We're sad to report this morning, the passing of one of Richmond's best loved music personalities. Page Wilson, host of the Out O' the Blue Revue on WCVE, was found dead in his home in Atlee yesterday.
I first heard the show in 1997 and have listened ever since. I saw him play at the Ashland Coffee and Tea. Saturday Nights won't be the same for me.
As someone who was with the Virginia Tourism Corporation for 25 years, the only music I had only heard (and loved) by Page Wilson for a long time was "Virginia." I needed a few listening times to appreciate and warm to the Out o’ the Blue Radio Revue following Prairie Home Companion on WCVE FM on Saturday night -- but I soon came to look forward to its “purebred American mongrel music” from the Chickahominy Swamp and wouldn't miss a Saturday night unless I was away. I wish I had gone to an event where I could have met the man himself, as he was obviously a treasure.
the central virginia music community , and the world in general , has lost one of it's brightest lights with the passing of page wilson. i , for one , was proud to call page my friend, and i will miss him dearly.
I think WCVE should have a 2 hour special tribute in Page's honor, play his music and local musicians tell their stories.
@Jay: We are looking into this - it may take some time. If you're on Facebook, we'll post news about any events there, as well as on this website.
...So shed no tears at life's passing
Know the best I yet to come
Find the peace everlasting
Is peace of mind all along
Home will always be Virginia
‘tween the Blue Ridge and Chesapeake bay
I will always be Virginian
Born free to live out my days...
My favorite thing to do Saturday night was to go in to my studio and listen to Page, from beautiful "Virginia" to John Prime (a letter carrier for the Post Office) to Emilou Harris Susan Greenboum and all that followed with a profound respect he had for all artist, local and national. He delightful mix in was a relief for all.
This is a very large loss to his family and the entire music community throughout the state of Virginia and especially here at homw.
His music, which was his inner soul, will reverberate forever; so he will never be forgotten.
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