catalog : Philo 116711245-2
Label : Philo
12:17 PM
Angel in Manhattan
Artist : Ellis Paul
Album : Essentials
Catalog : Philo 1167112520-2
Label : Philo
12:23 PM
Heartbreak Town
Artist : Darrell Scott
Album : Aloha from Nashville
ReleaseYear : 1997
Label : Sugar Hill
12:31 PM
Six White Horses
Artist : Gillian Welch
Album : The Harrow & The Harvest
Catalog : ACNY 1109
Label : Acony Records
12:33 PM
June Bug
Artist : Will White
Album : Rise Above
Catalog : WM1001
Label : Will White
12:38 PM
Hard Times
Artist : Open Road
Album : Cold Wind
Catalog : Rounder 0510-2
Label : Rounder
12:45 PM
Jesus Come For Me
Artist : the Steeldrivers
Album : Get Low Soundtrack
Catalog : Rounder 9100
Label : Rounder
12:48 PM
East Virginia Fast
Artist : The Steeldrivers
Album : Get Low Soundtrack
Catalog : Rounder 9100-2
Label : Rounder
12:51 PM
You Don’t Have to Move That Mountain
Artist : Urban Monroes
Album : Pavement and Pathways
Catalog : MSM1014
Label : Urban Monroes
12:55 PM
the last song
Artist : josh williams
Album : down home
Label : pinecastle
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.