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WCVE Public Radio Theatre Critic John Porter can be heard during NPR’s All Things Considered. He is also the co-host of Time for the Blues.

Articles by John Porter

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown! RCBS' 10th Blues Challenge!

We hope you’ll join us this Saturday night (6/7/14) at 11:00 on Time For The Blues as Henry and I are sampling some music with connections to the Bayou State. A lot of great music emanated from here, and we’re bringing you just a small sample. Also, the River City Blues Society of VA's 10th Annual Blues Challenge is this Sunday (6/8/14)!

Jarekus Singleton and Solomon King! Hot off the (CD) Presses!

Make sure you join us this week for Time for the Blues as Henry Cook and I are going to be bringing you lots of great new sides, some very bad jokes, and Mr. Cook promises to deliver another surprise…

When Henry and I started up this little show almost eight years ago we actually planned out a month’s worth of shows and from that time on as we’ve discovered new artists and labels, we’ve taken great pleasure in bringing them to you.

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Stax 50th Anniversary!

We hope you’ll join us this week (5/17/14) on Time For The Blues as Henry and I are playing some fantastic music and have more than a few surprises just for fun. If you only listen to one blues show Saturday nights at 11 – make sure it’s Time For The Blues! We have some classic Stevie Ray Vaughan and a sampler from Stax's 50th Anniversary set!

New Savoy Brown and Bob Corritore! More with Li'l Ronnie!

Hope you plan on joining us this Saturday (4/26/14) on Time for the Blues as Henry Cook and I will be bringing in some great late night music and really bad jokes to cap off the day. Consider this your invitation to the best after hours party going. And we're serving up new Savoy Brown, Bob Corritore and our last episode of our chat with local harpmaster Li'l Ronnie Owens!

NEW Robert Cray and Lisa Mann! Li'l Ronnie Episode 4!

Make sure you join us for Time For The Blues this Saturday night (4/19/14) as we bring you some amazing blues. Not just good, we’re going for amazing and you’ll be glad you tuned in! We have new tracks from the Robert Cray Band and one of our favorites, Lisa Mann! Also, another chat and tunes with local harpmaster Li'l Ronnie Owens!

The Holmes Brothers! More Blues Project! Li'l Ronnie Episode #3!

Be sure to join us this week (4/12/14) on Time For The Blues as Henry Cook and I will be up to our old tricks. That is, we’ll be serving up some very hot music and some very bad jokes. We make no bones about it, slide on up to the radio and relax and have a great time, we certainly will. We'll have brand new Holmes Brothers, more Blues Project and another visit with local harpmaster Li'l Ronnie Owens to share with you!

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