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“Time keeps on slipping slipping into the future…”

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It’s the one commodity we never seem to have enough of and always need just a little more. Time, that four-letter word that stands above every project we try to undertake.

This week on John’s Porch, we’re going to investigate this elusive and demanding part of all our lives. We have timely songs in the first hour from Ray Cardwell, Colin Hay, Becky Buller, Jimmy Dawkins with Otis Rush, Whitney Shay and more. We’ll have the time of our lives listening to this hour of great music.

In hour two, we’ve got Dave Alvin And The Guilty Men, Nanci Griffith teaming up with John Prine, Lyle Lovett and Alison Krauss And Union Station. All of them are required listening on John’s Porch and I’m delighted to bring them to you.

I originally had something a little different planned for the end of the second set, but felt I needed to make a quick change in order to pay homage to Loretta Lynn who passed away this week at the age of 90. I never met Ms. Lynn, although many of my friends in the world of country music did and have wonderful stories to tell of their encounters.

I only knew her through her music (and of course the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter) but was woefully short of having any of her music in my collection. A friend to the rescue. Henry Cook, my partner and blues brother on Time For The Blues, had a great and not often played album in his collection which he lent to me so I could celebrate the long and fruitful life of the Queen Of Country Music.

Hopefully you will enjoy hearing a couple of her songs that not everyone’s playing to honor her memory.

Plus, it’s John Lennon’s birthday, so we’ll have a couple of sets of his better known work from both The Beatles and his solo output.

Imagine that…

I hope you will join me this Sunday, October 9th, from 10:00 to noon, on John’s Porch. We have plenty of room and we would love to have you over for company. You can find us on one of these great VPM Stations: 93.1 and 107.3 VPM-Music and 88.9 HD2, Richmond, and streaming online at

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