While Back Porch Orchestra started their journey as a modern band, there’s no doubt that they’re shaped by their homegrown, traditional roots. Since releasing their first album in 2009, BPO has been making strides in the both the local and regional music scenes for eleven years together. Capable of performing both original material rooted in blues, bluegrass, country, and classic rock, or covering any of your favorite hits from the 1950s to now, BPO’s extensive wedding and corporate experience ensures your event will be the talk of the town. 

One of the best features of Back Porch Orchestra is the band’s unmatched versatility. For your event, the band can include either an acoustic set, featuring songs from your favorite bluegrass & country artists, or a full electric set, ranging from 2-3 hours, including songs by Journey, Led Zeppelin, R. Kelly, Grateful Dead, Taylor Swift, Bob Seger, Stevie Wonder, Miranda Lambert. 

Let us provide music for every part of your event! BPO can handle the live music for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Additionally, one of the band members is a wedding DJ, and can provide DJ services for the reception (upon request). If you are torn on whether or not to hire a band vs. a DJ, Back Porch can provide both, making sure your guests are kept on their feet all night. 

The band has repeatedly played corporate events such as the Wyndham Championship afterparty, weddings at the Biltmore Estate & Grove Park Inn, performed at the North Carolina Wine Festival, and many more beautiful venues. We are familiar with what it takes to hold a successful event, and selecting good music is one of the most important components of planning. Be confident in your choice - we are certain that you and your guests will be entertained no matter the occasion. 

Back Porch Orchestra is:
Bonnie Taylor (vocals, acoustic guitar) 
Chris Reed (acoustic/electric guitar, mandolin, vocals) 
Jay Faires (acoustic/electric guitar, vocals, DJ) 
Scott Reed (bass, vocals) 
David Fraser (drums)








Classic Rock/80s

Allman Brothers Band - Soulshine

Allman Brothers Band - Statesboro Blues

Allman Brothers Band - One Way Out

The Beatles - Just Seen A Face

The Beatles - Get Back

The Black Crowes - Hard to Handle

Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven’s Door

Bob Seger - Night Moves

Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive

Bryan Adams - Summer of '69

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen the Rain

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising

Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

The Eagles - Take It Easy

The Eagles - Hotel California

Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight

Fleetwood Mac - Gold Dust Woman

Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

The Georgia Satellites - Keep Your Hands To Yourself

Grateful Dead - Friend of the Devil

Grateful Dead - Franklin’s Tower

Grateful Dead - Lovelight

Grateful Dead - Fire On The Mountain

Grateful Dead - Deal

Grateful Dead - Iko Iko

Grateful Dead - Sugaree

Grateful Dead - Cold Rain & Snow

Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child O’ Mine

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Janis Joplin - Bobby McGee

Jerry Garcia Band - How Sweet It Is

Jimmy Buffet - Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffet - Pirate Looks at 40

Joe Cocker - With a Little Help From My Friends

John Mellencamp - Pink Houses

John Mellencamp - Hurts So Good

John Mellencamp - Jack and Diane

Kenny Loggins - Footloose

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

The Outfield - Lose Your Love (Josie)

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall

Prince - Purple Rain

The Proclaimers - 500 Miles

The Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers

The Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want

The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar

Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

Tina Turner - Proud Mary

Tom Petty - Mary Jane's Last Dance

Tom Petty - Won't Back Down

Tommy Tutone - 867-5309

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison - Into the Mystic

ZZ Top - Tush

ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man

Pop/R&B/Party Songs

Beyoncé - Single Ladies

Blackstreet - No Diggity

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Ed Sheeran - Perfect

Imagine Dragons - Thunder

Imagine Dragons - Believer

Katy Perry - Roar

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Miley Cyrus - Party in the U.S.A.

Outkast - Hey Ya

R. Kelly - Ignition

Sammy Adams - All Night Longer

T-Pain - Buy U A Drank

Taylor Swift - Blank Space

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

WALK THE MOON - Shut Up & Dance

1950s/60s Hits

Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode

Chuck Berry - Maybeline

Chuck Berry - Promised Land

The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk

Elvis Presley - I Just Can't Help Falling In Love With You

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock

Elvis Presley - That's Alright, Mama

The Isley Brothers - Shout

Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come

The Temptations - My Girl

The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg

Alternative + Americana Mix

Adele - Make You Feel My Love

The Avett Brothers - Swept Away

The Avett Brothers - Live and Die

The Avett Brothers - Head Full of Doubt

The Avett Brothers - Murder in the City

The Black Keys - I Got Mine

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy

Brandi Carlile - The Story

Brandi Carlile - Raise Hell

Cee Lo Green - Forget You

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home

Elle King - Ex's and Oh's

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Paris

Jason Isbell - Travelin' Alone

The Lumineers - Ho Hey

Mumford & Sons - The Cave

Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel

Ray Lamontagne - You Are The Best Thing

Sublime - Santaria

Sublime - What I Got

The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

Classic Country

Alabama - Dixieland Delight

Charlie Daniels - Long Haired Country Boy

David Allen Coe - You Never Call Me By My Name

David Allen Coe - Long Haired Redneck

Garth Brooks - Friends In Low Places

George Jones - I Don't Need No Rockin' Chair

Hank Williams Jr. - Family Tradition

Joe Dee Messina - Heads Carolina

John Denver - Country Roads

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash - Jackson

Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire

Johnny Cash - Big River

Merle Haggard - Mama Tried

Merle Haggard - I Think I'll Just Sit Here & Drink

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Fishin' in the Dark

Patsy Cline - Walkin’ after Midnight

Waylon Jennings - Good Hearted Woman

Waylon Jennings - Luckenback, Texas

Willie Nelson - Whiskey River

Willie Nelson - On The Road Again

Pure Prairie League - Amie

Modern Country 

Alison Krauss - When You Say Nothing At All

Brett Young - In Case You Didn't Know

Chris Stapleton - Parachute

Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whiskey

The Dixie Chicks - Travelin' Soldier

Little Big Town - Girl Crush

Miranda Lambert - Automatic

Miranda Lambert - Gunpowder and Lead

Miranda Lambert - Mama’s Broken Heart

Rascal Flatts - My Wish

Taylor Swift - Red

Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried

Zac Brown Band - Knee Deep In the Water