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Special Radio Series Debuts May 29 | "Page's Kitchen"

Page's Kitchen program artwork
Artwork: Bill Nelson

“Sometimes just a memory is all you have to call home.”

That profound lyric from Page Wilson's beloved theme song “Virginia”, rings especially true after an unimaginable year of change and loss and too much time spent apart. So it’s in that spirit that we welcome you home, to share the music and the memories of our friend Page Wilson, who left us a full decade ago, but who leaves us with now indelible memories of the magic he made in his make-believe lair in the Chickahominy Swamp.

A very special documentary radio series debuts on Saturday, May 29th at noon on VPM Music. The historic recordings that we’ll be revisiting soon, some more than three decades old, feature prominent artists who were playing Richmond venues back in the day - the likes of Delbert McClinton, Robert Earl Keen, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls, Marcia Ball, C.J. Chenier, and folks like Page who have joined the Angel Band--John Cephas, J. J. Cale and Tony Rice.

Page’s Kitchen will air twice each Saturday for eight weeks, at noon and at 8:00 p.m. which was the time we’d faithfully tune in for Page's long-running music show, Out O’ The Blue Radio Revue. Listen terrestrially at either 93.1 or 107.3 FM, or stream the program live at  VPM Music.

Broadcast Schedule (subject to change):

  • May 29: Delbert McClinton and Indigo Girls
  • June 5: Tim & Mollie O'Brien (two different sessions, Mark Schatz on both/Nick Forster in 1st, Scott Nygaard in 2nd)
  • June 12: Cephas and Wiggins
  • June 19: (pre-empted for other scheduled programming)
  • June 26: Tony Rice Unit (Wyatt Rice, Jimmy Gaudreau, Rickie and Ronnie Simpkins and Sammy Shelor)
  • July 3: Marcia Ball and C.J. Chenier
  • July 10: J. J. Cale
  • July 17: Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • July 24: Robert Earl Keen, Jr. and Townes Van Zandt