Sunday, December 30, 2012

Episode 142 (12-31-12): Encore of John McCutcheon's "Water from Another Time"

As a the old year of 2012 passes into the new one of 2013, we present an encore of the June 6, 2011, episode, featuring a John McCutcheon song that uses water to symbolize the passing of wisdom and traditions between generations.

From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of June 6, 2011.

This week we feature a song by a Wisconsin native who adopted the South as his chosen home, including living for many years in Virginia.  The song reflects on how family history is vital to future generations’ spirits, just as water is vital to their bodies.  Have a listen for about a minute. 


You’ve been listening to part of “Water from Another Time,” by John McCutcheon on his 1987 album “Gonna Rise Again,” from Rounder RecordsPraised by Johnny Cash as “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard,”  Mr. McCutcheon has been exploring and creating folk music since the 1970s.  Prior to moving to Atlanta in 2006, he was a long-time resident of Charlottesville and wrote many songs there, including “Water from Another Time.” 

For other water sounds and music, and for more Virginia water information, visit our Web site at  From the Virginia Water Resources Research Center in Blacksburg, I’m Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening wishing you health, wisdom, and good water.

"Water from Another Time" is copyright John McCutcheon and Appalseed Productions, used with permission.  Information on John McCutcheon and “Water from Another Time” was taken from So long: McCutcheon signs off in song, Charlottesville Hook, 11/13/07; John McCutcheon's back for show at Haven, Charlottesville Daily Progress, 4/1/11; John McCutcheon page on Web site of Walnut Valley Festival of Winfield, Kansas, 6/2/11; and John McCutcheon’s Web site,, 6/3/11.