Our favorite Bluegrass time traveler, Wichita Rutherford, has brought yet another day under his control. Formerly Wichita had Friday and Saturday nights under his control, broadcasting his bluegrass music program, The Grand Old Time Machine, on SiriusXM at 9pm EST on Friday nights and 12 Eastern on Saturday nights.
Beginning today, Wichita brings the show to Tuesday afternoons as well. The Grand Old Time Machine will continue to broadcast on Friday and Saturday nights, but will also be airing on channels 14 and 64 at 3pm est. Today’s show will be special as a way to welcome Tuesday’s to Wichita’s domain.
Wichita will be explaining the Time Machine and the various things that happen on the show every week like Make it Sound Like, where he makes it sound like Ricky Skaggs is arresting Doyle Lawson for the murder of Bobby Osborne. Today Make it Sound Like will involve the voice of Dolly Parton and Wichita’s unrequited love for her.
He’ll be explaining other portions of the show such as Ask Wichita Anything, a feature where people email Wichita and ask him everything from how to make a particle accelerator to how to get the best parking place at Waffle House no matter what time you go there.
He’ll tell us about the origins of The Bluegrass Way and there’s an interview with Doc Watson. Rumor has it he will also let us in on some of his plans for the City of Bluegrass (he refers to it sometimes as Grasstropolis) as he has reached the midway point in his 1st term as Mayor of Bluegrass.
In 2 weeks the first co-host of The Grand Old Time Machine will be Bobby Osborne. They will discuss Bobby’s legal tact when he was slapped with a multi-million dollar lawsuit for the alleged hearing damage of a Bluegrass fan.
This week’s show promises to be a good one, and his fan base continues to grow not only inside of, but outside of, Bluegrass as he is bringing more and more rock, alternative and jazz listeners into the banjo-laden light of Bluegrass music and it’s history.