Double the fun and double the music on John's Porch
I hope you will join me for John’s Porch this Saturday and Sunday – January 7th and 8th – from ten until noon as I’ve got some great music for you each day.
Due to requests we’ve added another day to John’s Porch and I am gratified and humbled by the recent outpouring of love for the show. We’ve only been doing the show for about six months, so to receive this confidence is a real charge and challenge. After all, how do we fill four hours each week, five if you count Time For The Blues, with great music and hopefully entertaining blather?
So, here we go stumbling forward together and finding our way. On Saturday, we’ve got some Motown Memories – four songs from Hitsville, U.S.A. – as well as a small tribute to the recently passed Canadian folk and cowboy singer-songwriter Ian Tyson.
There’s also songs from the likes of Billy Joel, Harry Chapin, and Eric Clapton. Something new from both Mighty Mike Schermer, Barbara Blue, and Michael Rubin. Team ups include Bob Corritore and Sugaray Rayford, Elton John and Bonnie Raitt, and Lonnie Mack with Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Plus there’s Virginia artist Ron Fetner, whom we heard last week, getting an encore this week.
Don’t forget classics from Janis Joplin, Roy Orbison, and Elvis Costello.
All this plus more will be on Saturday from ten until noon.
On Sunday, we’re celebrating the birthday of two men who both changed the face of popular music and left their permanent mark on rock and roll. First, there’s the man who became the King and we’ve got a sample from his early work and second is a man who brought the theatricality of glam rock to the masses.
We’ve also got a musical look at winter, even if currently it hasn’t felt a lot like winter. In our new music corner, we have songs from Teresa James (a personal favorite), Virginia artist Anthony Rosano, and Paul Filipowicz.
By request, there’s a side from the Blind Boys Of Alabama along with a little jazz.
That’s Saturday and Sunday from ten until noon. We’re taking over the weekend with different shows for each day. I hope you will join me, and bring along your friends, as we continue to explore familiar and new artists of all stripes. We’re on VPM Music 93.1 and 107.3 and online at VPM.org/listen.