Let’s be thankful for great music on John’s Porch
I hope you will join me for John’s Porch this Sunday morning, November 27th, from 10:00 until noon as we take a day of leisure from the themes and just listen to artists that I’m grateful to play. Thanksgiving is such a great holiday – arguing across the dinner table while eating amazing food.
I come from a long line of great cooks and people with divergent political beliefs so I learned early on to keep my head down during conversation and just concentrate on the corn pudding. Then after dinner, I retreated to my room to avoid the football talk by slapping on my headphones and turning up the music real loud.
The genre of music was not a concern. I loved rock and old time country, jazz and blues, even showtunes made the cut and I would be blessed with a couple of hours of uninterrupted glorious music and that’s what I’m aiming for our time together.
We’ve got another song from Emmylou Harris’ Duets album as well as a new track from Jr Williams. I had such a great response from playing Take Me To The River New Orleans that I’m planning to play three more sides.
There are some more mellow sounds from Gerry Rafferty and Al Stewart. Pretty soon we’re going to explore Stewart’s early work and listen to how different his work was then.
In the second hour, there are classics from Sam Cooke, Little Feat, Bob Dylan The Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel.
To make sure we burn off some of those calories, there’s Louis Prima and Don Henley to get us up and moving.
And just for grins, we’ve got John Prine singing the song with the title of what I used to say to my mother, “Quit Hollerin’ At Me.”
For those of you who haven’t visited John’s Porch yet, I hope you will check us out one Sunday morning. We play an eclectic mix of blues, country, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, mix of blues, country, bluegrass, rhythm & blues, zydeco, folk, and other genres that will make you happy.
I hope you will join me this Sunday, November 27th, from 10:00 to noon, on John’s Porch. 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 VPM.org.